Kate Heffernan

Kate Heffernan is a Boston-based Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor.  As a teacher, Kate is known for her ability to weave together an intelligent and well-crafted sequence that builds on a specific theme.  In her Vinyasa Flow classes, students can expect to find the joy of vigorous movement married to the consciousness of precise instructions focusing on proper alignment.  Kate creates a space for her students to experience their own yoga practice on any given day, whether that practice includes a more vigorous Vinyasa sequence or a cooling Yin and Restorative sequence with an extended Savasana.  Kate is a lead instructor at Down Under Yoga, where she instructs public classes as well as teacher trainings.

Kate was named one of Boston’s Top 20 Yoga Instructors in 2012 by RateYourBurn.com   

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Strengthen and Stretch: Rotating the Spine

The same universal alignment principles apply to all twisting postures in yoga. In this class,... more

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Strengthen and Stretch: Breaking Down Chaturanga Dandasana

This short tutorial explores ways to build the appropriate strength needed for Chaturanga... more

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Strengthen and Stretch: Bird of Paradise

This class works to open the chest as well as inner and outer hips to build the strength and... more

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Strengthen and Stretch: Opening the Front Body

This class works to open the chest and the fronts of the hips to work towards Dhanurasana.... more

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Strengthen & Stretch: Core - Preparing for Arm Balances

This class features a slow flow practice building to Bakasana, Crow Pose, with an emphasis on... more

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Getting the Upper Hand on Downward Dog 1

Session 1. Downward dog is the bread and butter pose of any Vinyasa practice. But it is a... more

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Strengthen and Stretch: Lower Body

In this almost workshop-like class, we focus on building strength and flexibility in the legs... more

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Slow Flow - Surya Namaskar A

In this 20-minute practice, we work through the basic format of Surya Namaskar, incorporating... more