I have been practicing yoga since college but it wasn’t until about 2016 when I learned yoga isn’t just about executing the poses perfectly, or having perfect balance. Our individual practices is about connecting with ourselves, taking us to where we feel the balance between effort and ease, challenge and comfort. Yoga is for taking a moment out of your busy days to connect with yourself; body, mind, and soul.
I aim for my classes to be challenging, encouraging, and full of energy!
I look forward to meeting you and seeing you on your mat!
I was first introduced to yoga while living in Chicago and volunteering at a therapeutic residential program for children experiencing social and emotional issues. I was intrigued to learn about the positive impact that yoga had on the children suffering from anxiety and depression. When I moved to Grand Rapids, she began taking yoga classes regularly and never looked back. I am passionate about the physical, mental and emotional benefits from focusing on breath to movement and loves to share the fascinating science of yoga with others. I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Megan Rader Yoga in Grand Rapids. I create a welcoming, compassionate, tranquil space to practice yoga and have a special place in my heart for those new to the practice. While taking my classes, you can expect a strong focus on safe alignment, steady breath and personal growth.
I took my first yoga class in 2010 in Akron, OH, but I did not have a stable practice until 2018. I came back to my mat during a chaotic time in my life and yoga became a stabile, habitual force of good for me. In April of 2019 I received my 200 hour RYT in Vinyasa Power Yoga through Megan Rader School of Yoga and am certified through Yoga Alliance. I work to empower others to hold their space in the world and embrace their personal power. I’m thrilled the be a part of the Heights Yoga team, to lead passionate yogis who wish to expand their asana practice to new Heights!
I first discovered yoga when I moved to Grand Rapids in 2012. What began as a simple idea to try something new, became my most treasured hobby and even further, an exciting journey on the path to self-discovery and self-love. I fell for yoga’s positive outlook and its ability to connect mind, body and soul. Yoga first served as an escape from my everyday life grind and eventually became my rock for coping with anything life threw my way.
In 2018 I completed my 200-hr yoga teacher training with Megan Rader at Kula Yoga in Grand Rapids. I believe yoga not only allows us to express ourselves in beautiful physical forms but also challenges us to face deeper parts of our entire being.
I look forward to helping students channel into this self awareness while creating a lighthearted, encouraging environment where we can constantly learn and grow together. I have a strong natural desire to share this amazing practice and aim for my classes to be dynamic, challenging, intuitive and rejuvenating to the soul. I am honored to be a part of Heights Yoga Project and look forward to meeting you on your mat!
Hi! I’m Kate LaFleur, a Grand Rapids born 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. I got my certification through Megan Rader Yoga here in Grand Rapids, also. I’m pursuing my 500 hour certification currently with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga.
I’m a mom to an incredible little boy named Emery Cobra. He is fun, bright, intuitive and strong. I’m dog mom to a beautiful little baby dog named River Frances Bean. My husband Mike owns two barber in Grandville and Hudsonville. We will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary September of 2019.
I love teaching yoga. I love creating a class. Thinking about how my students might feel throughout the different sections of the class. Creating playlists is always an adventure for me. I love upbeat songs that create a fun vibe. My power vinyasa classes are high energy and keep your mind and brain working! I have a passion for trauma informed yoga, so you’ll feel that in my classes as well. When you leave my class, I hope that you feel content, safe and accomplished.
I hope to see you in class soon!
Being a dancer most of my life and having such passion for dance, I was looking for a way to stay in dance after college and stumbled upon WERQ. It was love at first sight. A few months later, with the encouragement of my instructor, I decided to take the WERQ instructor training and hasn’t looked back since!
Along with being an instructor, I am also a WERQ Rep for the Grand Rapids area. My other passion is holistic health. She is a certified Natural Health Therapist, on my way to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, and currently see clients for health consults and a variety of other therapies at The Remedy House