Kate McAnergney is a Registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia and has been teaching yoga for 17 years. She completed her initial teacher training at Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, South India in 2004 followed by a further year of study with Paul Wooden at the Gertrude Street Yoga Studio in Melbourne. Since then, Kate has been fortunate to study with many other inspiring teachers in Australia and abroad including Donna Farhi, Sarah Powers and Mark Whitwell. As well as deepening her hatha yoga practice, Kate has used these opportunities to explore nada yoga (the yoga of sound) and Indian classical singing and to become qualified in teaching prenatal yoga, ‘yin/yang/mindfulness’ and ‘Heart of yoga’.
Kate ran a successful yoga business in East Gippsland (under the name Shimmer Yoga) from 2006 – 2012 running numerous weekly classes and regular weekend retreats at SIBA retreat centre in Gelantipy. She also offered training and team building for various groups in their workplaces, and developed a course of movement and mindfulness practices for mental health workers to deliver to their clients living in crisis accommodation. Over these years, Kate’s passion for exploring the intersections between yoga and motherhood was ignited through her own experience of becoming a mother to 2 wonderful children – both born into water, the 2nd also at home. In 2008 Kate completed her 1st prenatal yoga training certificate with Mia Borgatta at Lila Dharma and Wellness in New York.
Kate and her family lived in Melbourne from 2012 – early 2016, where her specific passion for prenatal yoga was further fostered through teaching regular prenatal classes at Kundalini House in North Fitzroy and Prana House in Thornbury. She also established the successful pre and post natal yoga classes at My Midwives Melbourne North in Brunswick. Since 2015, Kate has been sharing her expertise and wisdom with other yoga teachers through teaching the women’s module on the Prana House Yoga Teacher Training course. In 2015 Kate also completed a 2nd prenatal teaching certificate with Anahata Giri at One Heart Yoga in Abbotsford.
Kate and family moved to Geelong in mid 2016, just in time to welcome baby #3, also born at home into water. In mid 2019, she was thrilled and honoured to be invited to run her pre and postnatal yoga classes at The Birth House. A wonderful postscript to having had 2 of the Birth House midwives (Pia and Melissa) attend her home birth.