About Katie Duggan
Yoga Teacher, Wellbeing practitioner and transformational trainer
I used to live a very fast-paced lifestyle. Always thinking of the next thing, living on the reserves but somehow still managed to keep going. Juggling a social life, full-time job and all the other activities, just like most people in their 20’s do. There really wasn't enough hours in the week for me. I really thought this is how life should be. I was physically fit on the outside from working out in the gym 6 days a week but on the inside I was very weak, unhappy and exhausted, but I didn’t know any different.
In April 2015 I broke my neck in a car accident, in Australia and I had to have a spinal fusion. Suddenly my fast-paced lifestyle came to an almighty halt. I was very angry, upset and bored. I couldn't go anywhere or do anything. When I arrived back home my mother dragged me to a yoga class, still wearing the neck brace and feeling really sorry for myself. She kept telling me it would be good for me. I had my doubts. My perception of yoga was that it was hippy dippy and definitely not my thing, unlike the spinning or HIIT classes I loved so much. How could I just lay there and do nothing?
How wrong was I!!!!!.
I will never forget how I felt afterward my first class. I literally floated out, high on life. I never experienced such peace of mind and everything I was feeling before class didn’t matter anymore . I went the following week and just fell even more in love with the practice. I was hooked. The neck brace came off and I continued doing yoga. Getting back into my routine and fast-paced lifestyle once again but something was different. I was different. Yoga had switched something on inside of me and changed how I viewed the world around me.
In November of the same year I tragically lost my youngest brother. Our whole world came crashing down. I honestly don't know how we got through those first few weeks and months, but one thing me and my mother kept up was yoga. Like on autopilot we just arrived at class every week without fail. It was like therapy but having to say a word.
The following year I decided to go to India to train as a yoga teacher in Rishikesh. After the course, I traveled around the beautiful country searching for teachers and gurus to deepen my yoga practice and knowledge. I also completed Reiki level 1 and 2 out there too. After 3.5 months I came home in January 2017 I taught my first public yoga class. And I haven't looked back since. My life has completely changed since that first yoga class and I'm so grateful.
My life's mission is to help, support and guide people on their healing journey. This is just the beginning and I’m so excited to share my passion, experience and knowledge with the world.