Katherine Phipps is a Bhakti Yogi, photographer, and creative designer. She came to New York in 2011 for art school, found Yoga, and then dove heart-first into a journey of awakening that continues to this day. Hers is literally a story of finding light. She started to practice Jivamukti Yoga in 2013 and since then the spiritual magic and athletic asana practices of the lineage have captured her heart. In her classes, Katherine offers authentic and playful insight on how to take the practices we learn on our mats into the real world, moment to moment. You never know when life will ask you to stand on your head or one foot or do a big backbend but we can surely learn to breathe in those circumstances. She also hopes you might laugh in class, as one of the most valuable things a teacher ever said to her in class was, “Relax, it’s only Yoga!” Above all, Katherine feels deep gratitude to Jivamukti for introducing her to Kirtan and Krishna, bringing so much grace and joy to her life.
Katherine considered the Jivamukti Yoga School NYC her second home until it closed in 2019. She now works from her new home in Nashville for the global Jivamukti community as dedicated support for students in their Journey to Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and plays a key role in communications and development of other residential projects such as the Jivamukti Ashram. Katherine completed the first 75HR Jivamutki Yoga Teacher Training in New York City with Rima Rabbath and Claudia Debs. She received her 200HR Yoga Alliance Certification in 2017 with the loving guidance of Christina Rufin at All Yoga NYC. Katherine earned her BFA from Pratt Institute in Fine Art Photography in 2015. She completed the 300HR JYTT at Menla with her dear teachers Lady Ruth Lauer-Manenti and HaChi Yu, mentored by Monica Jaggi. She participated again as an alumni in 2022 with Yogeswari and Moritz Ulrich. She has also completed the first Teacher’s Refinement Course in 2022. She hopes to become Advanced Certified in the next years to open a residential Jivamukti center in the United States.