Kathryn Budig | Author, Yoga Teacher & Speaker
Kathryn Budig’s appetite for yoga is infectious. She trained and taught in Los Angeles for 8 years under the guidance of Maty Ezraty and now travels the world. Kathryn’s playful mixture of challenging classes with her lovable personality is the recipe for a truly inspiring class. As an avid food lover, she is also passionate about sharing healthy, organic and eco-friendly recipes.
Kathryn shares her zest for life, yoga & food as the Women’s Health Magazine yoga expert along with her contributor writings for The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, Gaiam, The Daily Love and MindBodyGreen. She served as the brand representative for ToeSox for 5 years and is currently sponsored by Under Armour Women. She authored Rodale’s The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga, and is currently writing her second book, Aim True.
Kathryn is dedicated to giving back to her community. She co-founded “Poses for Paws“, an organization dedicated to raising money for animal shelters through yoga.
A Key Talent | Start by knowing what you’re passionate about. Do your research and find the people in that field that inspire you. Reach out to them; contact the people you want to work for. Be determined yet respectful and stay humble. Always express gratitude and remember you’re never at the top of the food chain, so loose the diva act.
My Definition Of Success | Success is waking up every day and doing what I love in my personal life and for work. It’s perfect balance between the two. Success is reaching people through my words and actions without ‘trying’ to.
I Am Driven By | Watching my father while I was growing up drives me. He achieved anything he put his mind to. My students inspire me and keep me honest and hardworking. My family every single day—to be balanced and honest.
My Highlights | It was always a dream of mine to write a book, so my first book deal was incredibly surreal. Signing my second book deal for Aim True still has me buzzing—I get to write about the most important and personal element of my life. It’s equally amazing and terrifying to be creating this new book and I can’t wait for it to launch in Jan 2016.
The Difference Between Good And Great | Knowing that there’s no such thing as failure. You’re going to hit road bumps and people will constantly tell you no or you’re not good enough. The people who are great at what they do understand when rejections means they need to up their game or stick to their guns instead of accepting defeat.
The Best Advice I’ve Received | To drop the competitive, jealous ego and choose to work together as a team with those who challenge or threaten you. There’s enough work for everyone, and we only become more powerful when we lift others up.
Advice On Building Wealth | Everyone starts off as a beginner. There’s no rush. Build something that is solid and real instead of fast and shiny. The only way to be good or successful is to put in the time. I wouldn’t trust fast success to have lasting power.
I Am Inspired By | Seane Corn is a huge inspiration in the yoga world and beyond for me. She was the first powerful women to open her heart to me and offer me anything I needed as long as I agreed to do the same for others. She has taught me how to be strong and independent yet generous and humble. I adore that woman.
The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | I want to teach people how to aim true—to love the skin they’re in right now, to embrace their talents and pursue their passions without bending to the expectations of others.
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