Katie moved to Cape Town from London in 2014 to study for a Masters in neuroscience as her primary calling in life is to better our understanding of the relationship between brain and mind. Having done little to no physical activity for 21 years, when she found herself with some free time before her experiments began she decided to do something a bit different and try a few yoga classes.
Her new-found practice became a tool for studying the self and hence the brain from a completely different perspective to what she had become accustomed to in the lab and when her schedule filled up again she knew there was no way she could give it up. At the end of 2015 she undertook a 200hr Vinyasa training course and followed that up with a 3 month mentorship in 2016 to deepen her understanding of yoga and to be able to share this knowledge with others.
Emerson Pugh a leader in computer memory technologies said that ‘If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't’ but I feel that if we apply the yogic principles of self-study to our own lives we can get that little bit closer to understanding what it is to experience cognisance for all beings.