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Yoga with Kate Pollock and Carly Walker

Practicing yoga that combines movement, breath and meditation brings vital energy to the body, peace to the mind and a spirit that is free and joyful. Yoga is for everybody and Every Body.

About Us

ABOUT US

Kate Pollock and Carly Walker are the co-founders of Coastal Sol Yoga.   They completed yoga teacher training in NYC where they both lived and taught for many years before transplanting to the Connecticut coast.  Both moving to Westport in 2016, they discovered they share the vision of offering yoga to their coastal community and that they approach Kids Yoga in the same play based way. They teach yoga at schools throughout Fairfield county.  In addition to kids yoga, Kate teaches adult yoga and Carly offers nutrition consultations.  

Our focus is Kids Yoga and Pre/Postnatal Yoga & Pilates.  We believe that practicing yoga that combines movement, breath and meditation brings vital energy to the body, peace to the mind and a spirit that is free and joyful.

We believe that Mindfulness + Movement = Happy Kids!  

KATE POLLOCK 

Kate is a certified Integral yoga teacher, doula, former elementary school teacher and mom.  She has been teaching for over 20 years. 

Kate grew up in Ohio where she loved all things physical, especially sports.  She played sports through college and discovered yoga post-college while teaching in NYC public schools.  She found joy in experiencing strength and balance in a different way – one rooted in ancient philosophy and tied to nature.  Yoga provided relief from the fast paced city life and the demands of a public school teacher.    

Kate taught 3rd and 4th grade for 13 years.  She wove yoga into the school day with her students and taught her fellow teachers how to bring yoga, breathing and meditation into the classroom.  While teaching school, Kate completed her masters degree in Education, multiple yoga certifications and a doula certification.  Kate began teaching yoga in 2009 and taught in Brooklyn and Manhattan studios with a focus in prenatal and postpartum yoga and pilates.  She also mentored prenatal yoga teacher trainees at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC and continues to help qualify students towards their prenatal yoga certification.  She trained as a doula with Niara Healing Arts and apprenticed alongside midwives in Brooklyn’s Woodhull hospital.  She has had the honor of supporting women through labor and birth in Ohio and New York.   

Since having her first child in 2011, Kate turned her focus to motherhood and yoga.  She has completed several children’s Yoga teacher trainings and is now teaching yoga in Fairfield county.

Kate’s yoga practice is as much off the mat as it is on the mat (with a 3 and 6 year old, the mat may be a sleeping bag covered with stuffed animals and trucks).  Movement, steadiness, connection and mindfulness can be practiced almost anywhere and at any time.  As a teacher, she blends music with various types of movement and stillness.  She hopes   to inspire her students of all ages to connect to their inner peace, find joy in movement and ultimately bring their yoga into the world.  

Certifications: 

  • HathaYoga, Integral Yoga Institute 
  • Prenatal Yoga, Integral Yoga Institute
  • Postpartum Yoga (Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby),JyotiLarson at Karma Kids Yoga 
  • Yoga for Labor and Delivery, Integral Yoga Institute
  • Therapeutic Yoga,  CheriClampett& Arturo Peal’s Therapeutic Yoga 
  • Professional Labor and Birth Companion (doula), Niara Healing Arts 
  • Deep Play for Kids, Missy Brown

Training: 

  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Youth, Little Flower Yoga
  • Preschool Yoga, Karma Kids Yoga
  • Yoga in the Classroom (k-8th), Karma Kids Yoga
  • Yoga for Test Prep, Karma Kids Yoga
  • Teaching Yoga to Kids –  the Karma Kids Yoga Method, Karma Kids Yoga
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates,  Rooted, Evolution Pilates & Samba Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga Flow, Shiva Rea’s Sumudra’s Global School of Living Yoga 

Education

  • B.A. in Public Policy, Hamilton College
  • M.A. in Elementary Education, Hunter College

Registration:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
  • Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARLY WALKER 

Carly is a certified yoga teacher with Karma Kids Yoga and Deep Play for Kids.  Her love of teaching kids yoga began when her own children were young and would naturally join her practice. Carly has been working with children for over 5 years and deeply believes in the importance of yoga for all ages, especially children.  It gives them time to get in touch with their bodies through playful movement and mindfulness.  In NYC, Carly taught yoga at the Acorn School and  at Lululemon.  She currently teaches yoga in preschools throughout Fairfield county.

Carly knows the importance of being active and fit. A two time Ironman finisher she says it’s her yoga practice that helped her cross the finish line.  

While teaching yoga Carly loves to take the kids on yoga adventures using adorable animals, fun music and games.  Her students are fully engaged in the practice while they smile, stretch and breathe!