Native Kansas girl, Kathryn Budig, is a woman full of life and influence. Born on the 2nd day of June, 1982 to Gene Budig, a former president of the Major League Baseball American League, she was able to gather a little bit of popularity at a young age. Eventually, she moved to Princeton, New Jersey where she spent her high school there and graduated college in the University of Virginia with a double major of English and Drama. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and there she built a life and started her training in becoming a yoga teacher and a little bit of other things.
She is the author of “The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga” and “Aim True” where she empowers women to be goal setters. Known to be an advocate of honesty and self-acceptance, she also helps her students and audience find true balance within themselves. “Aim True” contains six yoga sequences to put into practice, a five day purification process, over 85 recipes (which shows her love for healthy based food), an introduction to meditation and a homeopathic self-care and beauty recipes. As a writer, she continues to write and contribute to The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Shine, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal and MindBodyGreen.
With a great mind, comes a great body!
Kathryn is also a globally recognized Yoga Teacher. She used to work for YogaWorks in Santa Monica for eight years and currently teaches online yoga at YogaGlo. Also, she is mostly featured in Yoga Journal where she exhibits some of her yoga poses. In one of Yoga Journals’s issue, Kathryn traveled to Sydney, Australia, appreciating all its beauty and wonders, posing here and there, showing a challenging pose – the ashtavakrasana, an eight-angle pose. She says that she chose such pose because it somehow worked in her precarious situation and she knew she had to cover the pose for Yoga Journal upon her return to the States.
Her morning routine is to wake up in the morning, feed the dogs and then meditate in her yoga room at home. She practices the Japa Meditation, a method used to focus the thoughts while quieting the mind. Kathryn goes through a full round of the mala using her mantra and then sits for as long as she can and for first-time meditators, she advices them not to get frustrated and to just keep doing it.
“There are so many different styles of meditation. Keep experimenting until you find one that resonates with you. Also, don’t be attached to duration. Even one minute of meditation counts and you can build up to longer sittings.” –Budig
As a dog lover, she co-founded her animal project, Poses for Paws, along with Jesse Shein. She says that it is a way to repay all the love we receive from pawed-bestfriends. (Now, that’s a good heart too!)
Kathryn Budig is famous all over the internet. She has her own website (kathrynbudig.com) where you can find more about her and her books as well as her fulfilling blogs about her life experiences. She has an Instagram account (@kathrynbudig) of over 197K followers showing pictures of her wonderful yoga poses as well as her loved Puggle, Ashi.