Spotlight: Kate Fleming, Yoga Instructor

Helping others discover the transformative benefits of yoga
Yoga instructor Kate Fleming

Kate Fleming has found such profound healing and strength from practicing yoga that she wants others to share in the benefits. That’s one reason she enjoys working at Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center as a yoga instructor. 

“Yoga can help those with cancer learn tools to ease stress, get better sleep and manage pain,” she says. “It can help them return to a full range of movement and get on the road to better overall health.”

Fleming began teaching gentle yoga at Waterford Place in June. Her favorite part of teaching is guiding students into the transformation that yoga can provide.

“A student walks into class tired, stressed and with tight muscles,” she says. “They walk out transformed: rejuvenated, rested, relaxed and restored.”

When not at Waterford Place, Fleming teaches more yoga. She also loves hiking with her husband and dog and gardening. Currently, she is in a master naturalist program learning about native Illinois habitat. 

Fleming believes there is a style and purpose of yoga for everyone. “Not all yoga is the same,” she says. “Find what works for you. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. It’s not how it looks on the outside; it’s how it feels on the inside.”

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