Karma Yogi Spotlight: MaryKate (aka MK) Chaath


Meet MK! She is a longtime Karma Yogi who loves changing up her practice at Flow. Learn more about her below :)

What is your current practice like and how does it fit into your daily routine?

My current practice is a mix of me trying to be fit and also giving myself the time and space to be centered through a regular practice. I try my best to get to the studio to practice with one of my favorite teachers but if that doesn't work for my schedule, I am a recent subscriber to yogaia where I have found some pretty good instructors to practice with in my living room.

What inspires you to practice at Flow?

The dedicated teachers and fellow yogis. People are genuinely kind and personable which has created a welcoming space for me to practice but also feel as if I am part of "something." I also love the space at 14th street. I love practicing in the open studio that is bright and clean--it is refreshing to have the windows open on a beautiful day.

What was your first yoga experience like?

My first yoga experience was my senior year of high school. I practiced on a beach towel at a hospital community center with people who were mostly my mom's peers. I was very active at that time--dance, volleyball, track so yoga was a great addition to my physical activities. I didn't really understand that there was more to yoga than a physical practice. I have had a number of stops and starts with my practice and now finally feel as if it is (somewhat) consistent and always brings me back to feeling good and feeling like I am rooted.

Who are some of your most influential teachers?

I think have to give a shout out to Rodney Yee who may have been my first yoga instructor on a VHS. I actually think Rodney is a great teacher and helped me start to love yoga. At Flow, I love a power flow with Mimi, a kundalini practice with Chelsea (I miss her), a dharma experience with Brittanie, core for yogis/pilates with Claire and yoga fundamentals with Caroline. I love to change it up and integrate different styles into my practice.

What is something the Flow community may not know about you?

I got bored sky diving!

Anything else you would like to share?

I really care a lot about the laundry at flow and the health of the washing machine!