I was so happy to catch up with my good friend, Kathryn Budig on the podcast this week. Kathryn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, author, and innovator whose most recent project is her online community, Haus of Phoenix. Every offering on Haus has Kathryn’s passion and creativity infused into it from her recipes to her moving mythology yoga classes to her Inky Phoenix book club. We talk about the wisdom and guts that come with age and the vitality and inspiration that comes from following your passion and creativity.
About Kathryn Budig:
Kathryn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, author, and founder of the online yoga platform Haus of Phoenix. Kathryn (she/her) is known for empowering her students and readers through her accessibility, humor, and creative instruction. The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English Literature and Drama before moving to Los Angeles, where she trained at Yogaworks under the tutelage of her mentors, Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller.
With nearly two decades of experience in her field, Budig served as the yoga editor to Women’s Health magazine for five years, contributed recipes and sat on the Yahoo Health Advisory Board, was an athlete in Under Armour’s “I WILL WHAT I WANT” campaign, and regularly contributed to Yoga Journal, The New Potato, and MindBodyGreen. She is the creator of the Aim True Yoga DVD, author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga, and the best-selling book Aim True.
Off the mat, Budig founded and runs The Inky Phoenix, a book club for lovers of magic and story, regularly co-designs fashion capsules for KiraGrace, and is working on her first novel. She lives in Charleston, SC with her wife, Kate Fagan, and their two dogs, Ashi and Keonah.