Katchie Ananda is an international yoga and dharma teacher who has been teaching as a full-time yoga teacher since 1991.
Katchie Ananda is an international yoga and dharma teacher who has been teaching as a full-time yoga teacher since 1991. She is certified in Integral, Jivamukti, Anusara, and Ashtanga yoga by Richard Freeman. A committed student of Vipassana Meditation, she has practiced with Jack Kornfield, her Buddhist teacher since 2001. The co-founder/director of Yoga Sangha, a beloved yoga center in San Francisco dedicated to yoga and dharma, Katchie offers trainings, retreats and workshops in Europe and the USA, such as at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Esalen Institute. She often works with authors and activists and is dedicated to raising awareness about human and animal rights, the environment and social justice. Her leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world and she volunteered for many years at San Quentin, teaching Yoga and Dharma to long-term inmates. She has brought her humor and stories to conferences, festivals and workshops all over the world and is loved by her students for her authenticity and wisdom. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband Joshua and dog Leelou.