Kate Doran

Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher, RYT500
Kate started practicing yoga in 1998 to balance out the physical stress of her running habit and the mental stress of working in the software industry. During the years since, she has turned a weekend hobby into her vocation. With more than 1,000 hours of teacher training under her belt, Kate brings a breadth of experience to her teaching.
Primary Training:
Baron Baptiste - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, GREAT Assisting Program, Art of Assisting, BADASS Master of Teaching Program, 2009-2015
Mark White - Teacher Certification Program - 200 Hours 2009
David Swenson Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training - 40 Hours, 2008
Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute Mysore, India, 2008
Silver Age Yoga Certification, 2007
Asheville Yoga Center - 200 Hours, 2006 

Kate Doran instructs the following:
  • Community Gentle (No Heat) ($8)
  • This class is designed to move and stretch your body at a slower pace. If you are looking for a class without any jumping or fancy arm balances, this is the class for you. We do not heat the room during this practice.
    Community Class Price: $8 or you can use your unlimited class pass.

  • Free Meditation
  • Please join us for 15 minutes of stillness and meditation.

  • FREE Costa Rica Yoga Camp Info Session
  • Each year, we offer a week-long immersion in yoga called Yoga Camp. For 2019, we’re considering offering it in Costa Rica, June 15-22!
    During this week-long intensive, we’ll spend our days practicing lots of yoga, studying postural alignment, anatomy, and yoga philosophy, AND experiencing the fun and beauty of Costa Rica with a few excursions. This is a great chance to immerse yourself and dig deeper into your yoga, while experiencing the nurturing isolation of a Costa Rican retreat.
    Did we mention this would count toward your 200 Hour training at SPY? Yes! Once you return home, you can choose to pursue Power Vinyasa Teacher Training, which takes place over five weekends through the end of the summer.
    If you’re curious and would like to learn more, join us for this FREE info session.

  • Power Basics
  • This class will teach you the fundamental poses and breathing techniques used in all of our power yoga classes. If you are new to the practice, looking to fine-tune some of your poses, and/or you want a slower paced flow - this is a great class for you! This class is heated to 90 degrees. 

  • Power Hour
  • In just one hour you will stretch your muscles, build strength, find your balance, open your hips, get upside down and enjoy some stillness. You will leave feeling refreshed and invigorated. This class is suitable for all levels - from raw beginners to experienced yogis. This class is heated to 90 degrees.

  • New Year's Eve Yoga Celebration
  • The new year represents a chance to reflect on the past and generate space for something new. Join Kate for a special evening of intentional practice. We will meditate on 2018 and identify the things for which we are grateful and the things we wish to leave behind. We will also mindfully create our intentions for something new in 2019.
    After an all levels, unheated practice and some inquiry work, we will finish up with a fire ceremony to literally burn off the old and make space for the new.
    $35 in advance | $40 day of
    Price includes your own journal and a pen
    We will begin at 7:30 pm and end at about 9:30 pm.
    Dress for yoga practice and bring a warm layer for our final ceremony, which will be outside, weather permitting.

  • Spry Power Yoga
  • This class will introduce a modified version of sun salutations and invite you to move with your breath in a gentle flow. We will get up and down more from the mat than we do in our other Spry classes, increasing mobility, while building strength and stamina.

  • Get Clean
  • We have the power to heal ourselves by changing the way we eat, think and move. Clean is not another fad diet or quick fix. This program will help you discover what foods offer you health and vitality and what foods trigger dis-ease.

    This 21 day detox, based on the New York Times bestseller, Clean,  includes 1 week to prep for the program, 21 days of following the Clean Program protocol, and 1 week to support you with the reintroduction of foods and development of a healthy lifelong nutrition program. Your fee includes 5 weeks of unlimited yoga and 5 weekly support meetings.  
    Why join the group?
    More than 325 people have chosen SPY as their local Clean Home and they have shared that being a part of a group was vital in their commitment to change and to completing the program (even if they were not perfect!). 
    What's included in the Get Clean Program?
    • 5 group meetings 
    • a closed and confidential Facebook Group for ongoing support
    • a food journal to record your progress
    • Tips, tricks and tools of what has REALLY worked for past participants
    • Should you purchase the Meetings + Yoga package, 35 days of unlimited yoga is included

    What do I need to participate?

    You must have a copy of Clean by Alejandro Junger.  
    Access to Facebook is not mandatory, but it has proven to be a wonderful tool. Having a juicer or a blender is a great way to experiment at home, but if you are comfortable with purchasing your juices or smoothies outside of the home they are not mandatory.  The Clean team offers a Clean Kit, which will be offering for pre-ordered purchase, if you want to receive your supplements and shake mixes all ready and organized. You may also purchase supplements at local retailers.
    Meetings will be held Wednesday nights from 7:15 - 8:15 pm, January 2nd - February 5th. 


    $199 - Meetings + 35 Days of Unlimited Yoga
    $99 - Just the Meetings
    Pricing does not include the book, Clean, though they are in stock at SPY.
    If you are a Clean Alumni, get 20% off the price of program participation.  This must be done in person at SPY or you can call us at (912) 349-2756.
    For more information on the Clean philosophy, visit www.cleanprogram.com.

  • Spry Community Chair + Mat Yoga ($8)
  • We start this class sitting in a chair, and progress to a series of standing poses. Half way through we get down on the floor and finish the class with a series of seated and reclining postures.

    You only have to get up and down from the floor once. If getting up from the floor is challenging for you, we will teach you how to do this both with and without the help of a chair.

    In this class we follow the Spry Mind+Body Blueprint. Together, we will quiet our minds, and build strength and flexibility throughout our entire body.

    All of our Chair + Mat classes are suitable for brand new students.

    Community Class Price: $8 or you can use your unlimited class pass.

  • Gentle Power (No Heat)
  • This class is designed to move and stretch your body at a slower pace. If you are looking for a class without any jumping or fancy arm balances, this is the class for you. We do not heat the room during this practice.

  • Power Yoga Principles
  • This class is intended for students who are new to yoga as well as those hoping to learn more about finding their best alignment in each of the poses. Each class will provide a complete yoga session, with additional emphasis on the "poses of the week." Although the class is intended to provide a progressive learning experience over eight weeks, new students may join at any time.
    Week 1 - Introduction and Sun Salutations
    Ujjayi Pranayama (Victorious Breath)
    Mountain Pose
    Forward Fold/Half Lift
    High Plank Pose
    Cobra Pose
    Downward Facing Dog
    Introduction to Sun Salutations

    Week 2 - Standing Poses
    The Om
    Chair Pose
    Warrior 1
    Crescent Lunge
    Side Angle Pose
    Warrior 2
    Triangle Pose

    Week 3 - Forward Bends 

    Wide Leg Forward Bend
    Pyramid Pose
    Seated Forward Folds

    Week 4 - Twists & Balancing Poses

    Twisting Crescent Lunge
    Twisting Chair
    Eagle Pose
    Airplane Pose
    Half Moon
    Tree Pose

    Week 5 - Hip Openers

    Hero Pose
    Lizard Pose
    Pigeon Pose
    Figure 4
    Square Lotus

    Week 6 - Core Strength Poses & Upward Facing Dog

    Uddiyana Bandha
    Chaturanga Dandasana (Low Plank)
    Side Plank
    Upward Facing Dog
    Crow Pose
    Boat Pose
    Dolphin Pose (Headstand Preparation)

    Week 7 - Back Bends

    King Dancer
    Locust Pose
    Bow Pose
    Back Bend (Full Wheel)

    Week 8 - Vinyasa Flow!

    Putting it all Together!
    +Fish Pose