Check out some of our conversation featured below:
YOGANONYMOUS: So we hear that you've recently moved on to greener pastures down south. Can you tell us a bit about the big move? How's it been?
Kathryn Budig: It was terrifying to leave LA after 8 years. My fiance lived in Florida and we had been long distance for over a year. He was unable to move and all my career really calls for is internet access and an airport so I knew what I had to do. I love my work but I love 'love' even more. It was one of the scariest choices I've made and also one of the best. I feel like I really understand 'balance' now. Not only on my mat but in my life and how much stronger it can make you as a person. I highly recommend taking chances especially when it's something you've longed for.
YOGANONYMOUS: Totally, we couldn't agree more. Love is the way. No Doubt. Well, speaking of balance, you are clearly super busy these days, we see you everywhere; teaching a ton, a new DVD and now your new book. Can you tell us a bit about your new releases?
Kathryn Budig: My Aim True Yoga DVD was a fantastic experience. I created content that would be challenging yet accessible and hopefully keep you popping it back in to learn from again and again! I wanted it to be whimsy, colorful and fun and remind people that yoga makes us stronger and joyful.
The book was a year long project that released in October and I'm very proud of my baby:) I'm a contributing editor for Women's Health Magazine, so I wrote The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga for them through Rodale Press. It's a huge guide to yoga all the way from postures and history to nutrition and living your yoga.
YOGANONYMOUS: That's awesome, we can't wait to check it out soon. We also know, of course, that you do a ton to give back as well. You co-founded Poses for Paws, can you tell us a bit about your initiatives there?
Kathryn Budig: Animals are my Achilles heel and I've always wanted to do as much as possible to ensure they're taken care of. I have 3 dogs who inspire me daily and realized that it's so easy to give back as a yoga teacher. That lead me to help create Poses for Paws which chooses different shelters/organizations to support through classes, events and products. I've been encouraging other teachers around the world to hold their own events to support us and a local favorite shelter. Basically anything to help inspire people to get out there and help/make a difference! It doesn't take much. Just a lot of will and love.
YOGANONYMOUS: Oh yea, and that is the real yoga for sure! Awesome. We understand that you have a big gig out in Boulder with our friends Hanuman Presents coming up, too. Can you tell us a bit about what it has been like working with that crew and what its like heading back to CO to teach?
Kathryn Budig: It's honestly one of my favorite places to teach. Such a soulful, loving group in a gorgeous location. I'm thrilled to get two stops there this year and that it's right around the corner!