Kat Robinson was only 17 when she was bitten by a tick and contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a debilitating and often fatal disease. Some paralysis on her right side, extreme photosensitivity, and horrible joint and muscle pain, she spent years tangled in a web of anger, depression and self loathing. It wasn't until she was in her 30's that she discovered yoga and began to put everything into perspective.
Through her yoga transformation she realized that she could manage her joint pain, and she gained a strength and flexibility in her body that her “pre-illness" body did not have. She also realized that she looked at herself differently. By unlocking feelings of the past, she was no longer a prisoner of her negative dialogue that she didn't even remember why she had.
It wasn't until her son went to USAF basic training 3 weeks after 9/11 that she immerged herself, studying professionally and receiving her teaching certification.
Today Kat is a prominent name in the yoga community and Active Kat Yoga is one of the premier yoga studios of South East Missouri. Her philosophy is “Yoga is for everybody and every body."
An avid sewist, Kat developed "Sewing Yoga" a therapeutic yoga program for those who spend too much time at the machine. She produced and starred in the corresponding DVD, "Sewing Yoga" and it is a popular item in sewing rooms around the world.
Kat, Active Kat Yoga, and Sewing Yoga have been featured in Fit Yoga, Sew News, Sewing World (UK), Healing Lifestyles and Spas, Threads, Quilter's Home, Om, Yoga, and Lifestyle (UK), Yoga Natural Living (UK & US), Stitch. Kat has been a frequent writer for Elephant Journal, is a blogger for Yogahub and also serves on their faculty for the Virtual World Yoga Conference. She has also presented Sewing Yoga at the American Sewing Guild National Conference. Kat is also an ambassador for Jade Yoga Mats.