Kate Daughdrill

Name: Kate Daughdrill

Lives in: I live on Tinos island in Greece and in Detroit, Michigan in the States. In Detroit, I have an urban farm and art space that I began creating in 2011 when I bought a house for $600. On Tinos, I lead yoga immersions/retreats and and teach Kundalini Yoga online at Practice Portal (www.practiceportal.co). 

From: I grew up in the southern part of the United States…mostly near New Orleans. My grandparents both grew up on the Greek island of Chios. I feel a very deep connection to the land, sea, people, language, and energy of Greece. I can feel in my bones that I am from this glorious place.

Occupation: I am an artist, yoga teacher, writer, and public speaker. As an artist, I bring together sculpture, performative dinners, meditation, writing, architecture, cooking, soulful conversations, and ceremony to create transformative experiences of well-being. As a yoga teacher, I focus on Kundalini Yoga, breathwork, women’s community, and authenticity. 

Tell us your first three jobs (ever!): My first jobs were at an ice cream shop and then an arts council. I was also a summer camp counselor at a leadership camp every year during high school. This inspired my life-long dream of being an “adult summer camp counselor.”

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio with a lot of planets in Sagittarius

Enneagram Type: Individualist/Type 4

What you love about Greece? I love how profoundly I feel like I am a part of nature here. I don’t simply visit nature; I feel like I AM nature. It has been wildly healing and beautiful to have such a felt experience of reconnecting to my true nature and inherent worth. 

Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I enjoy eating healthy most of the time, but my secret treat is cookie dough!

Where we are most likely to find you in Lynn’s Kundalini Yoga? I practice online sessions with Lynn through Zoom. I’m looking forward to attending her classes in person as I spend more time in Athens.

First time you tried Kundalini Yoga? I was in Pensacola, Florida. The teacher told me that Kundalini yoga was the yoga for artists! That artists love the creative energy surges…

What is your top tip to combat climate change? Cultivate a garden! Growing our own food is one of the most natural, pleasurable ways to reconnect ourselves to the earth. It’s almost impossible to not have your heart opened to sense the aliveness of the land when you’re caring for plants. I believe that *feeling* a sense of re-connection with the earth is one of the most powerful ways to shift our daily habits and to strengthen our conviction to stand for policies that cultivate a reciprocal relationship of nurturing and respect between us and the earth.

Anything else you’d like us to know? I am co-organizing three yoga immersions/retreats on the islands of Amorgos (May), Tinos (June), and Tinos (September). The Amorgos immersion focuses on authenticity, yoga, and writing. The gathering on Tinos is happening around the Summer Solstice for a long-weekend and is priced quite affordably! The fall immersion on Tinos is focused on honoring the Divine Mother, who is celebrated on the island. 

To learn more, visit https://www.kdaughdrill.com/Calling-Back-the-Authentic-Voice. 

Feel free to reach out to me at kate.daughdrill@gmail.com. You can also explore my offerings at www.kdaughdrill.com or practice yoga online with me at www.practiceportal.co.