Featured Entrepreneur: Kathryn Budig
Interviewed by: Anna De La Rosa
Original Blog Feature March 27, 2017
Updated October 31, 2019
Ooooooo My Gahhhhhhhh!
I love the living shit out of my next feature. I originally posted our interview on 3/27/2017, but I have to update you guys on all of projects, marriage, collections, features and all the things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you ready to be Inspired and EMPOWERED By this amazing warrior known for her accessibility, humor, her self-acceptance, cuteness, honesty, and the ability to help her students and readers find true balance.
I’m talking about Kathryn Budig!!!! She is a internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author!!!!!! The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Drama before moving to Los Angeles, where she trained under the tutelage of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller. With over a decade of experience in her field, she served as the yoga contributor to Women’s Health magazine for 5 years, writes weekly for Yoga Journal, and served on the Yahoo! Health advisory board as well as contributing regular recipes in the Yahoo Shine’s Living Section. She’s a sponsored athlete in Under Armour’s “I WILL WHAT I WANT” campaign, and the founder of her animal project, Poses for Paws, an organization dedicated to raising money for animal shelters through yoga. She has graced the covers of Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Om Yoga and Common Ground. Budig has been featured on E! Entertainment, The Food Network, Shape and The New York Times. She shares her zest for life, yoga, and food in her contributor writings for The Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen.
She is the creator of the Aim True Yoga DVD and author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga. Her second book, Aim True, was recently published through William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins
Years ago, I can remember when I was online searching for a yoga instructor and I came across Kathryn on Yogaglo. She was so freaking cuteeee!!!!!! I was like she is the freaking ONE!
MY INTERVIEW WITH KATHRYN BUDIG!!!
Q1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A little bit of everything! A naturalist, an actress, a lawyer, an Olympian diver or speed skater, and the list goes on!
Q2. What made you decide to start your own company?
I’ve been in the wellness world for 15 years teaching yoga, writing books, contributing to publications, writing recipes, and creating content. I prefer to be my own boss whenever possible, and knew creating my own LLC was the ultimate way to maintain creative control.
Q3. Do you have any advice for other women with aspirations to start their own business?
If you want to start your own business, do it! There will always be road blocks and bountiful doubts. Let your will to create be stronger than the voice that tries to slow you down. If possible, surround yourself with a trustworthy and inspiring team, and find a solid manifesto that reminds you why you do what you do.
Q4. In 5 words describe yourself:
Always able to reinvent myself.
Q5. What first got you interested in yoga?
I was attending the University of Virginia when a good theatre friend of mine introduced me to an Ashtanga yoga class. It quickly became the highlight of my week.
Q6. What are 3 biggest ways your yoga practice has impacted your life?
Yoga has taught me:
- That my body is strong beyond my imagination …
- Yet injury will happen, and that is where my mental strength lies
- How to be empathetic while maintaining healthy boundaries
Q7. What motivates or inspired you?
Ashi (my puggle) reminds me daily to stay hungry, stay excited about the small things, and to drop stress and anger as quickly as possible.
Q8. How can women use their practice to stay strong?
The Asana Practice helps build strength, but also aids in the mental endurance needed to get though stressful times that entrepreneurs enviably go through. It teaches you the importance of breath, how to stay calm in stressful situations, how to step back and observe in moments where it’s easier to lash out, and if people can combine these practices, that’s true strength.
Q9. What is your favorite yoga pose?
Right now, Double Pigeon. It’s a fantastic hip release that I sit in towards the end of the day.
Q10. What’s next for Kathryn now and in the future?
She started writing her third book as well as playing with a new show concept.
On 10/4/2018 she married the LOVE of her life (Kate Fagan) and this month 10/2019 has been a year, woooooo hooooo! Happy Anniversary Kathryn and Kate, y’alls love is contagious and everyone adores the both of you!
2019 Update & Latest:
KiraGrace Global Ambassador
Kathryn Budig has partnered with KiraGrace as a Global Ambassador. The new collection has launched and and it is TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!
The Kathryn Budig Collection is a one-of-a-kind collaboration with incredible yogi Kathryn Budig. Whether you’re looking for the perfect outfit to rock your flow at your favorite yoga studio, to dance in all night long, or just to hang around the house in, the KG x KB collection is all you need to grace.
Kathryn is one gorgoues babe and is one of the most widely recognized faces in yoga. Her appetite for yoga is infectious and her knack for breaking-down postures is undeniable – she makes even the most challenging accessible and reachable for all. Her latest adventure is stepping into the world of fashion, co-designing an incredible fully female collaboration collection for KiraGrace, that captures her style: “a little sparkle, a dose of rock n’ roll, plenty of comfort, and a whole lot of versatility.”
Visit www.kathrynbudig.com to learn more.
PS: Also stay tuned for the continuation of our interview in my upcoming book that will release SUMMER 2021.
Check out the Issue of charleston HOME + DESIGN Magazine fall 2019 featuring Kathryn and Kate!
Anna De La Rosa
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“Empowering Women All Over the World”
Summer 2021 book release: “Empowered Women that Empower Women– Volume 1″✍🏻📚
“AS SEEN IN MANTRA MAGAZINE”
I recently met John Parrott, Founder Of Relax Like A Boss and he helps individuals deal with stress. He created a complete guide of Yoga Symbols, to help empower others practices, which he sent to me for review. Holy Shitttttt, it is amazzzzzz and where was this years ago when I started to really get familiar with yoga and other mindful practices?
Well I decided to add it to my interview that I had with Kathryn Budig a few years ago because she was the 1st Yoga Guru that I came across yearssssss ago on Yogaglo and I fell in love with her cuteness and her classes!
You can check it out here: Yoga Symbols by John Parrott