Kate Millen

Kate Millen is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, and Chemist. She has worked in the field of health and wellness for 20 years. She created Giving Tree Wellness to offer innovative mind-body yoga and Pilates therapeutics to clients in the Chapel Hill, NC area.

Kate holds a B.S. in Chemistry and her previous career she worked as a chemist for 15 years.  She has studied thousands of hours with many experts in the field of health and fitness. Kate is a certified Pilates equipment instructor and has completed multiple yoga certifications including her 500 hour with Elemental Yoga.

Since 2007 she has studied under Bo Forbes (www.BoForbes.com), who developed the Integrated Yoga Therapeutics (IYT) approach and is a nationally recognized leader in yoga therapy.  Kate continues to be mentored by Bo and assists her at national yoga workshops, teacher trainings and the Center for Integrated Yoga Therapeutics CIYT, located in Boston, MA. Kate has also worked in hospitals and psychotherapy centers, teaching workshops, seminars and yoga therapeutics.

Kate’s extensive knowledge of anatomy informs her teaching and gives her the ability to intuitively read each client’s body. She teaches with an emphasis on micro-alignment, slow transitions, and awareness of breath. This focus addresses the mind-body network by recalibrating the nervous system and helping with chronic pain and neuro-emotional issues. Her goal is to help her students become more aware of their movement patterns and physical asymmetries, helping them heal and strengthen their minds and bodies.



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