Kathryn Budig and I met in 2008 or so, when I first started at YogaGlo. She complimented me in a blog she’d written – and I was touched. And smitten with her for life. Her work speaks for itself – everywhere she goes she leaves a trail of empowered, confident, beautiful women. Her “Aim True” philosophy applies to all different aspects of our lives, and her book begins with a background and explanation of what it means to aim true, then takes us into activities and ways to apply it to your life.
Within the book, there are a few aspects: loving who you are right now, learning to eat fearlessly (Kathryn’s 5-day purification process plus 80 recipes that blend the world of health and decadence), learning to care for your body through yoga, your mind through meditation and breath work, and finding true balance in life (there’s even a section on homeopathic beauty, including essential oils, making your own face tonics, etc).
EB: In two sentences, can you sum up the impact you’re hoping to have with this book?
KB: My wish would be for the read to feel empowered and surrounded by support and love in all of their endeavors. This can be self love, how they view their food, how they take care of their body, mind, and their relationships in love and their tribe.
EB: What’s your vision for your teaching as you go forward? Are there any other interests you’d love to pursue either in the near or distant future?
KB: I’m working towards taking my teaching off of the mat and more into my actions and writing. I’d like to write more books, and start to create inspirational lifestyle content that can be accessible to anyone all over the world.
EB: Please tell us about your teachers (past or present) and briefly, how they have left impressions on your offerings to date. You may obviously include Ashi, by the way… And they don’t necessarily need to be yoga teachers!
Funny you mention Ashi (my dog), because she is one of my favorite teachers! Ashi has an uncanny way of sensing my stress levels. The minute my heart rate quickens, she runs straight to my side with a round head, doe eyes and a wiggly butt. She’s constantly reminding me that there’s no need to sweat the small stuff. That her loving energy trumps anything else. Oh, and she reminds me to enjoy my food! I’ve never seen a being get so amped every single time the food hits her plate. I strive to have that kind of joy in everything I do.