Katherine McCommon, founder of the Northeast Texas Yoga Community, began practicing yoga in 1997 and found yoga to be a source of support and strength when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Katherine had the opportunity to see the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits as her mother was healed from her illness. While pursuing a Bachelor's Degree, her practice blossomed to include teaching. Katherine has studied yoga from Judith Lasater, Ph.D, P.T. , Beth Shaw , Melanie Fawer, Deanna Anderson, and Rose Zahnn. Katherine continues to be an avid student of several teachers in the Hatha (physical) and Bhakti (devotional) traditions. Her mindful and playful teaching style draws from an eclectic background in order to make the poses available to a wide variety of practitioners.