OM Yoga - About Kate


Kate Hamilton-Hunter
Glan Conwy, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, UK, LL28 5BX

07778 134846

Kate Hamilton-Hunter Yoga Teacher

About Kate

I first stepped onto a yoga mat in 1999, at a local Hatha Yoga class with my most influential teacher to date, Barbara Occleshaw. I felt something comforting and exhilarating in the movements and kept one eye open in the meditation! From that day on, wild horses would not stop me from getting to my weekly yoga class!

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My Yoga Journey

From my first ever yoga class in January 1999, I fell in love with yoga and meditation, and my 2 hour yoga class on a Wednesday night was my sanctuary and saviour.

12 years later I discovered Dru Yoga, a more flowing style of Hatha yoga. I started a weekly class in Dru and in November 2011, I began my Dru Yoga Teacher Training running my first ever class in April 2013. I then went deeper with Dru Meditation Teacher Training for another two years of study.

Since then, I have also studied Partner Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, the Chakras, Reiki and am currently training in Sound Healing.

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I love Kate’s Classes because the physical poses and correct breathing techniques are so important, and I do look forward to the Meditation. It relaxes my mind, centres my attention. The ability to switch off and clear my mind is invaluable. I feel totally refreshed after a session.

- Cath Farr
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My Yoga Style

I have developed my own style of practising and teaching from years of being on my mat. What I find works for me is what I teach. I try to be authentic in that I teach directly from my own experience.

My language is invitational; we go on a journey together in each class. I don't often 'adjust' students, preferring to just give verbal instructions about alignment so that each one of us in the room finds our own comfortable seat.

In every class we work with moving the body in time with the breath, so our yoga practice becomes a moving meditation. I always include a 15 minute relaxation at the end of every class and often a short seated meditation.

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What I love about the classes are your clear instructions, including different options, explanation of how muscles work - my knowledge of anatomy has greatly improved! Also love the relaxing end to the class!

- Nerys Emyr
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Training & Qualifications

Reiki 1 - 1999 : Reiki 2 - 2002 : Reiki 3 - 2022

Dru Yoga Teacher Training - 2011 - 2013

Dru Meditation Teacher Training - 2013 - 2015

Unity Partner Yoga Teacher Training - 2018 - 2019

'Daring To Rest' - Yoga Nidra Facilitator & Certified Instructor- 2018 - 2020

Yin Yoga Teacher Training - 2019

First Aid Plus Training - 2023

Crystal & Himalayan Bowl Practitioner - 2022 - 2023

Transform Life Coaching - 2023

From yoga virgin 6 months ago, a weekly class with Kate is now part of my weekly diary - lovely gentle practice, great for my body and mind - highly recommended.”

- Peter McKenzie

Before Yoga

Many moons ago, in another lifetime... I began working life as a seamstress at age 19 and by the time I was 28 I was a wedding dress-maker... What Katie Did. Then life fell apart a bit and I had to start over. I went to college and studied Art & Design and from that sprung a Hand-made Card Collection... What Katie Did Next, teaching Creative Arts for 5 years part-time. I opened a shop in Bodnant Gardens called Treasure Contemporary Metalwork and embarked on a joint venture with the super-talented Nia Roberts... The Contemporary Design Company, creating all sorts of gorgeous creations for the art & gift industry.

As that partnership came to it's natural conclusion, my jewellery business was born... Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio, and until May 2016 it was my passion and privilege to employ lots of talented guys and gals and see our jewellery in shops, boutiques and galleries all over the world. Always passionate about recycling, our jewellery was made from biscuit tins and silver, hand-made with love and provenance.

Due to the rise of cheap imports from the far east, our UK company struggled to compete and sadly closed the doors on 4th May 2016. It broke my heart but then, a buyer came along and two weeks later re-opened the studio in Abergele and under new management, carried on trading. So, if you see any jewellery with Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio on the tag, then yes that is / was me, and my team are still making jewellery and flying the flag for Hand-made in Britain.

And along the way, through all of this, I also was blessed with raising four amazing boys, more commonly known as Team Awesome, I love them more than words can say.

Photos below: two of the many wedding dresses I created, hand-made card designs, pages from my sketchbooks, framed original art, my talented team at Kate HH Jewellery studio, my recycled jewellery designs and my Fab Four.

Kate Hamilton-Hunter Dressmaker
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Jewellery
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Family
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Designer
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Jewellery
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Designer
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Designer
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Jewellery
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Designer
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Family
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Dressmaker
Kate Hamilton-Hunter Jewellery