Katherine (Kate) Alesio, MA (Peconic River Yoga Founder/Director), is a yoga instructor certified at the 500-hour Professional Level, in the Kripalu tradition. Kate’s classes include influences from a variety of other traditions, including Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. Kate worked in the mental health field for 17 years prior to becoming a yoga instructor. Voted one of the “Best Yoga Teachers” on the East End, 2010 (Dan’s Papers), Kate’s caring and compassionate approach encourages students to challenge themselves while honoring their inner wisdom. Kate has been practicing yoga & meditation for over 15 years.