About the Director
of Quiet Willow Yoga Studio
BERG received her yoga teacher training from Yoga Acharya Sarabess Forster.
Kate's teaching style is in the Sivanada Yoga tradition which combines
meditation, deep relaxation, and pranayama (breathing) with yoga asanas
(physical yoga positions). She is also a certified pilates mat instructor.
She has taught yoga at Montgomery
General and Holy Cross Hospitals, the National Institutes of Health
Clinical Center, and Fitness First. She now gives classes in her own
Quiet Willow Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland. She instructs yoga for
all levels, ages, and physical conditions, and has interest and experience
in teaching people with special needs.
Kate has a Ph.D. in genetics
and did research at the National Institutes of Health for many years.
She has been writing professionally for over 20 years. Much of her writing
has appeared in peer reviewed scientific journals. However, she has
also published articles for lay audiences and edited newsletters for
In addition to yoga and
pilates, Kate makes and sells fabric art including quilts, jewelry,
and "re-purposed" Barbie dolls.
She is married to John Berg. They
have three children, two dogs, two cats, and a beautiful garden.