Truly Meant To Be

I LOVE YOGA.  Yoga is my passion.  It is my bliss.  Yoga is sacred to me.  I love to share it, learn it, and live it.   I am a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor, and I have been looking forward to expanding upon my yoga wisdom by completing a 500 hour yoga certification course.  I intend to teach yoga as long as I am alive, and I would like to eventually have my own yoga studio.

I appreciate the light and goodness in every yoga instructor.  Each is different, unique, and inspiring to me.  Though I do not have a favorite yoga teacher, Cloe Jackson has influenced me significantly in my yoga journey.  She emits such radiance, along with a warm understanding of harmony and oneness.  Her genuine gratitude for every aspect of life moves me, and I am honored to have had the chance to experience her pure beauty through taking some of her classes.

I would love to attend a yoga teacher training at Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram for several reasons.  When I discovered the school on this scholarship website, I was overwhelmed with the feeling that this is truly meant to be.  First of all, the opportunity to experience living in an ashram, a goal of mine for quite a few years, would be absolutely amazing for me! Secondly, at Leela Mata, I would be learning Sampoorna Yoga.  This type of yoga integrates Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, and Nada Yoga, and its basic teaching is that health, peace, and joy are already within all of us.  It is the yoga of fullness which focuses on harmony and purity within, in order to allow the light of the soul to shine and to inspire people to live richer, happier lives.  This has been my focus well before I had ever heard of Sampoorna Yoga.

The third reason that I really want to go to Leela Mata for training is that they offer a 500 hour yoga certification, and from communicating with the school for details, I already sense their loving kindness.  Finally, I grew up in Pennsylvania, and ‘coincidentally’, my home town is only an hour and a half away from this teacher training site.  I am currently living in Arizona, and I miss my family daily.  Training at Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram would give me the opportunity to spend some time with my family and friends before and after the course.

Not only would I like to create an eclectic mix of movements and poses to form my own style of yoga someday, it is my dream to lead yoga teacher trainings in the future.  I would feel honored to be able to spread the light of yoga to other instructors so that they could continue to share its goodness.  As a yoga instructor and in life, I love to motivate and to learn while supporting others on their journeys to find their own mind, body, and soul connection. Believing that my primary purpose here on earth is to spread love and positive energy, I truly honor and encourage the light and truth within all beings. I plan to make an impact in the world as a yoga teacher by continuing to influence everyone to: BE FREE. LOVE LIFE. DO YOGA.  (my motto)



2012 Yoga Scholarship Essay

By: Katy Kolasa

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  1. Louie says:

    Good luck!

  2. Helen says:

    You deserve it, honey. I hope you win.

  3. Nanci Bosick says:

    Katie is an excellent yoga instructor. I would love to see her win this yoga teacher training.

  4. Marybeth Shaffer says:

    I think posting a comment helps you get votes, so I wanted to post just in case. Good luck!

  5. Frank Topper says:

    MY FAVORITE YOGA INSTRUCTOR!!!! I hope you win, you deserve it! Good luck!

  6. Jen Butler says:

    Katy is an amazing YOGA instructor and person. She deserves to win! Good luck!

  7. Lynn Christner says:

    Hey Katy…I hope you win this contest! If I could bend in every direction…I would so do Yoga…LOL! Good Luck to you!

  8. Leanne Shearer says:

    We love Katy!

  9. Linda says:

    Katy deserves this…This has been her DREAM to teach yoga for as long as I can remember!

  10. Robby says:

    I am leaving this comment because I am sure your work as a blossoming yoga instructor will benefit other people.

  11. Katy says:

    Thank you everyone! I feel grateful for this opportunity. Please spread the word and help me live my dream.

  12. Jaclyn says:

    Good luck Katy! I hope you win!

  13. Danita says:

    Best of Luck, Katy…I would vote for you a million times if I could!

  14. Joanne Haggerty says:


  15. Vincent P says:

    Katy Kolasa is a yoga MASTA!

  16. Karen says:

    Good luck, Katy!

  17. Carla Marie Vizzini says:


  18. Suzie says:

    Katy knows yoga. :)

  19. karen messina says:

    Good luck Katy!!!!

  20. Johnson says:

    I never would have tried yoga if it weren’t for Katy. She changed my life…Now yoga is my bitch.

  21. jen says:

    Good luck, Katy!

  22. Julie says:

    GOOD LUCK! You deserve it! WOOOHOOOO!

  23. Diane Van Kirk says:

    Blessings to you Katy, may you win the scholarship!

  24. Bob Seger says:

    When I exercise I like it at first but it usually gets old. Katy keeps it inovative and constantly changing. I feel like im young again. Thanks Katy!

  25. Teresa Tibbott says:

    Good luck Katy

  26. Noelle says:

    Good luck, Katy!!!!

  27. christopher James Cramer says:

    :) very well written

  28. Karin says:

    Good luck Katy! What a blessing it would be to be back home!

  29. Debi says:

    Wish you the best!

  30. Sheila says:

    Good Luck!

  31. Mara T says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!

  32. Christina says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  33. Michelle says:

    Katy you already spread light and goodness to everyone you meet. You truely are an inspiration. Good luck hope you win you deserve it!..Love and goodness. Namaste

  34. wade hall says:

    You go girl.

  35. Eric says:

    Good luck!!!!!

  36. Peggy says:

    Hope you win Katy!!

  37. Holly says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  38. Melissa says:

    Good Luck! Katy!!

  39. Kate says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  40. Janet says:

    Good luck!

  41. GreenMan says:

    good luck katey

  42. Laura says:

    Good luck! Your amazing talent and beautiful nature deserves to be recognized.

  43. Joanna says:

    You go girl!! Good luck!

  44. Donna Trybus says:

    Good luck Katy!

  45. Angie says:

    Yoga is wonderful. Best of luck Katy!

  46. Alexis Kenney says:

    You deserve this women!!! Good luck!!! :)

  47. Jill Banik says:

    good Luck!!

  48. Aimee says:

    Cant think of anyone more deserving <3

  49. Dianne Yonkoske says:

    Good luck Katy!!!!

  50. bryan says:

    go get em

  51. Carlotta says:

    Good Luck.

  52. Kristin says:

    Good luck Katy!

  53. Bubs says:

    I really hope you win! Good Luck!

  54. Darshanie says:

    Namaste, wishing you many blessings and much success on your yoga journey. Good Luck!!

  55. vanessa dietrick says:

    good luck!

  56. ashley says:

    Good luck Katy!!!

  57. Amanda says:

    Katy, you so deserve this!!! Love from PA!!!

  58. Wendy says:

    Good Luck!!

  59. Barbara steinke says:

    You are so full of light, love, and laughter! I know your vision will become a reality. You inspire me in so many ways!!! Yes, this is your path!

  60. Denise Rebuck says:

    Best of luck Katy!

  61. Laurie Semelsberger says:

    Best Wishes!

  62. Charlie K. (Prescott Hot Yoga) says:

    Good luck Katy. this would be awesome!!!

  63. Nicola Stiffler says:

    I cannot think of anyone more genuine than Katy. When she says her motivation in doing this is to help people and inspire them to live fuller, richer lives, believe it is so! She exudes positive energy, her vibrance is contagious and you just cannot help, but want to be around her. She is everything you would want in an instructor and as she has said, Yoga is her life…please help Yoga, also, become her career!! Love you, Katy!! I wish you the best of luck and many accomplishments!!

  64. Linda says:

    Thanks to all who help Katy with this great opportunity…Namaste.

  65. Jessi says:

    You are going to be the BEST yoga teacher EVER!!! I think you’re truly GREAT!!! Good luck!


  66. Debi Lewis says:

    Yes, yes, yes, I so hope you get to go and I know the world will be just that much more blessed by your sweet shining light. Good to see you!

  67. Janet Whited says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  68. Sandra Daisley says:

    Where the Spirit goes nobody knows. It is like the wind. It is known by its love, peace, and joy. So it is with Yoga, and this young woman’s aspiration to unleash the Spirit, bringing love, peace and joy to all whom she impacts. May the Spirit grow deep and wide! Good luck Katy!!!!!

  69. Abby says:

    Go, Katy! Good luck!

  70. Hawke says:

    Best of luck.

  71. Paul Topper says:

    Best of Luck Katy – you deserve it!

  72. Patty Mullen Skupaka says:

    Katy is an asset to the yoga profession and I know she will excel at it. Good luck Katy.

  73. MARIA MEAGER says:

    Katy~Follow your dreams and never stop believing! Best of luck to you. You deserve it! :)♥

  74. Kelly Stiles says:

    Good luck Katy!!! I hope you get it!!! :)

  75. Jer Kirwan says:

    Lots of love and good luck, Katy.

  76. Lauren says:

    Good luck!!!

  77. Marty says:

    Good Luck!! Your essay was terrific!

  78. Amy says:

    I would love to learn yoga from you Katy! Open up a studio in our area!

  79. Shaun says:

    Good Luck!

  80. Shayann says:

    Good Luck!

  81. Nanci says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  82. jessica boyer says:

    Good luck to you Katy!! You deserve it girl!!

  83. Steffanie says:

    Good Luck!

  84. Cloe Jackson says:

    Katy, you are an inspiration my love. I wish you deep blessings on your ever unfolding journey of ultimate truth. Thank you for the space you fill in the world and the work you are doing it is vital!
    Love, Laughter and Magic Mystery
    x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

  85. JK says:

    Good luck lady!

  86. Missy says:

    You are definitely inspiring. You deserve this more than anyone I know. You have earned it. <3

  87. Terri says:

    You are truly amazing. You are really helping people helping people heal in all different ways. Thank you. Such a natural way for pain management.

  88. Christine Miller says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  89. Cindy says:

    Katy … best of luck in this dream you are pursuing!

  90. Sue Janosko says:

    Katy is inspirational in all that she does. She has a kindness in her heart and soul that is shared with everyone she meets. She is well deserving of this scholarship program and will always be an asset to the art of Yoga.

  91. Karl Mohr says:

    Go Katy!! You are perfect for this! Good Luck!

  92. jess says:

    Go for it Katy!! GOOD LUCK!!!

  93. Phoebe says:

    Best wishes! :-)

  94. Cate Planisky says:

    You are such an inspiration!

  95. Cate Planisky says:

    Your passion for yoga shows through in all you do. It is obvious it has become a way of life for you.

  96. jody mitory says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!

  97. Britta says:

    Gooooo Katy!! :)

  98. Mary Jo Rickard says:

    Good luck Katy!!! I hope Santa and all your friends are good to you and you get your wish!

  99. James Sabella says:

    hope its YOGA time

  100. Samson says:

    GOOD LUCK WITH THIS! It sounds like a great opportunity!

  101. Jessica says:

    Good luck Katy! I hope you win.. You deserve this!!!!

  102. Madeline says:


  103. S. L. says:

    Best wishes, Katy!

  104. Elaine Karlinsey says:

    Good Luck!!

  105. Marilyn says:

    I have been in Katy’s classes in PA and I can recommend her unconditionally. She has the perfect voice and great teaching skills.

  106. Jenifer says:

    Good Luck and Namaste’

  107. Yoga Mama says:


  108. Emily says:

    Got my vote! Good vibes and good luck!

  109. Jason M. says:

    Awesome essay, Katy! Sounds just like what you need considering your uniquely positive personality! Good luck!

  110. ruth youngblood says:

    Go Katy!!! Looks like you have a great chance!! Hope you get it!! Love ya!!

  111. Jen Ranochock says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  112. Chris Kalinich says:

    Katy, I believe in your destiny, since I know that by fulfilling it you will be helping countless others. Do Yoga!

  113. Suzanne Litavish says:


  114. Sally underwood says:

    The Universe wil provide with Love Katy…it is your dharma! Love you…. Sally

  115. Melissa Pollum says:

    Love you Katy! Hope you get the scholarship!

  116. Danyelle says:

    Good Luck, Katy!!! Wish you were here to teach yoga to your home girls! Danyelle

  117. Johnny A says:

    Goodluck Katy.

  118. Amanda Adamo says:

    Great Essay Katy! You will be an amazing yoga instructor!

  119. Melissa P. says:

    I hope you win :)

  120. Ann Booterbaugh says:

    Good Luck Katy!!

  121. Lea says:

    I saw your mom the other day…it’s amazing how fit she has gotten from doing yoga!!! Good luck Katy!!!

  122. Renee Bartlebaugh says:

    Good Luck Katy!!

  123. sandi says:

    You make me love yoga Katy! I hope your dream comes true!

  124. Stacie Chuhran says:

    Hope you win Katy!!!

  125. Melanie says:

    Awesome essaay Katy, I hope you win it!

  126. annette weiland says:

    good luck!!!!!!!!

  127. sandy says:

    Good Luck!

  128. Mary Lou Bender says:

    Great Essay Katy, GOO LUCK

  129. Frankie T. says:

    She’s the best! VOTE FOR KATY!

  130. Karl Yauneridge says:

    Great essay, best of luck to you

  131. Littlegirl says:

    Good LUck

  132. Jill Fiore says:

    Katy, Follow your bliss! The universe will make a way!

  133. AJ says:

    good luck, Katy

  134. Danielle says:

    Good luck Katy!!!!!!

  135. mandi golden says:

    Good luck!!!!!

  136. Arlie Persio says:

    Good luck Katy!

  137. Brad Weakland says:

    I believe that Katy is pursuing her dream and deserves this opportunity more than anyone else in this compition. Love and miss ya Katy and good luck and may GOD BLESS YOU!

  138. J Hope says:

    You go girl! Good luck!

  139. Dan Abtams says:

    GOOD LUCK KATY!!!!!!

  140. Rita says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!!

  141. Theresa Patrick says:

    Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram would be lucky to be able call Katy Kolasa their student.

  142. Cara Carpinello says:

    Good luck Katy

  143. Scott Newcomer says:

    Best of luck Katy!! People would be very lucky to have you as a teacher, so good luck on your scholarship!!

  144. Liz Faller says:

    Beautiful essay, Katy. Your words, life, and teaching resonate with what is truly meant to be! So BE IT! Love-Liz

  145. Stacey Kocis says:

    Katy, I hope you win!! This is so perfect for you!! Muah!

  146. Gretchen says:

    Good Luck Katy!! :(

  147. Erica Pedersen-Johnson says:

    Good Luck Girl :)))

  148. Maryann says:

    Katy is inspiring and a joy to work with. Good luck Katy!!

  149. Terrie Reddick says:

    Good Luck Katy… Your the best!!!!!

  150. eric ingham says:

    I loved taking Yoga with you!

  151. Greg Hicks says:

    Good luck with your destiny, and enjoy your time as a student!!!

  152. Cambria says:

    Katy, you are the most deserving person for this scholarship. With no pretenses, you share what you love with everyone you meet, and make people really think about their own health and happiness without any judgement. I hope you get to experience Leela Mata ashram, I can imagine your pretty brown eyes sparkling with excitement every second you are there!

  153. Nicki Wenturine says:

    Liked, tweeted, commented …. Hope you win!!!

    **KATY KOLASA ’11**

  154. Shell says:

    I am so proud of you Katy, and you inspire me so much. I miss you lots!


  155. Alex says:

    good luck

  156. Rick says:

    Goodluck Katy!!!!

  157. misse garrity says:

    Good Luck! YOU deserve this….you have always been such a special person, it is so nice to see you sharing your gift with others!

  158. Dylan Gruse says:


  159. Clayton says:

    Have fun but behave.

  160. Matt Stream says:

    Hey Whats up, good luck, you deserve to win .Peace

  161. scotty z says:

    when katy talks about yoga, her eyes light up. you can see her passion for it.

    katy is the most ‘real’ person i know. she puts her heart into everything she does and truly cares about all others before herself.

  162. James Zemlock says:

    Cool, Kate. I hope your doing fine. I must thank you again for the package and I do listen to it when I’m trying to relax. I was happy to talk to you about the vibrational relationship between sound and chakras. When I find mature discipline, I will be in tune, I think. :)

  163. patty bears says:

    Katy’s always been so serene. It would be wonderful to have her back in PA where she belongs.

  164. andrew says:

    good luck katy..!!

  165. Amanda Wiart says:

    Best wishes

  166. chelsea says:

    Good luck girl! John and I wish you the best of luck!

  167. wendy k says:

    good luck

  168. Heather Ludwig Kelley says:

    Good Luck Katy, Hope your Dream comes true!

  169. Francis Waksmunski says:

    Good Luck Waxy

  170. Breanna Rogers says:

    Go Katy!!!! You are so awesome! I hope you get to do this!!!!!

  171. Jana Gunnell says:

    Katy, I appreciate the wonderful teacher/encourager/inspiration you’ve been for my friend Sally. I’m excited to see how your path unfolds . . . and hope this scholarship is a part of it.

  172. Jenn Stevens says:

    Good Luck Katy!!! :)

  173. Tina Scott says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  174. Dan Weaver says:

    best of luck, Katy.

  175. Brandon says:

    Hari Om!!!

    Way to Go Katy!

  176. Dan Farrow says:

    Good Luck!

  177. Bobbi says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  178. Adriann White says:

    Blessings to you.

  179. Dana says:

    Good Luck in winning your scholarship!!!

  180. Deanna lowe says:

    Good luck Katy!! :)

  181. melinda smith says:

    Good Luck Katy, I hope you win!

  182. Melanie says:

    Yay! Katy Win WIn WIn!

  183. Brett Smith says:

    Good Luck Katy!! I hope you win!

  184. Kristi greenfield says:

    Hope you get your scholarship. Sally underwood speaks so highly of you!

  185. Rj Erculiani says:

    Enjoyed the essay published by Katy Kolasa and hope that she wins this scholarship. There are many military and public safety veterans suffering chronic back pain who could find lasting relief from highly trained Yoga instructors! Good luck Katy!

  186. Tom Kudlawiec says:

    It’s so cool that you have found your bliss, Katy. Good Luck!

  187. Christine says:

    Good luck!!!

  188. Mary says:

    best of luck katy!

  189. Adam says:

    Much luck and love from a friend in PA!

  190. dainya says:

    best wishes!

  191. Nicole says:

    Katy is a beautiful soul and an amazing instructor!!! Her dream is teach others how to teach!!! Spread the love!!!

  192. Teri Pursch says:

    Great Article. Good luck Katy!

  193. mark alexander says:

    You deserve it katy. Tell frank i said hey

  194. Kathy Peach says:

    Katy–Your teaching style has been so beneficial for me and the other
    senior students in your classes. Thanks.

  195. Renee says:

    It would be wonderful to see Katy win this scholarship. She has such a light within and truly lives yoga. She has already made an impact on many lives through her gentle guidance, and I’m sure the best is yet to come.

  196. Bradley Burak says:

    What an inspiration you are Katy, thank you!

  197. Marcee says:

    You are truly a joy! Good luck and many blessings on this exciting journey that is meant to be.

  198. Lori J says:

    Good Luck Katy!! I hope that you win!!!

  199. Diana Colvin says:

    Katy Kolaasa is great and so deserving of a schlorship. I desperately need her to keep up the good work. I have spinal stenosis and appreciate the help.

  200. Phoebe says:

    Wishing you the best! :)

  201. Tiffany says:

    Goodluck =)

  202. Briana Perrone says:

    Good Luck!!

  203. Kenneth Longstreth says:

    Best of luck!

  204. Shelby Sifford says:

    good luck

  205. Shari McConnell says:

    Good Luck:-)

  206. Kelly says:

    Good luck!!

  207. zene krogh says:

    You’re the greatest yoga teacher ever and I hope your destiny shows itself in PA! Namaste…..zene

  208. Brigette Smith-Baker says:

    Good Luck Katy

  209. Melanie Brindza says:

    Good Luck!!

  210. Sherry Winters says:

    Good Luck!!!!

  211. Becky Johnson says:

    Good Luck!!!

  212. James says:

    Blessings of abundance, health & peace. Be in the flow of Universal Life Force Energy.

    SHIFT happens in the presence of Love that becomes the Normacles
    that are the Effective Measure of Truth.

  213. Jen says:

    Good Luck! Seems Like you found something that you love!

  214. Dad says:

    Good luck, my sweet little good girl. You deserve the best! I love you.

  215. Sasha Carrillo says:

    Good Luck! Hope you win and all your dreams come true!

  216. Jaime says:

    Best of Luck to you Katy!!

  217. Catherine Shortencarrier says:

    Good luck, honey! We would love to see you when you come to Pennsylvania for this training after you win.

  218. ginger says:

    You deserve this scholarship so much. I have never met anyone so passionate about Yoga as you are… you are truly a beautiful person inside and out. You grace all of your friends family and even strangers with your innate ability to make people feel at ease. LOVE YOU and I hope you win it. Either way, I feel nothing less than absolutely lucky to know you.

    BIG HUG, love you

  219. Tracy Dillon says:

    Good Luck!!!

  220. Joe Stavish says:

    Good Luck!

  221. mary says:

    Best of luck you my your dreams come true hope you win GOOD LUCK :)

  222. Jessica Knapik says:

    You deserve this! You are an amazing yoga instructor!

  223. Lori Spotts says:

    Good Luck! ~~The world ‘needs’ what you have to offer~~

  224. Tom R says:

    Good luck Katy, I’m sure you make Yoga a blast!

  225. Steve says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  226. Dan says:

    May your yoga experience be more enjoyable for you than mine was during P90x. Good luck! Hope to see you soon!

  227. Cathy Davis says:

    Katy is an awesome yoga teacher. She is both clear and compassionate.

  228. Marzenka says:

    Good luck!!! Poland is cheering for you!!!

  229. Robert says:

    Good luck!!! Robert from Poland also is cheering for You:)

  230. Whitney says:

    Get it girlllll

  231. Kimm Horner says:

    Katy I hope that you get the scholarship and then maybe you could teach your mom and my mom some of it. Good Luck!

  232. John A Rouse says:

    Good Luck, you better win this because i never reply to these things.

  233. Jennifer says:

    Good luck Katy!

  234. Laurel says:

    Namaste, Katy. I so enjoy your yoga classes.

  235. Jean Gough says:

    Good luck katy

  236. leela sukhu says:

    wishing you all the best…and looking forward to seeing you at the ashram.

  237. Jona says:

    Good luck Katy! You deserve it!

  238. YogaJunkies says:

    Good luck, Katy! Your words in the first line say it all: “Yoga is my passion. It is my bliss. Yoga is sacred to me.” YES!

  239. Swati says:

    Wishing you all the best, Katy!

  240. Eric says:

    How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

  241. Ritu says:

    All the best!

  242. Heather Lamont says:

    Good Luck!!

  243. Khailitha Fae says:

    Best wishes, Katy!

  244. Mellissa Vella says:

    Katy its great to see your passion in yoga. Its great for all. Wishing you all the best. Go girl.

  245. Russ says:

    You’re the best!

  246. Rita says:

    Go Katy!!

  247. Lindsay Carpinello says:


  248. Meghan says:

    Good luck Katy!

  249. Meghan says:

    Good luck Katy! I hope you win!

  250. Michael Topper says:

    Best of luck

  251. Linda says:


  252. Melody Weiland says:

    Best of luck Katy! Hooope you win :)

  253. Elena Brower says:

    GO GIRL! Bring your light to the world.

  254. Lea says:

    I love you, Katy. GOOD LUCK!!!

  255. Santo Adamo says:

    Good luck Katy !

  256. Corey Cluett says:

    Hope your journey finds you in laughter everyday,and may your heart know bliss when you call upon it

  257. Bhakti says:

    Best of luck Katy !

  258. Jessica says:

    Sending good vibes your way Katy!

  259. sarin says:

    Good luck

  260. sapta says:

    Good wishes

  261. Larry Coposky says:

    Good luck Katy.

  262. Sassy Yogini says:

    Best wishes Katy from The Sassy Yogini!

  263. lisa janosko says:

    Good luck Katy! You deserve to win!

  264. Sherri Myers says:

    Katy, Good Luck! I’m from your good ole hometown of Northern Cambria.

  265. anne solt says:

    Your wish is deserved.

  266. Pat Fox says:

    Katy is a truly gifted yoga teacher who grasps the needs of her students so easily. Each class I attend is varied to suit all levels while at the same time sensing the needs/desires of each individual. She offers words of wisdom sometimes during the class but mostly as part of our closing moments together. I have found many of these to remain with me throughout the day and longer. I think, most importantly, that Katy just loves what she does each day and that comes across to me in every class I attend.
    I know she would be a wonderful participant in the training program and wish all the best for her success.

  267. matt hendrick says:

    best wishes katy! You deserve it!

  268. Mary Kay Venslosky says:

    Girl you belong on your very own DVD. You speak very comfortably. I am proud of you and wish you all the luck.

  269. Ljerka says:

    Thumbs up for you, Katy!

  270. Johnny A says:

    Thank you for the tips you gave me for the back. Helping so much

  271. Jen C. says:

    Best of luck!!!

  272. Karen Laney says:

    Good luck Katy!! I hope you win!

  273. Eric says:

    I hope you win Katy! Good luck!

  274. r westover says:

    Good Luck

  275. Stacy Dolansky Parrish says:

    Wishing you nothing but the best…….good luck you deserve it and much more.

  276. John says:

    My daughter is so deserving of this. She lives for YOGA!

  277. sherry says:


  278. Frank Bailey says:

    Good Luck dear :)

  279. Maria Cantalupo says:

    Good luck and best wishes!!!!!

  280. pam glos says:

    you are so lucky to be following your calling! Good luck!

  281. Heather zazvrskey says:

    Good luck katy!

  282. Joanne Haggerty says:

    hope yoou win this

  283. kim says:

    Good Luck!!!

  284. Renee Miller says:

    Best of luck Katy!!!

  285. Kelly says:

    Good Luck Katy! When reading down through the previous posts it is amazing how many people you have already touched the lives of. Hoping you get the scholarship and wishing you well in the advancement in your career.

  286. Lori Rajnish says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  287. Casey says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!

  288. dena mccall-crow says:

    Katy, I think you should win because of your tenacity/drive! It is an awesome passion and your desire to help people will take you many places in life. It’s one of the great healing modalities in life that truly is rewarding. Being a natural healer myself, I realize the true benefits of yoga and how they can help your body heal. You would learn so many great things at this school and they would truly benefit from your involvement since this is your truly love of life. You are the best type of student a good could have onboard! Keep up with your dream and it will reward you. A friend of your Mom’s…Dena
    PS: You have inspired me and I think I’ll go do yoga now. Namaste!

  289. Jann Wenturine says:

    Katy, Good Luck and hope you win this scholarship! I’m in AZ too, only Yuma, which is 3 hours away. Went to school with your mom. Great essay! I’m sure you’re on your way! You’ve got it!

  290. Patty Whited says:


  291. stevekaine says:

    I love your positive energy

  292. Noreen says:

    Best of luck to you Katy!

  293. Nancy James Berzonsky says:

    Best of Luck, Katy.

  294. evelyn long says:

    Good luck!

  295. Chad Daisley says:

    U Da Wo-Man Katy! Good Luck!

  296. Lisa says:

    follow your dreams, we should all do it more, good luck!

  297. Devany says:

    Best wishes, Katy!

  298. Tracy Williams says:

    Good Luck!

  299. sharon benamati says:

    good luck katy!!!! you deserve this:)

  300. Megan says:

    Good luck!

  301. Shirley Gormish says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  302. Jul says:

    Good Luck!!! :)

  303. Lynn Rake says:

    Good luck Katy!

  304. Kayden says:

    I hope u win Katy!!! Can’t wait to see you at Christmas!!!

  305. Rick says:

    Go Katy!!!

  306. Patty Whited says:

    Good Luck Katy

  307. Dan Whited says:

    Best wishes Katy.

  308. tammy says:

    good luck!!

  309. Kayden says:

    I hope u win Katy!!!

  310. Julie terrizzi says:

    Good luck Katy!!!

  311. Leo says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!

  312. beth drotar says:

    Good Luck, Katy

  313. levonne keilman says:

    Good Luck Kathy, Hope you win.

  314. Cyndi says:

    Best of Luck, Katy!!

  315. Diane says:

    Good Luck!!!

  316. Eric Stiffler says:

    Good luck, Katy!

  317. Nancy (Juliana's aunt) says:

    Good luck to you Katy! Following and pursuing your dreams is important to your soul. I do believe that if you lose sight of your dreams, then you do indeed those your soul and yourself. It sounds to me that you are right on track and I will keep positive thoughts headed in your direction. I hope that this opportunity will happen for you. Take care.

  318. Nykee says:

    May this dream come true for you! Good luck in all of your aspirations! :)

  319. Amanda A says:

    Best of Luck Katy! I’ve known you for a long time now, and you would be perfect for this scholarship! You’re very awesome and creative :) Love ya!

  320. erica gibbons says:

    Best of Luck Katy!!!!

  321. Lynda says:

    Dream On! I agree that QT and Yoga definitely compliment each other. For the highest Good!

  322. Jessica Rocco says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  323. Charla Lewis says:

    Good luck!

  324. Janet Barnosky says:

    Good luck

  325. alayna says:


  326. Sharon M says:

    GOOD LUCK Katy!!

  327. Cole says:

    Go get ’em! Bring yoga to Northern Cambria — will give it a try!

  328. Arlene W says:

    Doing my “home town” part to help make your dreams come true!

  329. Michelle Lockard says:

    Good Luck on your Journey Katy! You deserve it!

  330. vikki says:

    Good luck katy!!

  331. Amber N says:

    Good Luck….

  332. Marcy Bradley says:

    Good Luck Katy!!! I hope you win :)

  333. Theresa Bauer says:

    Good luck, Katy, I wish you the best!

  334. Janice L Lechene says:

    Good job Katy, and good luck, hope to see you soon.

  335. Gloria Miller says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!

  336. Mike Powers says:

    I hope you win Katy so you can continue to share love and positive energy with the world.

  337. maryjane mcelroy says:

    GOOD LUCK !!

  338. Gloria Salvia says:

    Lot’s of luck Katy!!!

  339. amanda spangler says:

    Good Luck !!!

  340. Erin says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  341. Martha says:

    Good Luck!

  342. Kelly Jo Wylie says:

    Good Luck Katy!!! We love & Miss You & wish you all the best!!!

  343. Gina Latona says:

    Hope you win!!!

  344. patrice ware says:

    Good luck katy

  345. Connie says:

    Good luck!

  346. Stacy Hoelzle says:

    Good Luck!

  347. Christine O'Halek says:

    Good luck Katy

  348. Rose Marie Klemann says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!! You truly are an inspiration to others.

  349. Carolyn Lieb says:

    Good Luck Katy. I hope you win.

  350. Jenny Damin says:

    You rock, Katy!!!!!!

  351. Cynthia Kirk says:

    Best of Luck!

  352. Amanda says:

    I hope u win!! U deserve it, ur the one that indroduced me to yoga in the first place!!

  353. Joan Murphy says:

    Good Luck Katy, you deserve to win this scholarship because you are so dedicated to yoga and will inspire many others. You go girl.

  354. Linda says:

    Follow your dream…..Good Luck!

  355. April says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  356. Benjamin Huether says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  357. Pat Luntz says:

    Hey, good luck. Hope you get the scholarship.

  358. Melissa says:

    Good Luck Katy !!!!!!

  359. Stacy says:

    Goodluck!…We would love to have ya back!

  360. Kristi G says:

    Katy, This is truly meant to be, you will win.

  361. ELANE says:

    Good Luck!

  362. Jamie says:

    Good Luck

  363. Jim Mitasky says:

    Good luck!!!

  364. Erin says:

    Good luck Katy! Fingers crossed!!

  365. Christine Keith says:

    Good luck Katy.

  366. Pigrot says:

    You are lovely. I am rooting for you.

  367. Pigrot says:

    You are lovely. I am rooting for you. I hope I can figure out twitter so that I can vote for you there too. Good luck

  368. Pigrot says:

    You are lovely. I am rooting for you. I hope I can figure out twitter so that I can vote for you there too. Good luck

  369. Pigrot says:

    I did it on twitter but it doesn’t look like it worked. the number didn’t go up on this page. I am sorry. I am bad with computers.

  370. Kiersten says:

    Good luck!! :)

  371. Josh Griak says:

    Good Luck!!

  372. Christa says:

    Good luck Katy…you deserve it!!!!!

  373. Mel says:

    Good Luck!!

  374. Jackie says:

    Good luck!

  375. Puts says:

    Good luck!

  376. Chuck says:

    Way to go! Good luck.

  377. Doreen says:

    Best of luck to you Katy!!

  378. Sue says:

    Wishing you lots of luck!

  379. Brandi says:

    Good Luck Chicca!!

  380. Traci says:

    best of luck Katy!!

  381. Nita says:

    Good luck and best wishes with your journey!!

  382. Judd says:

    Good luck! and keep traveling toward your destiny!!

  383. Josh says:

    Good Luck in all you do…. :)

  384. Brent Hogan says:

    Good luck!!

  385. greenman says:

    good luck

  386. June Jantz says:

    Thanks to Katy, our little group is continuing to practice Yoga. We were left without
    a guide recently and then ‘found’ Katy. She has reignited our love of the practice and
    is without a doubt the most inspirational leader and positive teacher we have had the pleasure of working with. We NEED you, Katy to keep us motivated and centered.

  387. Lori Weakland says:

    No one deserves this opportunity more! Good luck:)

  388. jackie says:

    good luck kolasa!

  389. jackie says:

    good luck katy!

  390. Joy Keith says:

    Good Luck!!

  391. alex fedor says:

    Good luck Katie, u deserve it.

  392. Amber ATen says:

    Good luck Katy! love that you are following you heart!

  393. Ashley says:

    Good luck!

  394. Megan D says:

    This sounds like a great opportunity and the perfect fit for you. Good luck!!

  395. Ronnie says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  396. Mary R. says:

    Good Luck!

  397. Lorie Smith says:

    Good Luck! I always enjoy your classes! You have brought joy to my life through yoga! Thank you!

  398. Maureen Smith says:

    No one deserves this opportunity more! Good luck Katy!

  399. Mark says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  400. Lynn Rake says:

    you go girl!

  401. Chad says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!

  402. Nikole Stiffler says:

    Good luck, Katy!

  403. Nicole says:

    Goodluck katy!

  404. Kelly says:

    Good luck!!!!

  405. mandy says:

    Good luck Katie!!!

  406. Cvs pv says:

    Great job promoting your wishes. May your dreams come true.

  407. Matt says:

    Good luck Katy! Best wishes!!

  408. Jason says:

    Good luck Katy!

  409. Rebecca says:

    Good luck Katy. YOU DESERVE THIS!

  410. Tara Brodish says:

    Good Luck!

  411. kevin says:

    good luck

  412. Carl Bruce says:

    Good Luck :)

  413. Molly says:

    I hope you get it!

  414. Colleen Allred says:

    Hi Katy!

    It was great having the opportunity to meet you on Saturday, and I’m so glad you won the candle! Your upbeat personality makes you a winner in all categories to me! Especially winning this opportunity.
    Best of Luck to you!

  415. jen ingham says:

    good luck!

  416. deb prosser says:

    good luck katie

  417. eric ingha says:

    do it!

  418. eric and jen says:

    go Katie!

  419. Audrey says:

    You deserve to win! Good Luck

  420. Sally Ohanesian says:

    You are the reason I love yoga and get up in the morning to attend your class! good Luck! You deserve it!!!

  421. Heather says:

    GOOD LUCK!!!

  422. Justin says:

    This looks like a fantastic opportunity. Good luck Katy!

  423. Thomas Rocco says:

    Good luck Katy !!!!!

  424. Ernest Rescinito says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  425. Paul says:

    Good Luck!! Katy

  426. Tracy says:

    You go girl!!!!!
    I know you’ll succeed!!!!

  427. Colleen says:

    Good luck~

  428. Sally Ohanesian says:

    Love your class!
    Good luck!

  429. Tina says:

    Good Luck Katy! Wishing all the best.

  430. Carol Paretti says:

    Katy, you are a fantastic yoga teacher. I know this experience will enable you to further your talent and knowledge

  431. Susan Rocco says:

    You’ve found your passion! Good luck/Buena suerte/Bonne chance!

  432. Lenny says:

    Good Luck Katy!
    Happy Holidays.

  433. Jane Chester says:

    Go Katy!

  434. Alan Chester says:

    The best for you, Katy.

  435. Marilyn says:

    Good luck, Katy!

  436. Fred M says:

    Good Luck

  437. PJShell says:

    Dreams are what this country is made of. If Katy wins, this contest she will do great things

  438. Janice Kosto says:

    “Good Luck, Katy”

  439. Danita Jasper says:

    Good luck Katy!!!!!

  440. Deb Frontino says:

    Good luck!

  441. Sally says:

    Good Luck Katy !!!

  442. Dina Micco says:

    Buena Suerte!!!!

  443. Lissa says:

    I vote for Katy because of her truly genuine passion for the art of yoga and for her desire to share it with others.

  444. Jessica Taranto says:

    Good Luck, Katy!!

  445. Lori Slavik says:

    Good Luck!!

  446. Jessica Taranto says:

    Good Luck Katy!!

    You can do it!

  447. Jessica Taranto says:

    Good Luck Katy!! You can do it!

  448. Brenna Nichol says:

    Good Luck Katy!!

  449. Suzy Britton says:

    Good luck, Katy, on the pursuit of your dream!!

  450. Wanda Brown says:

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed! Good luck!!

  451. Diana Allen says:

    May all your dreams come true!!

  452. Our Place says:

    We hope you reach your dreams Katy!

  453. Jane Chesen says:

    Good luck, Katy. If anyone deserves this, it is you!

  454. Kelley G says:

    Good Luck!

  455. megan bears says:

    awesome!! good luck! <3 your sharon cousin, megan

  456. Robin says:

    Good hun! I know you can do it! :)

  457. Valerie says:

    Good Luck, Katy!!!!!

  458. David A says:

    Best of luck!!!

  459. jeff says:

    Here my vote!

  460. Marilyn says:

    Hope you win

  461. Sherry says:

    Good Luck Katy!! You have the best family!! You are an inspiration to us all!

  462. Carly says:

    Good luck!

  463. Dr. John A. Jubas Ed.D. says:

    Wishing you much success, Katy.

  464. joada says:


  465. Jeanne Hallquist says:

    Katy, your goodness yoga enriches my life–body, mind, and soul. You are meant to be a healer. Many blessings.

  466. Alison says:

    Good luck!

  467. Brayden C. says:

    Good luck!

  468. Adria Smith says:

    Katy, you are a beautiful person and you absolutely deserve this! Best of luck <3

  469. Michelle says:

    Good Luck!!

  470. Tom Paronish says:

    Good Luck:)

  471. Stacy Datsko says:

    Best of Luck Katy!

  472. Rick says:

    Go Katy! Fulfill Your Destiny

  473. levonne keilman says:

    good luck katie, I really hope you win.

  474. levonne keilman says:

    Good luck tgo you Katy, I hope you win.

  475. Nancy says:

    Good Luck!!!

  476. Tracey Ruddock says:

    Best of luck Katy!!!!!!!!

  477. Michele Celenza says:

    Loved the video and have done a little yoga myself, I am sure you could teach me TONS more, good luck on making your goal for the August Class, you have MY VOTE.

  478. Anne Shaffer says:

    Good luck Katy! Make us N.C. proud!

  479. Jeff Shaffer says:

    Good luck Katy!

  480. Kayla Fatula says:

    Good luck, Katy! Hope you win!

  481. Deb J. says:

    Good Luck!

  482. Amy Clark says:

    Best of Luck, Katy!!!

  483. Katelyn Sedlock says:

    Good Luck Katy!
    I hope you win!!

  484. Clare says:

    Your motto…Great words to live by. I wish you good luck!!

  485. Mary Ann says:

    Go for it Girl!
    Best of Luck…. we love you.

  486. Karen Previte says:

    Good luck Katy. I hope you get to live closer to home!

  487. Tracie Myers says:

    Glad we found you Katy, you make Tues. and Thurs. special.

  488. Denny says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  489. Jay says:

    What an awesome woman! Here we go Katy Here we go!

  490. Chrissy says:

    Good luck Katy! I hope you win :)

  491. kb says:

    Good luck Katy!

  492. Mrs. Manioc says:

    I know yoga has been your passion for a long time….Good Luck with this!

  493. Mrs. Kudlawiec says:

    Good Luck Katy…We’re all rootin for you at the school!!!!!

  494. Melinda Sherry says:

    Best of luck to you and happy holidays:)

  495. monika farabaugh says:

    good luck katy!

  496. meghan farabaugh says:

    good luck

  497. paul mcelroy says:


  498. Momsy says:

    just sneakin in with a quick I LOVE YOU!!!!!

  499. Yamuna Devi says:

    Best wishes! Leela Mata-ji is a wonderful Teacher and embodies the ideal! I hope your dream to study with her becomes your reality. Namaste!

  500. Maxine says:

    Good luck Katy!

  501. Craig says:

    Good luck!!

  502. Alex says:

    Good Luck!!

  503. Mel says:

    Go Katy!!!!!

  504. brennan gibbons says:

    Good Luck Katy, You can do it!

  505. Alicia says:

    Yoga Freedom

  506. Connie Myers says:

    Go Katy Go!

  507. Kim Johnson says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  508. Claudine says:

    Hey Katy, Love your Tuesday morning class (when I mke it!) You are great! You deserve to win. Good Luck at the Ashram.

  509. gena says:

    good luck!

  510. holly dillalogue says:

    good luck katy

  511. racquelle says:

    Good luck!

  512. Jereme Jones says:

    Enjoy Peaceful Valley Ashram. It’s a beautiful place that truly lives up to its name…

  513. Karen says:

    Good luck and best wishes!!
    I believe that this opportunity will help you grow in this endeavor.

  514. Lynne Sauter says:

    Good Luck Katy! Im a friend of your mom’s and she is awesome. So Im sure she raised an awesome daughter. Best of luck!

  515. Mary Ann says:

    Good luck! I hope to see you at Leela Mata’s. Leela Mata’s Peaceful Valley Ashram does an outstanding job of yoga training.
    I also hope to take the advanced training if I can find the funds.
    I applaud you for applying for the scholarship.

  516. Tara says:

    Lots of luck

  517. Tony says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  518. Leslie Bradley says:

    Good Luck and Best Wishes!!!

  519. Leslie Bradley says:

    Good luck and best wishes!!

  520. eric says:

    You rock Katie

  521. jennifer friedl says:

    Good luck, hope ya win!

  522. deb prosser says:

    Go get it!

  523. Vince Renfro says:

    I wish you success and a wonderful life..Leela and Darshanie are outstanding, and very enlightened, people. Namaste.

  524. Amanda Dillon says:

    Good luck :)

  525. Jeannette Brevik says:

    Wishing you much success and hope you win. Good luck~

  526. Diva Denissov says:

    when you want something as passionately as you want this, it IS meant to be and it WILL be…. rejoice as it is already done… so rejoice that you are already the winner of this and pack your bags! :)
    We will miss you while you are gone at Prescott Hot Yoga, but we know you are supposed to be taking this trip and receiving this training!
    we welcome it!

  527. Toni says:

    This is truly a wonderful story. I myself completed the 200hrs TTC at Peaceful Valley. Wishing you the best of luck in all you do. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts. This is very inspirational. Love and Light :)

  528. darren k says:

    good luck

  529. noah k says:

    good luck

  530. Bonnie Hoffman says:

    Best of luck to you! Om Shanti

  531. Tasha says:

    Good Luck!!!

  532. Anne Weber says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  533. Brian says:

    Best of luck Katy!!

  534. Trisha says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  535. KathyJo Getz says:

    Gook Luck!

  536. Gerry Preston says:

    Never give up your dreams!!!

  537. Phyllis Carpenter says:

    Good Luck Katy – I enjoy your yoga classes at the “Y” – it jump starts my day.

  538. linda says:

    Good luck, Katy! Namaste

  539. suki says:

    I liked your Essay!!! Wonderful.

  540. Marju says:

    I love the calm centerdness that you bring to your classes. Good luck, Katy!

  541. Scott Davis says:

    I hope you win, Katy. I have certainly enjoyed your classes and hope your new training will take you to higher levels.

  542. Karen Rader says:

    Katy is an awesome yoga teacher who brings the principles of mindfulness and union to the practice. She honors the uniqueness of the individual as well as the harmony of the group. It is my joy to share in the sacred practice withh such an inspiring and authentic being as Katy.

  543. Scott Davis says:

    I’ve enjoyed your classes, Katy, and I hope you have the chance to do more training.

    – Scott D.

  544. Maria says:

    Congratulations, the scholarship is already yours. Don’t doubt it.

  545. Andy Paronish says:

    Hope you win. you deserve it!

  546. Jessica says:

    Good luck Katy! 

  547. Orlo Jantz says:

    Katy is THE BEST!! I even get up at 6 AM to attend her class!

  548. Tammy Reinholz says:

    I am so thankful that my Mom has Katy for her guide — Katy is keeping my 76 year old Mother in great shape!

  549. Ray Cage says:

    Katy is a wonderfully balanced person who brings light and love in to our lives.

  550. Reid Reinholz says:

    Katy’s reputation as a yoga instructor is well known even in Tempe, AZ

  551. Jodi Maas says:

    What would my life be without my Yoga!!?? Thank goodness for Katy!

  552. Mike Maas says:

    Yoga has made a new man out of me — I can now sleep like a baby at night — I do not judge others — I am flexible — I am relaxed and productive. Thank you, Katy.

  553. Preston Jantz says:

    Katy has given my 76 year old Mom many more wonderful enjoyable healthy years of life. I am sure there will be MANY more years ahead for her. Thank you, Katy

  554. Mary Jantz says:

    Hooray for Katy’s Yoga class. Everyone I talk to about her, cannot praise her enough!

  555. Jason butler says:

    Good luck!

  556. Jen Butler says:

    Good luck, good luck!

  557. joanie davenport says:

    Good Luck!!!

  558. isabelle smith says:

    good luck katy, i hope you win.

  559. sue says:

    Good Luck Katy

  560. Andy Paronish says:

    I made a spelling mistake in my email address…sending again to make sure it counts….GO KATY!!! You deserve it!

  561. Liz says:

    Good Luck, Katy!! :)

  562. Liz Smego says:

    Good Lucky, Katy!! :)

  563. Mark kayden says:

    GOOD LUck

  564. Theresa Spanella says:

    Go, Katy, go!! Good luck!! Love you and miss you!!!!

  565. nadine kirsch says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  566. Alysia says:

    Great essay, good luck Katy. ~ Alysia Johnson

  567. Bob says:

    Good luck katy! You deserve this. Hope you come home so I can give you a flu shot next year!

  568. Tresa says:

    You go girl. I hope you win.

  569. Tara McKee says:

    Good luck :)

  570. eileen says:

    Live the Dream, Katy! Best Wishes!

  571. gena says:

    im posting another comment… on a diff day.. not sure if that helps or not!!

  572. Martha Tenerowicz says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  573. Nathan Tenerowicz says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  574. Odette says:

    How beautiful! You must be a wonderful teacher, I can feel the love for Yoga throught your words. I wish you luck on your quest, and whatever the outcome, it will be for the best. Namaste

  575. Mary says:

    Good luck!

  576. Jackie Paronish says:

    Good luck, Katy! You are awesome!

  577. Jarod Paronish says:

    Way to represent NC!

  578. Shell says:

    KATY! That’s right girl…follow your destiny! xoxoxooxoxo

  579. Monica Beltowski says:

    Good Luck, Katy!!!

  580. Linda says:

    Best wishes, Mountain Club Yoga

  581. Shelley (Kudlawiec) Kirsch says:

    Best of Luck to you Katy, and may your dreams come true!!!

  582. Donna says:

    Way to go Katy! Lot’s of PA love coming your way.GOOD LUCK!

  583. Erin Atherton says:

    Best of luck Katy!!!!

  584. lynn says:

    Good luck !

  585. Jason Mundok says:

    Sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Even if it doesn’t work out it looks like you have a very loving community surrounding you.

  586. Devaki Lammet-Rochdi says:

    Namaste Katy! many blessings especially from Ganesha to remove all the obstacles and get the scholarship. It would be great if you could come to Leela Mata’s Ashram for an amazing residential program and to spread love, peace and harmony by teaching yoga! Om Shanti Devaki

  587. raeley says:

    i am voting for you because well i am !!!!! <3

  588. Demi says:

    Good Luck(:

  589. Joey Perrone says:

    Good job Katy.

  590. Amber says:

    Good luck, Katy(:

  591. Mrs. Laney says:

    We are all so proud of you at school. Everyone is hoping you win! Best of luck to you.

  592. Eric Laney says:

    Wishing you the best of luck!!!

  593. Teri Pursch says:

    Good Luck!!!

  594. Earth 1ne The DJ says:

    Anything to keep the earth balanced! Go Katy! Shine! :-)

  595. TODD says:


  596. Audrey says:

    Good luck to you.

  597. eileen dirienzo says:

    Katy, just started your classes and I love it. You are a great teacher. Good luck. Eileen

  598. sharon m. says:

    Katy, you would be the best with the 500 more hours. I’m in you corner.
    Peace to you and blessings from my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

  599. Josh Buterbaugh says:

    Vote for Katy…best of luck!!!

  600. sharon m. says:

    Katy You will do so well with more training in yoga. Grace and peace to you from my Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Love, Sharon.

  601. Lynn says:

    Good luck Katy!

  602. Cheyenne Rajnish says:

    Hope You Win

  603. Fadia says:

    Good luck…I hope you win. :)

  604. abby says:

    good luck katy

  605. Mukunda says:

    wish you good luck – and hope to see you this summer at peaceful valley ashram…

  606. tammy says:

    good luck katy!!

  607. carie says:

    Way to go Katy I know how proud your parents are of you and how much you love what you do. Keep up the good work.

  608. Jodi says:

    Good Luck!!

  609. hilda hecklemyer says:

    good Luck!

  610. David Morgan says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  611. Mrs. K says:

    Both schools are rooting for you. Teachers want an NC yoga studio!!!! Go Katy!

  612. Becky says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  613. Tracy says:

    I grew up in the same area as Katy. She was a year behind me in school. She played basketball with my sister. She is an amazing young lady and I know that she will do an outstanding job at this. Best of luck to you Katy. Hope you make it home real soon. God Bless!

  614. Heather says:

    Good job Kate

  615. Kristi says:

    good luck!!!

  616. raeley says:


  617. vikki says:

    Go katy go

  618. buck says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  619. Miller says:

    Keeping the votes coming Katy!

  620. Robbie says:

    Still going!

  621. lora m says:

    hope you win!

  622. jesse says:

    Good luck katy!!!

  623. Marina says:

    Good Luck…I hope you win!

  624. bob says:

    You deserve it!! Good Luck

  625. john b says:

    nicely expressed–hope your dreams become reality!

  626. Don Griner says:

    Great video Katy! Good Luck!

  627. Alison says:

    Great essay Katy! I hope that your dreams come true! Yoga is wonderful and I am glad that there are bright, shining souls out there like you that aspire to teach!

  628. Lena Rising says:

    Loved your video, Katy! Hope you win – best of luck!!

  629. carie says:

    Best of luck to you Katie hope you win.

  630. Gerrica G says:

    Best of luck!!

  631. Michelle Firment says:

    Go for the GOLD Katy! Good luck and best wishes your way.

  632. Eternity Yoga - Giselle says:

    Blessings on your path! Hope you win! Giselle

  633. Robert says:

    Great job! Applause is in order. Hands down, the best essay in the contest! Have fun and learn lots at the ashram!

  634. Donna says:

    good luck!

  635. Judy G. says:

    Best of luck to you!

  636. Kylie says:

    Good luck, Katy!!! Love and miss you.

  637. Brian W says:

    WOW! What a great read and pleasing video. :) I hope that you will find your destiny, Katy!

  638. Kelsie says:

    good luck Katy! you got this girl! you’re gonna win!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  639. Kelsie says:

    good luck again!!!!!!!!

  640. Kelsie says:

    good luck!!!!!!! 😀

  641. Marie says:

    Hope you win Katy

  642. Marie says:

    Hope you win!

  643. Jessie says:

    Good Luck!!!

  644. Michelle says:

    Namaste, Katy—Hope you win!!

  645. Noreen C. says:

    I hope you win!!!!

  646. liz says:

    Yay for you! Good luck!

  647. C.O.D says:

    Best of luck to you Katy!!! Don’t ever quit!!

  648. April says:

    OM Shanti Katie! Best of LUCK!! Namaste

  649. Emma L. says:

    Your essay is beautiful, good luck! :)

  650. Caitlin says:

    good luck!

  651. Lou C says:

    Best wishes & good luck winning this wonderful opportunity.

  652. Karen Warrick says:

    Good luck!

  653. Denise Elfenbein says:

    Katy – It was great to meet you today. I loved your class & your teaching style. You teach from your heart. You have a genuinely warm energy and inviting spirit. I can see this being a life long career for you! Denise

  654. Lois Moore says:

    Good Luck, Katy!

  655. Uncle Timmy says:

    I am so proud of you. I hope your dreams come true with this scholarship! Love ya!

  656. Tim says:

    Good luck, Katy

  657. Brandy Molloy says:

    You’ll love Leela’s ashram, and everyone there!

  658. Susan says:

    Good Luck!!!

  659. Stephanie says:

    Good luck Katy!! Luv & light

  660. michele mundok says:

    Nice job and good luck!

  661. Steve Kirsch says:

    Good luck Katy…you should learn Thai Message too :-)

  662. Janice Kirsch says:

    good luck!

  663. richard kimmel says:

    Best wishes and good luck Katy.

  664. Michele says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!

  665. AgamiKarmaYoga says:

    Good luck!

  666. Arlene says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  667. George says:

    Good luck!!!

  668. Grace says:

    Good luck Katy! Namaste!

  669. Michele says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  670. Jordan says:

    Best of luck to you, Katy!

  671. Ann says:

    Good Luck!

  672. chuck says:

    Good Luck! I hope you win

  673. anne johnson says:

    Good Luck

  674. MA says:

    I wish you the best of luck!

  675. kyle angelozzi says:

    your gonna win katy, im sure of was meant to be!!!!

  676. Rosemarie Wholaver Smarsh says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  677. Justin says:

    Good Luck

  678. mandi golden says:

    You rock Katy!

  679. spooky says:

    good luck

  680. Holly Leatherman says:

    I hope you win Katy!!! x0x0x0x0x0x

  681. Michelle says:

    Good luck! Hope your dreams come true!

  682. tim k says:

    good luck

  683. Rick Myers says:

    Katy, you are the best Yoga instructor I’ve ever had. In fact, you’re the only Yoga instructor I’ve ever had. Plus, you don’t make fun of me! Good luck.

  684. Dawn Berezansky says:

    Good Luck Katy!!! I can’t wait to hear that you won!!!!

  685. Jacque Stewart says:

    Good luck, Katy.

  686. Pat Marino says:

    Best of Luck, Katy.

  687. Toni says:

    Good Luck Katy:)

  688. Trace says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!

  689. betsy says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!

  690. alena says:

    I hope you are able to get the scholarship!!

  691. Marianne Rouse says:

    Katie, I love your poses…they are great. I am becoming a fellow Yogi
    I love it. Good Luck you deserve it.

  692. Della Jackson says:



  693. steven lavigne says:

    good luck katy!!!!!

  694. Shawn Nelson says:

    Good Luck!!

  695. sonya says:

    Congrats and Good luck with everything….

  696. Rose Marie Klemann says:

    Your a winner Katy. Good Luck!!!!!!!!

  697. Jason Galbraith says:

    Yoga is life empowerment! Good luck my yoga friend

  698. Kerry Buza says:

    Best of luck Katie!!!!

  699. Kerry Buza says:


  700. Ashlie Denise says:

    Best of luck! Hope u win

  701. ROLAND says:


  702. Erica says:

    You’re essay is beautiful. Good luck, you deserve to win !

  703. Joanna says:

    Hope you win! Good Luck!!

  704. alena says:

    good luck Katy!

  705. Christy says:

    You’re already an outstanding instructor, but if you win this it will only help in your journey. Good luck!

  706. Inga Jagadamba says:

    OM Namah Shivaya, all the best for you <3

  707. JLS says:

    Best of luck to you!

  708. judy smith says:

    Good Luck Katy

  709. Gloria says:

    Best wishes on your journey!

  710. Suz Myslivy says:

    Good luck Katy!!! Miss you too! oxox suz

  711. jessica byrnes says:

    good luck!!!

  712. Brandon Ashurst says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  713. Lauren Ashurst says:

    good luck Katy!

  714. Michelle Lockard says:

    Good Luck Katie!

  715. Kimberly Penrod says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!! <3

  716. Cole says:

    Hope you get it, Katy!!! Good luck, girl!!! Good work!!

  717. Dan Whited says:

    Good luck Katy

  718. Ken says:

    Good Luck Katy!! Yoou can do it!

  719. Rae-Anne says:

    Good Luck Katy, you deserve this! :)

  720. Missy says:

    Good Luck!!

  721. laurie says:

    Your passion shines through Katy, good luck!

  722. Krizia Mei Camoro says:

    goodluck! :)

  723. Sharon says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  724. Tony says:

    Keep at it!

  725. Sharon says:

    Go for it!

  726. Laura Campbell says:

    Congrats and Good luck with everything Katty

  727. Aoi says:

    ^_^ good luck!!!

  728. Marian says:

    Yoga <3 love it

  729. GOOD says:

    Good luck, Katy!

  730. Holly Thompson says:


  731. Jessica says:

    Good luck! :)

  732. Jenn says:

    Good luck!

  733. Alda waight says:

    Go for it Katy. all the best!

  734. Stacy Kemper Alfano says:

    Good luck

  735. mizo says:

    good luck

  736. Lacee says:

    Hope you win Katy! You seem very dedicated.

  737. Sarada Puri says:

    Om Shanti! Blessed Katy, divine blessings of Love and Light to you and your loved ones. It is said that life favors the bold and brave. Hence, be prepared to transcend all boundaries and go with the flow till you reach your chosen destiny. Om and prem.

  738. Michele monk says:

    In gratitude that you are following your heart. Many blessings….. :-)

  739. Dave Mitasky says:

    Good luck!

  740. Deb Keller says:

    Best of luck!!

  741. Johnny A says:


  742. nora says:

    Good luck!

  743. jen says:

    more wishes of luck on your journey!

  744. Jessica Maggio says:

    I enjoy your classes so much and I hope you win the scholarship!!!

  745. Nicole says:

    good luck

  746. Joshua says:

    Good Luck Katy.

  747. Amber says:

    Best of luck to you!

  748. kewei says:

    gd luck!! and continue to pursue what u want! :)

  749. Lynne says:

    So perfect for you!! They better pick you!!

  750. kiara says:

    good luck!!! hope you win

  751. paulina says:

    You really deserve to win!! namaste :)

  752. Lynne says:

    Go, Katy! You’re a ‘diamond’ downward dog!! Xx

  753. nester says:

    Nice story … good luck!

  754. Betty says:

    Good Luck!

  755. lisa tan says:

    wish U luck, be an inspiring teacher

  756. lisa tan says:


  757. Dennise says:

    Good Luck :)

  758. Deanna says:

    Good luck!!! :)

  759. Colleen says:

    Supporting a fellow practicing Kansas Citian……Namaste.

  760. Holly says:

    Good luck!

  761. tashana purkis says:

    amazing :)

  762. Briana Daisley says:

    Good luck! :)

  763. deb says:

    Good Luck to you, Katy. I’m sure you’ll make a great instructor

  764. beth drotar says:

    Best of Luck, Katy!!

  765. Missy says:

    Katy is one huge hearted lady who helped me out in time of need. I am praying for your success with this. GOOD LUCK!

  766. TJ says:

    We are all rooting for you at NC Middle School.. Good Luck to you.


  767. Paul Taranto says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  768. Paul Taranto says:

    Good Luck from NCHS!!

  769. Lois Weakland says:

    Good luck, Katy! Mrs. Weakland

  770. Christa says:

    Good Luck Katy!!

  771. Chad says:

    Good Luck

  772. Christa says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!

  773. Valarie Poole says:

    Good luck, I hope you win…you deserve it!

  774. Zeb says:

    Good luck!

  775. Steph says:

    Good luck!

  776. Holly Leatherman says:

    Win, win, win Katy!!

  777. Matt says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  778. uncle leo says:

    good luck katy!!

  779. Katie Freeman says:

    good luck Katy

  780. Carol says:

    Good Luck Katy

  781. Donna Persio says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  782. Pam Liddil says:

    Good Luck ~ I hope you win! Pam

  783. jeff messina says:

    good luck Katy!!!

  784. Melinda Sherry says:

    Lots of luck to you!

  785. Melinda Sherry says:

    Best wishes for a win!

  786. Jann Wenturine says:

    Good Luck, Katy! You deserve this because you are so dedicated!

  787. Denise Cady says:

    Best wishes, Katy. My fingers are crossed for you.

  788. Charlie Higgins says:

    Good Luck, having your goal insight is the best way to achieve them!! Never stop, keep your Essence it will drive you towards success!!

  789. Heather Kelley says:

    Good Luck Katy!!

  790. makada maines says:

    Good Luck Katy! I hope you win!

  791. Bob Parrish says:

    Best of luck !!!!!!

  792. april says:

    Yes! I trained with Katy in our first 200 hours, and I know that she will give her entire heart and soul to growing in this training – she deserves this. Love & blessings Sister

  793. Kierra says:

    Good luck!

  794. patricia says:

    Best of Luck, Katy…you deserve it!!!

  795. Robert says:

    Sounds like a great plan, good luck.

  796. sarah says:

    Hope your dreams come true!

  797. Ophelie says:

    Good luck!

  798. Tina says:

    Best of Luck, Katy…. wishing you all the best

  799. Sarah says:

    good luck Katy

  800. ArYue Chow says:

    Good Luck!

  801. tessa says:

    Good luck

  802. Talia says:

    Good Luck on your journey… from the “cool ladies” at the PHX airport!

  803. Johnny says:

    You’re a winner, I am sure!!!!! Merry Christmas!

  804. Elise says:

    Many Blessings!!

  805. Kaitlin Krumenacker says:

    Good luck!!!! I still remember you teaching my 8th grade gym class at Northern Cambria for Yoga!!! I’m a freshman now!!!! Im in your cousin Mr. Magulicks class as im typing this! And I just wanted to wish you good luck!!(: Merry Christmas!

  806. Xzavier says:

    Hope you win Katy and good luck on your acheivement

  807. J Nagle says:

    Good Luck Katie! :) Merry Christmas!

  808. Brady says:

    Best of Luck!!!

  809. Tayler says:

    Good luck Katy!! Hope you get it!

  810. Chris says:

    Good Luck Katy hope you win!!!!!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  811. Chantel says:

    GOOD LUCK KATY!!! you deserve it Merry Christmas :)

  812. Sydney says:

    Good luck Katy, best of luck!

  813. Ryan says:

    Good luck Katy. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  814. joel says:

    Good luck

  815. Caitlin says:

    Good luck Katy, I hope you win! I wish you the best of luck! :) I hope you have a good and nice Christmas and a happy New Year! 😀

  816. Cory says:

    Good luck Katy hope you win

  817. Jolyssa says:

    Good luck Katy, I hope you get your scholarship to become a yoga teacher.

  818. jeremy says:

    Good luck katy, hope you win!

  819. taylor says:

    OMG! good luck Katy hope you win and can follow your dreams to victory!!! Have fun too.

  820. Brandon says:

    Good luck, and I hope that you can reach your dream at going to college! :]

  821. Brandon says:

    Good luck

  822. Mrs. Degol says:

    Follow your dreams and WIN!!!! GOOD LUCK Katy!

  823. darlene stiles says:

    Katy is a Great teacher….Best of Luck with your next adventure!

  824. Kelsie says:

    Good Luck Katy!!! 😀 <3

  825. Kaitlin Krumenacker says:

    Good Luck Katy!!!!(:<3

  826. Sean Bennett says:

    Good Luck Mate!

  827. Joanne Haggerty says:

    how are you doing did you win

  828. Rhonda says:

    Good Luck, Hope You Win

  829. Alexis says:

    Good luck at receiing your acievement!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  830. Jill says:


  831. Amy says:

    Good luck!

  832. John says:

    Good luck!

  833. Mallory says:

    Hope you win Katy! Merry Christmas!!

  834. Trisha says:

    Good luck!

  835. diana says:

    hopw u win and merry christmas :)

  836. Angela says:

    Good luck!!!!

  837. Joe says:

    Good luck!

  838. lizzy says:

    good luck katy

  839. xzavier says:

    good luck on your achievement katy

  840. Carina says:

    Good luck and hope you get your shcolarship!!

  841. diana says:

    Good Luck Katy i am wishing u the best and merry christmas :)

  842. Joe says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  843. matthew says:

    good luck katy!

  844. Elijah says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  845. Kevin says:

    Good Luck Katy

  846. Sarah says:

    Good Luck Katieyou deserve it i like to do yoga maybe sometime Merry Christmas and Happy New year

  847. Dane says:

    Good luck hope you win!!!!

  848. Hunter says:

    good luck hope you winn

  849. Kaitlin Krumenacker says:

    Good Luck!!!(:

  850. james says:

    ood luck and merry christmas

  851. Laken Lapso says:


  852. trish says:

    :) Best of Luck Katy!

  853. Alexis says:

    Good Luck Katy best wishes!!!!!!!!!!!! hope you win the scholoarship!!! Good Luck!!! :)

  854. jess says:

    Good luck Katy!! I’m a friend of Frank’s from PA, and don’t know you, but by your essay, you deserve to win!! I used to be on meds for anxiety, but when I started doing yoga, I stopped taking them. Yoga is awesome!

  855. Michael Delosh says:

    Good luck Katy!!!! Hope you win!!!!!!!!:-)

  856. Don Dixton says:

    When your the best, your the best and can’t be beat.

  857. Don Dixton says:

    Kate is the very best.

  858. Ann Marie says:

    Good luck!

  859. Cheyanne says:

    hope you win … GOOD LUCK KATY… just try your hardest and i know you rcan do it !!! :)

  860. Ann Marie says:

    If you keep writing comments does it count as a vote every time?

  861. Tessa says:

    Good luck, Katy!

  862. Christopher Knapik says:

    Katy, you ROCK!

  863. Joshua says:

    Good luck Katy i hope you win, best of luck… Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 😛

  864. Bob Rouse says:

    Good Luck….you deserve this!

  865. Rick Walker says:

    Katie you deserve it hun gl and keep it up hun 😛

  866. Mike Gates says:

    Good Luck Katy!!

  867. KSherry says:

    Good Luck Katy!

  868. D Berringer says:

    Good luck Katy

  869. Kristin Bradford says:

    Good Luck! You deserve the win.

  870. Lynette says:

    Good luck Katy!!

  871. Emily Phillips says:

    I hope you win! Good luck!

  872. Marykate says:

    Good luck Katie!

  873. Nadine says:

    Very deserving of a yoga scholarship. Great class at the Brickhouse Cardio Club in Ebensburg, PA today. Great instructor.

  874. Kate says:

    You are almost there!! Still wishing you the best of luck!!

  875. claire says:

    namaste katy!

  876. Darren says:

    Good luck

  877. Kayden says:

    Good luck Katy!!!!!

  878. Rick says:

    Good luck Kada!!!!

  879. Amanda says:

    Yay!! Go Katy!!

  880. Kathy Wazybok says:

    Katy conducts an excellent class and is deserving of a scholarship. I totally enjoyed the class at the Brickhouse Cardio Club. Wish you would stay in PA.

  881. Jessi says:

    Good Luck!

  882. J. Wilson says:

    Best of luck to you!

  883. Betty Krug says:

    Good Luck Katy

  884. DEB DUMM says:


  885. Anthony says:

    good luck yo!!!!!

  886. Gina says:

    Good luck!! U make me want to try yoga!