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74 Victoria Street
Christchurch Central, Canterbury, 8013
New Zealand

+64 21 2442842

THE SWEAT LIFE with Kate is a new yoga and fitness studio expressing the powerful connection between body and mind. Kate believes the way we move and nourish ourselves is the mirror for how we live. 
Everyone, at some point, is called upon to start a new journey, and after eight phenomenal years of owning and running Bikram Yoga Christchurch, Kate has now opened The Sweat Life, a small boutique space where she can continue to teach breath centered movement, precise alignment and mind-body connection. 
Continually studying, and refining, she keeps her students motivated while sharpening their kinesthetic awareness both in and outside of the classroom.

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FROM DOING TO BEING

Kate Burford

Have you ever herd the phrase, “Where your attention goes, energy flows” ? Your attention is currency, and as it turns out, being creative person has meant I’ve become a little of a ‘multi-hyphenate’… (I just love there is a word for it!)… describing the many things I am passionate about and have pursued in life. 

I’m an artist, a stylist, a graphic designer, a business owner, a yoga teacher and now a graduated integrative nutritionist. I guess you could say my career could be described as ‘a lot of communication with a lot of moving parts’, and it all began with my Bachelor in Visual Communications, which seems kinda fitting!

There’s a quote I came across which I love by writer Chuck Pelahniuk: “Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self portrait. Everything is your diary”. 

I do believe in the law of attraction, and that life has a way of navigating us in the direction we want to go. I am passionate about communication design, I love yoga, and my life has given me a “PHD” in integrative nutrition, made official now with my graduating Diploma, all of which seem to seamlessly thread together because they all evoke meaning, change and transformation. 

That said, navigating my career hasn’t always been easy, as an artist, I have always been a visually creative person, and wellness along with fitness has certainly always been a regular part of my life, but it wasn’t until my early twenties after being diagnosed with several digestive issues, leaving me confused, helpless and frustrated, that my own path to health lead me to discover and passionately investigate how everything we eat, how we live and how our thoughts and beliefs become us on a cellular level, shapes our experience, not only that but it takes patience and time and a whole lot of self-care and self-love to help heal the body; and although everybody is different, one thing is the same… everyone wants to feel their best.

As I said at the beginning, I have become a little of a multi-hyphenate, there are so many things I have incorporated into my life that I love to do… design, yoga and now being a source of integrative therapy; which might sound a little cheesy, but helping others figure out the keys to their health has become one of the secrets to a lot of my own happiness, and believe me, I walk my talk, taking on challenges inside and outside of myself always as opportunities to learn and grow, therefore my lifestyle is who I am and the reality I create, propelling my direction, and is my drive for affecting positive change through design, movement, health and wellbeing in all facets of my life, something I am inspired to be doing, it’s all work that I love, and to be able to share it while still growing and learning myself each and every day helps me smile and look forward to starting it all again tomorrow. 

- Kate Lillian Burford - 

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