Katherine Pew

Writer & Yoga Instructor
katherine @ katherinepew.com


Out of Tragedy, a Lifeline  PDF
Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine (formerly Yoga International), January 2002
Patrick Brown was one of the most daring and decorated firefighters in the New York City fire department, but I never knew it. I knew him as a fellow yogi who faithfully took classes with me at Jivamukti, the yoga center where I practice and teach.

Repetition & Realization with Sri Pattabhi Jois  PDF
Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine (formerly Yoga International), August/September 2001
For a long time I had been curious about what it is that draws thousands of devoted students of Ashtanga yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois — some of the most intelligent and creative people I know — to travel across the globe to Mysore, India, year after year.

Scoliosis: Finding Center in a Body Askew  PDF
Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine (formerly Yoga International), October/November 2004
When Ellen Kiley was 13, flouncing around in her new watermelon-pink bathing suit, she stopped short in front of a full-length mirror.

The Wizard of Watermill  PDF
Quest, July/August 1997
Robert Wilson is not afraid of silence. And when the Texas-born stage director enters a room, in a black Armani suit, with his towering stature and rigid posture, he cuts an austere figure.

Big Shot  PDF
Quest, March 1997
Gun magnate William B. Ruger is the last of the maverick tycoons.

Publication Launch/Yoga Workshop

Publication launch workshop for Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Personal Essays

The Sing-Along  PDF
Victoria Magazine
Prouts Neck is a small place — about forty families in all — that springs to life in the summertime. One of its most enduring summer traditions is the the Sunday-night picnic and sing-along.

A Yogi’s Legacy: Remembering Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009)  Web
Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine, Fall 2009
Described as “fierce and compassionate,” “strict and loving,” Pattabhi Jois was one of the most influential gurus in the modern yoga world.

Baby Bliss  PDF
Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine (formerly Yoga International), July/August 2006
Meditating and nursing have striking — and surprising — similarities.

Taming the Hoarding Furies  PDF
Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine (formerly Yoga International), April/May 2002
From the time I could walk, I was a hoarder.

Best Defense  PDF
Yoga Journal, March/April 2002
The confidence and strength learned from yoga can help you defend yourself against violence.

Grandmaji’s Secret Recipe  PDF
Yoga Journal, 2001
You don’t always need a pilgrimage to a Himalayan mountaintop to find contentment. Sometimes all you need is a visit to your grandmother.

With Sympathy: Reading Jackie O’s Mail — Which Isn’t For Sale  PDF
Time Out New York, April 17, 1996
At this week's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis estate auction, Sotheby's will be selling everything from simple strands of costume pearls to the 40.42-carat diamond given to her by Aristotle Onassis. For longtime Jackiephiles, it's the last change to peer into their heroine's impenetrable world.