Kate Bakkala

Department Head

B.A. in Sports Psychology and Animal Behavior, 200hr RYT


Kate graduated from Hampshire College, where she majored in Sports Psychology and Animal Behavior. Her self-designed thesis project focused on the effectiveness of supportive coaching strategies in building confidence and teamwork skills in youth athletes.


Kate has a variety of experience in alignment-based sports coaching. She incorporates ideas from equestrian sports, flexibility & mobility training, and yoga into everything she does.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Enjoys paddle boarding with her dog.
  • Animal Crossing enthusiast.
  • Loves arts and crafts.