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Your body and mind need this.

WHY YOGA?

  • Increased strength and flexibility can help protect you from some injuries. (Unfortunately, it can’t stop those derby kisses!)
  • Balance is important if you want to stay upright in the pack.
  • Yoga is awesome for improving proprioception, so you’ll know where all of your body parts are as you move.
  • Better focus is going to keep your head in the game while you skate.

WHY FLAT MAT YOGA?

You need a yoga teacher who:

  • Gets how you move on the track
  • Knows how to adapt practice for your injuries
  • Isn’t going to talk to you about flowering your buttocks
  • Wants to help you find the variations of postures that work for you, not some yoga ideal

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Weekly Yoga Classes in Seattle

267

Flat Mat Regionals Skaters

1068

RollerCon and Northeast Derby Convention Students

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What Other Skaters Are Saying

  • Miss Dee Meaner, Diamond City Roller Derby

    Learning poses/sequences with Kickit is less like stuffy studio yoga and more like hanging out trackside with a derby sister. Shameless bitching about tight hips included and encouraged.

    Miss Dee Meaner, Diamond City Roller Derby
  • Double Poundher, Inland EmPower Derby

    I was really concerned that I would not be able to do a lot of the poses or that I would have a similar experience to previous classes I’ve done where I was in living hell! Thankfully, this experience has totally changed my view on yoga and what my body is capable of–I LOVED it!

    Double Poundher, Inland EmPower Derby
  • Alpha Ginger, Ringleader Roller Girls

    Flat Mat Regionals is the best yoga “class” I’ve taken–I could feel changes in a matter of a few days. Your body needs this, dammit!

    Alpha Ginger, Ringleader Roller Girls
  • Beth Wish, Texas Rollergirls

    Kickit’s classes are fun and challenging, while still being totally doable. They aren’t the kind of yoga class that makes you feel uncoordinated and inferior; they make you feel awesome and strong.

    Beth Wish, Texas Rollergirls
  • Abombnabull, Rat City Rollergirls

    Add Flat Mat Yoga to your training. Do it now.

    Abombnabull, Rat City Rollergirls
  • Miss Dee Meaner, Diamond City Roller Derby

    Learning poses/sequences with Kickit is less like stuffy studio yoga and more like hanging out trackside with a derby sister. Shameless bitching about tight hips included and encouraged.

    Miss Dee Meaner, Diamond City Roller Derby
  • Double Poundher, Inland EmPower Derby

    I was really concerned that I would not be able to do a lot of the poses or that I would have a similar experience to previous classes I’ve done where I was in living hell! Thankfully, this experience has totally changed my view on yoga and what my body is capable of–I LOVED it!

    Double Poundher, Inland EmPower Derby
  • Alpha Ginger, Ringleader Roller Girls

    Flat Mat Regionals is the best yoga “class” I’ve taken–I could feel changes in a matter of a few days. Your body needs this, dammit!

    Alpha Ginger, Ringleader Roller Girls
  • Beth Wish, Texas Rollergirls

    Kickit’s classes are fun and challenging, while still being totally doable. They aren’t the kind of yoga class that makes you feel uncoordinated and inferior; they make you feel awesome and strong.

    Beth Wish, Texas Rollergirls
  • Abombnabull, Rat City Rollergirls

    Add Flat Mat Yoga to your training. Do it now.

    Abombnabull, Rat City Rollergirls
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About Kat

I’ve been told by countless people that they didn’t think they liked yoga until they took a class with me.

Bio

Bio

Photo by Kylie Bellard

When Lemony Kickit (née Kat Selvocki) retired from Gotham Girls Roller Derby, yoga was the last thing she expected to find on the other side. That is, until she discovered a class called Yoga Fight Club, where she learned that she could do yoga AND hit people–in the same room. Sold!

Since then, Kat has completed 200+ hours of training with a specific interest in yoga therapy and taught in her adventurous, mindful, unpretentious style around the globe. Based in Seattle, she specializes in teaching yoga for roller derby and climbing–as well as for other athletes–and is the queen bee here at Flat Mat Yoga.

In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, you’ll often find her training for her first marathon, skating at local rinks, bouldering, and snuggling with her puppy.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Photo by Kylie Bellard

2015:
The Science of Stretching
Balance Your Hips, Free Your Spine Intensive
Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain
Sacroiliac Joints & Shoulders Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

2014:
Forrest Yoga Continuing Education for Teachers

2013:
Yoga Behind Bars Teacher Training
Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

2012:
The Art and Science of Sequencing
Zen of Touch: Traditional Thai Massage Workshop

2011:
Hands-On Assists Training
200-hour Hatha Vinyasa Teacher Training (Amanda Wentworth and Holly Coles)

2009-2010:
Team Manager, Bronx Gridlock

2007-2008
Skater, Gotham Girls Roller Derby (Bronx Gridlock and Wall Street Traitors)

Teaching Style

Teaching Style

Photo by Tony Felgueiras

I teach adventurous, mindful, and unpretentious yoga. I firmly believe that anyone can do yoga; you don’t need to be super strong or impossibly flexible.

When you take one of my classes, expect to play with your edge, whether that’s trying new poses or slowing waaaaaaay down. Get ready to pay attention to your breath, how you use your hands and feet, and how you align your body. Be open to learning something new about how your body moves that you might not have known before.

And most importantly, know that you don’t have to look a certain way, wear the “right clothes”, or do anything that makes you physically or emotionally uncomfortable.

All you need to do is show up and be willing to explore.

Bio

Bio

Photo by Kylie Bellard

When Lemony Kickit (née Kat Selvocki) retired from Gotham Girls Roller Derby, yoga was the last thing she expected to find on the other side. That is, until she discovered a class called Yoga Fight Club, where she learned that she could do yoga AND hit people–in the same room. Sold!

Since then, Kat has completed 200+ hours of training with a specific interest in yoga therapy and taught in her adventurous, mindful, unpretentious style around the globe. Based in Seattle, she specializes in teaching yoga for roller derby and climbing–as well as for other athletes–and is the queen bee here at Flat Mat Yoga.

In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, you’ll often find her training for her first marathon, skating at local rinks, bouldering, and snuggling with her puppy.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Photo by Kylie Bellard

2015:
The Science of Stretching
Balance Your Hips, Free Your Spine Intensive
Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain
Sacroiliac Joints & Shoulders Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

2014:
Forrest Yoga Continuing Education for Teachers

2013:
Yoga Behind Bars Teacher Training
Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

2012:
The Art and Science of Sequencing
Zen of Touch: Traditional Thai Massage Workshop

2011:
Hands-On Assists Training
200-hour Hatha Vinyasa Teacher Training (Amanda Wentworth and Holly Coles)

2009-2010:
Team Manager, Bronx Gridlock

2007-2008
Skater, Gotham Girls Roller Derby (Bronx Gridlock and Wall Street Traitors)

Teaching Style

Teaching Style

Photo by Tony Felgueiras

I teach adventurous, mindful, and unpretentious yoga. I firmly believe that anyone can do yoga; you don’t need to be super strong or impossibly flexible.

When you take one of my classes, expect to play with your edge, whether that’s trying new poses or slowing waaaaaaay down. Get ready to pay attention to your breath, how you use your hands and feet, and how you align your body. Be open to learning something new about how your body moves that you might not have known before.

And most importantly, know that you don’t have to look a certain way, wear the “right clothes”, or do anything that makes you physically or emotionally uncomfortable.

All you need to do is show up and be willing to explore.

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Flat Mat Mental Game

Flat Mat Mental Game

Improve your focus and build your mental strength. (Plus, sleep better!) Buy individual mp3s, get all six plus the bonus Meditation for People Who (Think They) Hate Meditating e-book, or purchase a three-pack which also includes the e-book.
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Flat Mat Minimum Skills

Yoga basics for derby basics! Build your yoga practice using movements and shapes that directly translate to the track. Whether you’re working on passing WFTDA minimum skills, or want to start doing yoga to improve your stride and overall performance, there’s something in here for you. Starts June 6.

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Flat Mat Yoga Video Pack

Five yoga videos to fill all your derby needs: better balance, stronger core, happier hips, stable shoulders, and a good all-around stretch. Get (or rent!) one, or get ’em all.

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One-on-One + Group Classes

Want my expert eye, sense of humor, and the chill atmosphere of working with me in person? You can hire me for individual coaching or group classes.

Individual Coaching

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, would like a yoga sequence designed just for you, or want some personalized tips on how to adapt postures for your body, I’ve got some 1-on-1 options for you.

Team Training

Does your league needs cross-training to improve both strength and flexibility, or maybe just a good stretch because no one wants to lead it at the end of practice? I offer weekend workshop options of either my signature classes, or something customized for your team.

Conventions, Clinics, and Ongoing Group Classes

Want to offer yoga at your convention or clinic? I teach annually at RollerCon and the Northeast Derby Convention, and I’d love to teach at your event, too. I’ll also be offering ongoing classes in Seattle again as of November 2015.

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