I can't say enough!
I have benefitted enormously from Katherine’s guidance and good humor. She is very talented and helpful in so many areas of practice. She has contributed to my well-being and overall relaxation and I can’t say enough about her continuing support.
The best teacher I have ever had! more »
I have practiced yoga for many years, and for the last three with Katherine Perrin. She is unquestionably the best teacher I have ever had. Her unique mindfulness approach gets me out of my head and listening to my body. She has helped me immensely on my journey of self-discovery, making room for all of my emotions through the practice of postures and breath work. I find I am more focused and calmer, my posture continues to improve, and at age 82 I feel better than I ever have. I am very grateful for Katherine’s sensitivity, patience, and compassion.
Appreciated by all levels. more »
Motion and theater on the mat. more »
Katherine is the best. Her classes are awesome. The classes are filled with inspiration and endless variations of yoga positions for all levels. She is always considerate of your needs and abilities. As she always says “Yoga is you”.
Each class offers both challenge and ease. more »
Whenever I am able to attend a class with Katherine Perrin at Gateway, I leave feeling more centered, relaxed, and inspired. Katherine is a creative teacher, sequencing postures to focus the attention, open the body, and calm the mind. Each class is different and fresh, with both challenges and ease.
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Katherine Perrin redesigned my bedroom. I didn’t think it needed redesigning. I had no vision of what it could be and how well it could serve me until Katherine came up with a new color scheme, a textured paint treatment, new carpeting and rearranged what I already owned. All these years later, I wouldn’t change a thing. This year, she redesigned my office, turning a dumpy pair of cubicles into a big, warm workspace that’s the envy of everyone in the building. Katherine has a magical, holistic, totally unique method of figuring out what you, your stuff and your space really need.
She immediately put us at ease. more »
Katherine first entered our life and home to assist with some ‘design’ ideas. As it turned out, that first consultation turned into a wonderful connection and friendship with her, that continues to this day. Katherine’s gentle, no-nonsense and holistic approach is both inviting and a comfort. She immediately put us at ease which allowed us to trust her instincts. The end results of that consultation made a big difference in our space, in both flow and feeling.
A few years later, we decided to sell our beloved home and had placed it on the market during the financial downturn in 2010-11. Needless to say, we were not getting any bites. That is, until we called Katherine for some advice. She immediately suggested we reconsider the selling price and more important, our approach to selling our property. We quickly realized that the energy to sell our home was being blocked by our resistance on a level which we had not been aware of. Therefore, once we decided it was the right move, we adjusted the selling price and within a few days, had several offers on the table. Shortly after that, we sold the property for a good price and knew, with Katherine’s help, that we had made the right decision.
Current and future clients are in for a treat. more »
We wanted to thank you again for the transformation you created in our antique home. We absolutely love the changes and are amazed at how it changed the way we feel when we’re in each space.
Before we spoke with you, we had discussions with other “designers” and didn’t feel connected. The first time we met with you, we knew we’d found the right person. Your approach is so unique. First, the positive and embracing energy you brought to each of our meetings was delightful. You helped draw out in us how we wanted our space to make us feel. Then, you explained to us interesting ways that color and architectural design can achieve our goals. Didn’t we all have some good laughs during the purging? I recall the list you advised us to make of the “can’t live without” items. You taught us the value of letting go of certain things that were barriers to achieving our goal. While we still have some items that we seem to hang on to, we certainly learned so much from our conversations, and have made great strides!
We appreciated your role as a guide, making suggestions, steering us to affordable places to find items we needed and then narrowing down the focus when it came to actually making a purchase. Remember the rugs? What would we have done without you! You also made great recommendations related to painting. The faux treatment in our dining room was a grand idea and your willingness to meet with us and the faux artist to develop our concept was critical and very helpful.
We could go on and on….. Please don’t hesitate to use us for a verbal reference if ever needed.
We will miss you, the best of everything for you in all your adventures!
Simply a miracle. more »
Remarkable, talented, willing, strong and confident are a few adjectives to describe Katherine Perrin and the EXCELLENCE that she always brings to her work. I have been grateful for the assistance that I have received on a number of accounts. I am the director of a spiritual center in No. California and when whether on the spot or a planned project Katherine has been available and willing to charge right into the job and to bring a successful close within a very short amount of time. She is the best! Anyone who brings Katherine into “changing” the current situation for something better will not be disappointed. Recently I needed help to move out of one location to another within a short amount of time. It was simply a miracle as to how quickly the job was done. The old was extricated and the new was better than ever…………
Katherine Perrin brings a delightful change to any environment. more »
Katherine has an artistic eye, intuitive nature and practical sense that she brings to the environment you want to change. She does not push, just gives great ideas for change. She truly has an extraordinary vision and it seems to come so naturally to her. When she came to my home I was really out of ideas as to how to make the space feel better, but I was just not happy with my space. She made many suggestions, all of which I could easily envision as she talked the changes through with me. When you live in a space for a long time and no longer have a real vision as to the possibilities for change, she is the perfect person to help you create that new space. We have implemented most of the changes she suggested. She is very intelligent and extremely intuitive at the same time. I have recommended her to others and will continue to recommend her talents. She gets four stars from us.
Katherine is an amazing artist with integrity and incredible talent. more »
It gives me great pleasure to talk about the “transformation” of our home after Katherine came to visit. Originally thinking that it was time for a new couch, we ended up with a whole new “feel” to our home. Her questions were sensitive but revealing on just how it was that my husband and I “used” our space. With instant rapport, Katherine pointed out several things that gave us lots to think about!! Boy, was she on the button. Of course our walls were just tooo white. The placement of our couch really made our whole room seem uninviting. What was that beautiful bench doing way up there where no one could see it??? How is it I had so much “stuff” going on at once??
We now, truly use our living room to “live” in, We sit on a couch which she made sure fit our bodies as well as our lifestyle. She had old chairs recovered for a total new look, She took me shopping for tables that I instantly loved!! How she plugged into personality as well as taste and budget was awesome!! She is neither shy nor pushy, but respectful and creative. I absolutely believe that she can work with any home, and any variety of personalities.
I would love to be contacted by anybody who would like to ask any questions regarding Katherine and her work.
Katherine has been of invaluable help to me in so very many areas of my life. more »
Our journey started together when she gave me some assistance with “accessorizing” my living room space. That simple exchange led to her asking me some questions that in turn caused me to ponder the purpose of the “stuff” that I had all around me. Did I love it? Did it make my heart sing? What did I feel when coming into my space? The answers in some cases surprised me and led me to de-clutter, to re-think the importance of things, and to make many new and wonderful choices. The white carpet was partially covered with an area rug, the room got softened with some color in drapes that picked up the feel in the rug and other accessories were relocated and some added.
Then we moved on to a kitchen remodel project. At her insistence, I slowed down long enough to find the perfect everything. I stopped rushing to get it done and really looked at how I wanted it to feel. As a result, there is not a single thing that I regret. I love the appliances, the counters, the backsplash, the wall color, the lighting…..all of it works. There is a feeling of calmness, serenity, in the room and simply put, it just plain feels good.
Her advice extended to assistance with what I wear and the colors I choose along with encouragement to shift my style to allow me to feel truly at home in my clothes. I feel as if all these things came together as a direct result of her engaging manner, her thoughtful questions, and her encouragement and support, all of which allows me to have in my life what truly supports my being. She is an inspiration and role model. She has a true intuitive sense of color, form, style, and space that has really improved the space where I live….the body that I live in as well as the home in which my body lives. She is a brilliant light beam that I feel privileged to know and to have worked with.
Putting it all together
She has a strong ability to connect on a deeper level.
Katherine’s philosophy is to “dwell well” within, and within one’s environment. Between Katherine’s keen intuition and her ability to connect on a deeper level with her clients, Katherine brings the best of everything to the table which yields amazing results internally and externally. So blessed to have Katherine, her talents and her teachings, in my life!
Her honest and forthright approach make her a joy to work with! more »
When I returned to yoga after a long hiatus, I was fortunate to find myself in Katherine’s Sunday morning gentle class. I worried that my physical limitations meant that I would not be able to participate fully but Katherine quickly helped me to understand that intention and a willingness to keep an open mind to the inquiry about my inner landscape, while honoring my body just as it was, would allow me to reap the benefits of yoga. Katherine’s teaching comes from her heart and her amazing intuition and compassion. Over the past few years I have come to appreciate the gift of having such an extraordinary teacher. After taking one of her classes, I feel rejuvenated, calm, comforted and inspired to be a better person. Katherine has helped me to deepen my own practice, has guided me to look at living differently and has helped me not to take myself quite so seriously. She has become a trusted mentor and a beacon of light when I have had to navigate through some of the challenges of my life.
When I wanted my home to be a welcoming haven, it seemed only natural to turn to Katherine for guidance. Her honest and forthright approach make her a joy to work with! She has helped to bring into focus so much that I had never even thought about. She has gently lead me outside my comfort zone and helped me to recognize what is truly important to me for my home. She has helped me to refine my perspective of what home means and to understand how to turn my space into my home. And she has opened the door to endless possibilities!