Kate Jenkins, E-RYT 500, founder, lead trainer, Teacher

Bio

Kate Herrera Jenkins (Shu-wah-mitz) is an active member of Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico.

She is the owner or Kiva Hot Yoga in Birmingham, AL, the owner of Iron Tribe Fitness in New Orleans, LA   and the founder of Native Strength Revolution.

 Kate attended Loyola University in New Orleans and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy.  She moved to New York City in 1998.  There, her career with Music Therapy developed a love to serve kids with special needs and also developed a passion for working with the elderly.

She continued to serve the elderly through movement, music and recreation until 2008.  

In 2008, she discovered hot yoga and immediately wanted to share this healing modality with the world.  She attended 9 weeks of yoga teacher training in CA with Bikram Choudhury. She has Also studied Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark and Vinyasa with Ryan Leier. In 2010, she founded Kiva Hot Yoga in Birmingham, AL.  In 2014, she became affiliated with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School and started to certify yoga teachers,  Also in 2014, she and her husband, Kerry, former NFL player, opened Iron Tribe Fitness, a group fitness gym, in downtown New Orleans.  

Kate was a 3 term ambassador with lululemon athletica and this partnership led her create a powerful vision and goals which would eventually help create NSR.  

In 2014, Native Strength Revolution was born.  Through fundraising, NSR has been able to provide continuing ed opportunities for other Native Yoga teachers and now lead trainings specifically for Indigenous people.  


She loves staying active and learning new ways of moving.  In addition to yoga and weight-lifting, Kate loves long-distance running! She's always up for the challenge of a marathon or half.

She is currently pursuing her Ministry Leadership certificate at Highlands College in Birmingham and sees every moment as an opportunity in ministry.

Joe Moore, RYT - Anatomy &physiology instructor

Bio

Joe Moore is the Founder of Barbells, Bolts and Bourbon and Moore Sport Performance. Joe is a born and raised Georgian. As a youngster, Joe was always involved in athletics, starting with Martial Arts. By the age of five he was involved in a different sport every season from swimming in the summer, to soccer in the fall and spring, then into basketball in the winter, and always back to Martial Arts when there was down time. He found himself always involved in athletics, however his parents pushed him to succeed in school as well as in learning about the outdoors. He was active in scouting and eventually earned his Eagle Scout which has taught him to always be prepared and confident in taking on difficult situations. Scouting also gave Joe the discipline and desire to grow himself educationally. After graduating high school he attended The University Of Georgia Southern in Statesboro, GA. It was here that he found his love for the game of rugby which propelled him toward better performance and the discovery of movement and nutrition. This eventually lead him to all kinds of fitness including anywhere from Weightlifting to Zumba to Yoga. In turn over the last decade Joe has coached everything from Rugby to Dance. He loves helping people find the fun in fitness so that they are able to reach their goals and feel successful. At Joes athletic peak he has represented the USA by playing for the USA South Rugby team while coaching Georgia Southern Mens club and attended graduate school. He earned his masters degree in Health and Kinesiology from The University of Georgia Southern in 2013 and has spent every day since then coaching and helping others reach their goals. In his rare moments of down time Joe loves to find a good rock face to climb or trail to hike with his wife and 2 dogs.