Kate Middleton is a Champion Freediver, Yoga Teacher-Trainer and co-founder of Gili Yoga and Freedive Gili.
She has set 18 National Records for NZ, dives to over 97 meters in Constant Weight and is Vice-World Champion in Free Immersion.
She is a student and facilitator of Somatic and Expressive Arts Therapy and spends much of her time living in her body, in this moment.
In this episode we discuss:
It turns out Kate is from Canada!
How come Kate ended up competing for New Zealand?
How Kate discovered her passion for freediving.
Meeting Mike Board and getting HIM into freediving.
Kate was not a natural from the beginning.
The transition from instructor into competitor.
A first competition, the WC in Kalamata!
How Kate’s attitude to depth diving has changed with experience and time.
See Mike Board’s gut-wrenching dive with a broken ear drum in this video starting at 0:53 seconds.
Big life changes and a break from competitive freediving for a while.
Kate’s favourite discipline is now CWT.
What would a typical week of training look like for Kate?
A question from Patreon supporter Nays Baghai in Sydney.
What complementary training does Kate use to support her diving?
The role of yoga in Kate’s life and the benefit for the freediver.
Can freediving be a kind of therapy?
What lies in the future for Kate as a competitive athlete?
What is Kate’s advice to beginners?
Another question from Nays!
Kate’s morning ritual.
Kate highly recommends Sally Kempton’s meditation teachings.
Kate sent me list of her recommended books, here they are…
Brené Brown – all books and TED talks.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Loving What Is by Byron Katie
David Deida – All
The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte
Firestarter Sessions by Danielle Laporte
Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
Women’s Anatomy of Arousal by Sheri Winston