The kate effect
balancing body, mind, soul

about Kate

As a teenager in the small, Pennsylvania Dutch town of Selinsgrove, Kate was classically trained in ballet by Joan Moyer-Clark of The Moyer Institute of Dance in Sunbury, PA. Kate was a dancer in the institute's traveling music and dance troupe while in high school. During those years she attended summer dance classes with Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet and with Luigi Dance Centre in NYC. She also choreographed and performed in local musicals and became an avid artist. 

As a college student, she was a member of the campus dance company at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ where she received a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising, Retailing and Marketing. Enjoying art classes, Kate concentrated on pen and ink sketching and anatomy and life drawings. After college, she spent a few years in retail management. Eventually, her love of Manhattan drove her into the garment center in wholesale fashion sales and management where she prospered for many years. One highlight of her garment center career was selling sweaters live on TV as a guest host on the Home Shopping Network Channel.

While a vegetarian in college, she continued her meatless lifestyle and attended dance classes and assorted group exercise classes at various studios and fitness clubs in New York and New Jersey. After a health scare in 2007 with Hepatitis A, her diet and mindset dramatically changed from vegetarian to entirely plant-based. She devoured books on nutrition, Ayurveda, macrobiotics, cooking with whole foods, and plant-based lifestyle periodicals to learn about a plant-based diet's ability to counteract disease. She met with Christina Pirello who cured herself of terminal cancer by altering her diet to whole foods. Kate increased her knowledge and commitment to whole food preparation. She proudly calls herself a whole foods advocate for ultimate health and a pretty good vegan chef.

With her hands still in the fashion world as a freelance fit model at Fit Models LLC, she pursued her goal of becoming a wellness coach by becoming a certified nutrition coach with Venice Nutrition. She continued to take instruction from Christina Pirello, America's preeminent authority on natural and whole foods. She continues to enroll in Christina Pirello's cooking instruction and Ayurvedic lectures at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, as often as her schedule allows.

Kate is also a vegan columnist for Danz'n Magazine, formerly The Dance Magazine of Florida, where she is a Heathy Eating & Lifestyle editorial writer on all things vegan and whole foods for the past 8 years. Please check out her featured articles and Get Vegu-Kated.

Between wellness coaching, monthly column writing, cooking classes, cooking demos at local Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppes and 'athleisure' type stores, as well as, cardio, weight training, Pilates and yoga classes, she became a certified 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher receiving her training through Powerflow Hot Yoga Studio.

Later, she received an additional 30-hour yin yoga certification through Yinside Yoga. Upon receiving 300 hours of private teacher training through Sacred Space Yoga and Wellness, she proudly is now a 500+ hour E-RYT. (registered yoga teacher with 500 plus hours of training.)

Eventually adding Aroma Reiki into her wellness offerings, Kate is also a licensed Aroma Reiki Master through Body Wisdom.  Reiki is a holislic healing technique based on the principle of channeling energy into a client by means of touch; thereby, activating the natural healing process and well-being of the mind, body, and soul. Adding essential oils into the mix, enhances this healing technique. She infuses essential oils into her reiki practice as well as into all aspects of her small business and personal life. You can often hear her say, " I have an oil for that, or maybe you should diffuse this oil! "

THE KATE EFFECT ffers mindful movement in...

• Basics/Beginners Yoga

• Hot Powerful Vinyasa

• Yin Yoga

• Restorative Yoga

• Yin and Yang Yoga (combination class)

• Vbarre

• Barre Conditioning

• Yoga~Barre~Fusion

Please check out her yoga schedule and catch one of her regularly scheduled classes at local yoga studios or contact her for private instruction.

THE KATE EFFECT compassionately offers meditaion guidance for clients to concentrate on spiritual guidance and focus for...

• Building Confidence

• Anxiety and Depression

• Fear of Losing a Spouse

• Fear of Being Alone

THE KATE EFFECT offers a holistic healing package that is affordable and personalized for you..

• Personalized Whole Food Lifestyle Plans/Wellness Coaching

• Group Yoga, Yoga Parties, Individualized Private Yoga Instruction

• Guided Meditation Sessions and Life Coaching

• Aroma Reiki with Young Living Essential Oils

• Young Living Essential Oils Distributor Enroller and Sponsor #1564335  or

Kate is extremely grateful for her beloved husband, Frank who is a pillar of support, encouragement, love, and guidance in her life.  She thanks her parents, teachers and students for inspiring and motivating her to be a better person, teacher and healer.

Allow her to cheer you on to a balanced, happy, healthy, relaxed and youthful you.

Get Vegu-Kated with

                     THE KATE EFFECT

                                        balancing body, mind, soul

Testimonials from a number of The Kate Effect clients

Video Testimonial from Michael Boan (yoga student)

Video Testimonial from Amy Kalb (yoga, meditation, and nutrition student)

Video Testimonial from Roberta Bernstein (guided meditation, aroma reiki, and life coaching client)


Video Testimonial from Karina Felix (Danz'n Magazine, publisher)



"Kate introduced me to yoga, meditation and healthy food choices that have altered me physically, mentally, and spiritually...all with amazing results...not only for myself, but for my family, friends and co-workers as well. She is a bright, knowledgable and glowing teacher!" - Amy, Clifton, NJ

"Her knowledge of the power of plant-powered eating is amazing! Delicious meals and desserts are now easy for me to prepare myself." - Francis, Montclair, NJ

"This morning's meditation was more amazing than ever! A 15-minute guided meditation and over an hour of mutual discussion. You have touched subjects that are meaningful to me. No need for a psychiatrist. You have made me so directed and happy! Thank You!" - Roberta, Clifton, NJ

"After 2 ½ years of struggling with stomach issues, countless trips to the doctor, trying different prescription medications...I starting working with Kate and my stomach and my life completely changed...The right foods are my medication now. I am forever grateful to have met Kate and be a client....." - Jennifer, Lodi, NJ

"WOW Kate!!! I just listened to 'The Letting Go Guided Meditation' that you sent to my phone. I didn't realize how much I missed this connection, this balance! As soon as I heard your voice, it brought me back to a peaceful, hopeful, balanced place! I am home caring for my husband who has a leg injury. Can't wait to get back to classes with you. God Bless you." - Jill, Clifton, NJ

"Kate has such a gift and a wealth of knowledge to spread!  She's full of passion and brings such an awareness to yoga class. A gentle, kind soul! Love and light," - Nicole, Garfield, NJ

"I took my first yoga class last night with Kate. She was kind enough to use and share my essential oils in her Slow Flow-Deep Stretch class at Powerflow Yoga Bloomfield, NJ.  There was so much thoughtfulness that went into every movement, song and word spoken that my heart was truly full as I drove home.  It was powerful on so many levels.  Kate was the perfect person to take my first class with. Thanks to you Kate!" - Holly, Nutley, NJ

“…my favorite class is Yin Yang Yoga which is awesome of you’ve never tried it - I highly suggest this method of tuning into the full spectrum of what yoga can offer. Kate, the instructor for yin/yang is super good too. She’ll pass out essential oil if you’re open to that and she really provides a full zen experience all around. Can’t suggest her class enough.” - Anna, Montclair, NJ