"May the sunrise bring you peace and fill your soul with possibility"

-Butterflies Rising


I'm so glad you're here! 

My intention with this website is to share more of myself with the world. My goal is to make yoga more accessible and inclusive for all so anyone can enjoy the benefits of yoga. Here you will find recorded yoga classes, my monthly in person and online schedule, access to private yoga classes, workshops, and upcoming events. One of my ultimate goals is to combine my love for travel and yoga by hosting light filled yoga retreats all over the world, but more about that in the future. This is also where you can find my blog where I plan to be open and honest about a variety of different topics from yoga to the moon to traveling to food. Please enjoy all that I have to offer and don't hesitate to reach out. I am so grateful for you! 



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My name is Katie Cooper and I'm the yogi behind Rising Sun Yogi. I have two dogs and my husband is a pilot in the Marine Corps. I first began my yogic journey around the beginning of 2016 in Pensacola, Florida. I found myself in an aerial yoga class being taught by one of my (now) very best friends. Then, she talked me into a yoga class on the mat and not in the sky. Before long I found myself in the studio almost daily. This is when I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at URU Yoga and Beyond in Pensacola. We moved three more times in the next year and a half from Texas to North Carolina then to Okinawa, Japan where I currently live. I did not teach the first year that I lived in Japan and I felt a huge void in my life. That very best friend from my first yoga class ever and I decided to go to India to complete our 300 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh at Samadhi Yoga Ashram in February 2020. That month in India changed my life. I am more ready than ever to share my teachings, offerings, voice, love, and light with the world. Let's make magic together!              Namasté