Katie Brandes (LMT, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP) began yoga in 2005 after experiencing extreme anxiety brought on by stress. She sought yoga as a means of relief and instead found a new way of life. After completing her 200-hour yoga certification, Katie immediately sought out more training. Katie is now certified in Hatha Yoga, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga, Senior Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, and Prenatal Yoga. She is a 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, 85-hour Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and registered as Experienced in the final and 500 Hour level of Yoga Training. She developed Online Kidding Around Yoga in 2013 and become lead trainer for Kidding Around Yoga’s 95 Hour RCYT program and a guest trainer at Pose by Pose. Katie is a self-described Yoga Anatomy “Enthusiast”. She has taken Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthew’s Fundamentals course as well as Kaminoff’s Principles course. She has also taken anatomy courses and workshops with Sherry Zak Morris (Anatomy of Aging), Tom Meyers (Fascia), Edely Wallace (Lymphatic Yoga) and well as NASM’s Youth Exercise Specialist (YES) Training. One more training of note, Katie has completed the Embodied Healing Online Yoga for Trauma Training, an amazing course dedicated to trauma’s impact on the brain, body and psyche of adults and children.
Her interest in Anatomy lead her to become trained as a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Florida (MA89708). She currently specializes in modalities consisting of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Reflexology as well as Chair Massage.