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. She provides at home, on location, and online Yoga & Massage Therapy for the enhancement of health and well-being. Her practice is built on trust, expertise and professionalism that always puts the health and well-being of the client first. She has taught thousands of hours of Yoga classes including Yoga for seniors, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Children's Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis. She is currently enrolled in Amy Wheeler's Optimal State Yoga Therapy program.
License (MA89708) in Massage Therapy Thai Massage Training Chair Massage Trigger Point Therapy Experienced 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Experienced 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher 85 Hour Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher 95 Hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher Chair Yoga Certification Gentle Yoga & Low Back Care Specialization Yoga for Seniors Certification Laughter Yoga Teacher Certification Lymphatic Yoga Training with Edely Wallace Yoga Anatomy Fundamentals, Principles and Practices Outreach Yoga Teacher Training Yoga for Trauma – Y4T Training Traditional Yoga Studies by Georg Feuerstein Yoga for MS Broga – Yoga for Men Training Judith Lasater‘s Living Your Yoga and Teaching Yoga
Karma KAY (Board Member) - http://kiddingaroundyoga.com/karma-kay/ CommunitYOGAvalon - Avalon Park, Orlando, FL
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 in Orlando, 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 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 Yoga in Tampa. In 2018, Katie had the honor of teaching Yoga at Orlando Health Cancer Center twice a week. She is also enrolled in Amy Wheeler's Optimal State Yoga Therapy program.
Katie is a self-described Yoga Anatomy “Enthusiast”, and 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. She is also certified in Thai Bodywork, a passion of hers that combines both Yoga and Massage Therapy into a whole-body treatment.
She resides in Gainesville, FL with her husband and daughter. She is a mother first and foremost. But bodywork is her passion. When she isn’t spending time with family, you will find her studying, creating art or doing graphic & web design.