Katie Brandes 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 is now 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 having taught thousands of hours of Yoga classes.
Katie Brandes (LMT, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP) completed her 200-hour yoga certification in Orlando, then immediately sought out more training. Katie is now trained in Hatha Yoga, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga, Senior Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Lymphatic Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Yoga for Cancer and Prenatal Yoga. 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.
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 Thai Bodywork, a passion of hers that combines both Yoga and Massage Therapy into a whole-body treatment.
Katie is currently enrolled in Amy Wheeler’s 865 Optimal State Yoga Therapy program. Its purpose is to change the way people view mental and physical health by educating them about the inter-relationship between ancient philosophy of yoga, psychology and physical health.
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.
License, Certifications & Courses
Katie Brandes (LMT, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP) provides at home, on location, and online Yoga Classes and 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. Her licenses, certifications & courses include:
License (MA89708) in Massage Therapy
Thai Massage Training
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
Licensed Massage Therapist
Private Yoga Sessions
I offer private yoga sessions (for one or more students) that is catered to your needs. I will travel to your home (in or near Gainesville, FL) or deliver an online personalized yoga session via Skype or video that you can take at your leisure.
My personalized session are for you if you’re hoping to:
– Live in your Optimal State® to achieve your desired goals
– Develop your practice in a quiet, supportive environment
– Move beyond your current practice to a more advanced class
– Build self-confidence before practicing as part of a group
– Practice at home as a new mother or prenatal student
– Lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain through Chair Yoga for those who are less mobile
– Learn or deepen your understanding of yogic philosophy and pranayama (breath work)
All private sessions begin with a free consultation so that, together, we may identify your long-term and/or short-term goals, discuss what yoga means to you, and develop a plan to create your personalized yoga practice. Whether you prefer therapeutic, gentle, prenatal, restorative, high energy or even a fast-paced high intensity experience, your sessions will be built around your preferences, goals, and skill level.
If you simply want to work on a particular pose, set of poses, focus on meditation or yoga philosophy for one session, that is also available.
The price starts at $60/hour for an in-home private session, which may increase depending on the distance traveled and the length and size of the class.
The price for an online personalized yoga session is $20 for 30 minutes, $40 for an hour.
Contact me if you are interested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.