Katy Hobbs, M.Ed., RYT, began her practice of yoga in 2001 while living in Los Angeles. In 2002, she began teaching children’s yoga at a California elementary school for gifted children with learning disabilities. The summer of 2005, Katy attended the Yoga for the Special Child basic certification program at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. In March 2007, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training through Priya Yoga in Dallas. She received her prenatal yoga certification through Mamaste Yoga in May 2007. In October 2008, Katy completed her postnatal certification through Samatva yoga. Currently, Katy is working on her 500-hour yoga therapy certification under the loving guidance of Michelle Andrie.
Prior to Katy’s first Nia class in 2003 she had not even heard of Nia, but was hooked by the end of her first experience. In June 2004, Katy attended the Nia White Belt training in Baton Rouge, LA with Helen Terry. In May 2006, Katy received her Blue Belt in Nia from Carlos Rosas in Chicago, IL. In June 2008, Katy received her Brown Belt in Nia for Carlos & Debbie Rosas in Portland, OR. In February 2009, while pregnant with her second son, she attended her Green Belt training with Carlos Rosas in San Antonio, TX. August 2010, Katy will return to Portland for the final level of her Nia training, the Nia Black Belt. Katy says that Nia is the biggest compliment to all of her passions and has truly taught her the “body’s way” of moving. Katy’s practice of yoga and Nia has improved her health, strength, communication skills, and overall well-being. She hopes you will join her on the joyous journey toward health.