About Katie

Katie is a senior yoga teacher (IYTA), massage therapist (ITEC), certified infant massage instructor (IMA), doula (Optimum Birth), Reiki practitioner, author and mum-of-three. She is also the Huggies baby club pregnancy yoga and baby massage expert and is a lecturer on the IYTA’s Teacher Training Course and the IYTA’s Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training Diploma.

Katie has been teaching general yoga classes, pre-natal yoga, post-natal yoga, baby yoga and infant massage for 19 years.
She is based  on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and holds regular classes, workshops and talks.

“I’ve always practised yoga and I love the way it helps me feel fit, calm, relaxed and nurtured.

Katie with Lucas, Indi and Leo
Katie with Lucas, Indi and Leo

I began teaching yoga while working as a magazine journalist – the meditations, breathing exercises and asanas were the perfect antidote to the stress of deadlines and chasing stories.

After the birth of my first child, I found myself increasingly drawn to yoga and the benefits it can bring – not just to you, but to your entire family.

As a new mum, I developed Post Natal Anxiety and it was only through Yoga and researching and writing my book: Mother Me – a mum’s guide to  balance, wellbeing and harmony, that I managed to get myself back on track – and actually enjoy my baby and my life.

Since then I’ve produced two relaxation CDs and three Yoga DVDs to help you (and your family) feel nurtured, calm and relaxed too. And I have worked with the Huggies Baby Club to produce an online pregnancy and post-natal yoga and massage program.

IYTA logoI’m also a member of the IYTA – International Yoga Teacher’s Association and I lecture on the IYTA’s Teacher Training Course and the Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training. In 2002, I set up Yoga Babes which is now Katie Brown Yoga – I have specialised in pregnancy yoga, yoga for birth, post natal yoga and baby yoga. But I am also enjoying exploring the general health and anti anxiety benefits of yoga – whatever your age or stage! I’ve run regular workshops and classes for teenagers dealing with HSC stress and for professionals needing tools to help deal with the pressure of deadlines and day-to-day stresses.

In my blogs I am regularly writing articles about all of these stages and phases – how yoga can help in a simple, easy and effective way. Don’t worry I won’t be getting you up before dawn to chant (unless you want to of course!). But writing about how yoga can fit into your busy life – giving you the balance and peace that you need. I’d love to hear your feedback and thoughts 🙂

Qualifications

2019 – Meditation and Pranayama with David Burgess

2018 – Yin 3 – with Sarah Manning and Dr Jeff Lou

2017 – Yin Yoga Level 2 – with Sarah Manning

2017 – Introduction to Somatic Yoga with Tanya Fitzpatrick

2016 – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader with Bernadette McGree

2016 – Yin Yoga Level 1 with Sarah Manning

2009 – Certified birth doula education  (Optimum Birth)

2002 –  Pregnancy massage diploma (Nature Care College),

2002  – Certified Infant Massage Instructor (IMA)

2000 – 2001: 350 hour Yoga Teaching Diploma – (IYTA)

1995 – Diploma in Anatomy, physiology and body massage (ITEC)

1994 – Aerobics instructor (RSA – teaching of exercise to music)

  • In addition I have studied children’s yoga and with Loraine Rushton and the Zenergy Yoga Love Food Course.

I’m now the NSW State representative for Infant Massage Australia and the co-trainer of the NSW IMA professional training program. I also lecture on the IYTA Yoga Teachers’ training course and the IYTA’s Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training course.

My blogs appear on sites such as Parenting Australia and Yummy Bubby and I write regularly for a variety of magazines including Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Yoga Journal and That’s Life!.

I’ve written a book (Mother Me – a mum’s guide to balance, wellbeing and harmony – a unique book for every mother who feels overwhelmed and underappreciated).