Katy Hobbs, M.Ed., C-IAYT, 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. She completed her 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Yoga Therapy also through Priya Yoga in 2013. Katy has studied under Sonia Sumar, Michelle Andrie, Karen Prior, and Anodea Judith. Her teaching style blends various types of Hatha yoga including: Iyengar, Integral yoga, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin, Jivamukti, and Chakra yoga.
Prior to Katy’s first Nia class in 2003 she had not even heard of Nia, but was in love 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 from Carlos & Debbie Rosas in Portland, OR. In 2009, while pregnant with her son Gage, Katy received her Green Belt in Nia from Carlos Rosas in San Antonio. In 2010, Katy received her Black Belt in Nia from Carlos AyaRosas and Debbie Rosas Stewart in Portland, OR. In 2015, Katy audited her Brown Belt with Helen Terry at Soma Ranch in Montgomery, TX. Nia is an incredible outlet for all of her passions and has truly taught her the “body’s way” of moving. Katy’s practice has improved her health, strength, communication skills, and overall well-being. Find out more on her Nia profile.