Katie Brandes


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. Years later she was inspired to enroll in yoga teacher training under Rose Batignani and Frank de la Cruz at Everything Zen Yoga. She decided that what she wanted to do with her life was to help others that have experienced the pressures that life and society
can place on us. Yoga is the means by which she can finally help others and share her natural tendency to nurture. Though everyone can benefit from yoga, she wants to teach to those who truly need it.

After completing her 200-hour certification, Katie immediately sought out a method to teach yoga to children. Kidding Around Yoga was a short jaunt from Orlando to St. Pete, Florida. She went for training but came back completely changed. Sharing yoga with kids is a passion that drives her every single day. And Kidding Around Yoga is the method she believes in. She teaches several kids yoga classes a week and also trains teachers to do the same.

Katie is now certified in Hatha Yoga, Children's Yoga, Senior Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. She earned her 500 hour certification at Pose by Pose Yoga in Tampa shortly after achieving her E-RYT
designation having taught over a thousand yoga classes. She resides in east Orlando with her husband, daughter, and many many pets. She is a mother first and foremost. But yoga is her passion. When she isn't
spending time with family, you will find her studying yoga, creating arts & crafts or doing graphic & web design.

Katie Brandes
Online Director,
Kidding Around Yoga
email: katiebrandes@kiddingaroundyoga.com