Katia is Certified to teach the following BYNT Classes:
- Bikram Method 60, 90 and Silent
- Iron Yogi
How long have you been practicing Bikram Yoga?
I was introduced to Bikram Yoga in October 2010 and have been practicing at home since then. I’ve practiced occasionally in different studios in Europe. After I moved to Texas in summer 2014, I’ve been practicing consistently in DFW area studios.
When/Where did you attend teacher training?
Spring 2015, Thailand
Why did you decide to become a teacher?
I used to be very skeptical about yoga in general and didn’t believe in its physical and mental benefits. One day it all changed! After my first introduction to this sweaty goodness I knew that this was exactly what was missing in my life! The practice made me feel better in my own body and be at peace with myself and the surrounding world. Everything just seemed to be better with yoga in my life. I wanted to share this feeling and my experience with others; I wanted to help people to find the simple way to feel better and be better. I always dreamed of being a doctor and healing people but I never liked the idea of pharmaceutical healing. Being a yoga teacher gives me an opportunity to help people to improve their health and to improve their quality of life using only their bodies and their mind.
What is your favorite thing about teaching?
My favorite thing is seeing the connections – connection between teacher and the students, connection between words and the body, connection between focus and the form. This all makes the class a real life performance. Yoga class is not just a physical exercise, it’s a unique process in which each student is focused on himself/herself, their own practice and at the same time they all create this united energy which makes every class different from each other. It’s the biggest gift to be a teacher and to witness all of the connections, the physical and spiritual transformations.
What is your favorite quote?
“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
― Dalai Lama XIV