Katie Martino, MPH, CPH, is a certified yoga instructor and women’s health professional. She completed her 200-hr RYT training at YogaWorks, Inc. in Santa Monica, California, in August 2018, and currently teaches mixed-level Vinyasa style yoga classes to adults and children throughout the Los Angeles area. She focuses on instructing proper alignment and supports her students in fostering a deep mind-body connection by tapping into the breath. With a Master’s degree in public health and additional training in maternal and child health, Katie brings unique expertise to her classes. She understands the clinical aspects underlying pregnancy, aging, and chronic disease, and offers appropriate modifications to support students with these conditions. Katie firmly believes that a regular yoga practice has the power to rejuvenate the mind and body and to restore inner peace, despite the constant changes of our daily lives. Yoga also has tremendous potential to change our actions off the mat. That power is what motivates Katie to share the gift of yoga with her community, one student at a time.
Vinyasa links yoga poses together for a flowing practice that is synchronized with the breath. Most classes include traditional Sun Salutations as well as a series of both standing and seated postures. The pace of the class varies depending on the level of the students. However, regardless of the pace, Vinyasa yoga is shown to offer tremendous health benefits, including increased strength, flexibility, endurance, and mental wellbeing.