I started off as an aerobics instructor in the UK in the early nineties, but quickly ditched the leg warmers for the cool down… and studied massage therapy, becoming a qualified full body massage therapist.
Then I discovered YOGA and the final piece of the jigsaw was complete.
While I was training as a yoga teacher with the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA), in 2000-1, I was also doing the nine-to-five daily slog in the city as a magazine editor.
Massage and yoga were the perfect antidote to stress and deadlines – and the emotional trauma of coping with the death of my mum.
After I became a mother, I studied with Infant Massage Australia (IMA) and became a qualified Infant Massage Instructor – baby massage and yoga became my lifeline both professionally and personally after I had two more children, India and Leo.
For the past decade, I have specialised in pregnancy, post-natal yoga, infant massage and baby yoga. I produced a series of online films for the Huggies Baby Club (check it out here: www.huggies.com.au/childbirth/postnatal-yoga), and have been involved with a DVD for newborn massage with Johnson & Johnson.
I have produced best-selling DVDs, CDs and written a book: Mother Me – a mums guide to balance, wellbeing and harmony, published by Pan Macmillan. Check them out on my other website: www.katiebrownyoga.com
I am also a lecturer with the IYTA Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training and continue to lecture for the IYTA Teacher Training course; Check it out here: www.preandpostnatalteachertraining.com
Now all my children are (finally) at school, I’ve discovered (to my shock), that I have less time – not more – than when they were small, so I’ve put together Ten Minute Tone – a series of ten minute yoga routines and relaxations that can be combined for a longer work-out or done whenever you have a spare ten minutes…
Please stay in touch and let me know what you think of the routines and relaxations and if you have any special requests and if you like this site and idea, please share with your friends… Thank you!