Katie's Yoga

A Little About Me

Katie Ziskind 500-RYT majored in psychology at Mitchell College and is interested in researching Eastern and Western medicine in her graduate program. She feels a connection to Ana Forrest’s teachings. Katie has taught children’s yoga at the Westerly Community Yoga Center, the Waterford Friendship School, Mystic Arts Center, the Drop-In Learning Center, Dean’s Mill Elementary School, Jennings Elementary School, and Gallup Hill Elementary School. In addition to teaching children, she teaches yoga to people with special needs. Katie has shared yoga with members of the Crescent Beach Association, Black Point Beach Club, McCooks Park, Ocean Community YMCA of Mystic, Blissworks Yoga and Healing Arts, Pradipika Yoga Studio, Zen and Now Wellness Center, Waterford Country School, Zen and Now, Inner Peace CT and Get Bent. Katie specializes in yoga therapy and treating mind and body as a unit. Giving others an opportunity to cultivate inner peace on the mat and radiate global peace off the mat is Katie’s passion. Liability insured through Yoga Journal.

Turn your world upside down! Inverted asanas reverse the action of gravity  on the body!  Give you heart and organs a break, reverse the blood flow, cleans and detoxing the hormone (endocrine) and lymph node system. Rejuvenating inversion such as Legs Up The Wall can improve health,  reduce anxiety and stress and increase self-confidence. They also increase mental power, concentration and stimulate your chakras.

Chants and Mantras

Om Shanti - Peace

Hari om hari om - The divine being

Hamsa - Natural sound of our breath

Om jothi - light

Loka samasta suhkino bhavantu - May all beings everywhere be happy and free

Fun Yogi Fact

Namaste means thank you for doing yoga with me. It can also mean the sunshine in my heart sees the sunshine in your heart.

Benefits of Yoga

Body - Strength, flexibility, body awareness, anatomy, stillness, balance, breath exercises. 

Mind - Concentration, focus, attention, a peaceful, relaxed state, self-expression, stress management tools, creativity, self-esteem, self-reflection. 

World - Environmental awareness, respect for the earth and animals, language development, social interactions, peace, connection, wonder, exploration. 

Natural Yogis

Children are natural yogis. They move their bodies in ways that feel good to them, almost effortlessly, without a thought of why they are doing it!  Yoga will ensure children have a lifetime of exercise, joyful bodies and minds and health and strength. 

Music and Sound

Music and sound therapy together with coordinated hand movements can develop concentration, breath coordination, communication and motor skills. Studies have shown repetition of certain sound patters produce a calming and healing effect on the nervous system and mind.

Inner Power

You have the power to be anything you want to be! :)

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Jun 17 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, Jun 19 at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, Jun 19 at 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Friday, Jun 22 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM