KATARINA

WITTKAMP

I teach public and private yoga classes, workshops and retreats. I also offer Reiki treatments and trainings, and nurturing Thai Yoga Massages. After graduating from business school in 2011, I gave the corporate world a go and found it not to be for me. In a move that felt very bold, I reoriented to what I've always loved: teaching yoga. Now I've been teaching for the last 10 years and mentoring recent teacher trainees for the last 6, mostly within the Modo Yoga community, but sometimes also abroad in faraway places like Vietnam, Australia and India. I spent a year living, assisting teacher trainings and serving as staff for the International Sivananda ashrams around the world while studying under Swami Sitaramananda. The traditional yogic teachings I learned in this environment have profoundly impacted me and my work.

Though the guru model of learning wasn't a fit for me, the spirit of the teachings still ring true in my heart. Currently, I'm studying strength, biomechanics and pain science with Kathryn Bruni-Young. Some of my other main influences are Rod Stryker, Elena Brower, Tahl Rinsky, Bec Isaacs, Julia Cowan, Martin Stock and Annette Mellor. Blending Eastern philosophy with Western science and psychology informs my balanced and multidisciplinary approach to practice. I'm excited about what our bodies are capable of doing — or learning to do. The world gets bigger when our bodies and minds are supported in adapting to change and stress and this is what I aim to offer when supporting others.

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TESTIMONIALS

I’m a truly satisfied private client of Katarina’s. I have found her to be professional, organized, creative and intuitive. Katarina has been fundamental in unlocking mobility in my shoulders and upper back while building overall body strength.  What I love, and find particularly unique, is her multi-disciplinary approach that weaves together principles of yoga and more traditional fitness techniques.  This allows her to be highly flexible and responsive- able to fine-tune the essentials of each session week to week.

I would unqualifiedly recommend Katarina to anyone looking for a talented, sincere and engaged practitioner whose knowledge of the human body-and belief in its potential- is literally a vocation.  Her acceptance, quiet sense of humour and generosity of spirit in my view are unmatched.   

DEBBIE C. / ADVERTISING / 70

My first encounter with Katarina Wittkamp was in one of her Modo Yoga classes. That was over 18 months ago now. I remember thinking, "Wow!" What an experienced, empathetic teacher. I found myself drawn to her classes and enjoy her gentle approach to teaching Yoga. After class one day, I inquired about other services Kat offered. It was then that I was introduced to Thai Massage. This is a MUST TRY form of self care for everyone. I suffer from a serious anxiety disorder as well as chronic lower back pain. My Yoga and Thai Massage Combo have helped me to relax and relieve my back pain when nothing else would.  Whether it is Yoga, or Thai Massage you are after, Katarina is well worth the investment.

ELIZABETH / FINANCE / 53

Katarina is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to yoga and anatomy and as a teacher she's friendly and encouraging. I've taken Kat's private yoga classes, her group classes, her workshops, and I've also been lucky enough to attend one of Kat's yoga retreats. Through these experiences, she's helped me with my personal yoga practice as well as my pranayama practice. She has helped me develop skills that I never thought I'd be able to learn, such as being able to do a handstand and different breathing practices. The breathing (pranayama) has helped me get through some of the most stressful things in my life. I would highly recommend Katarina's services to anyone from beginners to experienced people interested in yoga. You won't regret it. She is amazing!

JOSH / LANDSCAPING / 32

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