Katie Thorworth, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is a licensed physical therapy assistant specializing in the anatomy of movement. Katie started teaching yoga in 2000, has taught thousands of classes, and has helped launch the career of hundreds of yoga teachers over the years. She has taught at many studios and conducted private yoga sessions. She has participated in and leads several 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training programs, including YogaWorks Maryland, the University of Maryland, Gogo Guru, and Yoga Tree.
Known in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas in the complementary and alternative medicine community, she attends numerous trainings and seminars every year and brings the best of these modalities to her yoga instruction. Katie’s understanding of the intersection of yoga and physical therapy and their shared therapeutic principles makes her teaching unique. She finds joy in creating functional fitness programs through yoga that address individual training and rehabilitation goals. Treating injured athletes, highly involved neurological patients, desk jockeys, and Baby Boomers facing the challenges of aging alike, Katie is adept at bridging the gap between yoga and integrative medicine. A gifted teacher, she excels at explaining health and healing in a way that is accessible, enjoyable, and is rooted in the best contemporary research. Katie believes in placing the responsibility and power of one’s health into the individual’s hands. Skilled at functional anatomy, she teaches how to practice asana on and off the mat. She was recently published in Yogic Way magazine.