katy insley | yoga teacher | birmingham
I'm Katy, an experienced yoga teacher based in Harborne, Birmingham, UK.
I qualified as a yoga teacher in April 2018 with UK yoga school yogahaven, and launched yogabrum in January 2019. Since then, I've taught more than 3,000 yoga classes, worked for five different yoga studios, delivered workplace and online yoga for more than 45 businesses, and worked on a one-to-one basis with around 30 private clients.
I started practicing yoga back in 2011, at the age of 28. Back then I was six years in to my 13 year recruitment career, so spent a large chunk of my working day sat at a desk. As a result, whilst I was fairly physically fit from running regularly, I had poor flexibility and mobility, and very little core strength. I'd suffered with lower back pain since my late teens thanks to a herniated disc, and had torn cartilage in both knees. In yoga I found a way to maintain my physical fitness, as well as improve my strength, flexibility and mobility in a low impact way. In turn, my back and knee pain quickly improved and eventually disappeared altogether without the need for surgical treatment.
It's for those reasons that yoga became such an important part of my life and why eventually I decided I wanted to share the practice with others.
These days I specialise in private one-to-one and corporate yoga, although if you happen to be based in or near Harborne, you can join me for a small group Hot Flow class at Yoga Hart Harborne every Wednesday at 7.30am.