Katie Woods, MS, ATC, WEMT, RYT200
Katie Woods completed her 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) certification with Yoga Assets and strives to promote the company’s mission: “Teach Yoga Everywhere.” She originally sought a yoga teacher certification to supplement her role as an athletic trainer, but (as usual) the universe had bigger plans. Fully invested in the ALL the benefits of yoga, she continues to write her story to focus on spreading yoga to Salt Lake with hopes of it expanding throughout rest of the state, the country, and our world. She will complete her RYT-500 in December 2017 with a group project focused on creating a yoga mindfulness and movement curriculum to offer to educators serving within the Utah school system.
Originally from West Virginia, Katie continues to develop her lifelong love and appreciation for the outdoors. As much of her free time as possible is spent in and around rivers, on her mountain or road bike, and relaxing with her dog Shiner. She has experience as a ski and snowboard instructor, ski patroller, whitewater raft guide, search and rescue team member, and wilderness medicine instructor. Katie is also a certified athletic trainer and teaches as a full-time professor in the undergraduate athletic training program at the University of Utah. She has provided athletic training services to a variety of individuals, from youth and recreational sport participants to those competing at the Olympic level. As a healthcare provider, Katie wholeheartedly believes that yoga has the power to fix many (if not all!) of the problems we see in our communities today.
“Yoga is so much more than photographs of bendy people with spiritual quotes on fabulously landscaped backdrops. Yoga IS for EVERY mind, body and spirit. The practical applications for longevity and health as well as the daily grind are abundant. The more I learn about yoga, the more I see yoga EVERYWHERE. It’s exciting to watch yoga weave throughout my day-to-day and I love helping others notice even the small things in every moment.”
2020 Wellness Trips: