Katrina Amato: Super model. Yogi. Dancer. Grace. Beauty. Friend. I first met Katrina when she was taking my husband’s yoga teacher training way back in 2007. I loved her immediately. She is a fellow Wisconsin-ite after all! Katrina is truly a special soul. One of a kind. We spent a weekend together in Ojai at a yoga retreat and I’ve been friends with her ever since. She is not only a top model making a living in the industry, but she is helping young girls and women discover their true beauty, from within. Making the world a better place, one girl at a time. Katrina also teaches private and small yoga classes at her in private studio in Larchmont Village. She is a true inspiration. A definite beauty from within.
Nourishment: What inspires you?
I am inspired by my clients, my yoga students, my friends, and family. Mainly people who honor their intuition and lead from their heart. Those who aren’t afraid to show their true colors, and openly express who they really are.
Nourishment: What are your favorite words of wisdom/quote?
Honor your feelings before your thoughts, and to love and admire who you are right now!
“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Nourishment: Proudest achievement
One of my proudest achievements has been my ability to maintain a lifestyle where I “work,” play, and travel doing what I love. It has been quite the journey to get here, but worth all the ups and downs.
Nourishment: Greatest fear
I hope to get over this one soon, but sadly the Ocean. I had a near death experience on a whale watch in Madagascar when I was 17. Long story short, the waves were bigger than the boat, no one spoke English, and there were no life jackets in sight. We didn’t go overboard, but boy did we get close. I witnessed and felt how powerful and strong the Ocean can be, so now I just don’t mess with it.
Nourishment: Most important health secret?
Feed your soul, do the things that make your heart smile everyday, sleep, and drink lots of water!
Nourishment: Favorite exercise?
Definitely a strong power yoga class with a mix of Kundalini, or a sweaty dance class at the Sweat Spot!
Nourishment: Favorite Recipe?
Nourishment’s Summer Zucchini Salad with Extra Cashew Cheese (recipe coming soon on Nourishmentnow.com)
Nourishment: What are you grateful for?
My friends and family, my teachers, my students, the dog who bit me on my nose, my clients and agents, my good health, the list goes on and on. I am extremely grateful for this present moment.
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin Katrina, who was also known as Katie for the first 18 years of her life, moved out to Long beach, California to reclaim her birth name. She leaped and twirled her way through college, receiving a BFA in dance. This landed her a front row seat at the doctor’s office where she was diagnosed with a stress fracture on her lower spine. Without stopping, she got right to work. After months of intense physical therapy, she finally felt what it meant to be strong. Her injury was clearly a blessing in disguise for this lead her the unknown world of yoga. “What is this?” She exclaimed. “You mean I can stretch and strengthen my body without beating myself up? She instantly fell in love. The rest is history!
Katrina is currently helping women embrace their authentic inner beauty through her lens and her lessons both on and off the mat. To find out more, check out her website.
Catch her every Tuesday night at 7pm for a Power Flow Yoga class at Fit Arts in Hollywood. Open to everyone, all levels welcome!
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