Katie Portanova

Empowerment Coach, Yoga Guide, Meditation Teacher

Katie has enjoyed helping people all of her life. She revels in people’s stories and how they chose the path they are on. She loves to listen and hear their stories. Katie has had this dream of creating a yoga retreat for over 10 years now. She knew that after she moved back from Italy in 2013, she wanted to keep Italy in her life some way even if she married a full-blooded Florentine. Knowing that getting her yoga certification was the first step she enrolled as soon as she could. Continuing her love of Les Mills BODYFLOW and adding a NASM CPT and her love of yoga, she knew she had a strong base to continue her passion for fitness, wellness, and self-care.

Katie has been teaching group fitness for over 10 years. She believes in making people feel good. The goal of yoga is being mindful in each pose. Understand that your body is always changing, learn to be kind to yourself and you will feel the benefits of yoga. Learn to live in the present moment because that’s where life exists.

Now she is embarking on a new mission to be of service to others and change the world. She believes that if it scares you, it is something to face and conquer. When we hide behind validation and approval we lose focus on what is already within us. Who’s ready to burst and share your gifts with the world? Katie wants to help you show up for the life you want to live.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” -The Bhagavad Gita


Do you have a question about Italy or how to travel with me to Italy?

Do you want to join us on one of our retreats and need more information from Katie?


The best way to get in touch is to write us at lightloveyogaitaly@gmail.com

Katie will get back to you as soon as she can, within a day or two.

“Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.”

-Randy Pausch

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