Casey Backus

Head of MamasteZen

MPT, RYT 200, RYT 500, Prenatal Certified

A former collegiate softball player, I found yoga 12 years ago in an attempt to calm my game day nerves. I learned to breathe and found a more grounded calm version of myself.  I began teaching yoga in 2009 through LES MILLS Body Flow. I loved to witness the same transformative experience in others. I completed a 200 hr YTT IN 2013 with Grace Morales of Charlotte & 500 hr YTT wit Yax Yoga Concepts of VA as well as training in prenatal yoga with Amani Murray Yoga in 2014.

I have worked as a physical therapist since completion of my masters degree in 2004 and took the leap to academia in a PT assistant program in 2014. I have LOVED the opportunity to guide/mentor students into the PT profession. In 2016, I joined the faculty at Hot Asana Yoga University for 300 hr Advanced yoga teacher training and will co-teach a 200 hr YTT in 2018.

A functional anatomy junkie since my college Gross Anatomy days, I am passionate about safe alignment, activation, and re-education of human movement. I find much joy in empowering others find their purpose, their strength, and a genuine connection to their bodies. Looking forward to connecting with you!