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Teachers + Influences 
Yoga: Moses Brown | Desiree Rumbaugh | Noah Maze | Donna Farhi | Tara Judelle | 
Philosophy/Meditation: Carlos Pomeda | Sally Kempton | Paul Mueller-Ortega | Hareesh Wallis | Lorin Roche
Movement: Contact Improvisation | Conscious Dance | SomaKinese | Body Mind Centering 
Psychology + Trauma: Somatic Experiencing | NonViolent Communication (Anna Groves/Robert Gonzales) | Livia Shapiro - Applied Psychology for Yogis | Matt Licata | John Welwood | 
Astrology: Lawson Bracewell (Esoteric Astrology) | Graham Ibell (Psychological Astrology)

WritersJohn O'Donohue | David Whyte | Gary Snyder | Wordsworth | Rumi 

 

ABOUT KATIE

I have been teaching yoga, experiential movement, and body awareness
as healing arts since 2005. I am an ERYT-500 Yoga Teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Yoga Teacher Trainer, and completing my advanced year of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training. 


In my yoga + movement workshops, we explore how to deepen our sensory awareness, increase our capacity for attunement, and coordinate movement in intelligent patterns that reflect wholeness rather than fragmentation. The yoga I teach is progressive (everything builds on everything else) and sustainable - movements, postures, and sequences in service of balancing stability with freedom and creativity.  

Deeply informed by long time studies in non-dual Tantra and current interests in applied psychology, Non Violent Communication (NVC), Somatic Experiencing, and creative movement practices, I bring practicality, relevance, and soulful intention into what I share
in ways that are accessible, down to earth, and
change making. 
 
I offer workshops, immersive study programs, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings across New Zealand and overseas.
I support whole person healing in
one-on-one yoga therapy and body centred conversations.
As a yoga + somatic therapist, I work with both physical and mental/emotional health and offer mentorship|supervision for yoga teachers and yoga therapists. 


I have completed a PostGraduate Diploma in Counselling (First Class Honours) and am currently finishing advanced studies in Somatic Experiencing, a body based psychotherapy modality.

I was the founder of Grassroots Yoga in Christchurch, the city where I lived and taught yoga for 11 years.  I now live in Wellington with my partner and our motley crew - one wee but mighty toddler, two active teenage boys, and a smoochy burmese cat.