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Craniosacral + Yoga

Embodiment tools to nurture your nervous system + the gloWithin you!

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Craniosacral

Craniosacral + somatoemotional release is a gentle healing modality addressing the physical (fascia, alignment of sutures + skeletal system) and subtle body (energetic + emotional layers impacting physical wellbeing). Katie offers sessions for infants, children + adults, and shares simple tools to support your specific needs beyond your session.

Mom and child practicing yoga on the beach at sunset

Yoga Trainings

Katie has been teaching yoga to children and adults since 2012. Join her for accessible trainings for all:

moms on the beach after practicing yoga

Parent Support

Nurture yourself so you can empower + be present for those you love!

gloWithin

To gloWithin, we need to nurture our nervous system + connect to our Inner Child

gloWithin provides embodiment tools to empower children and those supporting the world of the child. 

Many of us adults are overwhelmed, leaving limited space for our self-care until our bodies are screaming at us, often through chronic health concerns or burn-out. I say this from experience. For those of us who are parents, putting our self-care first is even more important as our children look to us for security and to co-regulate. When we are burned out, we are not present for ourselves or them, and they feel it and respond – often in ways that can trigger us and bring our patterns that are no longer serving us to the surface. 

You may have heard that others are our mirrors… well our children are exactly that. 

With 1 in 11 youth being prescribed anxiety medication (2019 Child + Youth Mental Health Canada) and 19% of adults diagnosed with an anxiety disorder (2017, USA), we need to lead by example and empower our children and others to take care of themselves. In doing so, we grow in self-awareness, self-compassion, and are able to release generational patterns that are no longer serving us individually and collectively. By taking time to be truly present we are more emotionally resilient, experience greater health and more fulfilling relationships, and can connect more deeply with our intuition and Inner Child for greater peace, love, joy, and alignment.

My Philosophy

  • Empower connection within ourselves + communities

  • Offer simple embodiment tools for greater peace, love + joy 

  • Encourage healing through playful curiosity + introspection

     

I take a trauma-sensitive approach to empower my clients and students with simple embodiment (in-body) tools that can be integrated into daily life. I appreciate that for some it’s not easy to be in-body and this can take time to become comfortable due to trauma – I have been there. This is the paradox of the human experience – we are blessed with the ability to experience sensations and emotions, which can draw us out of body or allow us to be completely in-body and move beyond the illusion of the body through alignment to find bliss. 

Client experiences:

“I never experienced craniosacral therapy before. Katie creates a beautiful and nurturing space. Before the session, I felt really unclear about some big decisions I needed to take, and after the session, something really shifted. My whole body was lighter and grounded and my thoughts were organized. I got peace of mind. That evening I took that big decision from my heart, and since there everything has been flowing. I really appreciate Katie´s work and I loved the oils. I´d love to have another session soon!”

Leyre

“Katie delivers an amazing amount of care and healing energy into her practice. Katie’s calm nature really put me into a place of healing and relaxation. I was dealing with a mild concussion and I truly feel that my session with Katie helped put me on the path to healing and feeling more like myself. I highly recommend and value Katie’s practice.”

Alina

A bit about me

gloWithin founder & her baby

I believe in lifting each other up so we can be stronger together. I enjoy being active in nature, spending time with my family and friends, the arts, learning and growing, savouring the beautiful experiences every day brings, and taking time to go within. As was my vision in my teens (although I had no idea how I would be able to do it), it is still to empower others to enjoy lives of peace, love, and joy… to gloWithin.

When I was a child, my very wise Mama taught me how to meditate and do breath-work, to help me sleep and ease the anxiety from family life. Each of us experiences challenges in life, and I truly believe if we have the tools, these challenges help us to grow into our true potential and serve others.

As a teen I recognized there were many of us women who wanted to be both mothers and fulfill our dreams beyond motherhood, and while we are lucky to be able to have all these opportunities, we must choose wisely where to devote our energy. The delicate balance of parenthood emphasizes this, and is what inspired me to open Studio 202 – a community yoga, arts + healing space in North Vancouver, Canada. In March 2020 I closed this space due to covid and was shortly after asked to support Canada’s First and Largest Not for Profit Yoga School as Executive Director through a period of restructuring. While I have been fortunate to have many amazing opportunities in my career, I have learned to listen to my body first and foremost and where my soul is guiding me, bringing me greater peace and alignment.

The gift of breath and meditation my Mam gave me as a child continues to inspire my life work – in particular empowering women, educators, parents, and children to also nurture their Inner Child. I have been coaching adults and children for over 20 years, and teaching yoga to adults and children, and creating programs for educators since 2012. I believe if the child’s support system truly understands and can go within themselves, our future generation will also be able to do the same for greater resilience and to nurture their gloWithin. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to support communities and individuals in this way. I take a trauma-sensitive approach to my work, and empower my clients and students with simple somatic and yoga-based tools so they can support themselves.

Thank you for taking this journey with me!

 

My Qualifications

My practices focus on grounding, connecting with our heart and intuition, to help us connect to our Inner Child and gloWithin. I have a passion for learning, particularly when it comes to the mind, body and emotions… or psychophysiology and the impact on our lives from utero to our later years. In addition to the below, I attend regular seminars to keep growing and am always happy to share ideas and books if you are interested too!

  • Bachelor in Business, UBC 

  • Certificate in Adult Learning – Workplace Learning, U Calgary

  • Craniosacral + Somataemotional Therapy Level 3, Visionary Healing

  • Expert Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with background in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, Prenatal Kundalini, Chair Yoga, Trauma-Informed + more

  • Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT)

  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Practitioner (YACEP)

  • BrainDance Instructor