Katie finds joy in discovering things she has yet to discover. From the time she was a little girl she was interested in understanding how we “work” or don’t “work”. What “work” means in this context is, what Katie describes as, coherent wellness. What is that secret ingredient to becoming self actualized and experiencing one’s life in the way they choose for it to be? The quest to find the answer to this question has been one of adventure, courage and experimentation.
Katie’s academic decisions always reflected her desire to uncover her own self actualization in order to deliver this knowledge to others.
She began in Pre Medicine and shifted to Sports Medicine. Graduating from the reputable Athletic Training Bachelor’s program at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Shortly after graduating she became a Certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). Katie’s educational and experiential background is rooted in the art of rehabilitation.
Body movement plays a significant role in coherent wellness. Katie became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She consistently explores movement through the lens of empowering self expression and promotes others to do the same.
The mind-body connection is the cornerstone to self actualization. Katie is certified by the Canadian Massage and Acupressure Therapists Association (CMATA) and enjoys taking lessons on various bodywork techniques (visceral manipulation, cranial sacral therapy, muscle activation techniques, trigger point therapy, etc). In order to connect the mind and body it is imperative to understand how the body functions in relationship to the mind and vice versa. Katie has been trained in the art of meditation, visualization, and re-programming the subconscious mind. Katie completed her Associate Practitioner Certification after 3 years of intensive practice through the College of Core Belief Engineering founded by Elly Roselle in White Rock, BC. These teachings and processes continue to be a monumental part of Katie’s approach to coherent wellness.
All roads begin and end with the breath. Katie’s breathwork journey began in 2006 with Integral Breathwork founder Denis Ouellette. At this very first session she realized the magnitude of healing and self actualization the breath can provide. Katie is a humble student to the teachings of the breath. She is certified as an Integral Breathwork Facilitator and practices all forms of breathing practices.