“Being and moving in nature is my true healer”
Writing, walking and movement guide
My relationship with walking, poetry and storytelling started at a young age in the hills and dales of Yorkshire and the mountains of the Highlands of Scotland and twenty years living, teaching and guiding on the Homeric Island of Ithaca Greece.
My love of dance, movement began in my early twenties.
I have been teaching and guiding for 35 years.
I run holistic on line and outdoor classes and retreats integrating:
writing, storytelling, theatre, therapy and healing, storytelling, walking and functional movement: dance, Pilates, Yoga - Hatha, Nidra, Yin/yang yoga therapy -Feldenkrais, Qui Quong, Happy cells, breath work, meditation and mindfulness for stress and health.
All classes and workshops are non judgemental and about kindness and acceptance.
Focusing on the breath and movement, surrendering, dissolving stress so that the body is relaxed and movement easier and change happens with ease and harmony.
Benefits for the joints, strength, flexibility, release, sleep, heart and circulation.
They are flowing and fun, mindful and mellow, creative and easy;
breath connected to movement, mind present in the body and the moment.
Community and schools Actor storyteller and facilitator
Producer and director
Walking guide: local culture, living history and mythology specialist.
Meditation (existential) and mindful movement teacher.
Writer and poet
Drama and movement teacher
Some places I have worked with:
Northampton theatre Royal
London Arts Board
Theatre for change
Croydon Youth Theatre
Northampton theatre Royal
Race Apart dance theatre
Regent's Park Open Air theatre
London Barbican Theatre.
Greek Villa Collection
BA Degree in Community Theatre, movement and teacher training
Pilates and Remedial exercise - Certificate 500 hours: Alan Herdmen Studios
Level three anatomy and physiology: Morley College
Certificate in mindfulness for stress - Breathworks.
Certificate in advanced Yoga therapy teacher training: Mirjam Wagner and David Lurey
MA in Dance Therapy - Laban
Intrests and areas of study:
healing and herbal medicine Yoga training with Esther Ekhart, David Lurey, Sandra Carson, Katy Appleton
Practice Mindfulness, happy cells and William Bloom and endorphin meditation
Healing for Sage women
Mindfulness for health and stress - Breathworks
Creative writing courses and retreats: Curtis Brown, Arvon, City Lit, Morely College
I am continually developing my skills and interests in short courses and study in healing, writing, change and well being. I see walking as an art form in itself. A time for space, peace, to hear stories of the land and those that worked and walked on it before us. Walking and being in the open air is a wonderful way to express words and expand creative writing, practice Yoga, Pilates and movement therapy.
I am grateful have been able to live for twenty years on the poetic Island of Ithaca Greece, share my love of walking, movement and writing on ancient paths
and retreats for Levendis Estate Ithaca Greece.
I now offer themed Yoga walks and writing walks in Tunbridge Wells, Ashdown Forest and Hargate Forest in a unique holistic programme for mental, physical and spiritual health. inclusive and open to all and continue my daily Yoga and writing practice and longer weekend walks on the ancient and beautiful South Downs
“ on behalf of our family, thank you Katrina for you peaceful and soulful and serene sessions over the last five years” Francis family.
"Katrina is a very special coach and guide. She has a lighthearted kind approach, with a sense of humour. Her writing and movement classes are joyful Built on thirty years of experience as a facilitator, her coaching is safe and compassionate" Heather Gilmore.
"Katrina's walks were the highlight of our trip to Greece. She is passionate, enlightening and adapted the walking tours to suit my needs. I can not recommend her enough, she is very special, creative and healing"
Judi Pond, Vermont
"Katrina's knowledge of movement and teaching is extensive. Her classes are rewarding and stimulating" Angela Waldron - dancer and teacher with the Ballet Rambert.
"A must do" David Bridges
Beautiful and engaging walking tour -bmellicker wrote a review
This was a magical evening, Katrina is very knowledgeable about the countryside its plant life,local crops,and all the information is passed on in an easy relaxed manner peter b wrote a review Sep 2017 Shrewsbury,
She has a wealth of interesting information as well about the surrounding environment. Regardless of where your level of interest might be, her kindness, intelligence and charm, make this walk an excellent choice. This tour is appealing, I think, on all levels: for beginneragreen2017 wrote a review Dec 2017
Katrina is the most informative, passionate, interesting guide you could hope for
My daughter and I joined another family for morning yoga lessons by the pool with Katerina , which were a great way to start our day marina g
Don't miss out on the Yoga with Katrina, which all adds to the karma.
Joanna B wrote a review Aug 2016
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