“writing from our souls takes us on journeys of hope. ”
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.
My love of the island of Ithaca began before my physical knowledge of it.
It's history, mythology, poetry, people and it's rugged and verdant landscape drew me in and I stayed. It has a metaphysical and magnetic force which inspires my deep loves (essential for my well-being): writing, theatre, storytelling, walking and movement. After living in a council flat in South East London, I restored an old stone cottage ten years ago as a retreat for my soul and have lived on the Island for twenty years. I now divide my life between the Island and the UK.
Facilitator, Producer, Arts coach - Theatre for Change, Race Apart, Actor and Storyteller: Theatre venues, Charities, Hospitals, Libraries and schools.
Walking guide and living history specialist.
Mindfulness, Pilates, walking for well-being and Yoga movement teacher.
Writer - Published poet and creative writer, DVD on well-being and health issues and plays for education. Lecturer in creative writing - Holloway Prison, schools, colleges.
Contemporary Dancer and dance therapy Laban
Theatre Director and Lecturer in movement for theatre and Forum theatre
BA in Community Theatre and Education
Pilates and Remedial exercise - Certificate 500 hours - Alan Herdmen Studios
Certificate to teach English
Level three anatomy and physiology
Ekhart Yoga - favorite teachers: Esther Ekhart, David Lurey, Sandra Carson, Katy Appleton),
Practice Mindfulness, happy cells and endorphin meditation
Healing and alternative therapies
Mindfulness for health
walk and write (almost) daily. I am continually developing my skills and interests in short courses and study in healing, 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 is, for me, essential for creativity, healing and change, whether in nature or cities, with people or alone.
I am grateful to be able to share my love of walking on ancient paths in the exceptional landscape of Ithaca and to have time to walk on the South downs and once again in the Yorkshire dales and Scotland
I am passionate about the crossovers of: the creative arts, movement, psychology, walking and writing and the power they give to gain new perspectives and well-being for the individual and society.
"Katrina is a very special coach and guide. She has a lighthearted kind approach, with a sense of humour. Her classes are joyful as are her walks. Built on thirty years of experience as a facilitator, her coaching is safe and yet enlightening""Heather Gilmore.
"Katrina's knowledge of movement and teaching is extensive. Her classes are rewarding and stimulating" Angela Waldron - dancer and teacher with the Ballet Rambert.
Fully insured, qualified and CRB checked
Tales from the walks
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