About Kathleen Katsikeas:
I first pressed my feet into a yoga mat in 2007 as a form of coping with depression and anxiety. The healing power of yoga manifested itself in many unexpected ways in my life as I grew healthily attached to my practice; often turning to the mat in times of struggle and stress. Yoga opened up my life when I thought I had permanently shut down.
The desire to deepen my practice led me to become a teacher--sharing with others the tools that were given and worked for me.
During my 200hr yoga certification in 2015, I was also certified in Yoga to Transform Trauma through Catherine Ashton, and studied therapeutic yoga with Gabriel Halpern.
Devoted to bringing a therapeutic and trauma-informed lens to communities of Chicago, Natalie McGreal and I started a peer support + yoga group at Room to Breathe in 2016. Continuing this healing work, I began Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Trauma in 2017 at Room to Breathe with Sara Buxton, LCPC, offering clinical support during sessions.
As a graduate candidate of University of Chicago's social work (SSA) program, I am committed to uniting mental health and embodiment with a mindful yoga practice. I empower my students to reconnect with themselves in a healing and supportive way.