Katie Connolly, Speaker . Teacher . Guide

Welcome to My Somatic Coaching Practice

My life work is dedicated to empowering parents, educators, and children with simple yet powerful Somatic practices to experience greater peace, love, and joy. I am an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher, Craniosacral Practitioner, Masters of Counselling Candidate, founder of gloWithin's Registered Children's Yoga School, and recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold for my Children's Yoga Cards.

How do I support Highly Sensitive & Neurodiverse Individuals & Families?

Drawing upon my strong knowledge of the body, nervous system, and trauma sensitive approaches, I bridge science and intuition, helping clients connect with and honour all aspects of themselves, so they may gloWithin and experience greater love, peace, joy! I support clients struggling with overwhelm and burnout, acute and chronic health concerns in a very holistic manner, and in creating sustainable practices to nourish thier holistic wellbeing. Part of this is aiding clients in learning to connect with their intuitive guidance or body wisdom, from which many have become disconnected due to the demands of life, or even trauma. This is particularly important for parents, as it offers them the confidence in trusting they know how to support their children. Holistically I also support parents with their highly sensitive and nuerodiverse little ones, considering the systems within and those in which they exist.

I have been supporting families and educators with Somatic practices since 2011, and look forward to connecting with you!

What Katie shared with me after was all absolutely true, and a helpful take away I can work with. I am still feeling shifting happening in my body the day after. I would highly recommend Katie to be part of your healing journey.

VIRGINIA

Katie creates an atmosphere allowing for anything that comes up to be felt.

CAROLIN

Katie delivers an amazing amount of care and healing energy into her practice. 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

About Katie, Somatic Parenting Coach

I was given the gift of breathwork and meditation as a child by my Mother, and discovered somatic tools to move through overwhelming emotions. As a Highly Sensitive Person prone to ADHD tendencies, having these tools at a young age helped me to be resilient and stay aligned with my intuition, which as you may guess, is why I am so passionate about sharing these practices.

As a teen I recognized our lifestyles were not conducive to thriving families, which inspired me to create Studio 202, a healing community space in North Vancouver. In 2020 I closed this space due to world events and as it was the source of my postpartum anxiety with my eldest. After completing a challenging contract as an Executive Director (which led to burnout), I realized I needed to focus on my passions again and brought my offerings online.

Miraculously we had our youngest during this time but do to lack of sleep for a year, I struggled with a very humbling postpartum depression. For a few months all I could do was meditate. This is what prompted me to pursue my Masters in Counselling, 12 years after first considering it.

I am telling you this because while our situations are unique, with connection and the right support we can heal and create greater alignment in our lives for peace within, and to lead our children by example. As a society, we have largely been taught to over-ride our intuition, or we simply struggle to connect with it due to the many daily demands. I believe this is in part why we are seeing such high rates of anxiety, depression, and burn out.

Children are naturally connected to their intuition, and as conscious parents we strive to honour this as we guide them on their journey… but are we honouring this in ourselves?

I believe as parents that we know what is right for our child and try our best each and every day. I also understand the challenges and gifts of being a Highly Sensitive parent (and introvert), and specialize in working with highly sensitive and neurodiverse families through a very holistic model. My role is to support you in understanding the environments in which you exist and to create supportive ones to sustainably nourish you, allowing you to tap into your intuitive wisdom and lead your family by example.

I offer this support virtually and in-person through my group and training sessions, through 1:1 work, in my speaking engagements, and through the gloWithin App courses. You are welcome to learn more about my services here.

While I am passionate about my work, I nourish myself through my nearly lifelong meditation practice, being active in nature, expressing myself creatively, going on adventures, and spending time with those I love.

I look forward to connecting with you on this journey!

🌺 Katie

ps. You can read more about my qualifications below

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner-voice”

~ Peggy O'Mara

Looking for an Inspiring Speaker?

I share insights and practical tools grounded in science, related to burn out, social emotional learning, somatic healing, parenting from the heart, and more. I have spoken for school districts, virtually for varying size groups, and in person for small to large organizations. Please send requests via email and I would be happy to further discuss your organizations needs: katie@glowithin.ca

I enjoyed the visualization. I felt I was right there with you during your journey. Nice pausing, voice inflection, and storytelling.

ELIZABETH

Having been in a coma for 8 days, I could relate to your out-of-body experience and the lessons you learned. I loved how you embodied your message and how confidently you showed up. WOW.

ELAYNA

Katie, I loved that you brought the audience to an action step in real time. That is a very powerful way of engagement and not often used. Keep it up!

APRIL

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (UBC)

Certificate in Adult Learning (U Calgary)

Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT)

Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT)

Expert Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT 500)

Braindance Instructor

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

Founder of Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS)

Craniosacral Therapy, Infants + Children (Visionary Healing)

Craniosacral Therapy Level 4 (Visionary Healing)

Certified Safe + Sound Protocol (SSP) Provider

PESI Trauma & Memory Course: Somatic Experiencing® Skills

NeuroAffective Touch® Provider

Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

Masters in Counselling Candidate (Yorkville)

Co-Founder of Theory Leadership + Wellness (since 2019)

202-106 West 1st Avenue, North Vancouver BC

katie@glowithin.ca

778.246.2960