Katie with her daughter, Frankie

Katie with her daughter, Frankie

Katie Parker

I will be forever grateful to the people of Seattle Holistic Center for all the ways they have supported and continue to support me in my transition into motherhood. I had never felt more connected to my intuition or power - or to the earth and world around me - as I was in the weeks and hours leading up to the birth of my daughter: a real shift from always looking outside of myself for assurance or affirmation. It was from that experience that I came to trust my power and the importance of surrendering, and that trust forms a foundation that guides me in my path as a mother and as a person.

I was drawn to the Center's Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training to better understand the tremendous power of pregnancy, birth, and mothering. The training and my connection with the other women in the course helped me to see many of the ways feminine and mothering energy can nurture and heal our world. 

I feel so much gratitude to have the opportunity to teach and learn from mothers- and parents-to-be about our internal wisdom and strength, about our capacity for surrender, trust, and love.

When I'm not learning about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time, I love to make music and food and laugh with my daughter and other kiddos, and I spend time organizing for racial justice with CARW, a Seattle group connected to the national Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Katie teaches The Labor Workshop and subs prenatal classes.