Katie Hawks

Katie Hawks (C-IAYT, LMT, ERYT-500) is a certified yoga therapist, licensed massage therapist, and reiki master located in Valparaiso, Indiana. She is the owner of Sangha Center for Wellness, LLC and the program director for Ohm Yoga Studio. She first came to yoga after experiencing chronic low back pain and anxiety during college, and she quickly discovered how deeply healing this practice was for her in body, mind, heart and spirit. Yoga provided so many benefits on her own healing journey through lyme disease and autoimmune issues, and it helped her to transform trauma. She considers herself a lifelong student of yoga, and has dedicated her life’s work to serving others on their path to healing and feels that this is her life’s purpose!

She believes that each of us are born with tremendous self-healing potential, and that healing comes from within. Therefore, she creates a safe and sacred environment for people to explore and discover their body, breath, mind, emotions and a connection with themselves and what lies in their own heart. She also believes that yoga is for everyone and has the power to transform health and lives, one breath at a time, inviting us ultimately to return home to and remember who we are. She is a trauma informed instructor, and she teaches public yoga classes, yoga for addiction and recovery, leads teacher training programs and works individually with clients specializing in stress management, soothing anxiety, rest and developing self-care routines.

When not practicing or teaching yoga, you can find her outside!  She grew up in Maine and could spend all day hiking with her dogs and husband, swimming at camp, curled up with a book or listening to live music. She also volunteers at her local domestic violence shelter.

If you’d like to stay in touch with her, please visit her website at www.SanghaCenterforWellness.com.