Katie teaches Somatics, Modern Dance, and Dance Appreciation at Radford University and is the founder of Interweave®, a movement meditation practice. Since earning degrees in Dance from Columbia College Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder, she has been certified in Spiritual Embodiment from the Realization Process and is currently training to be a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion. Katie has led opening ceremonies and workshops for both Floyd Fest and Yoga Jam; as well as, leading ecstatic dance and Goddess Retreats in the SWVA community.
Leah is an energetic, uplifting, mama of two with over ten years’ experience in event production/promotion and social media management. She joined the Interweave team in early 2018 after participating in Interweave’s Goddess Dance class series and attending a Goddess Retreat weekend. Forever changed, Leah knew she wanted to help spread the word about the importance of this work and happily offers her extensive coordination and promotional experience to co-create and promote Interweave gatherings and retreats.
Kathryn Ashera Rose
Ashera will be holding a deepening sound and song temple to root us in our first evening of the retreat. She seeks to cultivate connection and beauty through the awakening of the heart, creative expression, and intergenerational community celebration. She is an interfaith minister, mentor teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, author and teacher of art of peace curriculums, Reiki and healing sound practitioner, Connection Practice Coach, and lifelong songstress and dancer. She facilitates individuals, couples and groups in self-awareness,compassionate communication and conflict resolution. She has directed programs for adults and youth in religious, educational and community settings.
With a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University, and a teaching certificate in Hatha Yoga, Leia’s personal practice is rooted in the unification of yoga and dance. Through this combination she brings mindfulness to movement inspiring us to quiet the mind, come deep into the body, and connect to our joyful-spirit.
Valerie is an inspired, enthusiastic soul, mama to a sweet toddler and devoted partner. She is a practicing Reiki master and registered yoga teacher with over 15 years’ experience combined in customer service + admin skills. Her passion for integrating the abstract with the mundane comes to life in her Admin role at Interweave. You may find her dreaming and visioning over the future of Interweave, then researching and implementing the structures to ground them into being. She joined the team in early 2019 with the help of some divine timing after years of deep appreciation for Katie’s conscious dance classes.