KATIE SPARTARO Doula + Educator

Mother, Full Spectrum Doula, Birthing From Within mentor, pregnancy loss mentor. Certified somatic sex educator and pelvic care practitioner. 

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MEET KATIE

Katie Spataro Thresholds
Katie 2
Catherine Fenner, 2

My career in birth grew out of deep inquiry and exploration in the shamanic healing arts, and through my own healing journey as a woman.

I am fascinated by the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness, exploring these ecstatic realms through practices such as breathwork, plant spirit medicines, and drumming. Over the last 15 years I have also studied and practiced various forms of dance and yoga, exploring ways in which the body is a channel for the divine. My background training in spiritual healing is based in the core shamanic arts.

I live in community in South Seattle along with my nine-year old son and I can usually be found squatting in my garden, communing with the owls at Seward Park, or getting down on the dance floor!

I am called to support a connection with and an embodiment of the power of the womb space. 

CURIOUS? Here are a few Q & A.

Q.  WHEN DID YOU ANSWER YOUR CALLING?

My experience with pregnancy loss in 2006, followed by the birth of my son three years later, allowed me to delve deep into the grief and joy contained within my womb. It was during my second pregnancy that I was introduced to shamanic practice by way of a profound dream which both exposed the wounding I carried within my womb on a individual level as well as through my lineage, and offered ripe grounds for transformation.

Q.  WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU WERE A DOULA + EDUCATOR?

I was an engeneer.

Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I like to go camping, spend time with family and friends, practice yoga, and enjoy my community.

LOVE NOTE:

"Katie is amazingly centered, grounded and intuitive. She skillfully balanced supporting both the practical and medical side with the spiritual side of my birth experience." - Serafina

WORK WITH KATIE

  • If you would like to work with Katie or learn more about her workshops please visit Sacred Wom Services at www.scredwombservices.com
  • If you would like to work with Katie or learn more about her workshops please visit Sacred Wom Services at www.scredwombservices.com

TRAININGS + WORKSHOPS

  • EnCircle Doula Training with Big Belly Services
  • Birthing From Within Mentor Training with Virginia Bobro
  • Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to LGBTQ Families with Kristin Kali
  • Supporting Families in Grief with Big Belly Services
  • Abortion Support Skills Training with Full Spectrum Doulas
  • Provisions for Holistic Home Abortion Care with Molly Dutton-Kenny
  • Pregnancy Options Training through Backline
  • Birth Story Listening (Part 1 & 2) with Pam England
  • INNATE Postpartum Care with Rachelle Garcia Seliga
  • How to Lead the Birth Art Process (March 2013)
  • Welcoming Black and Native Families with Camie Goldhammer and Felisha Floyd
  • Spinning Babies workshop with Gail Tully
  • When Survivors Give Birth with Penny Simkin
  • Sexological Bodywork Certificate through the Somatic Sex Educators Association and the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
  • Like a Pro: The Wheel of Consent for Practitioners with Dr. Betty Martin
  • Wheel of Consent Facilitators Training with Dr. Betty Martin
  • Holistic Pelvic Care with Tami Lynn Kent
  • Pelvis Palpation & Treatment with Marty Ryan
  • Birth Works Lecture by Ina May Gaskin (May 2011)
  • Sacred Call of the Healer with Julie Kramer
  • Women's Mysteries School and Apprenticeship through Sacred Groves