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E. Katherine Kottaras
2 min readJan 18, 2022


About me:

Contemplative teacher & writer.

  • M.A. English // M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness
  • Critically-acclaimed writer, published by St. Martin’s Press, Penguin/Viking, PillowFort TV, and more
  • Professor of English and Creative Writing, over 15 years; pre-K, middle school, high school, and college teacher, over 22 years
  • ACE-Certified Wellness Coach and Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), speciality in intellectual and creative wellness
  • The L.A. Music Center’s Bravo Award Teacher of the Year

Individualized Writing Support:

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A bit more about me, in narrative form:

I hold an M.A. in English and an M.S. in Kinesiology with a focus on Integrative Wellness. I am a contemplative writer and holistic teacher, having worked at the middle, high school, and community college levels for over two decades. I am a yoga teacher, personal trainer, and health coach while also living with invisible illnesses and neurodivergence, and as such, I am passionate about mindfulness, bodily self-determination, and health equity. As the queer daughter of an immigrant, I believe that holistic and inclusive approaches to expression, healing, and growth should be accessible to all.

Read more from me (thank you!):

My Poetry
Contemplative Practices
Integrative Wellness
Holistic Education
There Are Seasons in L.A.

Enough about me! Let’s connect:

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E. Katherine Kottaras

M.A. English// M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Contemplative teacher & writer. 🏳️‍🌈☮️🌴🍕 Chronic pain yields chronic hope.