We had the good fortune of connecting with Katerina Stameris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katerina, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
My mom is the reason I am who I am and do what I do. I’m from a traditional Greek family in the suburbs outside of Boston, Massachusetts. As a little one, I watched my mom struggle with her weight and her relationship with food. I also watched her come home stressed out after work basically every single day. It wasn’t until I was in college that her high expectation, low rest lifestyle caught up to mom and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily they caught it very early, stage 0, and were able to remove it with minimal complications. These experiences plus a whole slew of stories in between, like my own battle with weight and disordered eating in high school, shaped my mind to one that prioritized things differently. I’ve dedicated myself to helping busy humans in their 20s and 30s break free of unhealthy patterns that hold them back and keep them small in order to rise as their highest selves. My approach is holistic since we humans are dynamic, yet everything is connected. We do this by first focusing on the body: what they eat, how they eat, and how they move. We then move onto mindset work which I like to call the “internal glow”. I help them find what lights them up in life across their hobbies, relationships, work, and more. We cap it off by integrating what they’ve learned about themselves in order to shift their current reality and rise as their truest, most joyful self.
What should our readers know about your business?
My approach to health and well-being is definitely unique. My tagline is “Nutrition, Yoga & Dash of f*ck the system”. I credit my Aquarius nature for feeling pulled to help raise the communal vibration. 😉 Our social conditioning causes trauma in and of itself; it’s no wonder some re-wiring of the brain is necessary for so many of us when we reach adulthood. I fully believe that as dynamic beings, we must be treated as such. Rather than solely focusing on the food one consumes, or their relationships, or the work they do day to day it’s crucial that we see how everything in that person’s life connects and affects the other. For example, if your self-worth is low then you may eat processed foods that aren’t good for you, find yourself in failing relationships one after the next, and hate your dead-end job but not know how to leave it. I help my clients navigate all areas of their lives that could use some love, and empower them to make real lasting change towards where they want to be through manageable action steps. It wasn’t easy to get here, of course, I had to live my own life experiences through trials and tribulations to arrive at this place where I feel compelled to share what I’ve learned. Now that I have, I see its immense power and want to share this sense of lasting peace with the world
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is a fun one! Some of my favorite places to eat are City O City for vegetarian comfort food, Cart Driver for amazing pizza and wine, Beatrice and Woodsly for upscale digs in an Aspen forest setting, Los Chingones for the best tacos, Aloy Thai for bomb thai food, and I could go on. Grabbing a drink at speak-easies is always a fun time. William + Graham and Retrograde are my favorite in Denver. Milk, the Church, and the Black Box are a blast for live music and dancing. Finns Manor and Forest Room 5 are unique indoor/outdoor bars as well. The Denver Botanic Gardens are beautiful, and you can’t go wrong with a Park day when it’s nice out with a picnic and some beers at Cheeseman Park, City Park, or Wash Park. Bring the doggos too!
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