Katherine Tineo-Komatsu

Katherine Tineo-Komatsu, LCSW, RYT (she/they) is a licensed clinical social worker and registered yoga teacher. Katherine started in the field of social work over 10 years ago. They’ve worked with adults, older adults, young people, young children, families, and groups. Katherine developed their skill set while working in non-profits, health care agencies, and educational settings. Katherine attended Brown University and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Africana Studies. They attended Columbia University and graduated with a master of science degree in Social Work. They then went on to complete a certificate program at The New School in Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. Katherine also completed a 200-hr certificate program with Breathe for Change in teaching yoga and social emotional learning to educators and students. Katherine is a Black-Indigenous-Dominican born on the island of Ayiti and raised in Lenapehoking. Katherine is interested in exploring ways of dismantling systems of oppression through decolonial work; remembering and rekindling relationships with plants and herbs; reconnecting to practices of stillness and embodiment; and working with the ancestors, spirits, guides, and Source to continue the traditions of knowing and being in communion with the universe. Currently, Katherine is a social work supervisor at a primary care program for people who use drugs; an instructor at Columbia School of Social Work; a yoga therapist at a trauma center for young children and their families; and a sole proprietor of a training and consulting business. Katherine resides in Mannahata with her partner and two daughters.