Katie Lahiff, Music-Thanatologist
Katie Lahiff completed her internship with JourneyCare Music-Thanatologists Tony Pederson and Margaret Pasquesi in 2014 and was hired to work part-time at JourneyCare upon certification as a Music-Thanatologist in the same year. She has been teaching music for over 40 years, currently in her 24th year with the Community Music Division at De Paul University. She is ordained swami from the Temple of Kriya Yoga where she leads music meditations regularly and serves as a Spiritual Guide. She is a Certified Contemplative Practice yoga teacher and yoga therapist. For Katie, Music-Thanatology is a beautiful expression of service to Life, combining all of her values. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Stephen Hutchins, also a musician.