About Gay + Katie

About Gay + Katie

Gay and Katie Hendricks

Everyone is on a journey to love.

Here’s a peek inside the love we share.

For over 30 years, we have loved, lived, and learned together.

We’re our own best customers for the practices you’ll find here. Our relationship is a living laboratory for conscious loving, and we’ve personally tested everything you’ll find here (in the bedroom, over breakfast, and in the boardroom).

We’ve written over 30 books, trained thousands of coaches, appeared on Oprah, and hosted seminars around the globe.

We’ve broken through the muck of limiting beliefs — and explored the boundless creativity, intimacy, and ease on the other side.

We do not know the entire meaning of life.
But we are very sure it is not to have a bad time.

We’re committed to helping others expand their capacity to give and receive love.

We’ve seen people begin the journey of a lifetime in just a moment of conscious choice. And although we’ve witnessed thousands of transformations, we’re still deeply moved by each one.

We want to help create a world of deep intimacy, satisfying creativity, heartfelt appreciation, and wild play. In that spirit, here’s our take on each other — a glimpse into how we relate. (If you want to see our credentials and traditional bios, they’re at the bottom of the page, here.) We hope you enjoy …

Gay on Katie

A loving laser beam.

Her Genius:
Katie sees a person’s true essence and invites it forth, even if it’s been buried for years under layers of old programming, abuse and confusion.

She once went skydiving, having broken through her fear of flying — with flying colors.

The back of her neck smells like heaven on earth.

She’s dedicated to:
Going to her full capacity in opening to love and abundance and creative expression.

She uses an extravagantly long piece of dental floss and an apothecary of homeopathic remedies.

I can always count on her passion, dedication, and focus.

In another life she would have been:
The love-child of Isadora Duncan and Queen Elizabeth the First.

She’s always willing to play — big-time.

She’s one of the most expansive metaphysical thinkers I’ve ever known.

She has the biggest heart.

I love working with her because:
It makes work play.

Katie on Gay

A true Renaissance man.

His Genius:
He sees the essence of people and the core pattern blocking their direct experience of essence in about two seconds.

Gay has a commitment to not jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

He can change a pattern in the blink of an eye.

He’s dedicated to:
Living a no-compromise life, completely in service to the universe, and sharing it all with others.

Blues harmonica enthusiast, odd hours creative dance improviser, whole skillet pancake flipper.

He can be present with absolutely anything.

In another life, he would have been:
A king.


He’s the most generous person I know.

He lives a no compromise life that is completely in service to the universe.


He’s the funniest person I know.

I love working with him because:
We share a life of contribution, variety, and love.

Our Professional Bios

About Gay Hendricks, President, The Hendricks Institute

Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies for over 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford, Gay served as professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He has written and co-authored (with Katie) 35 books, including the bestseller Conscious Loving, used as a primary text in universities around the world. In 2003, Gay co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies and conscious entertainment to subscribers in 70+ countries.

Gay has offered seminars worldwide and appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others. In addition to his work with The Hendricks Institute, Gay is currently continuing his new mystery series that began with The First Rule Of Ten.

Katie Hendricks, Director of Training, The Hendricks Institute

Katie Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT, is an artist of life who creates transformational theater events around the world. Passionate about the power of embodied integrity and emergence, she continuously promotes creative expression in service of a direct experience of life, wholeness and evolutionary collaboration. She has been a pioneer in the field of body-mind integration for over forty years. Katie has an international reputation as a seminar leader, training professionals from many fields in the core skills of conscious living through the lens of body intelligence. She has flown over 1 million miles consulting and teaching in a wide array of corporations and universities. Her explorations about the catalytic, transformational power of the creative arts have been featured in many magazines, journals and books.

Katie earned a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and has been a Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist of the American Dance Therapy Association since 1975. Her current focus is on expanding advanced courses for the Institute, particularly the Leadership and Transformation program, and giving legs to the mission of the nonprofit Foundation for Conscious Living. She also maintains the Hendricks Institute Facebook fan page, featuring relationship tips, videos and blogs.

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