I attended my first yoga class in 2003 and something in me shifted. After years of trying different asana styles while living a toxic urban lifestyle, I made a choice in 2012 and began a disciplined Vinyasa practice. During the next several months, my entire being radically changed as I soon discovered that yoga was well beyond a physical practice. After releasing a 15 year alcohol addiction, shedding self-loathing and limiting beliefs, I was ready to live a life with purpose. With a yearning to learn more about my truth, I sold everything, quit my job, and left the United States to embark upon a spiritual journey throughout Southeast Asia that lasted over 5 years.
Within this time, I received a 200-hr Hatha yoga certification from Wise Living Yoga Academy in Thailand, 100-hr Yin yoga certification from Shanti Atma Yoga on Bali, and Reiki Level 2 certification from Marina Yoga in Thailand. I had the opportunity to learn from various teachers and hold space for students from around the world in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Spain, China, and United States.
Returning to the US in 2018, the challenging transition from teaching in the East to the West only rooted me more deeply in my truth as a student and teacher. and I'm humbled to share my authentic, from-the heart teaching. A blend of spiritual and practical teachings safely invites you to dive into deeper layers of your being. In my classes, you’ll be met where you’re at through mindful sequences focused on breath and adapted for specific needs.
Following the path of yoga continues to inform my life and teaching. I'm grateful to share the endless gifts of this wisdom and honored to witness your growth and transformation.
"Teaching yoga is Catherine's dharma. Along with her infectious passion for life Catherine is devoted, intelligent, and compassionate. She is the kind of person and teacher who has unwavering integrity and character. A true example of living yoga, Catherine has opened herself to the evolution of her yoga practice informing her life off the mat." -Amber | USA
"Best yoga teacher I have ever had! Either you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner you will benefit from Catherine's class. Her teaching will teach you how to practice yoga for life. The right positions, breathing and spiritual aspects of yoga. Her enthusiasm for yoga is contagious and you will love to practice yoga, learning the benefits of each practice. I was so grateful to have the chance to take her class!" -Maria | USA
“Even though we barely knew each other, when my mother died, you offered me some much needed attention and love during our private yin yoga and reiki session. That experience was an important step on my path to healing. I'm still on that path, and I take your kindness with me. It was such a selfless and caring thing that you did for me.” -Abbe | USA
"I have been taking online classes with Catherine. In a time when human interaction has been so limited, she is an energetic, introspective, and engaging teacher who has been able to develop and maintain a positive and healthy bond with her students. It is obvious that she is a serious practitioner and she shares her ongoing training with her students during every class, and I really appreciated her ability to adapt each class to the needs and requests of her students at the onset of every session. She gives clear and concise instructions and even as a student new to vinyasa, I was able to follow without difficulty. I am lucky to be able to practice with her these last few months, even from over 2000 miles away. Thank you so much Catherine." -Alisa | USA
“You inspired me so much for doing more yoga and when I went back to Dubai I found a place with nice outdoor classes. Soon the teacher there offered a Yoga Teacher Training that would take one year...I didn't mean to teach yoga, but I really wanted to deepen my knowledge about it. Inspired by you, beautiful being :) I just wanted to let you know about how much impact it had meeting you. Thank you so much for opening myself up to changes and new pathways.” -Mila | UAE
“The practice...was incredible - it opened me up emotionally, and I realize I've been holding on to some extra stuff. Tonight's class also helped me again get in touch with my body. Not to mention I can feel how you connect with us, even virtually - I am just so grateful to you.” -Dina | USA
"A powerful yoga teacher! I had the opportunity to join Catherine's classes: Yoga Nidra, Hatha and Meditation, and always there was something to learn from her practice and her passion for yoga. In her Hatha classes you will experience a complete sequence in a gentle way, that makes you to improve your own practice. Yoga Nidra class was super and Meditation, I will always remember the class, the day of the Big Moon, powerful!!! She loves yoga and that it is what you will feel in her classes." -Monica | Peru
“I wanted to write to you as I quit my PR job last week, and am unsure of my next steps, I don't have a plan in place :-) I've thought of you often and about the resonant reiki session I had with you. Your guidance was so helpful in empowering me to make real change in my life and I wanted you to know that. I so enjoyed working with you.” -Shannon | USA "Catherine is incredibly special.She brought something new to every class and taught with unparalleled integrity, honesty and enthusiasm. She’s a seven star yoga teacher and an effective and intutitive Reiki practitioner as well. Her wisdom and guidance will stay with me forever. Truly a beautiful, rare and precious gem!" -Siobhan | Ireland