Cathy is a lover of life and all of its possibilities, opportunities and simple moments. She has a generous spirit, a forgiving soul and a loud laugh. Her interest in movement and breath began in high school and college as a dancer + aerobics teacher. She taught aerobics to the Virginia Tech basketball team during her four years there in their preseason training where she met her husband Sam.
Post graduation from VA Tech, Cathy continued teaching group exercise and spent a decade as an ACE certified personal trainer and made a segue to focusing on only teaching Yoga in 2008. Cathy now teaches yoga classes to small groups, individuals and teams of athletes. These classes focus on strength, balance and recovery for the mind, body and spirit. A lifelong learner, most recent highlights of her study and training include:
Graduation from the 250 hour National Teacher Training with Jeffrey Cohen and Andrea Boyd Cohen of Satsang Yoga Charleston, both Jivamukti master teachers. A certification in Yoga for Athletes through the renowned yoga teacher and author Sage Rountree of Carrboro, North Carolina. Completed an intensive study in Marma Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute and is currently enrolled in a 300 hour study of Ayurveda with Katie Silcox to become an Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach in December of 2018. In May of this year, she will also attend an intensive 5 day Yoga Nidra teacher training with Rod Stryker.
Other teachers who continually inspire and enlighten are Kathleen Barratt of Barratt Breathworks, Mary Brown of Jivamukti in Floyd, VA, Elizabeth Marlowe of Virginia Beach, Rod Stryker, Twee Merrigan, Sally Kempton and Light Watkins.
Above all, Cathy is driven by strength, clarity and--Love.
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