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:
A 300 hour Ayurveda Health Coach certification through Katie Silcox' Shakti School to be completed in March 2019. A 250 hour Natural Teacher with Jeffrey Rama Cohen and Andrea Boyd Cohen of Satsang Yoga Charleston--both master Jivamukti teachers. Completed certification of Para Yoga Nidra. Certification in Yoga For Athletes from Sage Rountree of Carrboro, North Carolina. Intensive study in Marma Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute. Currently immersed in daily self practices of Empowerment with Tracee Stanley. Reeling from diving deep into The Four Desires (Para Yoga) workshop and will be for years to come.
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, Octavio Salvado, Sally Kempton and Tracee Stanley.
Above all, Cathy is driven by strength, clarity and--Love.
Performed by Emme Cannon and Marlon Solomon at Berklee College of Music.