The continued desire to learn and fully experience as many things as possible has been a life long passion of Catherine’s. When she began practicing yoga in 1996, it was only natural that she would pursue it fully and learn as much as possible.
Teaching since 2004, Catherine has been influenced by a variety of teachers including T.K.V Desikachar, Dr. Judith Hanson Lasater, Shiva Rea and Max Strom, although her greatest inspiration comes from her students.
Catherine passionately teaches Yoga to a wide variety of students of all ages and recently developed “Luminous Yoga–Integrating Yoga to Improve Overall Wellness for People Who Llive with Movement Disorders” for people and living with Parkinson’s disease.
Honoring the earliest interpretations of the science of Yoga, Catherine encourages her students to be mindful that the physical practice of yoga (asana) is meant to bring the body to place where the mind will finally become quiet, allowing the essential nature of the person to be revealed.
Catherine’s professional affiliations include: National Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at 200 hour level, Arizona Yoga Association, Member, Inner Vision Yoga Master Teacher Program, Student 500 hour level.
Catherine is grateful to her husband and business partner, Jeff, for his enthusiastic support of her ever-evolving yogic life adventures. Together, they live in Arizona where they embrace life with their dog, Kobi. Catherine’s spectacular daughter and son-in-law live, love, work, study and play in New York City.
1) “Luminous Yoga for everyBody, Mind, and Soul” a wellness based practice targeted to anyone living with–or caring for someone who has–chronic pain, movement disorders (including Parkinson’s disease). It seems that everybody knows somebody who is living with (personally or otherwise) PD, Alzheimer’s, a host of other types of movement disorders as well as chronic illness. It has been my experience that–if presented from an academic and scientific yet playful foundation–yoga can infuse wellness and empowerment for everyone.
2) Red-rockin’ Vinyasa to classic rock-n-roll, mindful and expressive chants, and contemplative world beat music. Using music as a glorious foundation for intelligently planned and developed Vinyasa/Flow classes. Sweaty, dynamic and a ton of fun yoga instructors learn the subtle nuances of crafting playlists to support their challenging asana classes. Non-instructors will appreciate the consequences of a well-planned music oriented yoga class. SO much fun!