Get to know Catherine...
I attended my first yoga class in 2003 in Chicago, USA. After years of trying different asana styles while living a toxic lifestyle, I made a choice to change my life in 2012 and began a disciplined vinyasa practice. During the next several months, my world began to drastically shift and discovered that yoga was well beyond a physical practice. In 2013, yearning to discover my purpose and 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 and 100-hr yin yoga certification from Shanti Atma Yoga on Bali. I’ve 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 Chicago in 2018, I’m humbled to share authentic, from-the-heart teaching through vinyasa, yin, hatha, pranayama, meditation, workshops and retreats. 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 and levels. In addition, I’m a certified Reiki practitioner and jewelry designer, love cooking, moonsets, hugs, traveling, learning about new cultures, and navigating the ultimate trip called life.