Cathy is a passionate therapeutic yoga teacher dedicated to helping students relieve suffering and regain confidence in themself. Her intuition, healing presence, inclusion of playfulness and humor along with a deep knowledge of anatomy provide the perfect mix for improved function and permanent change. Her own journey with yoga began during a dark time battling chronic pelvic pain. Now, thankful for those experiences, she sees how the suffering changed the trajectory of her life.
Cathy is Registered Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT 1000). Prior to this certification, she completed trainings at Body & Soul’s Heart Centered Yoga program (RYT200, 2009), and Soma Yoga International in (RYT500, 2019) She has additionally studied directly with Liz Koch, Judith Lasater, Susi Hately, Jill Miller, Donna Farhi, Molly McManus and Ann Maxwell. Cathy is the anatomy teacher for Body & Soul’s 200 and 500 Yoga Teacher Training programs.
Cathy has an active yoga studio where she teaches classes, workshops and private Yoga Therapy sessions, cooking classes as well as teaching piano for 35 years in Manchester, IA. She and her husband have three grown daughters and three delightful grandsons. In her free time Cathy loves to sew and create quilts for others, garden, attend concerts and theater productions and experiment with new and interesting dishes in the kitchen.