Cathy began her study of Iyengar Yoga in the early 1980's and became Iyengar certified in 2001. She started out as a “once a week” student while working in a variety of mental health settings as a psychotherapist. She was captivated by the power of yoga to touch unused areas in the body and unconscious places in the mind. She found that the practice delivered the skills to cultivate courage, insight, and integrate the whole being. She soon became dedicated to this formidable art and science of self care that she believes carries a template for the “flowering” of spirit.
Cathy’s greatest influence was Mary Dunn with whom she had the honor of studying yoga and teacher training from the early 1990s until her passing in 2008. Other fine teachers that have influenced her are Joan White, Patricia Walden, Carrie Owerko, and John Schumacher.
Cathy is certified at the Intermediate Junior I level.