Yogasphere Co-owner: Cathy began her exploration of Yoga as many do, searching for a way to increase strength and flexibility, and decrease stress in her busy life. As her interest grew, she deepened her study of asana and meditation in the Saraswati River Yoga tradition and completed the six month SRY Teacher Apprenticeship Program in 2006. She is currently registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT500. She has taught in Yogasphere's renowned teacher trainings since 2007, the same year she became office manager. Cathy's role at Yogasphere expanded further in April 2016 when she became co-owner with Laura Rothstein, thrilled to increase her service to the community. Cathy currently co-leads the 300 Hr Advanced Teacher Training and 200 Hr Teacher Training at Yogasphere. Her teaching style is inclusive and joyful. Her classes contain the elements of the tradition that she has loved from the start– music, mantra, meditation and movement with careful attention to breath and alignment. Her scientific background (MS in organic chemistry) coupled with her yoga training and extended study in mindfulness and healing practices with Yogini Adept Parvathi Nath, have inspired her to incorporate practical, effective, proven techniques that reduce stress and provide movement toward conscious, ease-filled living. She has striven to bring the healing, restorative side of yoga to the public experience as well as the revitalizing nature of vinyasa in which she was trained. She is available for private instruction in asana, guided relaxation, meditation and lifestyle coaching. Cathy remains deeply appreciative of all the support she continues to receive from her teachers, friends and family, and for the wonderful community that allows her to practice and teach what she loves!