Hi, I'm Catrina! I'm a yoga teacher, āyurvedic practitioner, women's transformational coach, conscious sexuality coach, and tao arts practitioner. My work integrates many tools to support the courageous cultivation of rested awareness and an embodied approach to freedom. I have a special interest in trauma and women's health and have been practicing yoga for 32 years, teaching for 7 years and recently returned from a 2.5 year pilgrimage mainly in India, studying full-time with my teachers. I decided to teach these practices, as they've allowed me to heal anxiety, depression, hypothyroidism, IBS and pre-diabetes, all of which I was diagnosed with in my 20's; and have helped to me experience a blossoming sense of freedom and self-love. I teach many facets of yoga, including prāṇānayāma (breathwork) and āsana, but the main emphasis of my teaching includes the more internal practices of meditation and saṃyāma, which are the advanced meditation techniques. The meditation method I teach is practiced by millions of people all across the world, and is a time-tested practice that is an integral part of the yoga tradition. It's traditionally referred to as mantra japa in Sanskrit; however, there are many ways a practitioner may learn mantra japa. The specific form of japa that I teach cultures the nervous system into deep states of rest and allows the aspirant to experience rest whilst in activity. I'm originally from Hawai'i, most recently lived in NYC for 6 years before embarking on pilgrimage, and I currently reside in México, where I'm connecting to my patrilineal heritage. I aspire to relocate to Spain after México. Thank you for taking the time to connect with me through my bio. I look forward to meeting you!
Catrina has a vast knowledge of what she teaches, doesn't take herself seriously is very supportive and exudes genuine compassion! I highly recommend working with her.