“Live Stream” is face to face video conferencing.
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HOW IT WORKS
Step ONE: Use the link below each class at the designated start time to join the class.
Step TWO: Make a payment for the month, week or per-class using Paypal or Venmo (linked below).
VIRTUAL PUBLIC CLASS SCHEDULE
Tuesdays, 6 p.m. PST
(Gentle & Restorative Yoga, but with a better name.)
Gentle movements to release tight muscles and increase range of motion of joints followed by long-hold resting poses–you never have to leave the floor (or bed😃). I’ll be on the floor, but you are going to be at home, so you can do whatever the heck you want.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. PST
Strength & Align Yoga
The focus of this class is to strengthen, lengthen and align a targeted muscle group. In it, I will do less demonstrating and more watching, so if you would like verbal assist, feel free to leave your camera on. Although I enjoy seeing everyone, you are more than welcome to leave your camera off if that suits you better, though I do ask that you have your name clearly stated, so I know who you are.
Payments are in good-faith and can be made after each class, weekly or monthly.
You decide what works best for you.
Find a list of recommended yoga props for home use here.
Essentials are two blocks and a strap 8-10 feet. Secondary would be a bolster, mini foam roller and therapy balls.
Music doesn’t translate well over live stream, so if you like to follow with music at home while we practice, you can find my playlists on Spotify under lowcobra.
If you would like to follow along with pre-recorded video classes, you can subscribe to my donation-based YouTube Channel. I will be updating it with videos multiple times a week. To find out more, check out my welcome video.
Check out my blog post: Why Work with a Teacher Privately?
Private 1:1 yoga sessions are appropriate for people at all stages in their yoga practice–from beginner to advanced. Sessions are customized to address specifics needs and goals.
I invite students to access a deeper level of presence with and awareness of themselves. My approach is skillful, methodical and nurturing. My classes focus on physical alignment to support sustainability of the body, and meditation to deepen the body, mind, spirit connection.
As well as being a registered E-RYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance, I hold a certification in Yoga Therapeutics with Physical Therapist and Yoga teacher Harvey Deutch. I trained as a Level 2 Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga teacher with Judith Hansen-Lasater. I studied Yoga & Ayurveda Philosophy with Chrisandra Fox-Walker and Yoga Alignment with Sean Haleen. I spent many years in the studio practicing with Jason Crandell and Charu Rachlis. I am a dedicated student of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation with SF Urban Dharma (Dharma Punx) and attends frequent workshops at Spirit Rock Mindfulness Meditation Center in Marin. My classes are designed to incorporate aspects of understanding and expression from each of these studies, which result in a combination of mindful movement, meditation and restoration.
If you would like to deepen your current practice or start one from scratch, please contact me to set up a private session or attend one of my public classes listed above.
“What a wonderful experience this has been in finding my body again. I reflected this week on where we started and where we are at now. WOW! What a difference it is to be comfortable with my body and around others. You made it so easy to be at ease with first getting into the awareness and then into the body. Mountain pose still is my most favorite tool to use when it becomes difficult and I need to find a center within my body. The hip work we have done is another amazing experience as remembering how the Queen’s Pose took me into utter fear and vulnerability. Look at where we ended this last week. OH MY GOD. I was not able to be comfortable in my body and now am able to be in my body is a HUGE accomplishment and is a testimony to the knowledge, ability to work with those who are in need mentally, spiritually and physically, and your professional intuitive openness that you bring to your students. THANK YOU for finding that place in you to help me find that place in me and creating a true connection.” (regarding one-on-one private sessions)
~ E. Sacramento, CA
“Catherine is a serene and balanced teacher. Her classes leave you feeling calm, centered, and strong. I entered a class recently feeling scattered, and left with a sense of peace. Catherine is wonderful!”
~ L, Berkeley, CA
“Catherine has given me private instruction in yoga on and off for the last few years, and I can honestly say that I probably would’ve given up on it if it hadn’t been for her! She has always been patient and attentive, assessing my specific needs and helping me with my yoga practice at a pace I’m comfortable with, but which is also challenging. Her love of yoga and her genuine desire to help others improve is something that always comes though and which I continue to appreciate.”
~ E, San Francisco, CA
“Catherine is a very good listener and she’s able to use her intuition to understand what the body needs on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. She has a very gentle and precise approach when she is teaching which makes her class a comfortable and healing experience.”
~H, Amsterdam, NL