Cathy has been a Special Education teacher since 1984 and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education, along with several teaching certifications. She first became a practicing yogi in January, 2009 as part of a New Year’s resolution to try new things. While Cathy soon fell in love with the physical aspects of yoga, it was not until she began to share her yoga practice with her students that she noticed the benefits that extend beyond the mat. Cathy became certified as a ChildLight Yoga instructor in 2014 and has since taken several courses through ChildLight in teaching yoga to persons with special needs and disorders. Cathy was trained in Vinyasa Flow in 2016 through Happy Love Yoga RYS with Sarah Jones and is a RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance. Cathy hopes to continue and expand her practice of yoga to improve the lives of people of all abilities. Cathy believes in the power of yoga to increase focus, attention and self-esteem and to bring an awareness to all of the good in the world in which we live. Cathy’s desire when teaching a yoga class is to bring a complete experience…physical, spiritual and mental……to all participants. Cathy also operates under the trade name of OM AS YOU ARE……Exceptional Yoga for Exceptional People, and is constantly researching and investigating new ways to bring peace, harmony and mindfulness to all.