Breathe. Move. Connect. Thrive.
Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher and SEL Facilitator.
Proud dog mama of Mayzie (featured below!).
Fan of going towards fear in order to grow (like taking up surfing!).
Located in Portland, OR.
I loved to move as a kid. Growing up in Vermont provided a lot of freedom for my wild heart to run and play. Movement drew me to yoga. Healing from anxiety disorders led me to stay. Yoga helped me learn to go towards uncomfortable sensations and emotions rather than revert to my old habits of running, suppressing and avoiding difficult feelings.
Yoga is my anchor. When I become flustered, angered, uneasy, tense, judgmental, fearful, panicked, or burnt out, I return to the practices I've learned on my mat. Deep breaths. Noticing my thoughts vs. getting caught up in them. Remembering that I am not defined by self-limiting beliefs. And, reconnecting to that well of goodness and love that lives within. It's in all of us. Always. Even when we've lost sight of it.
Yoga connects us to ourselves and one another. What lights me up is deepening those lines of connection and helping guide others in doing the same.
It's an honor to teach.
My style is welcoming, supportive, encouraging, and uplifting.
200 HR YTT - Just Be Yoga - Walnut Creek, CA
300 HR "Path of Joy" YTT - Jessica Micheletti Yoga - Walnut Creek, CA
20 HR Compassion Course - Jill Satterfield - Winooski, VT
20 HR Trauma-Sensitive Training - The Lineage Project - New York, NY
This is your body, your practice. More important than how the poses look, is how they feel in your body. This practice teaches us to have the courage to listen carefully and respond loving to our individual needs.
Everyone's experience is unique. And, you ultimately know what is best for you. I simply offer suggestions for you to try on.
Thus, you have every right to make a change - by easing off or coming out of a pose.
You are always in choice.
Classes & workshops are infused with intentionality and love.
Accessible to all ability levels.
No experience necessary.
Classes = between 30 mins to 75 mins. Workshops =75 mins.*
*Offerings can be tweaked to meet the needs of your group (re: duration, level of difficulty, etc.).
Email to discuss requests, costs and special pricing.
Get ready to breathe, move, and rinse it out in this Vinyasa class centered around a theme relating to the philosophy of yoga and a carefully crafted playlist to guide you towards that juicy flow state. Take rest in a restorative savasana at the end of class to savor the moment.
FLOW & LET GO
Experience a blend of an uplifting vinyasa practice to find your flow followed by a nourishing, restorative practice for you to unwind and let go. The first half of this dynamic and soothing class will be linking breath to movement while the second half will be holding restful poses for several minutes at a time. All levels welcome.
In this nourishing Gentle Flow class, you'll use your breath as an anchor as you hold poses followed by sequences of linking movement to your breath. This replenishing class is centered around cultivating deeper compassion for your mind, body and spirit. All levels and abilities welcomed.
In this uplifting and invigorating Chair Yoga class, you'll be guided through meditation and breathing techniques to help soothe the body and mind. With the support of a chair, you'll learn gentle seated movement that you can incorporate into your day-to-day to release tension, calm the nervous system, and reenergize. Open to all levels and abilities.
FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH LETTING GO
Experience a workshop that harnesses the power of tonglen meditation, Non-Violent Communication, and free form dance to move towards discomfort in order to find a release that welcomes in a sense of freedom and letting go.
RESTORING BALANCE & BLISS
A SENSORIAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHAKRAS
Experience a relaxing and rejuvenating restorative practice that accesses and balances the chakras through the senses. This workshop combines essential oils, yin yoga, affirmations, visualizations, and a curated playlist to bring a greater sense of peace and bliss to the body, mind and spirit.
SLOWING THE FORK DOWN
Experience a dynamic workshop designed to empower and inspire you to incorporate the practice of eating mindfully into your daily rhythm. You'll learn about the benefits of the practice and be given guidelines to rely on. Through sharing, meditating, practicing, journaling, and uncovering your "why"- you will discover the joy in slowing that fork down.
"All of the tools offered in this workshop [Getting Unstuck] are profound and you will experience a shift guided by Caitlin."
"It [Restoring Balance & Bliss] was a yummy, melty, blissful practice... It connected me to the spiritual part of yoga."
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge in such a thoughtful and fun way. It really landed with me... I felt joy in slowing down and feeling guided to that calmer, balanced space."
It takes a village.
It's thanks to my teachers that I am who I am today and able to offer these teachings.
To my teachers at Just Be who have profoundly impacted my life:
Jessica Micheletti. Jenni Wendell. Malia Hill. Misha McNair.
To my therapist who changed my course completely:
To my sweet dog, Mayzie, who teaches me how to offer unwavering love, greet people you care about, and embrace every opportunity to get outdoors!
To my family and friends who keep me laughing, and offer up continual love and support.
To my husband, Chris, who teaches me how to hold space for others, be goofy, work hard, and show up relentlessly for those who matter to you.
And to many others who have shifted my views, and changed my heart and mind for the better. Thank you!
Interested in booking a class or workshop for your group? Have a special request?
Based in Portland, OR.
"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."