About Catherine

"At about age 4, I cleared out my room, shook out my white cotton carpet, sat and began to do poses to relieve my back and calm my mind. Little did I know I was doing yoga poses until I took yoga in college and felt the pain from my scoliosis begin to dissolve. When I was very young, I remember sitting in a lounge chair after hosing off the patio for my parents and thinking it was so lovely, peaceful and calming, listening to the birds, and so, sitting and meditating became one of my joys. This made more sense when I was initiated by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi into Transcendental Meditation in 1969 and discovered a wonderful way to reduce stress."


Catherine is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and studied with B .K. S Iyengar in India on many occasions. She has taught yoga in Palo Alto, California for over 32 years. She first taught at the San Andreas Health Council on Cowper Avenue in 1978-79, then co-owned a yoga studio on Cowper Avenue for 22 years, and then founded and operated her own studio, Darshana Yoga on High Street, from 2003-2012. Catherine is currently in private practice, teaching private lessons and workshops exclusively, blending all that she has learned together, combining ancient tradition along with modern technique.

IN THE MEDIA


Catherine is featured in these 2 books and in several Yoga Journal Magazines and Wall Calendars:

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    Yoga Journal Magazines

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    Yoga Journal Wall Calendars 2004/2000

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    Yoga Journal Wall Calendar 1990

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AWARDS


Darshana Yoga, Catherine's former yoga studio, won The Palo Alto Weekly's Best Yoga Studio award for 5 consecutive years (2006-2010) and was a "Hall Of Fame" winner in 2011 and 2012, until the studio closed. Catherine is now focusing exclusively on private lessons and workshops.

Catherine received the People's Choice Award by the Palo Alto Daily News for Best Yoga Instructor in Palo Alto in 2010 and 2011.