As an educator, I am passionate about helping people to live a holistic healthy lifestyle through yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), sound healing, and nutrition and diet, which form a balanced connection between mind, body and spirit.
I have been practicing various forms of yoga for over 32 years. I am a certified with Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour Instructor. I completed 200 hours of Ayurveda Fundamentals Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health located in Stockbridge, MA. I am certified as a YA15 Breath Coach and underwent two years of intense training for Sound Healing in central Vermont. I’m also a graduate of the University of Vermont Master Gardener Program. These various modalities have all worked together to transform my connection to myself and those that I am teaching.
Through Ayurvedic studies, I realized that not only are our individual constitutions important, but so is the movement of breath, pranayama or the flow of energy in the body, and the experience of the body itself and the senses, including the power of sound. My Yoga classes incorporate movement with asana, pranayama breath connection, mudra and mantra to help soothe the mind, and ayurvedic lifestyle consultation for a complete well-balanced and nourishing experience. I aim to help others on their healing paths by crafting my own herbal tea remedies and tinctures with locally grown organic plants. My ten years as a Wyoming & Vermont Forest Service Wilderness Ranger, telemark skier, and perennial gardener have also enhanced my connection to the wonderments of the natural world. I encourage this connection to nature in all the healing arts I practice.
The past three years, I became interested in sound healing as a powerful teaching tool. Sound healing, through “Sound Baths,” conveys ancient rhythms & vibrations to heal mind, body & spirit!
Music therapy & chanting further our inner transmutation by employing “vibrational changes” in the central nervous system, which may play a role in their time-tested and science-backed brain, cognitive, & mood benefits!
My goal as a teacher is to help people discover and strengthen their own inner resources for health and healing. Even when things are unknown, chaotic, or stressful, it can help us find that inner sense of peace and equanimity.
Her smile and her love and appreciation of yoga are infectious.
Her students work hard and experience joy in her classes.
She shares her deep intuitive understanding of the spiritual roots of yoga in all her classes, bringing benefit to body, mind, and spirit. Mantra and mudra help awaken the inner Spirit of self knowledge.
Cassia is committed to connecting the cultural community
Cassia's two children are a great honor and a blessing to this mountain mama.
Cassia's experience raising her own two kids has led to joy creative expression in her workshops with children
Awareness and invocation of the Goddess Lakshmi infuses all of Cassia yoga practices as well as her other disciplines. Through her devotion, she has made a strong connection with Her. A huge part of Cassie's life is dedicated to introducing the power and radiance of Lakshmi to others. Her students have benefited greatly from this connection.
Some of Cassia's classes will include mantras to invoke the Remover of Obstacles