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Cathryn Clark

CYT 200
Cathryn’s path to yoga began with an awareness of the evocative heartfelt qualities of music inspiring movement as a child, and she was blessed in her upbringing to learn about the spacious and timeless qualities of the natural world. Her search for connection to the heart and spirit of movement brought her to Tai Chi and Sufi sacred dance as a young mother along with various healing modalities.

Later she found the beauty and heart of middle eastern dance and studied with the dynamic and lovely Lala Hakim in her troupe for over 15 years. While still with Lala’s troupe she began a quest for a deeper link to expressing spirit through movement, studying with Gabrielle Roth (founder of 5Rhythms) and Daniel Levin (a founder of Kripalu DanceKiinetics). Cathryn completed her certification in Daniel’s Shake Your Soul version of Kripalu YogaDance in 2007, continued to study with him, and assisted with many trainings in the Berkshires and elsewhere 2007-2014 including several retreats in Mexico and Canada. Cathryn traveled to southern India in 2009, an extraordinary and life changing experience, studying Yoga and Ayurveda while also teaching dance (and other subjects) at an elementary school there.

In 2012 Ravi Singh and Ana Brett led a Kundalini Yoga workshop in Lake Placid which re-kindled her wish to deepen her knowledge of this joyful practice. She went on to complete the 2016-2017 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program with Ravi Singh at Trinity Yoga.

Cathryn also teaches Movement Study, a 3 credit survey and performance course, in the Theatre Department at SUNY Plattsburgh (since January 2010), guiding students as they learn to express themselves through collaboration, cooperation, and delving into the creative process, while studying the evolution of human movement through history, an enriching and rewarding process on many levels. Her other joys include family, gardening, and spending time in nature.



Cathryn Clark instructs the following:
  • Rise and Shine Yoga
  • Morning is the best time to practice as it sets the tone for the rest of your day.  It lifts you up, and in turn, will lift everyone else around you that you encounter throughout your day.  It will help you be less stressed at work, at home, or wherever your day takes you.  This practice is a one hour Kundalini Yoga practice designed to get your blood flowing, your energy moving, and brighten your aura.  When done in a group setting, the effects are magnified!
     
    This practice consists of asana (physical exercises), mantra (words of power), mudra (hand positions), meditation, and relaxation.  

  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga. It consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas (sets of exercises designed in a specific arrangement to work synergistically together), pranayama (breath work), and meditations which target the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness, consciousness and personal strength. Kundalini Yoga doesn’t just work the physical body, but the mind and energetic bodies all at the same time. As a result, many people find it provides results very quickly.