Cat Cabot is an ERYT800 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher. Cat started practicing yoga over 15 years ago while recovering from a running injury and found a deep and instant connection to the practice of Bikram yoga. Her body began to heal, her mind was not so reactive, and there was an instant spiritual connection to a Higher Self.
Cat discovered much more than physical healing and soon was on a journey consisting of a daily practice. Wanting more of this energy, through yoga, she began peeling away layers of herself that didn't serve her any longer. She found her way to Vinyasa and fell in love with the openness and freedom of that practice. In 2010 she received her certification through Twin Power Yoga, a Baron Baptiste style yoga. She discovered the gift of Universal Oneness that is in each and every one of us and can be achieved through the practice of yoga, complete union of body mind and spirit. She taught her students with the same passion she brings to her own practice, knowing that through the journey of presence, transformation is possible.
In 2012 she discovered the practice of Ashtanga yoga and was completely taken by this practice. It was not only elevating but challenging as it shined the light in the darkest of corners of the body and mind. She decided to continue her year long education with her teachers Todd and Tamara McLcLaughlin at Native Yoga Center, earning her 500 hours and then proceeding to receiving 800 hours Ashtanga full Primary Series as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
The word yoga means to yolk, to bring together. The breath is the bridge linking the movements together creating a rhythmic pattern for the asanas, (comfortable seat) to transcend the fluctuations of the mind. A peaceful gaze, steady focal point, (dristi) working together with breath, allows for concentration, leading to a mindful moving meditation, ultimately leading to happiness, Joy, Samadhi, Liberation, Moksha. Maybe, if we are lucky, we feel it briefly in our practice and that is what brings us back to the mat time and time again. Yoga is a discipline, and like any other discipline there must be consistency for growth, change to occur in the body and mind, for the Spirit to be heard and recognized. ]
Cat has felt the magic and healing in her own practice and loves guiding her students to find their own reason for landing on the mat, to create space where they once were stuck. to release the layers around the heart and let it shine, to honor the body, recognize the mind, make peace with who they are. The Goal is Joy. The Goal is Love. The Goal is the Journey. This will change as they change and they begin to peel away their own layers that don’t serve them anymore, it’s a beautiful, transformative, powerful practice for all levels (bodies, minds, and souls).
Cat is committed to her own daily practice and continues to grow as a student and a teacher of yoga.
She feels it’s a privilege and a gift to share her passion, experience, and knowledge with her students.
Thank you to All the Teachers before her and to All the Teachers to come.
Sandra is the founder and lead Yoga/Ayurveda counselor. She is a transformational leader, mother, and grandmother. She has been a full-time educator in the DMV region the past 25+ years. She embodies the modern woman who has managed to integrate the wisdom and healing experiences of the East into her lifestyle and be living proof of her transformation. She dedicates her 'free' time to elevating others and supporting their transformation journey. She is most interested in providing acces of Yoga/Ayurveda to the Spanish speaking community in the DMV.
Sandra has been practicing meditation since 1984. She studied under the tutelage of healer and energy worker, Ramón Fernandez (RIP) for two years in Miami, FL and Madrid, Spain...who followed the teachings of Sai Baba. Most recently, in the past three years she studied Yoga 200hr and Yoga/Ayurveda Counseling 300hr with Neva Ingalls, Sarah Cahill , and Lisa Johnson through Inner Domain. Sandra is humbled to have learned from these compassionate beings who continue to practice and grow in their own journey. https://www.innerdomain.org.
Sandra entered her Yoga studies looking to relax and get back to meditation via Yoga Nidra. She is grateful for meeting her teacher Neva then, as she returned to pursue further studies looking to heal from a gall bladder removal that almost cost her her life.
Sandra focuses on your individual needs as if they were her own because she knows that in order to heal, yoga must become a lifestyle transformation and not just a fad. Lifestyle is the key word to help your inner focus and start on the healing path, lay the foundation or take your self-care to the next level.
Sandra is committed to her own daily practice and is a lifelong learner student of Yoga/Ayurveda. Thank you to All the Teachers before her and to All the Teachers to come.
DoMás Yoga is based on Vedic knowledge and follows the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Background on Yoga Sutras
The Upanishads were a strong influence on the entire spiritual teachings over the last four/five thousand years of spiritual traditions and philosophies in the East. Buddha Dharma as well as Yoga borrowed basic concepts from the Upanishads.
Patanjali is regarded as the founder of Yoga and Buddha the founder of Buddha Dharma, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras comprise 196 verses that serve as a guide to attain wisdom and self-realization through yoga. These are divided into four padas (chapters/steps). The classical form of Yoga in the Yoga Sutras is Ashatanga Yoga.
We follow the 8 Limbs of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras:
Ayurveda, from the sacred text Atharva Veda.
The word Ayurveda -Ayur means life and Veda means science or knowledge. Ayurveda explores natural methods for improving the wellness of the body and mind for the past thousands of years. Ayurveda continues to evolve as it responds to the discovery of new diseases.
The main principle of Ayurveda states that the mind and body are connected and the mind has the ability to heal and transform a person’s whole being.
In Ayurvedic practices, treatment is uniquely created for each person and mostly depends on an individual's constitution, dosha.