Regardless of your abilities, beginner or experienced,
man or woman, shape or size, all are welcome.  
Classes are aligned with the traditional roots of yoga
and are accessible, challenging and uplifting.  This is
your place to tune in and chill out.
Cat Donovan
CYT - Certified Yoga Teacher (The Athletic and Fitness Association of America - 2001)
Experienced Yoga Teacher (Therapy, Reiki, Yoga for Life Yoga Teacher Training -
Pilates Mat Instructor (The Athletic and Fitness Association of America - 2003)
My first and favorite teacher was my mother. As a child,
I watched her practice intriguing and beautiful poses. I
found physical and emotional relief as a yoga student in
the 1990s.  I committed to a practice and physical
misalignments corrected and overuse injuries healed.
What wasn't anticipated was the lifting of anxiety and
dissipation of grief.  I could finally breathe.  
I am grateful beyond words for whatever tiny role I may
play in helping students discover their light and mean it
with all my heart when I say, Namaste.
Yoga has changed my life in different ways, over and
over again.  And, I've witnessed profound changes in
others as their bodies rehabilitate, minds open and
hearts heal.  Must be something to this life changing
body/mind science; Five Thousand years isn't a fad.  
I bring almost 20 years and more than 12,000 hours of
teaching experience to my classes and draw from a
variety of yoga styles including Vinyasa, Asthanga,
Hatha, Kundalini, Tao, Yin, Chi Gong and core strength
based on the principles of Joseph H. Pilates.  My
classes are also influenced by many local, national and
international teachers and studios.   
Yoga is a practice which means that no one ever gets to
the top or graduates.  It is not a workout although it has
positive effects on the physical body, nor is it a religion
although it can help to connect to others and to a higher
power.  Rather, it is the way to tap into the light that lies
within and it is in that light where you will find all that you
are seeking. The answers don’t come in a string of
words in the way you are used to receiving instructions.
It’s more a feeling of just knowing and a sense of
security around your decisions.   
I uncovered  strength, confidence and wisdom, and
found myself exploring things that at one time would
have been unthinkable.  In 2001, I
began teaching and
turned the first floor of my beautiful Century Lakewood
home, which won a Keep Lakewood Beautiful Home
Award in 2019, into warm and inviting studio space
infused with positive yogic energy.  This is pet friendly
space (dog and two cats).  

I honor the love, truth and kindness that is
within you because it is also within me. In
sharing these things there is no distance or
difference between us, we are the same, we
are one.