Our Jouney

Catherine Cook-Cottone

Long before I took my first yoga class, I loved the idea of yoga- the
integration of body and mind in service of the soul. What is not to
love about that? Yet, much like my relationship with ballet, yoga was
for those with flexibility and grace. It was, most certainty, not for
me. Despite my certitude, a good friend dragged me to a yoga class
many years ago. I was afraid of being embarrassed, falling, and being
the only one in the room who could not reach her toes. I went anyway.
As the class ended, I was lying in savasana with an amazing sense of
what I can only call a big-hearted feeling of love and happiness.

You see, yoga was for me and my tight hamstrings. It turns out that
you don’t need to be perfectly graceful and flexible. You just need to
be. And so, this is why I teach. I want to show you the way to that
big-hearted love and happiness. And maybe somewhere along the way,
your hamstrings will let go a little bit and you will find your toes.