When I began practicing yoga, I instantly fell in love with the relaxation and meditation at the end of each yoga class and decided to pursue further education in this field, complementing my Psychology background.  I have completed over 1000 hours of professional training in meditation, mindfulness, relaxation & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  I am registered as a 'Qualified' MBSR instructor through the UMASS Medical School Oasis Institute Center For Mindfulness.  I am a certified .b Mindfulness in Schools instructor, completed my Deep Play for Kids yoga teacher training certification program and a certification in Teen yoga at Karma Kids. I enjoy a regular practice of meditation and yoga and am registered with Yoga Alliance with 200 hour yoga teacher certification (RYT-200).  I have many additional hours of specialized teacher training in restorative & yin yoga.  In 2017 I completed my 100 hour certification as an instructor of Yoga Nidra through the Amrit Yoga Institute, of the Kripalu lineage.  I feel privileged to have the opportunity to accompany people on their path to wellness in mind, body and spirit.  Here are a few of the places I've taught:

Mission/CT Challenge Center for Cancer Survivorship                     Fairfield University

Domus Kids - Stamford Academy High School                                   Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield Senior Center                                                                          Fairfield College Preparatory High School

American Heart Association Notre Dame of Easton Church                                                              

The Kennedy Center - Trumbull                                                           Bic Corporation - Shelton

Bridgeport University & Public Schools                                               Silver Hill Hospital - New Canaan

CMP-Community Mindfulness Project                                                National Charity League - Local Chapters

The J Fitness - Bridgeport                                                                     Priority Wellness - New Canaan

Easton Public Schools & Community Center Stamford Peace - Beyond Limits

GOPIO - CT Chapter                                                                            Trumbull Public Schools

Pure Yoga/Trumbull PT and Wellness Center                                     M3 Yoga Westport

Norfield Congregational Church - Weston Exhale To Inhale - NYC

Mission Statement: 

"To empower people with tools drawn from mindfulness practices, meditation, relaxation and yoga that will enable them to more skillfully cope with stress, physical or emotional pain, illness, or to simply tap into an inner stillness and recharge their battery as they break the cycle of habitual living and find respite from the demands and stimulation of everyday life." 

 

Education: 

*BA in Psychology. College of the Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts

*MA in Counseling Psychology.  Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California

 

Additional Training:

*(MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine. UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness at OMEGA Institute, Rhinebeck NY (2014)

*Kaia Yoga 200 hour teacher training. RYT-200 (2013)

*MBSR Teacher Practicum. UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness (2013) 

*MBSR TDI - Teacher Development Intensive UMASS Medical School (2016)

*.b Teacher Training Certification. Mindfulness in Schools www.MindfulnessInSchools.org  Ramapo College, NJ (2016)

*DPK Teacher Training Certification - Mindfulness & Yoga for Kids (2017) www.DeepPlayForKids.com

 *Karma Kids Teen Yoga Teacher Training Certification(2018).www.KarmaKidsYoga.com

*Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Jillian Pransky of Yoga Works NYC (2011-2015) 

*Amrit Yoga Institute. YA-100 hour professional Training Certificate in Yoga Nidra (2017)

*Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Kaia Yoga (2014 Joe Barnett, 2016 Biff Mithoefer)

 *Reiki Levels 1 & 2. Yoga4Everybody  (2014-2015) www.CathyPrins.com  

*OM Yoga Meditation Teacher Training Program Levels 1 & 2 (2011-12)   

 *Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Susan Taylor, founder, Center for Meditation Science in PA (2011)                                                                                            

 

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