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 750 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. I enjoy a regular practice of meditation and yoga and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher certification (RYT-200) at Kaia Yoga in Westport, CT.  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. Yoga Nidra is a sleep based meditation technique where we drop below the busy thinking mind into deeper, slower brain waves, relaxing the nervous system.  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:

CT Challenge Center for Cancer Survivorship                                   Fairfield University

Domus Kids - Stamford Academy High School                                   Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield Senior Center                                                                          Easton Community Center

Notre Dame of Easton Church                                                               Exhale To Inhale - NYC

The Kennedy Center - Trumbull                                                           M3 Yoga Westport

Bridgeport University                                                                            Norfield Congregational Church - Weston

CMP-Community Mindfulness Project                                                National Charity League - Local Chapters

Bic Corporation - Shelton                                                                      Silver Hill Hospital - New Canaan

The J Fitness - Bridgeport                                                                     Priority Wellness - New Canaan

Fairfield College Preparatory High School                                         Stamford Peace - Beyond Limits

GOPIO - CT Chapter                                                                            Trumbull Public Schools

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 in Mind-Body Medicine. OMEGA Institute, Rhinebeck NY (2014)

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

*(MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Practicum. UMASS Medical School (2013) 

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

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

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

*Restorative yoga teacher training Graduate with Jillian Pransky of Yoga Works of NYC (2011-2015)

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

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

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

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

 

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