Caitlin started practicing yoga under the promise of a friend for a burger and a beer in exchange for company in a class that was being hosted at a local lululemon store. In this class Caitlin learned her first arm balance and was hooked. After a year of weekly practice, Caitlin pursued a 200 hour Fluid Yoga training at Stil Studio in Dedham, MA under the instruction of Kevan Gale. Caitlin’s initial intention behind taking the training was to deepen her own practice with the hopes of teaching one drop-in class weekly. The universe had other plans when not too long after her training was completed she found herself leaving her full-time job to pursue full-time teaching. Caitlin began to realize that for her, yoga was more than just teaching drop-in classes. It was from here that with the support of too many incredible people to count, Sangha Studio was founded. She wanted to create a space for people to be creative with their ideas and where classes were financially accessible for all. Sangha Studio opened in February 2014 and on September 1, 2014 Sangha Studio officially became Burlington’s first, and currently only, donation based, nonprofit yoga studio.
During her classes, Caitlin deepens each student’s individual practice through adjustments and assists while keeping the vibe lighthearted and upbeat. She doesn’t believe in labels such as beginner or advanced, but rather teaches with the intention of growing each person’s practice to a place where the breath and the body can connect and flow in unison.
Caitlin believes that anyone and everyone can (and should!) do arm balances, in #selfies, and in the shores of Lake Champlain to the Caribbean. She follows a motto of living life by following her intuition and just seeing what happens. As Studio Manager at Sangha Studio she prides herself in supporting the ideas of teachers and students and believes in the power of community and working together.
Caitlin is a lululemon athletic ambassador and is continuing her education. She completed the bodhi & mind yoga training to lead classes specialized towards women living with breast cancer and is currently studying for a 300 hour advanced teacher training. Her life goals include learning to ride a motorcycle, hosting international yoga retreats, going back to school in an MBA program, and expanding on Sangha Studio’s mission of yoga service and outreach by offering education and classes to teachers and students.