Catherine Kapphahn

Catherine began her yoga adventure eight years ago on a visit home to Colorado. She’s been practicing ever since. She completed a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, a Prenatal Yoga certification, and Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors at Om Yoga Center.

Catherine developed her imaginative, energetic teaching style as she ventured off yoga’s beaten path and taught yoga to inner city high school students, recent immigrants, writers, people with multiple sclerosis, cancer survivors, and expectant mothers. Her dance background allows her to see yoga as an art form, a space to experience movement, and lift the spirit.

As a writer, she is aware of the physical narrative that occurs on the mat. Her writing has appeared in CURE Magazine, Sunday Salon’s online magazine, and Ars Medica: a Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanity. She is the co-founder of the online literary magazine The Hell Gate Review, which focuses on the urban and immigrant story.

She holds a B.A. from Hunter College and an MFA from Columbia University. She also teaches Medical Narrative workshops that explore the patient and caregiver’s perspective at Lehman College, City University of New York in the Bronx. She lives in Astoria, Queens with her husband and son.