The YTT was one of the best and most valuable experiences of my life. Cat and the amazing teaching team she put together ran a well-organized training and it was evident that the thought and care that went into it benefitted every individual. Cat can tune in to every individual and figure out what they need, handing it all with integrity and with great sensitivity.
Julie C. England
I attended Cat's Yoga and Energetics retreat in July. I was unsure if the course would be for me as I have only done a bit of yoga in the past and I had no experience of energetic work. Both Cat and Heather were extremely accommodating and reassuring to me before I went and I felt confident I would have a good experience. During the course Cat was very attentive and very in tune with what I needed. Everyone on the course felt that their needs were met. I came away more aware of myself and the course encouraged me to reassess my outlook on certain things. I would encourage anyone considering attending one of Cat's retreats or courses to go and be confident that they will enjoy it and come away feeling they've made a great investment in themselves.
Attending Subtle Energetics was an important healing experience for me. It was a strong motivator and source of inspiration as a professional looking for the next step in my career. Cat created an environment that made it possible to work through my most private matters in a group setting, with no need for disclosure or trauma. The course was very challenging but the atmosphere was so supportive that I felt strong enough to take it on. I feel like I have let go of things that had been holding me back for many years since completing the training.
Sheena N. Australia
For me, what I learned in this YETT was a more subtle aspect of yoga and teaching: how to teach from a place of my integrity, how to respect my boundaries and others, how to be true to myself, and a whole lot more. There were of course, other subjects that are more technical such as anatomy and class sequencing, but all of the teachers and assistants were amazing that I never felt bored the entire five weeks. I loved that the feedback that I got from then was honest, straight-forward, yet empowering at the same time. It was wonderful and eye opening, and it was soooo intense. I had a lot of “aha!” moments and I learned to accept them all, without any judgments.
Chandra K.J. Indonesia
Cat is such a powerful and gifted healer, it is hard to put into words the gratitude I feel, having experienced such a deep shift in my life - dealing with karmic and family issues to limiting beliefs and fears I held within me - unlike any other treatment I have experienced thus far. She also has such a loving and authentic presence that it was really easy to build a really trusting relationship with her and had me come back to work with her on a regular basis.
Susanne S. Austria
They say when the student is ready the teacher will come " Cat was my teacher. She crossed my path in the right time and right place Bali. I feel blessed that our paths crossed.Cat is an amazing yoga teacher and healer. She has magic in here healing hands. She is a healer’s healer whole energy is pure love. Once your meet her your life will start to change. My healing session with Cat was so powerful. There was a big transformation and change within me. I felt as a new born/reborn star with so much light and shining. Now I can spread my light to this world. I am awake.
Elma A. Sweden
Empowering, one of a kind course where you really look at yourself compassionately, without your created ego and stories. You can’t but help work through your blocks and to really begin to blossom into who you truly are...Cat creates such a beautiful supportive present and real space where transformation is possible, where you are supported and guided into (vulnerable) places to seek awareness of patterns that don’t serve....[Forged] ͞deep real bonds with self through love, compassion and understanding...Helped me recognize my injuries, physical and emotional, for what they are and why they are and taught me to acknowledge, accept and let go of the roots...there has been transformation in all aspects of my life...not easy, but necessary and worth it so completely!
Amanda S. Australia
This class was not just a course in poses and asana, anyone can teach you how to be a “follow-the-recipe-color-inside-the-lines-carbon-copy” teacher. This class is truly a “journey to your core” and every sense of the word. Finding your true, authentic self, and what you must do to really find that vulnerabilty and sit with it everyday, and “feel” everything just in order to connect within, is but a fraction of the daily coursework, and essentially, the most important. Every part of this course is unique and transformational. From the heart-centered and joyful AcroYoga of Bex and Carlos, to quieting the body in deep, lucious poses with Kari in CranioYin, and pushing your boundaries emotionally and physically with Cat every morning it is no wonder why we found ourselves on the emotional roller coaster of our lives. I can honestly say that once you strip away every spiritual layer you have caked on over the years, and allow your emotions to flow freely like the ocean’s tide, you will raw and so sensitive that the market 5 blocks over will be too intense to handle from a distance. Discovering peices of your soul while you sit in your cocoon, and learning to accept that one day you will transform into this incredible being like a butterfly, and allowing that transformation to happen, no matter what it may take, is a invaluable lesson Cat and her instructors bestow upon you. You will not only emerge as one of the most knowledgeable yoga teachers when it comes to anatomy and alignment, and later as your read through the required reading, but even deeper as a shaman who can sense the energetic blocks, shifts, and tides in each of your students. Not to mention, you will most likely developing deep, spiritual bonds with your classmates, forming substantial and meaningful friendships with some of your soulmates. Cat Kabira is unlike anyone I have ever met, and she has helped me tap into a well that I was afraid of looking into. She will touch your life, and invigorate your zest for yoga and shamanism and leave you wanting to be the epidimal student of life and love. Rediscover who you think you are, drink a bottle of courage, and pack your bags, the journey into your core is not a simple ride, but I promise you, if anyone can guide you there, all the while making you feel safe and helping you read your compass, its my friend Cat Kabira and her incredible team.
Danielle D. USA
Yoga and Energetics Level I was a life transforming course! Cat Kabira is a beautiful, passionate and intuitive teacher. She teaches the true meaning of Yoga. Not only did I learn yoga teaching techniques, I learned how to cultivate the true spirit of yoga and use it for healing. She has taught me how to connect, listen and teach from my heart!!! In this course i learned how to be compassionate and listen to my student’s needs and teach them how to use yoga as a healing tool! Cat has a amazing gift to “read” people and this is a valuable tool that she uses in her classes. She keeps it REAL. The combination of the craniosacral therapy course was instrumental in creating a deep transformation. Months have past since the training and i am still integrating, but one thing is for sure my life is not the same. I have more confidence in myself and I am trusting my path, and amazing things are happening!!! I will never forget this training! If you are looking life changing course, this is the ONE!”
Kim P. Canada
I learnt so much more on this course than I expected to – not just about yoga and teaching, but most importantly about myself. I was sad to finish the course but am excited to take what I’ve learnt out there and embrace the life I never thought I dared to live. Thank you for your inspirational presence and support – I hope I can give back to my students what you have given me. I can’t wait for level 2 – there’s no way I’m going to be able to find another course which lives up to my expectations after this one!
Rosalind S. UK/Malaysia
Cat has a natural talent for teaching yoga and an openness to share that gift. Her classes challenge the body, open the heart, and lift the spirit, all in equal measure. Sequencing is always interesting, fresh, even daring. Cat brings a heartfelt openness to each person’s experience on the mat – that day, that moment — whatever it may be. Cat’s classes are like a doorway to something delicious beyond and there is no guilt for tasting, sipping, devouring. Each pose, a tasty revelation. Or not. That, Cat would say, is totally up to you.
Susan A. USA
I’ve learned so much about yoga and life from Cat Kabira. Whenever I reflect on the dozens and dozens of classes we’ve had, two wonderful thoughts come to mind. Cat often reminded us to smile and relax, because after all, this is only yoga. The other thought was her encouragement to just have fun with the pose. Some days you’ll go deeper with the pose, some days it just won’t work as well. Just do your best today, be in the moment & have fun. We don’t judge or criticize. Be kind to yourself and just let go. Cat made sure we all had as much fun as possible! She brings that sparkle and wisdom to life also. We all miss Cat’s wisdom, love and kindness back here in Boston. Enjoy her wherever you are!
My first cranio-sacral therapy session ever was with Cat. Her reputation precedes her and I was not disappointed. I encountered a dedicated practitioner who is clear and focused on the task at hand. I have experienced other kinds of healers before; this experience however stands out for its intensity and its effectiveness. One week later and I am still feeling the ongoing benefits; I can feel as if certain blockages have been lifted, and also that I am more in touch with myself: on a physical level and also mentally. It is all open and flowing. Before the session I had an inkling of what needed unblocking, and in the session I could feel precisely those parts activated. I also discover in myself a sensitivity not previously explored. I find Cat’s very down-to-earth approach and her humility towards what she does extremely reassuring. I find her strength of character remarkable. She has overwhelming warmth and compassion. I feel privileged to have met her and hope I will do so again! Thank you Cat.
Kat M. Belgium
Cat is one in a million. Wait, now that I have written that down, I believe she is one of a kind. Cat is playful, energetic, intuitive, captivating, fully present, and devoted. These words describe Cat as a yoga teacher from a yoga students view. Off the mat, Cat is all of these superlatives plus adventurous, intelligent, warm-hearted, and an embracing spirit. She was an inspiration in my journey through yoga teacher certification and fire-walking. Something in Cat cracks your soul open, asks your inner-self to go deeper within and then lets your magic happen. When Cat crosses your path in life it is a gift to be savored, however, you realize that upon reflection because in the moment, she is simply being her non-assuming self and the encounters unknowingly penetrate your life.
Cat Kabira lives her message through her amazing life. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to learn with her over the years. To go to Cat’s class is to be taken to your very core. Sometimes you don’t like what you find there but, with presence and compassion, Cat holds the kind of space where true growth and healing can occur. Her ability to stay with the intensity, without moving to change it, makes her stand out from the rest.
It just so happened that I met Cat at a very odd point in my life. I was dealing with a lot of stuff and I started doing Yoga as a form of therapy. ..the second I met Cat I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I should study with her. After studying with Cat for about six months, I honestly feel my life has very much changed with the lessons I have taken from our practice together. I always look forward to seeing Cat, she always makes me smile… Wherever Cat goes she brings joy and positive energy.
Working with Cat was a privilege, magic. Not only she is outstanding as a teacher and as(maybe I could omit this as?) a therapist, she is gifted with an intuition to find the pearl inside us, the potential of our soul that was afraid of being light and forgot how much perfection there is already in our paths and ourselves. From the first day of the training a dance started between all of us, beautifully tuned by her. The cranio week gave a whole new perspective to my practice and my approach to others. I honour her commitment, presence, enthusiasm, love and honesty. She embodies Yoga and manifested by all means the qualities in a teacher I asked the universe for. Dream big, allow yourself to not know, to be surprised, remember how powerful you are…those words will always stay inside…as she would say….GOOD JOB :)!
Isa Valle R. Spain
Come exactly as you are and prepare to shift, change, dance with your most intimate self. Trust, burn, laugh and feel the simple magic that this time will offer you. Cat’s ease with her own personal brand of magic will help to release you. Her peaceful yet deeply soulful teaching together with whatever she leads you through be it yoga, healing or simply being and breathing, is accessible to all and offers the potential for deep transformation and acceptance.
Jade W. Dubai
I really loved my stay at Shambala Gatherings with Cat. She is an amazing person with so much wisdom and good thoughts about life and all the difficult aspects of being human. On top of that the yoga sessions were amazing. Amazing! I am really grateful for this experience.
The Raw Yoga Retreat was nourishing. Truly beautiful yoga with an insight that I haven’t experienced in any other class. I think it was the combination of the teachings, food and the magical surroundings that gave more connectedness to everything. Natalie and Riviera were supportive and full of love throughout the retreat. Cat was a light bulb going off in my head during yoga sessions, and of course the craniosacral sessions and teachings were true moments of understanding a new and different way of connecting with myself and those in my space.
The mix of raw food, yoga and craniosacral therapy was something magical. Together it gave us the possiblity to enjoy a different way to experience ourselves living in harmony with nature and other living beings. The movement in yoga helped us to become more open in our bodies, and the energy from the raw food helped us to expand our consciousness to the fact that all is possible. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to bring more light into our lives.
Cat is an amazing Yoga teacher and Energy therapist! Join one of her Yoga classes and feel the magic. Join one of her training and feel the transformation. Join her for a session and feel the deep healing. With love, wisdom, and joy Cat shares her amazing Yoga and Energetics knowledge. Always authentic, always wise. I am so grateful that she is my teacher and cannot wait for my next yoga and healing journey with her!
I have been lucky enough to be working with Cat for a year and a half with a mix of one-to-one craniosacral/energetic work and attending her yoga retreats and trainings. I wouldn't be the same person today had I not been lucky enough to end-up in one her yin classes in Ubud. She was instrumental in helping me heal from a severe and extended episode of panic attacks and anxiety and also to understand and navigate the world of energetic sensitivities. Cat has equally played a huge part in the deepening of my yoga practice and my ability to connect to my centre, to my core. Cat has been a guide for me on so many levels and I feel lucky to have met her every day. Cat's craniosacral sessions are extremely powerful and now form part of my ongoing self-care practice. We do these sessions by Skype too and incredibly they work just as effectively. Physical sensations I have with her in person are the same during our Skype sessions. Cat holds space with such grace for all her clients and students. She is a true healer and a joy to be around. We are all lucky to have her. Thank you Cat.
This Energetic Training will transform you deeply during the 7 days with Cat as well as weeks, month, ... afterwards. 2 months after participating at the training in Spain I more and more can understand the meaning and very truth within this "announcement" from Cat. Better said, I can feel and realize it... starting with the daily yoga practice which got so much more relaxed. Every time I recognize too much force or stress I see Cat's smile or feel her touch - and suddenly get calm... within my teaching I recognize a deep connection to the group like never before. And similar connection to the daily environment, people... the yoga clases itself got much more spontaneous - even still a small universe apart from Cat's style of improvisation... and finally, my entire life is in the process of change - even the final direction still is under construction. But who cares - the training still is transforming ...
This training will rewire your brain and body forever. Cat Kabira offers incredible program that really caters for anyone who is ready to step into their higher calling. She recognizes individual gifts and challenges and serves you from authentic loving and caring intention. I admire her ability to accept and willing to hear and accommodate everyone needs and wants, challenges with such authenticity, honesty and integrity.
I remember during my training tears would fall down my face just listening her wisdom (how much I feel so resonated with her wisdom, it's like getting reminded something sacred you have forgotten). These days, I feel so strong as human as well as a yoga teacher, feeling the power and confidence my teaching and everyday life.I am truly, truly grateful for this magnificent “iron and flower” woman Cat Kabira. Now I understand what she meant about embodying who you really are.