Catie

Teacher / Student

Why do you love the Modo community?

Everyone is so accepting and friendly. I’ve spent hours just sitting and chatting with folks after class. It’s so cool to see people come together to practice yoga but then choose to stay for the interactions.

Why do you teach yoga?

Yoga calms my mind and keeps me centered. I tend to move at a very fast pace and keeping up on my practice helps me be more intentional and grateful for the little moments. It forces me to pause and be appreciative instead of just rushing off to the next item on my to-do list.

What yoga certifications do you have?

200 hour RYT.

If you were an animal, what would it be?

Definitely a cat! Not only are cats my favorite animal but I love that each one has their own quirky personality. The more time you spend with a cat, the more their quirks come out, and I’m like that too.

You have one day completely to yourself in Columbus.  What do you do?

Wake up for a morning yoga practice, followed by coffee and breakfast at Dough Mama or Little Eater. I’d spend some time reading and then get a massage or do a guided meditation. After that, I’d probably binge watch a dumb reality TV show and take a nap while cuddling with my two cats (because who doesn’t love a great nap!). I’d finish off the day by grabbing a delicious dinner somewhere with a patio and enjoying a cocktail.

What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?

Viparit Karani – especially when using the wall for support. I like this pose because it’s virtually effortless. I really struggle with trying to slow down and something about this posture makes it a little bit easier for me to do so. Maybe it’s the way it gets my blood flowing, or just the comfort I feel from having the support of the wall that reminds me it’s okay to ask for help sometimes.

You can only eat at one Columbus restaurant for the rest of your life.  What is it?

La Tavola in Grandview. I never get sick of Italian food!