Cat Kabira, a teacher and trainer in yoga and the subtle and shamanic energetic arts, has been globally exploring and sharing her passion for nearly 20 years. She’s studied under many masters in several traditions and shares the gifts she’s gleaned. Originally from the United States, she’s been based in Bali for the past 13 years and is often sharing her magic in Europe, Australia and the Americas. What makes Cat’s classes unique are not necessarily the particular asana that’s practiced, but in how you’re guided to connect within to experience yourself in a deeper and more revelatory manner.
Cat, known for the potency of her transformational work, teaches in a very present and intuitive way, seeing and feeling energy, and often makes more subtle energetic adjustments to assist your embodiment. She will guide you into sensing the “undercurrents” or the subtle energetics of your body, and gain awareness of your deeper sense of self.
If we had to name some of the greatest influences, the people who have stayed dear to Cat's heart have been: Mimi Eagleton, Ana Forrest, 7 Centers Yoga Arts (Bihar School of Yoga), and Jasmine Lieb. She gives special thanks to Richard Lanza, Pat Iyer (who trained her in palmistry as well as in moon ceremony) and Open Doors for the support and how much they encouraged her to create and play in both yoga and the energetic arts. She has trained both as a biodynamic craniosacral therapist primarily with Leonid Sobeleff as well as with the Upledger Institute – including somato-emotional release. She gives thanks to Jeanne Dooley who had trained with the Four Winds Society who awakened within her the power of creativity within shamanic work. She was trained as a firewalking instructor by Tolly Burkan in 2005. She is grateful for her special encounter with aboriginal Uncle Bob Randall who taught her all about the importance of soft eyes and being brothers and sisters to the elements. She has been working privately with Stephanie O’Connor for five years for her own personal growth and through Stephanie has learned a language around spiritual psychology, eating disorder psychology, somatic experiencing therapy, and has had tastes of the Barbara Brennan School.
Cat’s work has taken her around the globe multiple times to places including Bali (her home since 2006), the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America. In addition to her work on the mat, she is a lover of learning and playing who enjoys time on the trapeze, bouncing on her trampoline, composing on the piano, writing (stay tuned for her book that will be coming out!) and exploring other movement modalities such as mat and reformer pilates, the Gyrotonic System, dance (including classical ballet and poledance), and the aerial arts. She is at heart sensitive and subtle and truly an artist who loves creating, constantly trying new things and staying connected to the beautiful and mysterious power of the entire universe. Cat's experienced a lot of pain and loss on several levels and is a master at transforming this pain into deep compassion, love, and joy.
As her students say: “Cat is one of a kind: playful, energetic, intuitive, captivating, fully present, devoted. 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 transformative gift to be savored.”