Catherine A. Schaeffer is an educator, dancer, published author, and yogi. She teaches
locally for Wilkes University, Mountain Yoga Studio LLC, and Yoga Journeys. As a lead
teacher for the Eastwest Somatics Institute for Yoga, Dance, and Movement Studies, Catherine
offers Shin Somatics® Yoga teacher trainings and workshops nationally.
Ms. Schaeffer has performed with a dozen professional modern dance companies and presented
choreography in national and international venues, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She
was a dance professor at Mercyhurst University, PA (1995-1999), and Valdosta State University
in GA (2001-2015) where she developed the BFA Dance Degree program and earned both
teaching and regional choreographic awards.
Catherine holds a MFA in Dance from Arizona State University, a MEd in Dance from
University, and a BS in Art Education from Kutztown University. She is an ISMETA registered
somatic movement therapist and educator (RSMT/RSME), a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 500
and YA Continuing Education Provider. She continues to merge her love of art, yoga, movement,
and education through her teaching and in work with private clients.