Catherine Schaeffer

Dance Instructor
Performing Arts

Catherine A. Schaeffer is an educator, dancer, published author, and yogi. She teaches yoga 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 Temple 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.