Hello there. Thank you so much for stopping by the page. I'm Cass, owner & founder of River & Ridge Yoga, Canberra. I teach yoga because I love what it has brought to my life and I felt compelled to pass on the benefits in a sustainable and uplifting way, whatever your motivation for arriving on the mat may be.
Strength, resilience and persistence, flexibility, adaptability and calm. Physically and emotionally, these are the reasons I love and share my practice. And it is practice - for life. We can grow and find something new every time.
I create sequences inspired by the power and fluidity of nature. The bold stability of mountains, the flowing calm of streams. I am also inspired by my students. I design classes for feelings, situations, for life. Your life. Truly. Balancing strength & flexibility in mind and body, classes are tailored to your interests and lifestyle so that you can carry the benefits through your day-to-day, and look forward to the next meeting .
As a qualified Hatha Vinyasa, Yin, and Trauma Sensitive yoga teacher, my aim is to connect you with your strength, and your calm. To provide you with and remind you of ways to connect with yourself and the world. And to encourage a return to the true meaning of yoga; Union. Not a narrowed focus on physicality or poses, nor on the innumerable benefits for mind and emotional health, but the marriage of the two. I design my offerings not as an escape, but as a check-in, and a set of tools which you carry with you beyond the studio, and beyond the mat.
I am passionate about people and language, and living a soul-nourishing, fulfilling life. I will be forever grateful that my strongest loves and curiosities have led me to combine my passions in teaching.
I teach yoga because it helps us to better connect - with ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. It always has our backs. It doesn't get angry at us for not calling, it just smiles when we drop by - even if it's for five minutes.