Catherine Bradley Richmond - Board Member

Catherine Bradley Richmond began Iyengar practice and apprenticeship teaching with senior teacher Brenda Fleming in 1995 at Western State College University in Gunnison, Colorado. Also meeting Greta Iyengar. She studied Ashtanga doing workshops with Guruji, Pattabhi Jois and discovered Bikram while teaching skiing in Aspen. Bel and Emily Carpenter encouraged her to put a donation jar out at class and go to train in Los Angeles where she completed Bikram’s Teacher Training in 2001 and was recruited to develop Bikram Yoga Monterey Bay. She taught in Santa Cruz and and Northern California. She taught health education at College of the Redwoods community college and PE and Art in Salinas school district. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, Community College Instructor Credential and K-12 Physical Education and Art current teaching credential in California and Colorado.

Currently, Catherine B owns YogaCB, LLC a private company that brings yoga (unification of body and mind) into the personal and business space through private yoga instruction, massage, classes, lectures, workshops and interior and exterior home and business space renovation and design. She works coaching Ice Hockey as a certified Level 4 USA Hockey coach and skiing as a certified US Ski and Snowboard Alpine race coach, is Safesport and concussion certified and uses sports psychology to help athletes in high performance sport and exercise. She is working to bring yoga to mainstream everyday life of people by teaching 30 minute focused posture sessions in the public schools ages Kindergarten through Sixth grade and at the local Gunnison Recreation Center. She helps create passion for yoga sport competition bringing yoga to humans in all walks of life. She competes as a USA triathlete and is 17th female in 2018 USSMA, United States Ski Mountaineering Association.

“Where the mind is with without fear and the head is held high; where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
 Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven, let us awake.”
-from Gitanjali, by Rabindranath Tagore