Originally from France, Catherine lives in Aspen, Colorado, where she can be found hiking, biking, skiing, photographing, activities that she enthusiastically shares with friends and clients.
As an athlete in many sports and a professional in Physical Education, Fitness and Pilates, Catherine has coached adults and children for over 30 years. She is a Personal Trainer certified with the American Council on Exercise, and a Pilates Instructor certified by the Pilates Method Alliance. She worked at the Aspen Club and Spa, http://www.aspenclub.com/ for 20 years. Traveling to the Himalayas introduced her to Tibetan wisdom and the practice of meditation. After completing two silent retreats of seven and ten days, Catherine studied meditation with the Chopra Center, http://www.choprateachers.com/Teacher.aspx?id=1720 . In 2014/2015, she received her certifications as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Perfect Health Instructor. In November 2015, she also completed a 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India.
Over the last fifteen years, Catherine has developed a passion for exploring ancient civilizations of the world. She has trekked extensively in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Ladakh. With the support of local agencies, she organizes treks and tours customized for small groups. She enjoys sharing her journeys with public presentations and photo exhibits.
Giving back and supporting underprivileged people in this part of the world is very important to Catherine. In 2008, when His Holiness The Dalai Lama visited Aspen, Catherine was honored to show a Tibet photography exhibit at The Aspen Institute with all proceeds going to the support of Tibetans in Tibet. In 2012, she helped shoot a multi-media document with Phil Borges in Nepal, for a non-profit organization, Resurge International, http://www.resurge.org/home/home.cfm In 2015, she presented several photo exhibits to support Nepal reconstruction, and in October 2016, she volunteered to teach yoga to Nuns and elderly Tibetans refugees in Katmandu.
Catherine loves eastern philosophies. They convey the wisdom that is often lacking in our modern world. She intends to continue developing meaningful links between the East and the West, as mutual enrichment will benefit each of us and make for a better world.
Member of the American Himalayan Foundation
Catherine gathered a great group of people to tour Kathmandu and Bhutan, places she knows well and as importantly, that she loves. Her enthusiasm for the culture, the people, and the landmarks was contagious….lots of laughs and fun, morning til night.
Catherine is all about mind, body and spirit. Her life is dedicated to learning and teaching. A world-class hiker, guide and athlete, Catherine introduced us to amazing parts of the Rockies and the Himalayas. Her photographic exhibits and civic presentations reveal a sense of awareness and empathy that comes only from serious study of the Eastern philosophies. She is a multi-faceted and fascinating woman.
Meditation has become an integral part of the way I approach things. My awareness of who I am, how I am, and how that may be affecting the world has profoundly increased since learning to meditate. I am deeply thankful for the exposure and expertise that Catherine provided.
I have been training with Catherine for about 15 years, doing both Pilates and weight training. Thanks to Catherine I have relieved my lower back problems. I feel strong in my core and flexible in my body. I highly recommend her methods of "working out".