Growing up in France, Catherine discovered her passion for sports, outdoors and simply being in nature. She happily endorsed the nickname of “Mountain Goat with a Good Eye.” But it is while traveling through the Himalayas, trekking and getting to know different cultures that she found her calling.
Today, Catherine thrives by embracing the healing power of nature while organizing trips, leading clients on trails and coaching them so they regain their health and reconnect with their true selves. She believes that obstacles in our work and life create opportunities for growth. Eager to always find more meaning to her life, Catherine studied meditation and completed two silent retreats. She now includes meditation teaching and Ayurvedic lifestyle counseling in her coaching.
In 2014/2015, Catherine received her certifications as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Perfect Health Instructor with the Chopra Center, https://www.choprateachers.com/Teacher.aspx?id=1720. In November 2015, she completed a 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India.
Catherine has been coaching 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 for 20 years after being a Physical Education Teacher in schools.
Catherine enjoys public speaking and regularly shares her journeys in multi-medias presentations and photo exhibits. She believes that eastern philosophies convey the wisdom that is often lacking in our modern world. She is involved in developing meaningful links between the East and the West, as mutual enrichment will benefit each of us and make for a better world.
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 in Nepal for Resurge International, a non-profit organization.
In 2015 she mounted several photo exhibits to support Nepal reconstruction.
When not coaching and traveling, Catherine enjoys the mountains around Aspen as well as quiet time at home, reading, writing and spending time with friends. Every day starts with a time of silence. She believes it is key for peace and growth.
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".