your through-line to wholeness
 
 

a lifetime of movement

cass ghiorse

 
 
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I have spent my life in dance and yoga studios, passionately learning and practicing, breaking down and rebuilding. I studied Dance and Performance at Hampshire College. In 2003, at age 23, I became a Principal Dancer for Dance Alloy Theater in Pittsburgh, PA; but a knee injury sidelined my career and brought me back home to New York City, where I immersed myself in the study of alignment-based Hatha yoga as a way of healing my body and spirit.  I have been committed to teaching movement and meditation ever since.

My long-standing public and corporate teaching includes: a variety of yoga and core classes at Equinox; Hastings Yoga (founding teacher); and the yoga teacher-in-residence at Eileen Fisher since 2013. In addition, I have taught yoga privately for the past 10 years.

Outside of traditional movement practice, I have gained valuable experience and insight through my diverse work life. I have worked in warehouses, restaurants and gardens.  I have built stonewalls and backcountry trails.  I have been a deckhand, a personal assistant, short order cook and a professional model. And now, in my role as a Mother, it is essential that I be healthy, secure and integrated in myself as much as possible so that I can model that for my two young children. All of this work, in its own way, has taught me about the body, its resilience, and the need to care for it in a way that is sustainable and holistic.

The practice of teaching yoga and movement requires me to stay inspired and learning. My most recent studies include, Breath Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff at The Breathing Project (2014–2015) and Elevate Mentorship with Elena Brower (2017–2018).  In 2017, I received certification as a Worksite Wellness Practioner through the National Wellness Institute.  That same year, I became a Wellness Advocate with DoTerra Essential Oils. 

 
 

All of my work has taught me about the body, its resilience, and the need to care for it in a way that is sustainable and holistic.

cass