Carmela Cattuti, LPN
Kripalu Certified Instructor
Carmela Cattuti's yoga teaching career began at age forty two. Opportunities for teaching came to her and a new career path presented itself. Her nursing background gave her a deep understanding of health and assisted in her study of Iyengar alignment and safety. After fourteen years of study she found that all her abilities merged and she could offer students a safe and vitality producing experience. She integrated her talent as an artist into her approach to postures and spiritual concepts. This approach added another layer to her presentation and execution of poses. Carmela is able to direct students through restrictions in body, mind, and spirit. She assists students to feel their way through the postures to embrace what is on the other side of the process.
A pastel portrait of Carmela by Walt Roman
Carmela's artist sensibility permeates her approach to the body as a work of art in progress. Her focus in art-making and yoga is to create balance and vitality in form. The disciplines of painting and yoga came into her life simultaneously. “If one color or shape doesn't work,” says Carmela, “or if you don't have the skill to execute your vision, then change the shape to accommodate your organic process. In this way, you can be your own authority during your yoga practice.”
Carmela Cattuti MA,LPN
Empowering individuals of all ages through YOGA and ART.
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