"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Cator Shachoy

Cator Shachoy helps people heal their bodies, minds and hearts through compassionate awareness, yoga and Craniosacral Bodywork. She began the practices of yoga, Buddhist meditation, and energy healing in 1990 as the result of chronic illness. Through the regular practice of these disciplines, she regained her strength and vitality. Cator completed teacher training through the Iyengar Yoga Instititute of San Francisco, and Kripalu Yoga Center, and has taught yoga in San Francisco since 1998. She is the founder of Youth Yoga Dharma. Cator enjoys bringing the practices of yoga & meditation together through offering a period of silent sitting meditation after most yoga classes.

Cator has been lucky enough to practice Buddhist meditation with leading western teachers and Asian masters, both in daily life and extended retreat. She is a certified practitioner of Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork with a specialty in pediatrics through the Milne Institute, and has a private practice working with a broad range of clients in San Francisco (see She teaches weekly yoga and meditation classes, as well as workshops and retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her yoga classes weave together the precision of Iyengar Yoga, Mindfulness, and gentle clarity of energy healing. She delights in sharing the practices that inspire her life.

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