Yogamatters, LLC

Yogamatters, LLC


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Cathie Ryder, E-RYT (500)

Employed in the Health and Wellness Field since the early 80's!  One of the first Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers at the 500 hour level in the state of New Hampshire in 2004. Began her studies of the Iyengar Method in 2007/08 with Patricia Walden, which continues  to this day!  Cathie is the founder and operator of Yogamatters, and Yogamatters Teacher Training School. Having over 35 years of teaching experience, Cathie has been blessed with the opportunity to studied with some of the world's best and well known Yoga Teachers in the industry.   Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste, Cindy Lee, Gary Kraftow, David Swenson, Elyse Browning Miller (Yoga For Scoliosis)  Aadil Palkhivala, Finally(2008) landing with her current teacher, Patricia Walden, Senior Iyengar Teacher.
Iyengar trained Yoga teachers can guide students of all ages and physical conditions to an experience of yoga, which is safe, accessible and rewarding.

Iyengar trained Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standards. Only after years of training and evaluation can they become a certified Iyengar Teacher. In the Iyengar method all postures can be modify for individual students with the use of props -- such as blocks, blankets and belts. Props allow for a deeper penetration into the posture, as well as a longer stay.

  • 2 year Introductory Teacher Training Program in the Lineage of BKS Iyengar,           Studing directly with Patricia Walden, one of the senior-most teachers of the Iyengar       method in the United States. US
  • Member of The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS)
  • 2010 Rhoda Island Iyengar Convention 
  • 2014 Iyengar Intensive, Pune, India  with Geeta Iyengar
  • 2016 Iyengar Intensive, Florida with Abhijata Iyengar 
  • Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT® )
  • AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist
  • Certified Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapist
  • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified
  • Johnny G.  Certified Spinning Instructor
  • BodyPUMP, STEP, COMBAT Certifications
  • Founder Of YOGAMATTERS Teacher Training School ( RYS 200, RYS 300, RYS)

At Yogamatters, we are focused on providing  quality, individual services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we are sure you will be happy doing your yoga practice with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Please check back often for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

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