Catherine Shaddix, PhD began her training in Buddhist meditation and hatha yoga in 1991. She is greatly fortunate to have studied under Tsoknyi Rinpoche for the past 12 years, as well as to have received teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Venerable Trulshik Rinpoche, and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. In addition, she was a student of Sazaki Roshi in the Rinzai Zen tradition for eight years, living for two of those years at the Mt. Baldy Zen Center. Her primary yoga teachers are Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at the Yoga Workshop, with whom she has studied traditional Ashtanga yoga for 17 years. She has also trained extensively in
Mysore, South India, with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Her teaching style is greatly influenced by her early studies of Iyengar yoga as well as by her Buddhis meditation practice. In 2013 Catherine was invited to design and is currently co-facilitating a mindfulness meditation and Ashtanga yoga program emphasizing emotion regulation for the Baywell Psychiatry Group, a consortium of UCSF psychiatrists. She is also a co-facilitator for the TARA study, which is investigating the integration of Ashtanga yoga and body-centered awareness training in a novel intervention for teen depression at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2016

Mind & Life Connections


2016 Summer Research Institute Session

Panel Discussion: Movement-Based Contemplative Practices

Panel: Catherine Kerr, Catherine Shaddix, Peter Wayne

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom


2015 Summer Research Institute Session

Yoga Asana and Breathing: Internal Forms

Catherine Shaddix

Topics: Body-based Practices