endurance & elegance
It’s easy to talk about the evolutionary power of yoga when you have a relatively healthy body. But when you don’t know what your illness will allow you to do from day to day, it’s tough to know where and how to harness the boundless healing of yoga. While yoga brings attention to the light in our experiences, when you’re in chronic pain, the primary inclination is to avert your consciousness away from discomfort. Those are the moments when yoga, practiced compassionately and with respectful care, can be invaluable. It’s a privilege to witness Cassandra ushering her vision and experience to this field; her self-love, endurance and elegance while living everyday with a chronic illness is uplifting to us all. - Elena Brower
Mama, Author, Teacher of Yoga & Meditation, Speaker
Cassandra is one of the most cerebrally sensitive people I know. She treats life as a continuous voyage of discovery – of the external and the internal, of suffering and joy, challenge and fulfillment. In our busy and stressful lives, she reminds us how to bring ourselves comfort and ease.
Corporate Banking Executive
Cassandra’s qualities shine throughout. She is consistently deeply caring about her fellow human beings. She displays a lot of erudition and thoughtfulness. Her coaching skills are superb as she combines deep knowledge with compassion and gentleness.
— Willem Van Eeghen
Economist & Classical Musician
Cass is a wonderful, caring, patient and compassionate yoga teacher. I’ve not been able to find a yoga class that compares! NO ONE does what she did. Her knowledge of yoga is exemplary, and she helped me understand how yoga pertains to my overall wellbeing.
— Carol Brouillette
Cassandra’s nurturing teaching style inspired me to pursue a teaching career bringing yoga to older folks and those with disabilities. Her eagerness to share her learning was contagious. Her teaching displayed loving attention to every detail. I didn’t have a perfect “yogi” body, and neither did she. She modeled self- acceptance and self-compassion.
— Sally Craig
I remember checking out her old site on yoga. It was so full of terrific information! I can’t wait to see what she does to bring her experience and gifts to those in need of her healing services and her light. I am so grateful that Cassandra has created Wellspring Stones so others may experience more ease and joy.
— Debra Perlson-Mishalove
Owner, Flow Yoga Center
Cassandra’s not part of the “cult of positivity”…that constant pressure to “have a good attitude” or “ be positive you’re going to beat this” when you’re really suffering. During my long, painful illness, her ability to acknowledge suffering without glossing over it is rare. When sick, you don’t want platitudes or be told to keep up the good fight. You need someone who can be present with you in the fire. She sent the most wonderful passage from Job: his friends who, after hearing of his suffering, came and simply just sat with him for days. I held that comforting picture in my mind and felt encouraged.
— Erin DiChiara