Cathy “C.C.” Cox, a returning Dalton/Chatsworth/Atlanta native is the owner of North Georgia Yoga. She relocated back to this area to be with her husband Tim, & they live in Calhoun. Her studio was originated in Dalton from June 2010 - June 2013, and relocated to Calhoun in July, 2013.
C.C. spent 17 years in the corporate world with tenures of Management, V.P. of Sales & Marketing & ending with Director of Customer Relations in 1997, when she moved to Panama City Beach, Florida to pursue her lifelong love of singing. She became the first female to join & front the well known southern Vegas style showband Clutch. Following a 2004 move to Las Vegas, at the repeated request of a friend, (thank you Olwen) she went to class & was pleasantly surprised. While she couldn't do most of the poses, she kept an open mind & did as instructed - what she could. "I was amazed at how my pain minimized & how relaxed & calm I felt after just the first class. She was singing/performing 6 nights a week & was having agonizing sciatic pain & ongoing pain & discomfort from severe Scoliosis. The specialist's answers were pain pills & muscle relaxers. (you can check out the article on C.C.'s Vegas life in the above magazine link)
At the advice of her roommate & dear friend while in Vegas, Dr. Felicia Male-Van Rensburg, she committed to a regular practice & her body started healing. “I went from daily pain & started feeling comfortable in my body, with range of motion & movement I've never had, & it has corrected a large percentage of my Scoliosis. Yoga along with Meditation has also helped calm & manage my type triple A personality - now I'm an just an A - lol." Her passion for this practice & lifestyle led her to teaching in 2007 in Las Vegas.
C.C. is a Certified Professional Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 & Prenatal Yoga Instructor. She spent a year in Washington, D.C., teaching at a studio & on-site at the White House Athletic Center, The Securities & Exchange Commissions, FBI, CIA, & NASA.
C.C. started practicing yoga in 2004 in Las Vegas & mentored with some of the best teachers in the area. She completed her first 230 hour teacher training
in Washington, D.C., in 2009, & completed the 500 hour certification at Etowah Valley Yoga in 2013. She is a certified Thai Yoga Bodywork
Therapist, a certified bodyART Level 2 & deepWORK Instructor, & a certified Barre Instructor. She completed the 800 training for Professional Yoga Therapy at Etowah Valley Yoga in 2014, & Prenatal Yoga with Etowah Valley Yoga & Abbey Brewer of Womb Wellness in 2014. She is also a certified Blooming Yogis Instructor for children.
She has attended workshops with Max Strom, Shivea Rea, Stephanie Keach, Bryan Kest, Lillah Swartz, Matthew Sanford & her hero, Tao Porchon-Lynch who turned 100 in August, to name a few.
"I feel very blessed to have yoga as part of my journey. I'm excited to be in Calhoun, educating the community about the positive way it effects the
Mind, Body & Spirit, & it's gift of health & wellbeing. It is for all bodies, all levels & all ages. It is said & is true that if you can breathe, you can do yoga!! It is an endless journey, full of challenge, discovery, growth, humility & fun. It's a rewarding privilege to facilitate the Path of Empowerment, & Wellness, helping people feel good in their bodies & their mind." She is very passionate about her work & also has fun with it. She can empower you to feel better in your body as you restore, improve & invigorate it, relieve your stress, & calm your mind. "One of the things I love most about yoga is that it's not a "one size fits all". With all the styles & thousands of poses, you can do what is best for you & your body on a daily & seasonal basis. Yoga has something for everyone.
Don't let a bad class or instructor experience discourage you & leave you thinking yoga isn't for you. Keep searching until you find a good fit for your needs."
So if you're dealing with anything from injuries, aches & pain, anxiety, insomnia, etc., etc., or if your desire is to be an active participant in your own health & wellness, contact me & I will assist & empower you & your goals!!"
C.C. has studied most all of the yoga lineages, including, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bkiram, Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Restorative, & Kundalini. She has taken thousands of hours of workshops & continues to do so. "I will ALWAYS be a student first & will NEVER stop learning, expanding my toolbox and my mind!!" C.C. completed her Ayurveda Wellness Counselor training with James Bailey - Sevanti Institute, in August, 2016 & extend the training abroad in India in February, 2017. She expanded her study of Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapy abroad in January/February, 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand with Michael Sitzer & world-renowned Masters Kam Thye Chow, & Pichest Boonthumme, then continued on to Bali for several weeks of study at the Yoga Barn in Ubud for multiple workshops.
Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself, Mind, Body & Spirit. :-)
"Self-care is not selfish, it's necessary for vitality & longevity!!!" Light & Love & Blessings, C.C. :-)