PROFESSIONAL SURF BUM. AMBASSADOR OF LIVING.
USUALLY A LITTLE SUNBURNT AND ALWAYS PRETTY SALTY.
THE OCEAN KEEPS ME GROUNDED AND I CAN
NEVER TURN DOWN A GOOD ADVENTURE.
Hey ya'll! My name is Caitlin, but my friends call me Cait. I was born and raised in the small beach town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. My first love was the ocean and I started surfing around the age of eight when my dad would push me into the small, forgiving waves of the Carolina shore. Throughout my middle and high school years I surfed competitively in amateur and select Junior Pro & Pro surfing events. It was in college where I discovered yoga and its benefits after suffering a knee injury - a torn MCL due to the dangerous combination of high heels and booze, on the night of my 21st birthday I might add - and as a natural athlete, I had never been forced to stay off of my feet for so long. Yoga was my way back to movement and freedom.
In December 2012 I graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Mass Communication and the following summer I completed my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Big Fish Power Yoga Studio, a Baptiste Power Vinyasa Studio in Jacksonville, FL, and a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance. Shortly after my training I moved to Rincon, Puerto Rico where I am currently living, teaching, and surfing. In my short time on this planet, I've come to learn that by making yoga and surfing a part of my everyday life, I have created a powerful shift in my being - and it's not just because they both provide an endless amount of fun and release - but because the two together continue to teach me strength, courage, humility and perseverance. Overcoming challenges, both on the water and on my mat, reminds me that I can achieve anything that I put my mind to. And this is what I hope to share with you.
It is my goal as a yoga teacher, and a human being, to empower others to tap into their strength, to step boldly into a place of self love and worth, and to stoke the inner fire that drives us to live a life full of possibility and adventure. I am an advocate for living a healthy, positive lifestyle and I'm proud to be aligned with like-minded brands and organizations that are focused on making a positive impact in this world. I am honored to be a Living Yoga Ambassador for Yoga Trade, as well as an ambassador for the eco-conscious active wear brand, Teeki; the simplest protein bar with 5 ingredients or less, Rise Bar, and Go Light Our World, a non-profit focused on ending poverty through eco-friendly solutions.