Cait Lawson, ERYT200 // Photo: Joe Leahy

Cait Lawson, ERYT200 // Photo: Joe Leahy

Hey! My name is Cait, and I’m the girl behind Sunburnt & Salty.

I’m a yoga teacher, a life-long surfer, and consider myself to be a student of life.

I was born and raised in a beach town, a small island called Hilton Head, just off of the South Carolina coast. I was a water baby from the very beginning (thanks mom & dad!) and my obsession with surfing began around eight years old. Growing up, I surfed competitively and was also involved in team sports like soccer and basketball. It was in college where I discovered yoga and its healing benefits after suffering a knee injury - a torn MCL due to the dangerous combination of high heels, booze, & my 21st birthday - that left me off of my feet, and my surfboard for way too long.

yoga was my way back to movement
and freedom.

In December 2012, I graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Mass Communication and the following summer I completed my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Big Fish Power Yoga Studio in Jacksonville Beach. Shortly after my training, I moved to Rincón, Puerto Rico where I currently live, teach yoga, and of course, surf as much as possible. I also bartend at a cute bar by the beach to help pay the bills, and I enjoy putting my degree to use every now and then with select social media projects, design work, marketing, and content creation. I’m also extremely passionate about exploring the yoga-surfing connection, working with people to help them realize how good they are meant to feel, and sharing my stories, experiences, and insights through writing, teaching, and speaking.


As a yoga teacher, it is my goal to hold a safe and supportive space for my students to experience, for themselves, the many mind-body benefits
of this incredibly powerful practice.


Cait Lawson, ERYT200 // Photo: Frances Davis

Cait Lawson, ERYT200 // Photo: Frances Davis

My yoga classes are typically inspired by nature, mirroring the ebb and flow of the natural world, and explore the balance between strength and ease, movement and stillness, holding on and letting go. I like to blend mindful movement with intentional breath-work and often incorporate myofascial release and meditation into my group classes and private sessions. I work with all types of people with a variety of needs — from the nine-to-fiver that sits at a desk all day to the elite athlete that wants to enhance their performance — and I am dedicated to continuously learning, questioning, and evolving my teaching as I grow. Currently I’m on my journey towards becoming a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher + Therapeutic Specialist with Yoga Medicine. Taking my practice off of the mat, I am an advocate for living a healthy, positive, “high-vibe” lifestyle and I’m grateful to be aligned with like-minded businesses 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 and a Global Ambassador + Retreat Leader for the nonprofit,
Go Light Our World.