PROFESSIONAL SURF BUM. YOGI. 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 my 21st birthday, I might add). As a natural athlete, I had never been forced to stay off of my feet for so long and 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 eyes, the combination of surfing and yoga is the most powerful one, and not just because they both provide an endless amount of fun, but because they both continue to teach me strength, courage, humility and perseverance. Overcoming challenges, both on the water and on the mat, reminds me that I can achieve anything that I put my mind to.
It is my goal as an instructor (and a human being) to empower others to find their own strength, their own confidence, and their own light. I am an advocate for living a healthy, positive lifestyle, and I'm proud to be a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils; a Living Yoga Ambassador for Yoga Trade; and an Ambassador for Manduka, Yoloha Yoga and Go Light Our World, a non-profit focused on ending poverty through eco-friendly solutions.