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Cat Matlock

Cat Matlock, Founder of West Asheville Yoga and The Embodiment Center Asheville, is a chronic pain specialist known for her deep knowledge of anatomy.  She blends the use of therapeutic rolling (think foam rollers and balls) with strengthening and opening yoga, breathing practices to soften the nervous system, and guided meditations for restoring balance and harmony at all levels of being.  Cat is an Advanced Instructor of Therapeutic Yoga through Integrative Yoga Therapy, a graduate of Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy™ and a certified facilitator of Overcome Anxiety™, a therapeutic yoga series designed for people with high stress, anxiety, and panic disorder.   You can find her rolling videos on YouTube under her name, Cat Matlock.  She is a massage therapist specializing in Trigger Point Therapy with 25 years of experience.  Cat is also a sacred music recording artist and lifelong student of mantras.  Her teachers include Dr. David Frawley, Namadeva Thomas Ashley-Ferrand, Gil Hedley, Tom Myers, Genevieve Yellin, Joseph and Lillian LePage, Maria Mendola, Ellen Saltonstall, Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel, and Maya Tiwari.