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 located in Dalton from June 2010 - June 2013, and relocated to Calhoun in July, 2013.
While living in 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 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 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, FBI, CIA, NASA, & The Securities & Exchange Commissions.
C.C. started practicing yoga in 2004 in Las Vegas & mentored with some of 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 also 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 Abbey Brewer of Womb Wellness in 2014. She is also a certified Blooming Yogis Instructor for children. C.C. received her membership into the International Association of Yoga Therapists in June, 2017.
She has attended workshops with Max Strom, Shivea Rea, Stephanie Keach, Bryan Kest, Lillah Swartz & Matthew Sanford.
"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, relieve your stress, and calm your body & your mind.
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 in August, 2016 & extend her training abroad in India in February, 2017. She will be studying Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapy abroad in January/February, 2018 in Chiang Mai,Thailand with Michael Sitzer & world-renowned Master Pichest Boonthumme. :-)
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. :-)