About Us The Team

The Yogahealer Story

I founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching.

I wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

I’ve had a blast innovating on the edge of a 5000 year old deep wellness wisdom tradition. Tapping modern culture into ancient traditions is what Yogahealer has always been about and continues to become next!

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The Team

Phillis Benson

Phillis Benson

Operations & Integrations Director

I am from the United States and an International traveler! Love to cook, volunteer and learn more about others and other cultures.

My main objective with Yogahealer is to help Cate with the team growth, implementation & management and to keep the ‘backend' of our systems up and going. Overseeing the Business & Support, IT, Marketing, and Sales & Enrollment teams as well as our CRM – Infusionsoft.

Business & Support Team
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Lori Cusi

Manager – Business, Operations and Support

I am from the Philippines with 17 years of Operations, People and Project management and vast exposure within the Asia Pacific region, North and South America, Europe and Australia customer orientation.

I joined Yogahealer in December 2018 and have been enjoying my stint within the company. Apart from doing what I love best, the organization opened a different horizon of enjoying a life with less pressure and living healthy.

Camille

Camille Nepomuceno

Technical Virtual Assistant – Operations and Support Group

I came from Manila, Philippines with a degree in Computer Engineering. I have been facilitating and managing CRM systems for more than 5 years.

Being part of the Yogahealer family gave me vast and extensive opportunities to practice my craft, while learning new knowledge in progressing my wellness evolution.

As what Cate said in one of her articles — to inspire others, you must find an inspiration yourself.

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KC Sangco

General Virtual Assistant – Operations and Support Group

I started my journey with Yogahealer in May 2019.

I do not have an extensive background in Yoga and Ayurveda so I am very grateful and honored to be part of a team where I can “work and learn” at the same time.

My primary task is to provide administrative support and help ensure the Operations Team is given enough assistance with the projects and tasks it has. I was also given the opportunity to build a connection and strong relationship with our members by officially welcoming them into their courses and helping them with their onboarding needs.

I live in the Philippines, and plan to visit different Asian countries! Outside work, I enjoy my time alone to read manga and watch a lot of anime. I do write journals during my free time as well.

IT Team
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Pedro Nave

IT Manager

I’m From Lisbon, Portugal, I like to play videogames and work in my family’s vineyard, spending part of my yearly vacation harvesting grapes each season.

Working at Yogahealer has given me the opportunity to learn much about Ayurveda, Yoga, areas that areas that are unusual for a person like me in the IT field to deal with and have the opportunity to learn about.

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Stefcho Damchevski

IT Technician

I am a Freelancer – Designer and WordPress Developer, who lives in Ohrid, Macedonia. My extensive experience and background in graphic design provide me a knowledge that bridges the gap between design and development.

I am a part of the Yogahealer family from 2017. This working journey allows me to step out from the ordinary IT word and experience Ayurvedic habits and psychology.

Marketing Team
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Safa Bee

Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager
I am a born and raised California girl with a passion for history, travel and foreign cultures. I got my start in communications by working in public broadcasting, and later supported some of the world's top brands during my years at Ogilvy & Mather.

Now I work exclusively with impact-driven businesses, providing digital marketing strategies and online community building.

I'm thrilled to be on the Yoga Healer team as it provides the perfect opportunity to grow professionally while supporting a change-making organization that I know is making a positive contribution to the world.

Pavel Batischev

Pavel Batischev

Digital Marketing Assistant

I got my start working day jobs on TV and radio stations in Moscow, but then I decided to hone my freelancing skills in audio and video editing to start doing freelance projects I'm interested in.

Before Yogahealer, my interest in Yoga had mostly revolved around physical practices (like Yoga as exercise); now I have a chance to delve deeper into knowledge about Ayurveda.

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Alice Jones

Digital Marketing Assistant

London girl born and raised, but found the busy hustle-bustle and groundhog day of a 9-5 detrimental to who I am.

Currently living in Valencia pursuing my better life as a remote freelancer and Yin Yoga teacher. Trying to live more aligned with my authentic values. I love to travel, try new foods, people, and cultures.

I am a Social and Digital Marketing expert who is super excited to be part of the YogaHealer team as they resonate so much with where I am at on my journey. I've always said to potential clients, that if I would be a customer of yours then we would be the perfect partnership. Excited to collaborate.

Sales & Enrollment Team
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Anna Berkelmans

Sales and Enrollment Coach

Anna has been a course member and mentor in all of the Yogahealer courses. She has three children at home and loves to work collectively with wellness professionals who share her vision and values for building vibrant communities.

Located in Australia, Anna has a 20+ year background in nursing. She teaches yoga and is actively working the YHC career model.

Megan Pintus

Megan Pintus

Sales and Enrollment Coach

Megan started working for Yogahealer in the fall of 2018 and has found it is the perfect way to include her passions for Ayurveda, yoga, and wellness in her professional life. She currently lives on a permaculture project farm in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia where she hikes, rock climbs, plays in the gardens, and spends most of her days outside.

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Coaching Team

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Elise M Collins

YHC Blog Managing Editor

A former nightclub DJ turned yoga teacher, Elise Collins stayed up way too late for many years. Although she embraced a healthy lifestyle, she had difficulty sleeping and staying focused while she taught yoga, raised her son Krishna, filmed live music and wrote two books on holistic health, Chakra Tonics and An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods.

Longing for sustainable systems that would allow her the energy and ability to follow her passions, she found Yoga Health Coaching, a system she now shares with students and clients. Her specialty is helping people to listen to their bodies to create foundational health habits that enable them to live like rock stars who get to bed ‘early’ most nights.

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Rachel Peters

Coaching Team Leader

Living in Prescott, Arizona, I recently left an academic administrative position of almost twenty years to help others discover their life’s purpose, align their daily living habits with their own deep wisdom, and tap into a new level of ease while doing both. I’m super stoked to be the Coaching Team Manager for Yogahealer & Yoga Health Coaching.

This position merges my savvy administration skills with my love of conscious business. I’m a mother, a wife, and a lover of wild places. As a Certified Yoga Health Coach and Yoga Teacher with an MA in Environmental Studies, I love the conversations that take place at this dynamic intersection of Yoga, Ayurveda and living in alignment with nature.

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Krista Strayer

YHC Blog Content Editor

I made the switch from the corporate engineering world to teaching kids yoga in schools many, many moons ago and am passionate about how yoga in schools can help our youth to thrive and become our future. Being a Certified Yoga Health Coach gives me an amazing tool to help teachers and parents look after themselves while they are so busy taking care of everyone else around them.

My vision for the Yoga Health Coaching Blog is for it to be a place of healing in our world that brings us back into alignment with our ecosystem.

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Shinay Tredeau

Coaches Ally

Shinay Tredeau is a certified Yoga Health Coach, yoga instructor and co-author of the forthcoming book, Challenging the Lie of Never Good Enough: Eight Radical Moves for Women. As a self-proclaimed Body Activist, she believes that the body is the most important tool for transformation.

She has dedicated her life’s work to studying the human body through cultural immersions, dance, writing, and yoga. She values nurturing individual creativity and being a collaborator with our environment. To find out more about Shinay visit www.shinaytredeau.com.

Kari-Zabel

Kari Zabel

YHC Blog Copy Editor

She took her first Body Thrive course with Cate in April 2016 and immediately she knew that she had met a teacher and connected to a community that would change my life forever. Kare has been teaching yoga since 2004, and lead retreats and workshops worldwide. After many years working with yogis publicly and privately, she knew that simply practicing yoga, and offering these teachings to others, wasn’t enough. When she started studying Ayurveda and habit change, she knew it that she could offer so much more to my community.

From July 2017 she is a Certified Yoga Health Coach and she joined the YHC Blog Team in July 2017 to stay connected to a powerful group of healer and community leaders. She loves writing and have an liberal arts academic background in both Law and City Planning. When a student, I worked for university professors editing their academic works and also assisted her fellow students to find their voice. Kari is thrilled to work at Yoga Healer with such inspiring colleagues.

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