About Us Biz

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!









Biz Team

Safa Bee

Safa Bee

Digital Marketing Manager

Safa Bee – 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.

Phillis Benson

Phillis Benson

Sr. Manager – Organizational, Project, and Systems Management & Implementation

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 & management and to keep the ‘backend’ of our systems up and going. I am currently overseeing the IT, Sales & Enrollment, Infusionsoft CRM and the Marketing teams.

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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.


Jelena Boshnjak

Marketing Assistant

I am from Serbia, and my friends would say that I am very persistent, resourceful, love to explore and learn. My big passions are marketing and philosophy. I love being part of Yogahealer family because I am learning something new every day. Especially loved Body Thrive, that powerfull habits gave me a new structure in life.

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Lori Cusi

Business Manager

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.


Stefcho Damchevski

IT Support

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.


Sunil Kargwal

Graphic Designer

I am an Indian, doing Masters in Information technology. I have done 2 years advance course in Animation and graphics. Exploring new designs from nature is my hobby. As a graphics artist i have done branding of many companies and organisations. Print and web media designing are my top skills. I love Ayurveda and Yoga, hmm i think that’s why i love Cate’s activities and i am with Yogahealer now as an Graphics designer. Now after joining YH team by me, my family have more healthy habits, especially my 4 years old daughter.


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.


Camille Nepomuceno

Customer and Course Member Support Coordinator

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.

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.


Amy Roderer

Community Content Coordinator

I joined the Yogahealer team in July of 2019. I have been a member of the Yogahealer community for almost four years, after discovering Ayurveda through my RYT200 training. I grew up in Vermont, so the idea of health being connected to the earth struck a chord deep in my heart. After working in the wine industry for 5 years and living in Raleigh, North Carolina for almost 10 years, my body was craving alignment with my soul, and I found my way to Bozeman, Montana. My pitta is enjoying the big sky, big snow, and very low humidity! I was ready to begin syncing my dharma and my work life. It is a dream come true to call myself part of the Yogahealer team!


KC Sangco

Project Management Assistant & Member Onboarding Support

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.

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Coaching Team


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.


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.


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.


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

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.