Cathleene is a Tantra Counselor (Dakini), Intuitive Movement & Meditation facilitator and Painter and Teacher of Sacred Geometry. Today her main vehicle for growth and personal transformation is Intuitive Movement and Movement Meditation; she is the creator of Bodyworld...moving heaven and earth, utilizing Meditation, Dance, Art and Tantra to help others explore deep body wisdoms in order to awaken and discover their true selves, and explore, move, express, heal and shift any stuck or ancient patterning that may be keeping them from living life in its most vibrant expression. Cathleene offers classes and private session work and loves diving deep with clients who want to explore their deepest truths and bring a greater expression of themselves to the world.
Several years ago Cathleene's Art and Spiritual paths merged and she began teaching Art as a Spiritual Path and created The Artist is You path for personal growth and self realization. Teaching Mandala and Sacred Geometry as tools of awakening, her artshops are designed to ignite the artist within.
Cathleene integrates wisdom and experience from intimate journeys with Brooks Greene Barton (Art of God), Deepak Chopra, mandala master Paul Heussenstam, Adyashanti, Mirabai Devi, her tantra teachers Shawn Roop and Triambika and her beloved 5Rhythms teacher Eugene Hedlund.
Cathleene holds a BA in Appilied Arts, Certifications in Tantra Counseling, Dakini work, & Lovecoaching with Compassionate Connections & NVC; She is also an apprentice guide with Shedding Skins transformational dance.
Cathleene's Personal Story
A few years ago I was really struggling to be seen and heard creatively and authentically. Art opportunuties and recognition were there but not sustainable. Today I have a thriving counseling practice, a beautiful dance and art community to share and explore with, and a brand new offering for the world. What happened to me? I started moving. Moving all of me; body, breath, sound, emotion, spirit. And nothing actually happened to me... I started happening.
Have you ever had a job that required a lot of repetitive movement? Or that allowed only limited movement? If you think about it much of our lives are organized this way; limited movement of body, mind, voice, emotions, spirit. Most of us can relate to this. Limited movement in any of these areas can dial the scope of our life experience and potential way down. We have to start moving.
After my very first experience of an esoteric dance practice, there was such a huge difference. That whole week I felt so much more at ease with myself and the way I was expressing. I was flowing and moving, speaking more clearly, more authentically connected to my truth. It felt like I had gained some magical access to a higher version of myself. Something was no longer in my way.
For three years now, I have been deconstructing this experience so that I could understand what was happening. And now I'm ready to share that with you. By examining my experience through the lenses of my Tantra and visual Art paths and weaving those together with movement meditation, BodyWorld was born.
"The Blue Pearl" by Cathleene
acrylic on canvas