The first time that I met Catie I could feel the compassion in her gaze, the honesty in her words, and the joy in her heart. She has guided me and walked with me through many dark times. At times, I didn't think I would get through to see the light again. Catie never faltered in her guidance and support though. Her unwavering faith in believing in me and the strength that she lent to me was what I needed until I could find my own. Catie's integrity is high and she will never teach something unless it is something she has worked on herself. She will never ask me to do work she herself has not done. That is truly powerful.
I have been on Flower Essences for 5 months now and the support they have given me has been a loving and gently coercion to continue my deeper healing and inner work. They are like a beloved sister that offers a world of opening up. With the intelligence of the Plant medicines and Catie's intuitive Flower Essence guidance I sit in AWE... of this unbelievable tool in my healing journey.
I also had the pleasure of attending the Spirit of the Rose Retreat in Taos, New Mexico in 2015. This retreat blew my Chakras wide open. Catie's guidance at the retreat was kind, yet strong and powerful for my healing. The Shamanic Journeys that Catie guided at the retreat have changed my life. Five days at this retreat does not seem long enough to heal years worth of trauma, negative though patterns, and destructive habits... But it did!!!
If I had to funnel down all that Catie has taught me into one lesson it would be this: She has taught me unconditional love. First, she just offered it to me and she never once stopped giving it to me. Now, I feel it for myself."
~ Amber Weeks Halley of Edmond, OK
On a cold Saturday in January of 2012, a friend and I made a trek from Norman to Oklahoma City to try a hot yoga class. From the first, I felt a positive shift in my energy. Within a couple of classes, my emotional state was much more grounded. After a month, I was able to feel and see notable changes in my body. Needless to say I was hooked early on, and so began my yogi journey.
Several months later, a change in my schedule led me to a Gentle Flow class taught by Catie Coon. That was when I learned to slow down, focus on technique, and align my posture in asana. Catie taught me to use yoga as more than physical exercise or workout. It was from this sweet wisdom that I learned to incorporate all aspects of yoga to benefit my mind, body, and spirit. This was when yoga began to not only change my body, but it changed my life.
As my work with Catie intensified, my practice grew and my spirit was opened to new resources. In addition to meditation and affirmation, I added Flower Essences to my life in the Summer of 2015, after realizing that I needed change in my life and felt it was time to discover and address what was keeping me from expanding and walking in the fullness that was within me. Because of the mutual and sacred trust shared between Catie and myself, she was able to listen and develop an essence that would meet me where I was, help me tend to the emotional matters at hand, and propel me into the next level of greatness and fulfillment. The essences are now a part of my life’s journey. As I grow, develop, reconnect with the lost pieces of myself, these essences change with me and carry me to the next awakening.
Yoga is much more than a form of exercise or a path to weight loss. When fully understood and practiced effectively, it will change your body, it will enhance your mind, and it will more fully equip your spirit to live your life to the fullest as you find and embrace the power within you.
~ Carla Allen of Norman, OK
"You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
In February 2013 I began my journey with Yoga and Catie.
After the New Year began my body was telling me I needed something different and I needed to make some changes. My knees weren't allowing me to do the strength training I had always done without letting me know they were not happy. My body was changing and I could feel it. This was another "Season of Life" for me and I could either be down about it or I could accept it and acknowledge it was time for a change, a positive change with new beginnings.
Catie's Yoga studio had just opened in Brookhaven Village, I went in to look at the place and pick up an itinerary of their classes. I had never done Yoga, was a little apprehensive but I called and spoke with Catie. I told her I had given it some thought and maybe I should start with privates with someone to learn the postures correctly so I didn't hurt myself in the process before attending any classes. She told me she would love to meet with me and at the time she only had one opening to take on another private. The rest is history! I have been with Catie 4 years now doing 2 privates a week since that day, and I do attend a few classes here and there.
I have told Catie many times she is a "Divinely" appointed gift. I walked into her studio knowing nothing and 4 years later have learned so much. Yoga of course, but so much more. Yoga isn't just about the physical exercise, it's a form of whole body wellness, mind, body and spirit. This practice of Yoga has done so much for me on a personal level because it has led me to learn about other new experiences that Catie has helped me with as well. Living with "Intention", "Affirmations" that inspire, "Clarity" of mind, Nutrition, "Chakras" the energy systems in our bodies that we all have and how to care for them, "Flower Essences" is a way of working with plants holistically for healing, "Essential Oils" I have loved and of course "Meditation."
One thing I'de like to emphasize is that Yoga is not a religion, it is all inclusive. I think my generation has a preconceived idea that Yoga is a religious type exercise that incorporates Buddhism or Hinduism. I myself am Christian, God is my Higher Power and who I pray to and guides me through my daily life. But that's what I love about Yoga, it's for anyone at any age! I found Yoga at the age of 57 and this summer I am turning 60 and happy to be doing so!
That's one thing I have loved about Caties Studio! It's a place where we all come together with love and if you didn't come in with that intention you will definitely leave feeling that way.
Thank-you Catie for coming into my life, for showing me new experiences and for sharing your love and your light with me.
~Terri Fowler of Norman, OK
I’ve known Catie for many years in the capacity of a yoga instructor. Being in the yoga community myself, our paths had crossed several times and I had always been so drawn to her energy and her sweet, loving nature. I secretly admired her spiritual journey through social media and had no idea that one day she was going to help me get through so much heaviness that I was carrying around with me for so many years.
One day last fall, my heart called me to reach out for Catie for guidance. I was desperately craving a deeper connection to myself and Spirit and a greater understanding of things much bigger than my Self. Catie was so generous in sharing resources that could help me start my journey. Things started to unfold for me and the more I learned, the more I understood that I had so much emotional baggage that I needed to confront and release.
It was then that Catie introduced me to flower essences. I had no idea how much these sweet, beautiful gifts from nature could change my life. I became so connected to them that I often refer to them as “my best friends”. They have completely opened me up and allowed the trauma and negative thought patterns to be released. Over the course of six months, Catie worked with me to incorporate daily spiritual practices, mediations, mantras, flower essences and Crystal Bed Therapy into my healing journey. She was there for me every step of the way. Even in the much darker times when I had a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
I have so much gratitude for Catie and the unconditional love she has given me. I have been able to let go of so much emotional pain and suffering and can now allow myself to begin to step in the greatness of my own light. I am more confident and much more connected to my own inner wisdom and I couldn’t have done the work without Catie. My life is forever changed by her and I am proud to call her my teacher, guide, friend and sister. She is an extremely incredible Soul and I would recommend anyone who is interested in starting their healing journey or diving deeper into their Self to reach out to her for guidance. She is definitely an angel and holds a very special place in my heart.
Lindsey Melott of Oklahoma City, OK
After a tumultuous childhood, I had tried so many types of therapies and treatments that I was left feeling exhausted and empty. I didn't know what to expect with Flower Essence Therapy, however I knew I was ready to try a more holistic approach that might take me within to actually face my fears and anxiety rather than suppress them.
What I didn't expect was to walk away from the experience a completely transformed person with the tools on how to navigate through my life with peace and strength. Every session, I would try to find the words to express my gratitude towards Catie and every time she would thank ME for showing up and doing the work.
Flower Essence Therapy was the most empowering experience of my life, I just had to show up for myself. I recommend Flower Essence Therapy to every single person on earth because at some level we all experience pain, whether in the present, future, or past.
At every session, Catie would listen, ask questions and never drop her gaze. She was so fully in the moment with me it made it easy to trust her and to genuinely feel her love and compassion. Not only did the flower essences begin to work their magic by releasing the layers of pain and resentment I had been unknowingly holding onto, but the tools and resources that Catie provided me with will undoubtedly last me a lifetime.
Months have gone by since I completed Flower Essence Therapy and my experience has already given me so many things I want to do to further empower my life. I plan on doing Flower Essence Therapy once a year with Catie because once you begin to reveal layers of yourself you realize there's more and more layers underneath that are just waiting for your attention and love. I would not trust the guidance of my healing and empowerment to anyone else in the world other than the loving and radiant Catie Astreya Rose.
Om shanti shanti shanti,
~Mona Chamhidray of Oklahoma City, OK
I have been on the path of healing for many years now, experimenting with various modalities, many of which were extremely helpful. When I decided to try Flower Essence Therapy with Catie, however, I felt as though I had hit a roadblock on my journey and wanted to try something completely different. Many of the issues I struggled with felt old and sticky, like a black tar that had been blocking my energy flow and personal growth for ages. We decided together to address each of the seven chakras and their corresponding aspects of self. As we worked with each energetic center, my outer life miraculously mirrored my inner examination of my deepest wounds- issues of safety, boundaries in relationships, personal disempowerment, closed-heartedness, fear, feelings of inadequacy, creative blockages, etc.- many of which were spawned from childhood and even ancestral trauma that had been carried through my lineage for generations. The essences went to work vibrationally, recalibrating long-held belief systems about myself and the world around me. Certainly, the work was not easy, but it was deep and overall quite gentle. Most importantly, though, it was effective. With Catie's compassionate help, I felt fully supported to break free from my own self-imposed limitations. She has an uncanny ability to dissect the wounded psyche in a way that is purely non-judgemental- the perfect blend of skill and unconditional love. Today, I feel stronger and more capable than ever to navigate the world within and without.
~Erin Fore of Santa Fe, NM