Our community lost a much beloved member to leukemia after six months of treatment. We were stunned at the suddenness of the loss. A celebration ceremony of this life was quickly arranged, and Cathy was chosen to lead family and friends in grief and remembrance. The hall was full of heavy hearts. Cathy created a service rich with wisdom from many spiritual sources, with music and chanting from friends and with the expression of much love. Through her example and encouragement for openness and the acceptance of emotions, many were able to share their memories so that all present gained a fuller understanding of our friend. Cathy helped us to embrace our sadness together and move through it to a truly joyous gathering. I left feeling much uplifted and grateful for the opportunity to celebrate a special life with others who loved her, too.

Judy Ingram

I imagine that the rite-of-passage ceremonies you will now be leading will bring immense peace and wellbeing through your words, your presence, your understanding, and your gifts. You have cultivated so much through your yoga teaching over the years— not only speaking ability, but also your ability to bring a sense of calm and peace, directing people’s attention, playing the role of community leader, connecting people with their breath, their body, their spirit, their commitment. You have built such a wonderful spiritual community here that will welcome your gifts in this “new” role– which in some ways is simply an elaborate extension of your role of holding space!
I look forward to witnessing your work in this community and beyond, however it aligns.

In light,
Ilarion

Dear Cathy,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with Mom’s memorial service. We were all taken by how
well you captured her spirit – almost like you knew her. We so appreciate the time you took to make this so special,

Sincerely,
Kathryn, Jennifer, Greg & Steve

Cathy did a beautiful baby blessing for our grandson. Her words were kind, thoughtful, and full of wisdom.

Thanks from the Griffith-Hamilton family.