Cass Navarrete

Teacher

Cassandra stumbled into her love for yoga like many: checking out a Modo class with a friend, in 2011. The result was something incredible: An unexpected and instant love; and a sense of belonging – she felt an extraordinary connection to this practice. The Modo community was a blessing, and the Barrie studio has become her second home. Cass’s practice blossomed into a passion over the 4 seasons, and after one full year of energy exchange, Cass went on to complete her Modo teacher training in Montreal (Fall 2012), and most recently returned from Modo Flow training in NYC (Spring 2014)! Cass’s appetite to learn continues to guide her down roads of adventurous learning. Cass has accumulated over 1000 hours of intensive teacher training, and has travelled to India and Costa Rica to further her studies in Yoga and Mindfulness.
Cassandra is an inspired Modo teacher with a deep understanding that yoga is both an on-mat and off-the-mat practice. Cass tries to bring mindfulness to her practice and her teaching, and her daily life. She woks diligently to ensure that her students feel at home in the studio space, and to make yoga feel accessible to everyone. Cass has had the privilege of witnessing some incredible transformations in students that she has crossed paths with and has learned to take theses encounters as an ever flowing inspiration to continue teaching, and learning through the practice of yoga
Something that really makes her smile is seeing a student “get” a pose – not making it look like something in a magazine, but actually finding the perfect variation to let it feel right in their body. These little discoveries change everything in someone’s practice!
When away from her mat, you can find this yogi in the skies, as an Air Canada Flight Attendant. Talk about a double life! Travel is a fundamental requirement for this girl’s soul to be happy and inspired and the more time she spends away the more she appreciates her bare feet on the ground, teaching yoga to a community she loves so deeply.
Her favourite book to share is Journey to the Heart and often spread’s its affirmations in class. Her favourite yoga posture is Vriksasana/Tree Pose, and often challenged students to try this one with their eyes closed.
Favourite Quote: “Be a lighthouse. Not lost at sea.” – Author Unknown.