Cassie is passionate about educating and empowering individuals to take control of their own health from the inside out. She encourages people to raise their vibration through self-awareness, conscious movement, and plant food nutrition. She is founder of The Modern Farmacy, an Urban Farm and Juice Company, advocating for sustainable, healthy, and vibrant lifestyles.
Her devotion to health and wellness, stems from her background as a competitive athlete. Her history as a runner, dancer, and World Champion Equestrian has given her a deep appreciation & fascination for health, fitness, and the human body.
While studying abroad during college, Cassie experienced her introduction to yoga at a retreat in India. However, it was not until a series of horseback riding injuries that she turned to yoga to heal and restore her body in order to continue her competitive riding career. As she became more committed to her practice, she realized the benefits went far beyond just the physical. Through yoga Cassie found a connection between mind, body, and spirit that has helped her heal, grow, and transform on and off her mat.
From the first day she stepped foot in Hot 8 Yoga, practicing in the heat has been part of her daily routine. She fell in love with Hot Yoga Barre, as it helped her regain strength and flexibility to her spine following her serious injuries. With an interest in deepening her practice, she signed up for the Yoga Barre teacher training with Nancy Norby in February 2015. This was a life changing experience, prompting an intense desire to learn more and sign up for the Hot Power Fusion Teacher Training in June 2015 with Deanna Ainsworth.
Cassie’s journey thus far with the Hot 8 Yoga community has been incredibly fulfilling. She aims to share her passion and with gratitude for the practice to inspire other yogis.
Now, I teach Yoga barre, Yoga Sculpt and Power 1 Yoga.
All very different, but all of which I love. Each practice brings out a different intensity and release. I received my 200 hour RYT certification with Hot 8 Yoga, being one of the best experience to date.
In my classes, we aspire to inspire each other. We inhale strength as we exhale fear.
We commit. We Show Up. We push each other to find strength. To go beyond our normal limitations. I am a sucker for energy and I love to inspire people to push
themselves to a limit they do not think they can overcome. I promise
to bring the intensity, love and energy that will keep you coming
back for more. 110% ;)
Certified by AFAA, Zumba, Turbo-Kick, and the Sphota Yoga School, Ursula provides a well-rounded hour of multi-disciplined technique and guidance. Ursula's main passion is that every participant leaves the class feeling encouraged, successful, and confident to conquer their next workout! Let's DO this!
As a young girl I dabbled in almost everything; swim teams, tennis, and gymnastics, but dancing was the only thing that stuck. For about 10 years of my childhood I was a competitive latin ballroom dancer. When I am posed the question of how I found yoga, I always come to the conclusion that yoga found me! I started truly practicing at the age of 16 and have not let it go since. For a teenage girl it provided me so much more than just a physical practice. To me yoga was my therapist, my coach, and my friend. I now find one of my hobbies being to educate and spread enlightenment on what yoga truly is and the endless benefits of the practice.Through yoga I found myself and a beautiful community. My classes will push you and test your strength physically and mentally. At the same time my classes are energetic and fun. Come make this practice your own and get your sweat on!
Off the mat, Tessa is a writer, reader, and novice guitarist. She is a graduate of Columbia University, and holds a master’s degree in Modernist English literature from Oxford.