Our Team

Iyengar trained Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standards. Only after years of training and evaluation can they become a certified Iyengar Teacher. In the Iyengar method all postures can be modify for individual students with the use of props -- such as blocks, blankets and belts. Props allow for a deeper penetration into the posture, as well as a longer stay.

Cathie Ryder, E-RYT

Founder, Manager
 studying  in the Iyengar Method since 2007 with Patricia Walden,  continuing  to this very day!   Traveled to India in 2014 to study with the Iyengars. Cathie is the founder and operator of Yogamatters, and Yogamatters Teacher Training School. With over 35 years of teaching experience, Cathie's has studied with some of the world's best and well known Yoga Teachers in the industry.   Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste, Cindy Lee, Gary Kraftow, David Swenson, Elyse Browning Miller (Yoga For Scoliosis) Aadil Palkhivala, Finally(2008)
 landing with her current teacher, Patricia Walden, Senior Iyengar Teacher. 

  • 2 year Introductory Teacher Training Program in the Lineage of BKS Iyengar,   Studying directly with Patricia Walden, one of the senior-most teachers of the Iyengar method in the United States. US
  • Member of The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS)
  • 2010 Rhoda Island Iyengar Convention 
  • 2014 Iyengar Intensive, Pune, India  with Geeta Iyengar
  • 2016 Iyengar Intensive, Florida with Abhijata Iyengar 
  • Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT® )
  • AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist
  • Certified Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapist
  • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified
  • Johnny G.  Certified Spinning Instructor
  • BodyPUMP, STEP, COMBAT Certifications
  • Founder Of YOGAMATTERS Teacher Training School ( RYS 200, RYS 300, RYS)

Jenifer Stuckart, E-RYT

Senior Instructor ~ Assistant

I enjoy my family and my life. I am fortunate to have my hobby as my work!! I have  over 8 years teaching experience along with assistance in running and operating YOGAMATTERS Yoga Study.

 I accomplished such gratifications from this treasure called yoga. My goal is to spread the joy of yoga to everyone I can. I started in the medical field as a Dental assistant earning 10 years experience, I found great pleasure helping others. Yoga has opened a "never ending" opportunity for me to continue this. Teaching and aiding each individual member providing them with their own skills to help themselves find the joys life has to offer.

  • Certified Member Of The Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT® 500 )
  • Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT®)
  • Member of The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) 
  • FIRST AID ,CPR & AED Certified
  • Assistant instructor in Yogamatters Teacher Training School (RYS)

Paula Hamblett, RYT 

Paula has been practicing and studying yoga since 2003. Receiving her RYT 200 in 2007, and RYT 500 in 2012 from YOGAMATTERS. Believing yoga is a vital force that deeply enhances your physical and mental well-being,  accessible to all!  Paula has enjoyed the opportunity to study with Roger Cole, Dr. Timmothy Mccall, Aadil Palkhivala, Desiree Rumbaugh, Peggy Cappy, Tim Miller and Joan White, alone with Cathie Ryder. Paula continues to attend weekly yoga classes, believing there is always something new to learn.  You CAN teach an old "downward facing" dog new tricks!

Our Team, Cont....

All Instructors at Yogamatters are Register Teachers With The Yoga Alliance.

Lory Pease, RYT (200)

Instructor ~ Assistant
Coming Soon....

Monica Fuller, RYT (200)

Instructor ~ Assistant
Coming Soon....

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