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Critical Alignment Therapy (C.A.T.) was developed by Gert van Leeuwen, founder of Critical Alignment Yoga Institute in Amsterdam, NL.

C.A.T. is highly effective at assessing and treating dysfunctional movement patterns in the body by releasing tension and stabilizing areas throughout the spine, hips, shoulders, and neck.

Using specialized tools and bringing awareness into your body with breathing techniques we start working on creating relaxation in the larger movement muscles at the surface of the body, then build stability and connections through more effective movement patterns that involve the deeper layers of postural muscles.

Apart from improving your posture this yoga therapy is ideal for treating repetitive strain injuries. It has also been shown to be highly effective for those suffering from chronic pain, athletic injuries, and stress.

What is C.A.T?


“After being in a car accident six years ago, I became increasingly inactive because of neck and back pain. Chiropractic and massage therapy were my only relief, but the cost of comfort wasn't sustainable. After a few months of Critical Alignment Therapy, I feel a noticeable difference, and I'm confident that the knowledge and body awareness I have developed will enable me to return to a healthy and active lifestyle.”

“Through CAT I've gained a deeper awareness of habitual patterns which were counterintuitive to my physical practice of yoga. I gave myself time and permission to slow down and explore. I learned techniques to release shoulder tension which remained residual despite years of yoga practice. I have discovered what it means to move from the center line with stability and ease and the impact on my daily life is beyond measure. Thank you Gert”