"Catie is awesome. She helped me correct so many bad habits that other instructors have not been able to. I love her fun attitude, but also that safety and proper technique are primary focuses in her training."
— L.R.E. professional aerialist and contortionist
"I have been dancing since age 5, and have had many stretching coaches over the years. Catie Brier was the only coach able to get my legs and back past what I assumed was my "natural stopping point." Her classes bring students to a level of flexibility they never thought possible in a safe and healthy way."
— Erica Saben, professional tight-wire walker and circus performer
"Catie has a great attitude - firm but respectful, and fun in a way that brought people from all over and all ages together. She has great responses when asked about technique and has an excellent eye and intuition with all different bodies."
— Ashlee Milanich, professional aerialist
There are so many things I am thrilled and excited about from training with Catie. I had no idea it was possible to progress so rapidly! Catie has totally changed my life with her wealth of knowledge, intelligent and productive approach to training, and super supportive nature. She creates an environment that makes the seemingly impossible, possible while also being super fun. I always feel empowered in training and also very safe. In just a few weeks of working with her, I grew in so many ways and learned so much about my body and how to effectively train to achieve my goals. I really feel like the sky is the limit now!
— Anita Kessio, contortionist in-training
Catie is fantastic. I’ve never worked with a coach who has such a complete understanding of contortion and how to push boundaries safely.
— Reilly Gurl, contortionist and aerialist
"Catie is a wonderful coach to work with - I really appreciate the experience of training under a coach who has worked and trained as a professional contortionist, which is hard to come by! I really love the variety of bridge stretches I learned, and how to modify my splits and backbends to focus the stretches on each part of the kinetic chain."
— Kaeti Frady, aerialist and hand balancer
"Catie is extremely good at encouraging students to safely push themselves further than they thought possible. Her attention to detail and correct positioning always made me feel safe and knew if she said I could do something, I could. She creates a friendly environment in class so I felt very comfortable asking questions if I wasn't sure about something. When she teaches it is clear that she has extensive experience as a student, teacher, and performer."
— C.C. after Contortion Intensive