Catalina was born and raised in Romania and moved to the United States in 2006. Looking for ways to improve her physical and mental health, Catalina took her first Bikram yoga class in 2014. Although it wasn't easy, her persistent and competitive spirit pushed her to continue. She quickly began to see how beneficial her practice had become seeing improvements in mental clarity, body image, stress management, and spiritual awareness.
In the spring of 2016, Catalina realized that wanted to share her growing passion for yoga. She made what she now considers to be one of the best decisions of her life: to become a teacher. She quit her job, packed her bags, and traveled to India to attend Bikram Yoga teacher training. She has since been teaching throughout the Chicagoland area.
Prior to yoga, Catalina has pursued various sports and other interests. This would include acting, dancing, and even competitive handball. She credits her mother for her strength and determination to overcome life's challenges.