About

Hi there! I’m Cassandra, a movement scientist and health advocate.

Enneagram 5 (most days), nature-lover who lives for a good dinner party, love everything chic and quaint, and serving others.

ONCE UPON A TIME

I was a massage therapist living my dream- working for myself, helping others. It was fantastic. And then... the pandemic hit. 

Being shut down made me realize two scenarios had been playing on repeat: 1) My clients were only coming to me when they were in pain (meaning they were using massage therapy more like traditional medicine), and 2) I was seeing the same clients, for the same reasons.

It finally dawned on me that as great as this work (and really, alternative medicine in general) could be, it ultimately created clients who were dependent on me. 

So hopeful, so helpful... or so I thought

Then I finally found my purpose- teaching others how they can find relief on their own.

Repeat appointments are expensive. And take precious time away from family. Both are a burden I do not want to contribute to. So I began to wonder- is there a way I can use my vast movement education and training to make a bigger impact, while reducing this burden ??? As a massage therapist, Certified Stretching Facilitator, Certified Level I Rossiter, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and graduated Exercise Scientist, I was convinced there had to be a way.

The pandemic helped show me not only that there was, but that it was desperately needed! Offering a virtual program that incorporates all of my knowledge has been so warmly received, and eagerly applied. And it's making a huge difference in the lives of those willing to learn!

Enneagram 5 (or 1, depending on the day), nature-lover who lives for a good dinner party, loves everything chic and quaint, and serving others.

Top: Roxy, my working companion. Left, my previous work.
Right: my life now, all online.

More

Life as a massage therapist began with my graduation from the Academy of Natural Therapy.

Began to incorporate more stretching education into my massage practice, and saw HUGE improvements in my clients. 

Finished my Bachelor's program at UNC (Colorado) in Exercise Science, and got to learn so many wonderful things about injury prevention, and movement health maintenance!

Took a dive on the ski slope that led to surgery, crutches for 12 weeks, and PT 3x/wk for 6 weeks.

2008

2014

2015

2013

My Story:

From the Beginning

A simplified look of my journey

2019

2021

2020

2018

Corrective Exercise Specialist training finished, and RETrain officially launched!

Became a Certified Stretching Facilitator (meaning I can match the right type of stretching to each person) so I could begin my own self-guided recovery.

Covid Shutdown + Level 1 Rossiter training (gained a better understanding of how restriction in the connective tissue limits movement, and how muscle recruitment is tied together).

Began noticing other breakdown happening in my body (all tied to compensations patterns I learned doing PT).

Back

From the Beginning

My Story:

how i found my way here

MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the TL:DR VERSION

Cassandra is the founder of RETrain- an online, movement recovery coaching business. She's a transformed massage therapist, now turned health advocate, who lives to help others find true health independence. She hopes to be known for her committment and compassion, and how she strived, always, to share valuable information that set people free.

SUPER FUN
FACTS

NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF

01

My #1 bucket list dream is to have a personal driver #dontlikedriving

02

I love eating in bed #secretshame

03

I still have a baby tooth. I was told there was no need to pull it, so here we are, lol #embarrassing

04

I have been known to bring home a stray animal a time or two #animallover

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

THE QUIZ

Favorite indulgence

Pistachio or Black Cherry Ice Cream

celeb i'd love to meet

Robert Downey Jr. or Kate Middleton

Guilty pleasure

Bridgerton

alternate universe job:

Linguist. I love connecting with people in their own language!

favorite place i've been:

Capitola. Quaint; Charming; Beach- need I say more?!

drink of choice

Mojito

can't live without

Dogs

usually craving

Nachos

beach vs mountains

Beach- definitely. Sweet, relaxing waves for days!

favorite show to binge

Property Brothers

Get On the List

The best place for life-changing content delivered regularly is my email list. Join us, and always have helpful tips on how you can feel better now, while saving money

I look forward to seeing you in there, and helping you find lasting health!

Save 20%

Get all the valuable health information you need, PLUS a way to save when you get more guidance from me!

Woohoo- you're in! Start looking for great things, including your coupon :)

Instagram

Join me to see what life is like from this side of the screen!

@retrainglobal