Colleen Caul, Founder

Certified 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer

Specialization in Trauma-Informed Yoga 

Yoga has held a very special place in Colleen’s (she/her) heart ever since she experienced her first sun salutation sophomore year in college.  She had studied ballet for eleven years and was intrigued by the mixture of flexibility, grace, strength and stillness within yoga.  After graduating from Northwestern University, Colleen studied yoga sporadically while diving into the world of endurance running. She has run several marathons and in 2011, Colleen completed Run for Roses, ran from St. Louis to New York City to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Colleen’s love for yoga blossomed in 2013 when she started taking classes more regularly.  Suddenly, she was able to use yoga, pranayama and meditation to lower her stress, maintain perspective and instill a true sense of peace and balance in her life.  This transformation was so powerful that it eventually inspired Colleen to shift her career from nonprofit management to health and wellness.

Colleen received her 200HR RYT certification from Joy of Yoga/Wildwood Yoga in October 2017.  She is certified with Yoga Alliance and has a specialization in Trauma-Informed Yoga (13 Hours of Training with Zabie Yamasaki, 20 Hours of Training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, and 14 Hours of Training with the Prison Yoga Project).  She also received her Certified Personal Trainer certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Since the summer of 2018, Colleen has hosted private Trauma-Informed Yoga workshops, series, and Self-Care workshops to various groups, including Saint Louis University, Family Court of St. Louis County, Washington University, S.A.F.E. Alternatives, Kids In The MiddlePedal the Cause, and Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs.

Empowered Spaces is where Colleen calls home.  Colleen facilitates a variety of yoga series at Empowered Spaces throughout the year: Trauma-Informed Yoga (TIY) Series for Survivors of Sexual Trauma,  TIY Series for Survivors of Trauma, Yoga for Caregivers, and Yoga for Inner Peace & Wellness.



In addition, Colleen offers private Online Trauma-Informed Yoga classes by appointment. Whether you feel hesitant to join a group yoga class or you simply prefer the style of a private class, these one on one classes can be a powerful way to deepen your embodied yoga practice.  To learn more, please reach out to Colleen at or 314.952.0187.