Women in Wellness: Caitlin Hathaway (Co-owner of Tula)

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I met Caitlin at TULA when I took my very first spin/cycle class in a long time. I was terrified as shit because I once took a spin class in college once and it was miserable and I was slightly scarred.

I signed up for the TULA Burn and Breath class, which is a combo class of cycle and yoga. I figured I could totally handle 30 minutes of spin. It was hard AF. But Caitlin was great.

One thing I appreciate about Caitlin is how she does not give off those classic “owner vibes.” She doesn’t act like she owns the place, even though she technically does. I thought she was just your average cycle instructor until I reached out to see if I could help the studio in any way and I was connected with her. She’s humble. She’s chill. I’ll let her speak for herself…

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Name: Caitlin Hathaway

Location: South, Portland, Maine

Occupation: Co-founder, TULA Studio

Age: 33

Instagram: @caithath

On her nightstand: a lamp, a book, water

In her bag right now: …endless supply of compostable dog poop bags

The last thing/book she read: 
Currently flipping between Gjelina (gorgeous cookbook!), Rosemary Gladstar’s ‘Medicinal Herbs‘, and always a novel on hand always.
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Photo: Houseandhome
Are you more of a hunter or gatherer?
Gatherer.
You’re a new edition to the crayon box, what color would you be?
Mauve.
Favorite season?
Fall.
Go-to coffee order?
Short, hot, coffee – splash of milk.
If you could do anything right now, what would it be?
Go swimming in the ocean.
If you were dessert, what would you be?
Rhubarb crisp.
Last gift you gave someone?
A basket; it was a housewarming gift, so she can gather bounty from her new garden.
If you had all the money, what type of vacation would you plan? 
I’m going to climb mount kilimanjaro for my birthday, so I’d pay for that…with a safari trip.
What are you working toward in your free time? 
Becoming a holistic health coach.
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Sauna at Tula
How long have you been in the wellness business?
I started TULA with lily in the spring of 2017, just over a year ago. It was my first real ‘wellness business’, but in a sense, I feel like it’s been a part of who I am my whole life. Sharing health and movement with people and helping them to empower themselves to find their healthiest self.
How did your career in health & wellness start?
I grew up as the weird kid who wasn’t allowed to eat hamburgers or cake at birthday parties. My foundation of health started from the beginning. I always felt my best when eating whole foods and moving my body. Opening TULA started with a series of conversations with my friend Lily about the importance of sharing this ideal as well as the importance of community as an element of health.
When do you feel the most successful?
When students share feedback about how their practice has had an impact on their life outside of the studio, and seeing the smiles of returning students who say that it’s the highlight of their day to walk into TULA.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m pretty proud that people come to TULA and that we have an amazing crew of teachers and beautiful family of students.
What advice would you give women who want to enter the wellness & health industry?
Follow your passion. I think that if you are truly passionate, then you have already found the foundation of your success. It’s just a matter of pursuing it and staying true, you’ll learn a lot along the way – but i believe that’s the definition of success.

Thank you Caitlin! For not only being the very first to finish my survey but also being such a welcoming person within my local wellness community.
Tula is well known for it’s bad ass pass deals. Keep a look out for those and definitely check out the schedule. They have barre. Aerial yoga. AND A SAUNA. It’s amazing!
Let’s connect. Share your thoughts by commenting below or on social media.
XO + OM
Liz

3 thoughts on “Women in Wellness: Caitlin Hathaway (Co-owner of Tula)”

  1. Girl! I am loooooving your stuff, and this is an awesome new series! Excited to see what you create, and excited to join you in the ranks of kick ass blog queen soon!

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