Navajo Tribe (Maternal) and Seminole Tribe (Paternal)
Connection to Wellness for Women:
Stouder, 35, has faced many storms in life, but has always fallen back on her family's strength, teachings and
prayers to carry her through. pouring everything in her heart out to the day before she sets off on any type of
physical journey including public events.
Professionally, Casandra has 17 years experience working as a fitness professional, her most inspirational work
has been in the past 7 years working and traveling as a lead trainer for Native American Fitness Council.
Casandra also works as a Community Coordinator and manages a Native Wilderness Youth Program in Camp
Verde, AZ. Aside from fitness and youth work she also manages and operates her own small yoga business in
"My sister really put into my mind and heart to practice humanity. That is what fitness means to me. My sister
lived, blind, mute and had little to no physical movements, she lived 36 years of her precious life confined to a
wheelchair. She had cerebral palsy. Human beings were designed so beautifully. We were designed to
overcome all adversities. Had my sister been giving all the abilities most of us have, she would have exercised
her abilities to the FULLEST on all levels! Though she is gone, she still motivates me to encourage others. We
just have to see it in ourselves to pay more attention to our present abilities, the things that have shaped us along
the way and take those simple values as we apply ourselves patiently and honestly. It takes a little work and a
little support to sustain positive growth. This is why group events are so important and helping one another
become healthier is something I'll always want to be apart of. Let's gather and let's learn together! "