Cat Greenstreet

Courage & Renewal Facilitator
Speaks English

Cat Greenstreet, M.Ed. has been a Courage & Renewal Facilitator since 2006. She was an educator for 30 years and devoted the last 20 of those to Waldorf® education as an elementary and middle school teacher, a high school English and drama teacher, a teacher educator, and a school leader. In the 1970s and ‘80s, she taught English and writing in colleges throughout the New York metropolitan area and worked in business as a technical writer. In 2013 she helped found Hidden Water, an organization that offers a restorative justice approach for all who are impacted by childhood sexual abuse. She is the author of Mania Mysteries: A Grief Journey and currently offers Circle of Trust® retreats and one-on-one clearness conversations, based on clearness committees. A thread through all of her work has been creating spaces in which people of all ages can be in touch with their core selves, heal, and realize their full potential.

Favorite quote

The times are urgent; let’s slow down.

Bayo Okomolafe at

Book Recommendation

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

Parker J. Palmer

Where I'm Finding Inspiration

The participants and the alchemy of what happens among us in a Circle of Trust deeply inspires me. Poetry always. I've also been reading a lot of books, fiction and nonfiction, over the past few years about antiracism. Growing friendships inspire me. The pioneering, healing work of Hidden Water, which I referred to in my bio, inspires me.

What I Do For Fun, Rest, and Renewal

I love to walk in the forest with my husband or a friend. I also find the garden a place of peace and restoration. I play jazz standards on the electric bass with Wil, who plays piano; enjoy playing Mexican train dominoes with friends; and love dancing, always dancing.

Organizations I've Worked With

Lyall Memorial Federated Church, Millbrook, NY
One Spirit Learning Alliance, New York, NY
Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
Rudolf Steiner School, New York, NY