Yoga works like a mirror. On our yoga mat our personality is being reflected, with all the good and bad. As a yoga teacher, I support each student in their process through encouragement, challenge and holding space for self-exploration. I always try to inspire students to follow their inner voice to experience their full potential.
A regular yoga practice is reflecting our patterns over and over again until we acknowledge them and can leave them behind us.
Yoga does not only lead to a healthier lifestyle but also fulfils the desire for inner freedom.
Since a young age, my inner voice took me on a journey to find ‘inner happiness and calm’, knowing I can find it. Early on, my spiritual path led me to meditation; over the years I acquired different techniques and saw the changes within me. When I stumbled across my first Ashtanga Yoga class, the pieces fell together, and since over 20 years I am walking the yogic path.
Through Yoga I’ve learned about the inner facets of my being. From my own experience and long time work as a yoga teacher, I know that we can find a more fulfilling life. We can experience greater freedom by being open and curious and not shying away from emotions.
I am teaching yoga over 20 years. I lived in Mysore India for a year to study with my teacher Sharath Jois and his grandfather Patthabi Jois. I regularly returned to Mysore to continue my studies and to be inspired. I am a Level 2 Authorised Ashtanga Teacher.
I am also trained as a Yoga Therapist, recognised by C-IAYT and CNHC. I’m registered as a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance UK. And I have a MA from SOAS University London in the ‘Traditions of Meditations and Yoga’.
I opened my own yoga studio in 2009 and taught daily Mysore classes the past eleven years. But also taught regular Ashtanga, Vinyasa classes next to various workshops and courses. Due to the pandemic I had to close my studio in 2020 and am teaching online and in London and Switzerland.
What I teach
With 1:1 sessions, we can work intensively on postures you like to master or any body areas that need healing, stretching, and strengthening.
If you are new to yoga, I will introduce you to the foundation and we will explore postures and find modifications if needed (this aspect is often overlooked in a group class). You will gain an understanding of your movements and become confident to join group classes.
Dealing with injuries can be very frustrating, bringing up unwanted emotions. We become fearful of moving and limiting ourselves physically and mentally.
I will help you understand your injury, modify your practice, and might add additional asanas to help you heal to feel confident again in moving.
Together we will establish a mindful practice, which will reconnect you with your body, so you can start taking care of yourself again.
Start to trust and listen to your inner voice to gain clarity of your wishes.
We often can’t control our circumstances, but we can change our perspectives and attitudes and become more at peace with ourselves. Through a yoga therapeutic approach, you can find the balance of mind and body again. You will learn practical tools and strategies to help you to cope with whatever lies ahead of you.
Find out more about Yoga Therapy.
“Since studying with Catherine my yoga practice has been transformed. She has deep knowledge of the technical aspects of Ashtanga Yoga combines with an intuitive understanding of the body to make even the most challenging poses accessible. My tight hips and back have learnt to surrender into full backbends and even headstand.” – Erica
“I`m well and truly hooked on Ashtanga and blame Catherine completely for it. But such a great teacher who I`m sure will hook many more along the way as she has me…” – Jen
“Catherine actively takes an interest in each student and their well-being. Catherine treats everyone as an individual and cares about everyone’s progress….” – Wendy
“Catherine is an inspirational teacher who infuses each of her classes with the perfect balance of sweat, fun, and joy.” – George
“My teacher is Catherine and she teaches with calmness and attention to each individual. With her example and belief in me, my practice has improved on both a physical and spiritual level. This is a journey.” – Katrin