Private Yoga
in East London & Online

Yoga for transformation

We are all different and are on a unique path. Our 1:1 sessions together are all designed around your personal needs. No matter if it’s to deepen your experience of yoga, improve asanas, get stronger physically or increase your resilience.

I look back over more than 25 years of yoga teaching experience in all its forms. Through the yogic tools of asanas (posture), pranayama (breathing), meditation, mindfulness and knowledge/wisdom, we can learn, heal, grow and evolve. Yoga can help you on every level, physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually and it increases resilience and you can find clarity.

Additional to my extensive yoga trainings, I am also a fully qualified yoga therapist. Yoga Therapy is a self-empowering process for people with health challenges, like mental disturbances, recovering from surgery, pain management, illnesses.

Yoga is my life, and I am excited to share and support you on your path.

Topics we can work on together

PHYSICAL YOGA

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.

Yoga Therapy

Dealing with injuries can be very frustrating, bringing up unwanted emotions. We become fearful of moving and limit ourselves physically and mentally.
I will help you understand your injury, and how to modify your practice to help you heal to feel confident again to move. With injuries and pre- & post surgery, our mind can play a vital role in our recovery. Therefore, I often use a yoga therapeutic approach, which is holistic, to address mind and body together.

SELF-EMPOWERMENT

We might lose motivation and meaning of why we practise, and it feels more like keeping up a routine instead of exploring the Self. The yoga mat sits in the corner, and we try to avoid looking at it.
I will help you find your way back. You start feeling the flow of energy again, to unblock stuck areas, which are currently reflected by your mind.
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.

Resilience

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.

Don’t take my word for it, read what my students have to say

“When I move down to London in 2019 I attended my local yoga studio, where I met Catherine. At that time I was looking at changing my exercise regimen and yoga seemed like an interesting thing to try. I found Catherine to be a very motivational teacher, being both highly experienced and very approachable.

When the COVID lockdown happened I decided that I’d like to get more involved in learning yoga and asked Catherine to start giving me some ‘one to one’ coaching. That turned out to be one of my better ideas as she really helped with my understanding of the more technical aspects of the art: including, Ujjayi breathing, Bhandas and Kapalbhati pranayama. In addition I have a bad knee and Catherine was able to introduce exercises into our sessions to help strengthen the muscles around the joint. She is really very good at gently but firmly encouraging you to improve the quality of your practise and extend your range of movement.

In summary, Catherine is an outstanding yoga teacher. She is warm, focused, knowledgeable and very positive. I would recommend her unreservedly to both novices (like me) and experienced practitioners.”

— George Boulden

“I first met Catherine while attendin her «Yoga for strength & balance» class. I immediately loved the energy and the rhythm of the class: it was intense, yet very fun, we had time to work on challenging asanas and Catherine’s explanations and tips were amazingly useful. So very quickly I started to take private lessons with her.

I have been taking 2 to 3 privates a week with Catherine for the past 8 months now. In this short period of time, I have learnt all kind of arm balances and became very comfortable with inversions. She also taught me handstand until I could hold it straight for 30seconds. Alongside these, she helped me improve my flexibility a lot: I can do the split and my back bends are much better and she made me build a lot of strength as we worked on advanced inversions/arm balances transitions.

Catherine has a solid Ashtanga background. Ashtanga is such an intense practice I cautiously stayed away from it for years… but, Catherine’s asana level and her mindset made me want to give it a go. So I asked her to introduce me to the World of Ashtanga and I loved it! Since then she has been guiding me through my ashtanga practice as well. Her insight, experience and knowledge just make it way easier for me to progress. I am now practising daily in a mysore style environment.
Catherine tips are gold: always very precise, it’s like she knows all the tricks. I guess through 20 years of daily self practice and teaching, she has seen it all!

The bonus of having such an experience teacher, is that she will know what and how to modify your practice if you have an injury, and what to do to improve your condition. I had chronic migraines when doing any back bends or lifting my head back, but these are completely gone now. I thought drop backs were not in the domain of the possible for me due to my neck… but it is absolutely not an issue anymore!

Practising with Catherine has completely changed my Yoga practice. It is now much more advanced, much more precise and the more intense the asana practice, the deeper is my internal journey. So she has changed my life completely. Well, Ashtanga did, but that’s on her!

I couldn’t recommend her more, she is a gift. She is fun, energetic, and she sees more in you than you will ever do. If you practice with her, you will do in a few months things you never even dreamed of, and your body will feel light, strong and pain free again. Every one who gets to practise with her is fortunate.”

— Marion Houlet

“One day I couldn’t move anymore due to lower back pain and radiation into my legs. An MRI showed that I had a chronic condition of the spondololytic spondylolistheses and foraminal narrowing and nerve roots impingement. The acute pain was due to disc protrusion resulting in more compression. Before turning to injections and surgery, Catherine suggested yoga therapy instead. I gave it a try.

Catherine helped me to understand how to move safely during my daily life, how to set up my work place (I am an artist), how to lift things, and how to set up myself for sleep without pain. Making me aware of my old movement patterns, which added to my chronic pain. We adjusting them so I move more freely again. I developed a new understanding of my body and a deeper awareness of its responds. I learnt which movement to avoid initially until I got better.

Catherine gave me daily homework. With gentle yoga exercises the pain started to subdue and I was able to build up strength and mobility to support my lower back. Catherine developed a program for me, which I practise now, whenever I feel my back could benefit from it.

She also worked with me on reducing my stress, as with the above diagnose, I was scared not to be able to live my active life anymore. She added relaxing exercises, like Yoga Nidra and breathing exercises to calm my mind and body as well.

Within a couple of months I healed and today, I am able to ride my motorbike for hours, go snowboarding and kiteboarding again, it feels amazing having my life back.

I trust Catherine 100%, she is so knowledgeable and I felt totally safe with her.”

— Antony Haylock

How it works

  • Before our class, change into comfortable exercise wear.
  • If we meet online, close the door and tell the rest of your family that you’re unavailable for the next 60 minutes.
  • Roll out your yoga mat if you have one, and place your computer/device on a chair or desk so that you can see the screen from your mat and I can see your whole body; the best would be a side view if possible. No worries, we will make it work.
  • Click on the Zoom link in your confirmation email.
  • If it’s your first time using Zoom, it will prompt you to download a software. Don’t worry, this is perfectly safe.
  • After joining the meeting, activate your sound and camera so I can hear and see you, too.

Use the contact form below:

  • Tell me your availabilities.
  • Let me know what you’d like us to cover in our session. Don’t worry if you are unsure; together, we will determine your priorities.
  • I might send you a questionnaire beforehand.
  • Do let me know if you prefer an online or in-person session(s).
  • Before our first session, I will ask you to make a payment with PayPal or via bank transfer, whatever suits you best.
  • You will receive an email with all the details and, if online, a link to join our online session via zoom.

Terms
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
In the event of poor internet connection or any technical issues, you will be able to reschedule. This happens, it’s unpredictable.

Book your session with me

Single in–person session

£95

I am located in East London.
I can also travel to your home,
depending where, additional cost
might be added (£20/30min).

Single online session

£65

Classes will be via zoom, which is a free software.
You can be on any device.
I will send you an invite
to join me online before hand.

I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU

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