WHATS SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOGA
Yoga is all about internal awareness with the postures (asana) used as a vehicle to access the inner self. Emphasis is placed on the breath using it as a way to feel into our body. Asana practice always concludes with either pranayama or meditation and then a guided relaxation.
Please remember that each teacher is different and yoga takes on a myriad of forms starting from gentle, restorative yoga at one end of the scale and moving to the dynamic, challanging practice of ashtanga at the other end. If one class or teacher doesn’t suit you look around and try some other classes rather than assuming that yoga isn’t for you at all. We are all very different and yoga reflects this.
Come along to class and build strength, balance and flexibility in both body and mind and learn to relax whilst you’re doing it.
MORE ABOUT CATHY
I am a certified 500 hour BWY Yoga Instructor and an IIN Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition).
I’ve been practicing yoga since 2004 and I get more passionate about it the longer I practice. Yoga has brought so many positive changes (and people) into my life and the lessons learnt on the mat are invaluable when faced with the realities of day to day living. The beauty of yoga is that it has something for everyone with age, level of fitness and abilities mattering not a bit.
I believe yoga should be fun and enjoyable and try to keep my classes light-hearted, encouraging anyone with questions to ask rather than be unsure of what they’re doing.
Health and longevity has long been an interest of mine, especially since suffering from issues of fatigue and weakness in my 20’s and 30’s which I thankfully managed to cure through diet and lifestyle changes. I have recently put that interest to good use and trained with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to be a Health Coach. Health Coach’s are intended to be a bridge between the medical profession and the public, with the idea that the Health Coach can hopefully help take some of the strain off our struggling NHS system and help people who aren’t ill but also don’t feel as well as they know they could, with preventative care. A Health Coach is NOT meant to replace a medical professional but can help create a support network and bridge the gap that doctors do not have time to fill with dietary and lifestyle advice and changes.