Cath’s formal training began with a Bachelor Degree in Dance, which is where she developed an interest for movement as a healing practice.
In 2004 Cath immersed herself fully in the practice of yoga, completing teacher training in Sydney with Katie Manitsas and traveling to India to practice Buddhist meditation. On her return to Australia she began teaching full time and specialized sharing yoga to individuals with mental health challenges.
In 2007 Cath was invited to participate in an apprenticeship with Simon Borg- Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy where she taught as a senior teacher for 12 years. The Yoga Synergy method is based on a deep and sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, modern medical science and traditional hatha yoga.
Cath’s teaching practice has developed further through her studies in counseling, trauma informed principals, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Ortho-Bionomy bodywork. Her work fosters a deep respect for the intelligence of the body and each individual’s process of growing in resilience and embodied presence.
Cath has great skill in making the yoga practice accessible for everyone.
Her classes are intelligently sequenced to allow students to practice in harmony with their changing needs, from day to day and moment to moment. Each class is designed to nurture body, mind and heart, through a combination of dynamic, gentle and restorative postures, breath awareness and mindfulness techniques.
Cath is excited to be now calling Hobart home. She is a qualified yoga teacher (1000 hrs,) Ortho-Bionomy practitioner (500hrs) and counselor (Diploma). She has completed trainings with Michael De Manicore, Janet Lowndes, Shirley Hicks, Edwina Kempe, Irene Lyon, Lizzie Lassater, Bruce Stark and Luann Overmyer She offers private yoga and Ortho-Bionomy sessions as well as online group classes, workshops and retreats. Her other great loves are nature, art and her dog Jasper.