Yoga focuses on stretching muscles and strengthening, to create elasticity in the body. The practice of meditation is integral, and useful as an on-going personal tool to assist with relaxation, sleep, enhanced decision-making and enjoyment of life.
Catherine is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, under her Acharya Upendra Roy, who relocated from Assam, India to Sydney, Australia to spread the peace and joy that is Yoga. She also teaches meditation and relaxation techniques, as beneficial for calmness of mind and phobias.
Yoga and meditation practice is a discipline Catherine maintains weekly and has made a lifestyle of choice.
The physical practise is one of the eight 'limbs' of Yoga and is taught in different levels, from complete beginner or inflexible persons, to strong, advanced practitioners.
Pre and post natal Yoga is very beneficial for relaxation and maintaining the Mothers body to prepare it for birth and aid in the recovery period, post-birth.
Joseph Pilates said "Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness".
Catherine is a PAI Certifying Instructor (Pilates Academy International), offers full Studio and mat Pilates instruction, plus pre and post-natal sessions. Available certifications start from Anatomy and Physiology through to mat and full Studio apparatus.
After many years of training, she supports the Pilates Method as one of the most necessary forms of physical training. Drawing from training in both the Contemporary and Classical method, she operates with the philosophy to 'work with the body in front of her' and applies whichever method is required on the day.
Pilates is good for both the body and mind, with all exercises challenging and strengthening posture and stability. This method of training is suitable and can be modified for people with unique flexibility, rehabilitation or postural needs.
The way we view ourselves and the world plays a major part in enjoying success and great relationships, both in business and personal life. We choose what we think - therefore when we harness this mind-power and create positive, productive thoughts, actions and habits follow and life evolves to become the fantastic version we desire.
Catherine is a certified Life Coach and Holistic Counsellor, majoring in psychotherapy techniques. She uses systematic coaching methods for people who desire positive shifts in their professional or personal lives. These methods can be used alongside a Yoga or Pilates practise to enhance this practice, or an individuals needs may be specifically tailored to match up with career changes or aspirations in the professional realm.