Relishing competitive sports over the years, including Triathlons, Cathy is a passionate skier (snow & water), sailor, horse-rider, runner and yogi. She is particularly drawn to swimming – the colder the water the better! These days, preferring less competition and more mindful and kind (yet challenging) activity for the body and mind to help slow the natural rusting process and find balance for life!
Cathy’s swimming has taken her to the European Masters Aquatic Championships in London in 2016; to relay-swim the English Channel for charity in 2017 and to swim the Scilly Isles and the largest lake in Sweden in 2018!
Cathy’s massage qualifications span over 20 years, both at home and abroad. Massage has always been integral to her life, influenced by her Aromatherapist mother and enjoyed by her friends and growing family and animals! Re-qualified as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist in 2010, Cathy reaches out to all ages, from pottering gardeners to ultra runners & Triathletes.
She has worked in health hydros around the world, as well as rugby and swimming clubs keeping athletes on track and helping enhance their performance. She also assists in the local community by providing weekly therapeutic seated-massage to mental-health patients (www.canterburycarecentre.com)
Cathy qualified as an Ashtanga Yoga teacher in 2013 in Mandrem, Goa, India after relishing the mind and body benefits she was gaining as a student, she longed to qualify in order to share the power of yoga. Focusing on the fact that traditionally yoga should be accessible for all, she works with all ages in both a class and 1-1 setting to help people realise their own potential and grow in happiness and health at the same time.
Trained by The Yoga People (www.theyogapeople.com), direct descendents of the guru Larry Schultz, also the inimitable David Swenson, plus workshops with Sharath Jois, Sandra Howling (John Scott protégé), Claire Missingham, Natasha Kerry, Brian Cooper, Nova Milesko, Anna Ashby plus many more; Cathy brings Ashtanga vinyasa yoga to all. It’s flowing style, with inversions, pranayama and ujjayi breath make this an active, awakening & satisfying experience.
“Practising yoga doesn’t make life easier, it simply makes us easier with life…”