Welcome

Me Apr 20Thank you for visiting my site – and for your interest in yoga and Pilates. Wherever you are at the moment from complete beginner to experienced practitioner, my aim is you will find resources and other material here of relevance and interest. And if you’re searching for an encouraging, experienced teacher who loves teaching yoga & Pilates in supportive small groups and one-to-one, I look forward to hearing from you!

Pilates and yoga have had such a positive, transformative impact on my own health & wellbeing that I love to share them with others – particularly those who (for various reasons) may have previously assumed it’s not for them. I am passionate about creating an accessible, friendly and safe atmosphere in my classes, so people can progress confidently at the level and pace best for them.

I have practised yoga most of my life, initially to manage scoliosis-related back pain as a teenager. I was introduced to Pilates in 2003 as part of my rehab following emergency major abdominal surgery. I’ve been a teacher and researcher in Scottish schools and universities since 1993. In 2011, I began training in order to combine my love of teaching, yoga and Pilates. I have a Yoga Scotland 500hrs Teaching Diploma (2014), a Pilates Union CYQ Level 3 Diploma (2014) and the British Wheel of Yoga Pregnancy Module (2016). I have a lifelong interest in professional learning and development, and enjoy expanding my skills and knowledge – most recently training in Seated Yoga and in Myofascial release for Pilates. I taught yoga and Pilates full-time in north Skye before moving to Nairn in early 2019.

If you would like to know more about me and my qualifications, click on the About Catherine tab above.  There are many different styles and traditions of yoga. If you’d like to know a bit more about the yoga I’ve learned over the years, and the way I teach it, click on the About Yoga tab. Testimonials gives you some feedback from people who come to private tuition or weekly classes with me. The Blog tab explains how to navigate the many posts on this site, including how to search for specific issues you’re interested in.

Timetable gives you my current timetable of weekly classes and weekend workshops, and also some information about what to bring, wear and expect. You can find the booking and cancellation policy under the Booking tab. I also teach Pilates at Sarah Hunt’s studio “Pilates in Tornagrain” and at my home studio in Nairn; please see the Pilates tab for further details.  As well as my Pilates and yoga qualifications, I have specialist training in yoga for pregnancy and you can find out more about this at the Prenatal Yoga tab. Private tuition is about the individual and small group sessions I offer at my home studio in Nairn.

Please click Contact on the tab above if you’d like to discuss any of the information on this site, have any questions, or would like to book a yoga or Pilates session with me.