Yoga has taught me to be present and grounded in my body. It has taught me to live each moment fully, to experience each emotion as it comes and let it pass when it is time.
My creative explorations have taught me about myself and about the world; how many colours and characters live within me and how letting them play is one of the healthiest choices I can make.
My deepest joy in life comes from creating a sacred space for people to BE, fully and without judgement; a space for people to reconnect with their breath, their body, their presence and purpose in this world.
If that sounds like a space you need to experience, all you have to do is ask, and it will be my absolute pleasure to create it.
With joy, Katharine
Katharine specialises in using yoga and creative play to help people connect with their bodies and deepen their relationship with themselves, others and the world around them. Katharine has taught yoga and creativity in England, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. She is a passionate explorer and combines travel with learning and leading workshops and retreats around the world.
A yoga teacher with a creative flair and playful, non-dogmatic approach, Katharine teaches lovingly-crafted classes designed to leave you feeling deeply stretched, relaxed and refreshed. She completed the British Wheel of Yoga teacher training foundation course in 2010 and the YogaWorks Yoga Alliance accredited 200hr teacher training programme in 2012 with Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch in Bali. This training combined the grace and flow of ashtanga, the natural alignment principles of Iyengar and Viniyoga’s variations for different needs and different bodies. She went on to train in Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation with Sarah and Ty Powers, Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater and Yoga for the Special Child with Jo Manuel.
A keen explorer of humanity, health and happiness, Katharine has also trained in Thai Yoga Massage in the Northern hill tribes of Thailand, studied Therapeutic Play at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in London and is attuned to Reiki Master level. Her work is inspired by her many years of dancing and choreographing, informed by Alexander Technique classes and grounded in her Vipassana meditation practice. She spent two years of personal and artistic development exploring the body in motion at The London International School of Performng Arts (LISPA). There she collaborated with artists from around the world, led by an international team of theatre professionals, intent on pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a creator. Her natural curiousity for life was heightened through continuous creative exploration and she came to see her body as her unique tool with which to experience and express life.
Katharine’s wealth of knowledge and experience and her unique interdisciplinary approach lead to unique transformation for those who are ready to make a conscious commitment to honour, value and enjoy life in this body. The strength, grace and ease of being that is developed on the mat infuse out into a strong, graceful, easeful way of being in the world. Learning to uncover and unravel unconscious patterns leads to a more creative response to life’s challenges and more peace and space in a calmer mind.
Through movement, meditation and creative expression Katharine has found her way to feel at home wherever she is, to live in the NOW, to trust the flow and learn from the inevitable bumps. In all she does – her relationships, her work, her travel, writing and creative adventures, Katharine looks to bring communities together in a healing dance of exploration, a deepening of awareness within people and between people.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.