YOGA IN STOKE NEWINGTON AND BEYOND

'Yoga is an internal practice. The rest is just circus'. K. Pattabhi Jois.

Yoga

Vinyasa Flow

Flowing, slow or more dynamic, ever changing, playful yoga sequences to bespoke playlists with hands on assists and careful attention to alignment and precision in the postures. Vinyasa literally means placing with awareness - for each breath there is a movement which flows into the next, creating sequences of postures which challenge the body and help to relax the mind as you focus on the present moment. Always finishing with Savasana - a 5 or 10 minute relaxation.

Restorative Yoga

Longer held postures using props to support the body. Enabling the body and mind to deeply relax, activating the parasympathetic nervous system. Good for stressed minds and tired or injured bodies, or as a way to unwind and calm a busy mind. Can be particularly useful if you live in a busy, fast paced city like London, have a very stressful job, or to compliment other more physically demanding exercise regimes.

Teen Yoga

On top of the usual stresses teenagers face in their lives - changing bodies and hormones, exam and other school or college pressures - teenagers now face the additional pressure of modern day life. Yoga can help to focus the mind and improve concentration, relieve stress, improve sleep, as well as relaxing the body and releasing excess energy through movement. Yoga philosophy can also provide teenagers with the tools they need to face the challenges of modern life.

Private Classes

A private class is useful for alignment tips, more detailed one to one work on specific postures or if you have an injury and want to modify your practice around it. The option is also available to get a small group of your friends, neighbours or colleagues together and Catrin can come around and teach the group.

Message her for prices and available times. Catrin has a moped so can come to you, she can also teach a private at her flat in Stoke Newington.

Biography

Catrin Osborne

A former professional aerialist, Catrin's classes incorporate her love of movement and music, yoga philosophy and instinctive teaching style.

In her class she aims to take you on a journey which challenges you physically but is also calming mentally and emotionally.

Catrin has experience of teaching all ages and abilities and believes yoga is not just about learning to stand on your head but also standing on your own two feet when life gets tough.

She originally began practicing to combat a circus injury but soon fell in love with the practice and noticed positive changes in other areas of her life off the mat.

Catrin still loves practicing class regularly with the many and varied teachers London has to offer.

She trained with the Yoga Haven 200 hour programme in Vinyasa Flow and then went on to train further in Restorative Yoga with Roger Cole, Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli both with Yoga Campus and in adjustments with Nova Milesko.

She teaches regularly at Yogahome in Stoke Newington, Total Chi Yoga Bar on Baker Street, at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and with teenagers in Hackney schools.

Testimonials

I have been attending Catrin’s slow flow classes for approximately 2 years and find they are a great mix of both flowing and standing postures. I really enjoy the music that is played which really works with the flow of the class. I’ve been practicing yoga for 11 years but I’m not a flexible person at all, nor I am really one to push myself, but I find Catrin’s classes are perfect for me and cater to all levels with a very varied mixture of ability in attendance at her classes. The flow and restore classes are great too if you want something more relaxing !
Marcia
I have been attending Catrin’s slow flow yoga classes regularly for about 2 years now. Her classes are welcoming and have a relaxed pace, but still includes lots of strong postures that keeps it fun and challenging. They are always very thoughtful and reflective, and I particularly enjoy the yoga/life philosophies Catrin brings into the practice which I like to take away with me from the class. I always feel refreshed, challenged, and nurtured after a yoga class with Catrin.
Alice
I have had the pleasure to attend Catrin's more energetic as well as her more restorative classes. In Vinyasa flow classes Catrin has the unique ability to hold a space that allows me to push boundaries with my body in a safe and supportive environment. In restorative classes she allows me to be fully present with her guidance. I would definitely recommend Catrin's classes to all yogis new and old.
Gina
Catrin's yoga class is a very well balanced moment of physical work as well as relaxation. Having had a baby over a year ago and going through a tough personal time right now, her yoga classes have given me both physical and mental strength in just over a month. Catrin is a lovely, patient and very clear teacher who takes time to show and break down yoga poses for beginners like me but classes remain challenging enough for all levels as Catrin is able to adapt to all her students' needs. Her Thursday Hatha class is the best way for me to start the end of the week. She creates such a calming atmosphere with a candle lit room. Going to her two classes a week has become my own guilty pleasure.
Sophie

Schedule

Sunday at Yogahome

11.45-1pm Slowflow
3-4.30pm Flow and Restore
6.30-7.30pm Yoga Nidra

to book go to www.yogahome.com

Monday

7-8am Vinyasa Flow at Yogahome

4.15-5.15pm Teachers Yoga Class at Clapton Girls Academy, Hackney
Hatha Yoga 6.30-7.15pm at Grange Hotel Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
Private tuition on a Boat in Limehouse Marina (e mail for more info)

Wednesday

9.15-10.30am Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Total Chi Yoga Bar, Marylebone

to book go to www.totalchi.com

Thursday

8.45-9.45pm Restorative Yoga at Yogahome


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