I was drawn to teach the Yoga Synergy style because I’m interested in making yoga accessible to everyone – whatever their level of ability. Within one YogaSynergy class, you’ll find one student doing the full version of a posture, while another can only manage an easier variation of the same posture. Yet both students are benefiting from a similarly positive effect on their body, mind and spirit. Simon and Bianca are very special teachers and I never stop learning from them. As my practice develops, it becomes increasingly subtle, nurturing and challenging – this is because I practice synergy!!!
My approach to yoga is to remain in the moment and accept how I feel physically and mentally. That might mean practicing an asana to alleviate a physical ailment, or focusing on postures that will help me deal better with a stressful situation. It’s important to practice without expectations or judgment. I try to honor the way I'm feeling and be open to that state changing. I practice yoga because it makes me feel good and helps me connect to my spirit – it helps me to be the best me I can be!
I became a yoga teacher by chance. I completed teacher training initially because I wanted to deepen my practice. I was offered a class and the journey unfolded from there. I enjoy sharing the joy of yoga with my community, and helping others to cultivate a practice that’s appropriate for their changing needs. I feel really blessed to be a yoga teacher and to be part of such a rich and wise tradition.
While studying a Bachelor of Dance at Queensland University of Technology, Cath used yoga as a pre-performance warm-up – she was excited to have found a practical discipline that gave her a sense of peace. Cath completed her teacher training at Samadhi Yoga and travelled to India where she studied Tibetan Buddhism. On her return, she completed her Yoga Synergy Teacher Training and Yoga Synergy Anatomy & Physiology Course. She has attended workshops by Clive Sheridan, Donna Farhi, Glen Ceresoli and Simon Low. As well as her Yoga Synergy classes, Cath teaches yoga to adults with special needs including Autism.