Cath BrownSee Cath’s Classes
Cath studied dance at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane before moving to Sydney and completing her yoga teacher training with Katie Manitsas at Samadhi Yoga in 2004. She began teaching full time and developed an interest in sharing yoga with members of her community that may otherwise not be able to attend, such as adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with a range of physical and mental disabilities.
In 2007 Cath travelled to India, where she spent her time practising and studying Tibetan Buddhism, and taking care of dogs (her number one love!).
Cath is a qualified counsellor and specialises in teaching yoga that is trauma sensitive, to support clients through their recovery of PTSD and complex trauma. She also teaches yoga to women in recovery from addiction and disadvantaged youth. In her spare time you will find her at the dog park or by the water with her dog Jasper.
I love teaching and sharing the gift of yoga that has impacted my life so greatly. I believe yoga is a personal practice, and my goal in teaching is in supporting my students to find their unique way.
I became interested in yoga while I was studying dance. I was relieved to have found a practice that helped me balance my nervous system and made me feel so good. Over time my love of yoga has deepened: it helps me stay centred in myself, grounded in my body and in touch with what gives my life meaning.
I became a yoga teacher initially because I wanted to deepen my practice and understanding of yoga. I already had a love of teaching from my dance training and it naturally unfolded from there. I love teaching and sharing the gift of yoga that has impacted my life so greatly. I believe yoga is a personal practice, and my goal in teaching is in supporting my students to find their unique way. My students are my best teachers; I am always surprised and inspired by the variety of ways yoga touches their lives.
I teach the Yoga Synergy style because it makes sense to me. I completed the teacher training with Yoga Synergy in 2007 and have been teaching regular classes at the school ever since. Practical and intelligently sequenced, the style is adaptive and fun! I am most interested in making yoga an accessible practice for my students, done in a safe, comfortable environment. By teaching the Yoga Synergy style I am able to support my students with where they are at, helping them to adapt and progress their practice to suit their changing needs. One of my greatest joys is being witness to my students practising responsively for themselves while enjoying the support a group class provides.