Hi, I’m Cat, and yoga and travel are two of my greatest passions, so you’ll find a bit of both here on this website.
I first started practising yoga 8 years ago after being diagnosed with CFS/ME. It was a dramatic and all-encompassing burnout that left me physically exhausted with a whole host of physical symptoms.
As well as going through the usual medical channels, I sought out healing further afield, looking to the holistic and finding great potential and power in the practices of yoga and meditation.
Gradually, with patience and persistence, these two practices transformed my life, empowering me, energising me and awakening me to a more integrated and satisfying way of life.
As I recovered and my life began to expand again I went on my first yoga retreat, at Azulfit in Fuerteventura. I loved it so much that I stayed and started to work for them. I stayed for two years, soaking up the sunshine, the yoga, and the positive influence of being surrounded by people on a similar journey.
After leaving Spain I went on to travel and study in India, Nepal and Thailand.
During my travels I studied yoga and Buddhist philosophy, meditated my way through a total of 40 days in silent retreat, attended the Dalai Lama’s teachings, completed my yoga teacher training with Surinder Singh, hiked for weeks through the Himalayas, and exposed myself to the unrelenting challenges, beauty and calamity of travelling through Asia.
I am now based in York and Spain and love to share what I have learned – and what I am still learning. We all have so much more power and potential than we know, uncovering this is a rewarding journey.
You can join one of my courses or find some of my written yoga and travel experiences here on this website.
You can get in touch with me here to ask questions about yoga, travel, very long bike trips or any of the other things I write about – I’d be only too happy to help.