Catherine Annis is a Senior Teacher, well known for her imaginative and down-to-earth, practical approach to yoga. She taught the Triyoga teacher training for many years before launching Intelligent Yoga Teacher training in 2017, an anatomically focused teacher training course with world-leading teachers including Gary Carter.
Originally a professional dancer, Catherine was introduced to yoga as a teenager and has been practicing since the 1970s. Over the years she has explored Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga before discovering the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. This form of yoga is gentle on the joints, yet deeply engaging and occasionally demanding. It encourages us to re-discover the natural freedom of the body (especially the spine) soothes the nervous system and helps us move with more ease.
Catherine’s classes explore breath and subtle somatic work, drawing on the latest discoveries in pain science to create more physical ease for those working with back pain, stress and anxiety. She is attentive and thoughtful and highly skilled at adapting poses to suit all types of students so that everyone leaves class feeling that they have made a fresh discovery about their yoga practice.
Catherine moved to the wilds of Exmoor in 2020 where she practices cold water swimming and teaches regular weekly classes in person and online. She is in demand for workshops for the British Wheel of Yoga and leads retreats, workshops and teacher trainings throughout Europe and the UK.