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Catherine Annis

Catherine Annis, Founder and Director of Intelligent Yoga Teacher training, is well known for her imaginative and practical approach to yoga. Originally a professional dancer, Catherine discovered yoga as a teenager. Practicing since the late 1970s, she has explored approaches including Sivananda and Astanga before gravitating to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Catherine’s practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine. She is an attentive and thoughtful teacher, and highly skilled at adapting poses to accommodate everyone in class, so that everyone leaves feeling they’ve made a new discovery about their practice.

Catherine is continually fascinated and inspired by the power and intelligence of our amazing bodies and by the gentle elegance and elastic movement of her cats. She holds an MA in Ballet Studies, is a qualified Thai Massage therapist and created the BWY accredited Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2017.


L1 From The Ground Up - An Appreciation Of Our Feet In Yoga
Date: Sunday 25 Apr 2021 Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Experience a new, more vibrant relationship with your feet. Wake up your whole body, improve your posture and create a strong connection with the ground beneath us.

In this practical workshop, we will:

  • Examine the anatomy of the foot, including normal range of movement and how to work with common restrictions and issues.
  • Learn practical self-massage skills to soothe and enliven our feet.
  • Explore the relationship between the feet, knees, pelvis and jaw.
  • Develop improved stability through the legs and spine.
  • Find a fresh connection with the ground, and experience a new elastic responsiveness in our movement.
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M1 Learn To Love Your Fascia!
Date: Sunday 25 Apr 2021 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Unpick the latest buzz in bodywork and yoga. Explore how we can move with more ease by working with our fascia.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Discover how to gently ease out long-held restrictions and areas of tension, reducing unnecessary holding and redundant movement patterns.
  • Become more attuned to the sense of glide within and between the fascial layers, and begin to move with more ease and freedom.
  • Develop approaches to unwind the fascial web.
  • Explore visualisation techniques to help release habitual holding patterns and areas of restriction.
  • Explore the feeling of structural stability and understand the role our fascia has in our proprioception and physical support.

A practical workshop suitable for all levels of experience.

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