Trauma Informed Yoga with Trauma Manchester
Menopause Immersion with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (Yoni Shakti).
Interface Between Yoga and Healing with Jean Danford, Real Yoga

Yoga Therapy Post Graduate Diploma with Jean Danford, Real Yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training Post Graduate Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Yoga Therapy Certificate with the British Wheel of Yoga.

About Cath - training and qualifications

About Cath

I am passionate about teaching individuals traditional yoga methodologies and practices to promote self awareness, curiosity, freedom, power, faith and possibility. The only thing we can be certain of in life is that it’s constantly changing and that WE are in charge of our destiny, we have more influence than we realise :-)) Once we realise this and take full responsibility for our individual existence, we are in a powerful position to change whatever we are unhappy about. Change begins with self awareness, and an ability to undertand “where we are now”. We all have a unique set of talents or gifts to share with the world. When we have discovered our Dharma (life purpose) and how we can put them to good use, we can work out a path to follow that brings great satisfaction and joy.

I found Yoga in my early 20s, whilst going through a really stressful time! Looking for a way to relax and calm, I stumbled upon a Hatha Yoga class run by a wonderful lady, Joan Minton Taylor, to whom I will be eternally grateful. I’d come out of her class feeling rejuvenated, calm and with new perspectives on life. Her classes changed my life since she helped me question my existence, and my unhappiness. She helped me find a place of peace, some quiet time to hear my inner voice, always there to guide me in the right direction.

Since then Yoga has always played a big part in my daily life. To help me navigate my way through the different phases of my life and to develop a better understanding of my own inner feelings and emotions and how I can be “present” with them rather than resist and push them away. Being open to some new perspectives has helped me realise that with every challenge we face, there is an opportunity to learn and grow :-))

I am regulated by the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and have also met the performance outcomes for National Occupational standards and curriculum set by The British Council for Yoga Therapy.

I have volunteered for a local cancer charity, offering one to one sessions and yoga therapy courses to patients from the Royal Berks Hospital, either with cancer or within six months of treatment.

I  run small group classes for my local council with the aim to help people manage and/or reduce symptoms of chronic health conditions e.g. musculoskeletal, persistent pain, anxiety, depression, stress, cancer, fibromyalgia, trauma, arthritis, and menopause etc.

Over the past few years I have been working with some wonderful people to bring yoga therapy into the healthcare setting. We have won numerous awards e.g. a competition held by the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School, (Greenshoots Seed Finance Award Scheme), which enabled us to grow our work. We have also been awarded funds through the Together Fund, Versus Arthritis and Sport England, a generous grant that allowed us to deliver free yoga therapy sessions for arthritis, persistent, and musculoskeletal pain in the community.

I have collaborated with Trauma Informed Consultancy Services: offering trauma informed Yoga Therapy sessions, face to face or online.


“Cath is a very compassionate and caring person, who has certainly helped me considerably - I have a much more positive outlook on life and am meditating daily. I am looking more at what life is offering me rather than what I am missing.”

“Overall, a VERY positive experience. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to talk things through - I know that I always respond better to any treatment when I feel listened to and understood.”

“Cath's sessions were incredibly helpful and insightful. It is no exaggeration that she has helped me to see how improving my breathing can change my outlook and my state of mind. I am noticeably calmer as a result, its been a real gift! Thank you Cath, it really is fair to say you have changed my life for the better. You have a wonderful gift and knowledge and I am lucky to have been a beneficiary of this.”

“Cath has been a real breath of fresh air in helping me to sort through both mental and physical issues. She is really amazing at listening, understanding and providing practical solutions in all areas. She is extremely perceptive and knowledgeable, and also very kind. I would highly recommend her for yoga therapy work for anyone who feels they would like to improve the quality of their mental, physical and emotional health.”