My Yoga and Pilates Journey
From Office Gal to being my own boss.
My name is Catherine, nicknamed Cat, which is appropriate as I love cats and they like a good stretch!
Originally from France, I have been a proud Dubliner since the end of the 90’s!
My journey with yoga started 20 years ago. A friend dragged me to a Yoga class in a gym. I noticed right away the benefits to my health.
I saw a vast improvement on my breathing, which helped me overcome a mild form of asthma. It was also the start of my self-awareness journey!
I spent over 15 years in the corporate world, having studied Business and Marketing, working in Finance, Consulting, and Sales.
As someone travelling a lot and spending time sitting in meetings, yoga offered relief for my Tech Neck, Computer Shoulders and Desk Hips.
As Yoga as helped me so much, I saw the opportunity to train as a yoga teacher as a path for self-improvement and to help others. In 2013 I started to train with the Yoga Training and Therapy Centre in Dublin.
My love of Pilates came later, but i was so enthused by it that I trained with PTTI and became a teacher in 2018. Pilates complements my Yoga practice really well, it also helps me with my posture for horse riding and in everyday life. Beyond the physical, having a stronger core has made me believe more in myself.
After an interesting and busy career working for companies, I decided to start my self-employement journey! I teach Yoga, Pilates and Meditation first and foremost. And I use my business experience to work as a freelance consultant to help former employers and clients with their development strategy.
“Having both in my life gives me balance and fulfilment.”
In my spare time, I love horse riding; I find that Yoga and Pilates help my posture on the horse and my riding fitness. I spend as much time outside as I can, preferably in the lovely Phoenix Park.
I believe Yoga, Pilates and Meditation are for everyone.
A practice can be as challenging or as relaxing as you need it to be. My classes have a strong focus on alignment and encompass mindfulness and stress management.
I teach public classes, 1 to 1, and corporate classes in the Dublin area, and now online.