South Coast nsw celebrant and yoga classes

Catherine with her dog Marli

About Catherine E-mail

I'm a marriage celebrant and yoga teacher from south coast NSW.

As a celebrant I provide beautiful unique ceremonies in beautiful places. 

As a yoga teacher I guide and support others in their yoga journey.   

As a retreat leader I create and facilitate earthy yoga experiences.

 

The sun, the sea, the beach. The bush, trees and gardens. Songs, music and books.
Dogs, kids and friends. Spirituality, ritual and community. These are some of the things I love in life.
These things inspire me as a celebrant and yoga teacher.

My home is at Broulee, a beachside village between Batemans Bay and Moruya on the south coast of NSW.  I have three wonderful children – two grown daughters and a son.

During my 25 year professional career I worked in conservation, environment, horticulture, natural resources, national parks, botanic gardens, Aboriginal affairs and communications.

I bring experience in leadership, facilitation, communications, public speaking and event management to my role as a celebrant. Combined with my insights, knowledge and skills as a yogini, ecologist and writer, I have much to offer as a celebrant and retreat facilitator.

My yoga journey began when I was a teenager some 40 years ago when my elder sister took me to a yoga class.  My first teacher was Roma Blair. I have explored many yoga styles with many different teachers over the decades, in particular Iyengar Yoga and Heart of Yoga with Mark Whitwell.  My personal yoga practice is a vital part of my life - bringing me focus, energy, flexibility, inner and outer strength, balance, stillness, calm, inner connection and spiritual sense.  I trained as a yoga teacher in 2007 as I wanted to share the joys and benefits of yoga with others.

I am taken with the concept of yatra or pilgrimage, a spiritual journey, and love to travel on pilgrimage to wild bush and beach places around Australia.  I am very excited to be offering more yoga earth retreats in 2018, guiding others to reconnect to earth, water, fire, air and spirit in awe inspiring natural environments.  Yoga is this connection of nature - prakrti - and soul - purusha.

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts in Leadership
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Ecology
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Statement of Attainment in Marriage Celebrancy
  • Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Level II


Membership

  • Australian Marriage Celebrants
  • Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants
  • International Yoga Teachers Australia