Yoga has been a part of Catarina’s life for about 5 years after moving to London to follow the dream of working in the magic of the movies as visual effects artist. The sedentary lifestyle demanded by the nature of the business started aggravating the chronic back pain and tension caused by the long hours working on the computer. She started practicing yoga for the physical side of it, to help her overcome the chronic back pain.
Catarina realised the healing benefits not only in the body but also in the mind. She loves the challenge and the movement in yoga, but more importantly the philosophy and meditative side which has really impacted her life both on and off the mat.
Believing that the key for life is balance, Catarina teaches dynamic classes based in Ashtanga with continuous movement, as well slow paced yoga as Yin Yoga where the aim is to find stillness. In both, the challenge will be there, allowing modifications to push yourself a little further in a safe place.
Catarina is passionate about sharing the many benefits of living a yogic lifestyle and believes that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age or ability and it’s about being present, connecting body and mind through breath, letting go, accept what it is and enjoy the process of getting stronger.
As an avid food lover, she also passionate about cooking and sharing delicious and healthy recipes.
Catarina qualified as a yoga teacher in December 2015, after completing a 200 hours Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket Yoga Teacher Training. Seeing herself as an eternal student, she kept up with her trainings completing 100 hours of Yin & Acupressure and 100 hours of Mandala & Shamanism with The Yoga People.
100 Hours - Mandala Vinyasa & Shamanism, Goa - India with The Yoga People
100 Hours - Yin Yoga & Acupressure, Goa - India with The Yoga People
200 Hours - Ashtanga Vinyasa & Rocket Yoga, London - UK with The Yoga People
UK - More Yoga, Frame, Gymbox, Fitness on Fire, Tribeca Studios, Yogi2me,
The Light Centre, Lululemon,
PT - Andanças Festival, Vida Pura, Casas da Lupa, Amovate, Aterra, Moagem
Triyoga Camden, for Marcus Veda
Yin & Chakras Teacher Training for The Yoga People (November 2016)
Yoga events for Fat Buddha Yoga
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