Your dedicated yoga, pilates and wellbeing centre right in the centre of Berkhamsted.
"I felt the pace was just right and positive instructions supportive during a fairly intensive session, the yin yoga helped to change the focus away from holding myself up!
It was a lovely group too and always a bonus when there are other men to Yoga with."
- Craig, regarding one of Cathy's workshops
Despite the complexity of all the names of the muscles, it was interesting to have them illustrated visually, and to see how they all fitted together. I was amazed at how many there are, and their relative sizes. I've never thought about muscles this much before.
I like being surprised and pushed to do seemingly impossible things. What I particularly liked was the atmosphere that you're able to create - where you're supportive, patient, able to laugh, while at the same time taking it all seriously.
- Amie (about one of Cathy's workshops)
The grounding workshop with Cathy really gave me an aha moment with regards to the reverse triangles. I no longer find myself dislocating something trying to get a twist in my back. Now i've got the positioning 'correct' I can get some more natural rotation in the spine - and i have to say it feels wonderful! Thank you. - Rebecca
"I appreciate what you said towards the end of the workshop, Cathy, in regards to it being your practice and personal to yourself. I might not be able to bend, forward bend or remember what comes next in the series, however I know that in the last 6 months after attending BAYoga has benefitted me in some way and given me a determination to learn more about this thing called Yoga." ~ Gary
"I wanted to say a huge thank you for really inspiring me to stick with, to the point of genuine enjoyment, my yoga practice! I feel in a completely different place to where I was when I appeared that first morning – physically and also mentally and emotionally, it really has helped me enormously, and that is very much down to your intuitive challenging, and support and ability to laugh and make it all so fun." - Jacqui
"Olena demonstrates a deep personal commitment to upholding the classic ashtanga tradition whilst making the poses accessible to all levels by offering lots of variations and adjustments. To anyone of any age who thinks ashtanga would be too challenging for them to engage in I'd encourage them to try Olena's class." - Ros
"Thank for you a most divine class today. I didn't want to leave my mat." - Penny
"A couple of days after starting the remedy Ann chose for me, my cough cleared up and has stayed away since. Words cannot express how relieved I am." - Rachel
"I had a course of treatments from Jan after my GP referred me to a pain clinic. My scepticism was answered the day I realised I no longer needed my walking stick, soon afterwards I ceased needing painkillers and was also able to reduce my PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) medication. I now have treatments every month or two to maintain my more mobile and pain-free life." - Mark
"I have to admit, I was so sceptical about Shiatsu but after Jan treated my leg (broken last summer and not healed properly) I have had amazing results. For the first time in a year I'm able to fully bend the knee which will make a huge difference to my climbing." - Maria
Thank you so much for today, I feel like a new woman. What with work and family life, I haven't really been looking after myself recently so I really needed today. You're a miracle worker. My hips and glutes thank you!
"Lovely class with Suzy today, really felt I was working and getting to relax and let go of the tension I seem to hold all the time."
“I never thought yoga would be for me. Not only am I ridiculously unbendy, but I like sports that make me puff and sweat. Yoga doesn’t do that, right? Wrong! Now I’ve discovered ashtanga yoga and I hope I’m still doing it when I’m ninety. It not only ticks the puffing and sweating boxes, but it sorts out my growing creaks (because I’m 40 odd) and curves (because I hunch over a desk for the rest of the week).”
“I took up yoga to give my legs a good stretch from all my running, but I’ve noticed it also builds the muscles around my knees, one of my problem areas. So yoga ticks off all those squats and lunges that the physio tells me to do and which I wouldn’t otherwise do! I honestly don’t think I could do all my running and triathlons without yoga.
Yoga has given me a fantastically strong core, which takes the strain off my legs and means I’m less likely to have a knee injury. It’s also improved my upper body strength, which is great for pumping arms when I run - and for looking toned in the summer!
Best of all, I now love yoga for yoga’s sake and not because of what it does for my running.”
“I find that the ashtanga practice can be very challenging but I always feel calmer and well worked after each session. Cathy is a wonderful teacher: calm, patient, understands why you might be frustrated occasionally with certain postures and always manages to stretch you further than you thought you could go!”
“Yoga with Clare is as much about the mindfulness of yoga as the poses. She’s a very patient and enthusiastic teacher, encouraging her pupils to deepen their practice and confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I always leave feeling calm, refocused and reenergised.”
“I love the fact that I arrive dead on my feet after a long day at work. After a wonderful ashtanga workout with Cathy, I feel alive, fit and wonderfully calm. Her teaching is simply the best.”
“I came to Cathy to increase flexibility. I gained much more than that. She’s an excellent teacher who has tolerated my stubbornness and competitive nature. My mindset has transformed to see yoga as a fourth discipline to my triathlon training. The journey is long but with Cathy it’ll be fun!”
“I really look forward to my classes and love having Cathy as my teacher. I’ve been practising yoga for many years and have never found a class that brings such great rewards, like increased stamina, great body tone and improved flexibility (more than I thought I was capable of).”