Kambah ACT 2902
Katrina feels blessed to have trained with some of the luminaries of the yoga world. She completed her original teacher training in Sydney at Nature Care College with a faculty that included Eve Grybowski, Sal Flynn, Mark Breadner, Sinder Kaur and many other inspiring teachers. A game-changing element in the course was Donna Farhi's seminal book Body, Mind Spirit as the core text.
The teachings inspired Katrina to undertake advanced studies with Donna in New Zealand and set her on the path of exploring functional movement. Donna also introduced her to the world of Body-Mind Centreing and Somatics, a therapeutic movement modality that combines the science of neuroplasticity with philosophy and elements of yoga. Thomas Hanna developed Somatics from his studies in Feldenkrais, both practices that yoke mind and body and use awareness to fine tune consciousness of sensation.
Katrina works as a consultant as her day job so understands only too well the impact of loaded posture and long hours at a computer has on the body, mind and breath. Yoga and somatics is her sanctuary, her go to, and a source of inspiration and insight every day.
Katrina currently teaches two classes a week which are a fusion of Somatics and therapeutic yoga.
The Somatic class uses slow, measured somatic movements to help you reclaim a sense of wholeness, your sense of Self, independence for healing and freedom in movement. Students leave feeling spacious, balanced and wonderfully relaxed.
The yoga fusion class often use insights from the latest research into functional yoga and movement therapy including fascia release, core stabilisation techniques, Feldenkrais elements and Alexander Technique. Classes are small and allow each student to work at their own level and with individual attention. Katrina also offers private somatic assessments from the Kambah, ACT, home studio.