- Food and drink will be available to purchase on the day, but you are more than welcome to bring your own lunch.
- Yoga mats will be available to hire on the day for £1. If you have your own mat please bring it with you.
- You might want to also bring a blanket and any other props that you feel you might need for your practice (yoga blocks, meditation cushions, bolsters)
- We apologise in advance, but this is not a kids friendly event. Children ages 12+ accompanied by parents are welcome to attend (Ticket is required)
- There will be plenty of stalls showcasing what local businesses have on offer.
- This is an open level event. No previous Yoga experience is required.
Catherine Harry teaches a blended style of Hatha Yoga which she has practiced over many years drawing on the wide range of teachers she have been fortunate to work with through her travels. Catherine’s classes are generally small to enable time for hands-on adjustments which allow students to explore their own range of movement in a safe way. She likes to add a fun element to her teaching, whilst ensuring each student can tune in to their mind and body noticing changes occurring. The main focus is on how it feels, rather than how it looks. Ultimately Catherine strives for her students to leave the class a little taller, with an inner and outer smile.
Cheryl Godfrey-Ross, a native of Dingwall, has worked in an eclectic mix of environments. From university teaching, to stage performing and choreographing with musical theatre company ‘Speech Bubbles’ in Istanbul, to now working with the leading independent distributor of content in the television industry in Cannes, training for ‘Fusion Yoga Teaching’ in the foothills of the Himalayas was a logical step after years of personal experimental research focussing on the ease and flow in the body’s movement. Location is prime in Cheryl’s practice as both a yoga practitioner and yoga teacher, herself. The fusion of the nature of each local surrounding, whether it be India, Istanbul or Cannes, offers its own unique beauty, stillness, power and influence in the flows through the postures (asanas) with her and her students in class. Through a delicate balance of various yoga methods and philosophies, ‘The Fusion Centre’ Yoga discipline takes in the power of Ben Wyvis to become ‘The Mountain’ pose, ‘The Cat’s Back and the Strath Valley’ lead on to ‘The Rose Bush’. These are just three examples that infuse this practice adding awareness as well as fun, with intermingling elements of dance, movement, sound and breath; all together combining, creating a unique healing, integrated, revitalising blend.
Natallia Maguire is a Yoga Teacher with over 12 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Natallia’s style of yoga is a mix of Flow and Hatha. It can be best described as a fusion of strength and stretch, play and mindfulness, precision and flow inspired by years of teaching Pilates, Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Dance and other disciplines. Not a single practice you attend is similar to the previous one and all the workshops she runs are themed around either some emotion, or certain aspect (backbends, hip openers or twists for example). The sessions are small group classes, playful and fun but at the same very much mindful and focus on both: Asanas (postures) and Pranayama (Breathing). To give you the insight into Natallia’s teaching here’s a review by one of the fabulous Yogis who has attended a few of her sessions: ‘Sunday workshops are extremely energising. Two hours and sometimes more of deep stretching with Natalia sets me up for my week ahead. I feel less stressed and my joints are more fluid. Natallia has a wealth of knowledge on every muscle in the body and takes you through step by step verbal and demonstrative asanas. Great personality and humour makes the sessions very enjoyable’
Tania Mackie is a qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher, BSY Level 4. Living in the Highlands, she is inspired by the landscapes from the mountains to the sea and home is located on the Black Isle. Tania runs a number of classes locally and also combines yoga with sea kayaking as a Sea Kayak Coach and Leader. Wellbeing is at the heart of Tall Tree Yoga’s ethos and Tania specialises in specific coaching and tuition that supports individual need. In her spare time, Tania will be found balancing in some slightly random places, including her sea kayak, Waterlily, on skis or somewhere in the mountains.