Cathy attended her first Iyengar yoga class as an art student in 1982, after that she was hooked.
Twenty years later, she finally trained as a teacher so she could spread the word!
Over the years she has been very lucky to be taught by many wonderful senior and advanced teachers across the UK and in India. She completed her Junior Intermediate 3 training in 2012, and continues to study.
Her classes are good fun and cater for people of all ages and levels of flexibility. Beginners are guided with clear instructions, and more experienced students are challenged.
Attendees say they feel better coming out than they did on the way in!
She teaches mostly in her home studio in South London, both live and via Zoom, but pre-Covid she also taught corporate groups in central London.
When she's not teaching or practising yoga, Cathy works as a Children's book designer and author.
Debbie’s first yoga experience came as a child when her friend’s Mum would encourage them to join her while doing her yoga home practice. Afterwards they had Eccles cakes straight from the oven, both impossible to resist!
Jump forward over a decade to 1992 in New Zealand, working as a ‘WOOFER’ (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) on a round the world backpacking trip, she found a Yoga book and with time to spare began playfully to explore the Asanas (postures)
Returning home, she finally found herself a class with teacher David Reddicen who introduced her to Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar Yoga (MDIY).
Qualifying in 2002, Debbie has continued to upgrade her teaching certificate through further studies and now holds the Level 3 certificate. She also mentors students towards taking their teacher training certificate. Debbie continues going to regular ‘Teacher classes’ at the MDIIY, and continues to attended senior training workshops throughout the uk and online.
She feels honoured to have spent time studying with the Iyengar family at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India and in the UK.