Catrin teaches dynamic and slow flow classes, as well as restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Her classes always pay attention to alignment and offer a deep, guided relaxation at the end.
Catrin trained with Yoga Haven on their 200 hour Yoga Alliance programme which she loved for its non-dogmatic approach and careful attention to both the physical and the philosophical practice of yoga. She trained with Roger Cole in Restorative Yoga and completed her Yoga Nidra teacher training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli. She also trained in Yoga Adjustments with Nova Milesko and remains constantly inspired by a wide range of teachers.
Catrin used to be an aerialist and as well as her teaching also runs a theatre circus company called Osborne & What. She teaches yoga for actors at Fourth Monkey and RADA, and has set up www.stokeyyoga.co.uk.
Catrin Osborne instructs the following:
Restorative yoga workshop
In this workshop we will focus on letting go, physically, mentally and emotionally, creating some
quiet space around and within ourselves, away from all the noise and constant demands and pressures of modern city life.
Restorative yoga involves longer held postures (up to ten minutes in each posture) using props to support the body so it can fully rest in the pose. This enables the body and mind to relax deeply through the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.
The session will finish with a yoga nidra: a guided meditation practised in savasana (lying down comfortably), bringing you home to your true self. Expect to leave this workshop feeling clearer headed and more relaxed. You may also notice improved sleep and digestion, feeling less stressed in a more rested body.
Restorative yoga is suitable for everyone, regardless of their physical condition. No previous yoga experience necessary.
slow flow yoga : all levels
A flowing practice for anyone seeking attention to detail or in need of a gentler pace whilst still moving through creative sequences of poses. It is relevant to beginners as much as advanced practitioners, and welcomes pregnant women and those recovering from injury.
The slower pace allows for a focus on precision, alignement and breath, letting you make the practice as thorough and challenging or as restful as you need it to be. Slow, mindful movement creates a space for the body to adapt and unwind, and for the postures to flow with stability and lightness like a moving meditation.
vinyasa flow yoga : all levels
A dynamic flowing practice of postures drawing on the ashtanga yoga tradition yet with creative sequencing so that each class is different.
Deep stretching for strength and flexibility leaves you energized yet relaxed.
All levels - everyone welcome, differing abilities are catered for. Complete beginners should be aware that a minimum level of fitness is recommended as these classes may be faster paced or more physically challenging.
flow & restore : all levels
An energetic, heat-building vinyasa flow practice followed by longer-held stretches and restorative poses, and ending with a deep, long, guided relaxation.
A well balanced two-fold class, with the benefits of dynamic yoga and the benefits of a full restorative practice all packed in a single session! A real treat for everyone.
restorative yoga : all levels
A relaxing practice using props to fully support the body in poses. The body is progressively and passively stretched and re-aligned, and the mind allowed time to rest, leaving you feeling open and refreshed.
What a better way to end the week and start the weekend?
yoga nidra : all levels
Also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness, yoga nidra is an ancient practice intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. Following basic, gentle movements to limber the body and a few restorative poses, the teacher uses techniques such as guided imagery and body scanning to aid relaxation, allowing a generous length of time in Savasana (lying down on your back, with appropriate support) for practitioners to physically and mentally sink into their yoga nidra.
A class for everyone: no experience of yoga necessary.