Catarina's classes are taught in a methodical yet fun way, so expect a clear and focused practice in an uplifting and warm atmosphere.
Catarina came into yoga as a way of balancing a busy career as an architect, but over the years yoga became her natural space. Her practice took her on many journeys in the UK and abroad, including to India where she completed the Sivananda Teacher Training Course . More recently Catarina trained under the Triyoga Teacher Training programme and since then continues to be involved in numerous workshops and courses. She is an assistant for the Triyoga Teacher Training and the Mysore Style classes in Triyoga Camden. Eileen Gauthier, Joey Miles and Anna Ashby have been her inspirational teachers on this journey.
Catarina welcomes students of all levels in her classes, from beginners to more experienced practitioners, providing plenty of options so everyone can take part.
Catarina Portugal instructs the following:
ashtanga : level 1
Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic high heat flowing practice to tone, strengthen and detoxify. Repeating and building on elements of the Primary Series.
In this class you will repeat the same sequence of poses each week, ultimately committing it to memory and moving on to self practice.
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. An inclusive class, it welcomes beginners as much as advanced practitioners, as well as 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 technical and challenging or as gentle as you need it to be, with options to rest. 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.