Meet the Team
Our faculty has over 200 years of combined yoga experience.
With all this knowledge, wisdom and guidance, you’ll be in safe hands.
Catherine Annis – core teacher
Catherine Annis has taught the teacher training course at Triyoga for six years, and is a member of the Triyoga teaching advisory committee.
Originally a professional dancer, she has been practicing yoga for almost 40 years. During that time, she has explored Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, and is now most inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. Catherine holds an MA in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage therapist, and it is this interest that inspires her teaching. She has taught at the Pilates Foundation, as guest teacher on several yoga teacher trainings and, as one of the leading teachers of Scaravelli inspired yoga, has been invited to teach on retreats, workshops and immersions in America, the Middle East, India and Europe.
She created the Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Immersion Course – a six-day residential intensive for teachers and teacher trainees, which has been running annually since 2009, and teaches regular workshops and courses around the UK.
In accordance with Yoga Alliance Professionals standards, Senior Yoga Teacher Catherine Annis will be teaching 70% of the contact hours on the IYTT course.
Tanya Love – core teacher
Tanya Love has been practising yoga for 20 years and qualified as a teacher with Triyoga in 2011. She assisted and mentored on a Triyoga teacher training in 2012/13. She qualified as a pregnancy yoga teacher with Yoga Campus and completed two Scaravelli Inspired teachers’ immersion courses with Catherine Annis and a specialist teachers’ course with John Stirk.
She studied Living Anatomy with the CranioSacral Therapy Educational Trust and holds an Association of Physical and Natural Therapists qualification in Anatomy and Physiology. She is currently training in Hakomi, a mindfulness based form of Body Psychotherapy. She teaches Hatha and Scaravelli Inspired classes and workshops across London. Tanya has a particular interest in the therapeutic applications of yoga, and works with the charity Change Grow Live to make yoga available to those in recovery from substance addictions.
Peter Blackaby – functional anatomy
Peter started practicing yoga seriously in 1978 as a student of the Iyengar system, and qualified as an Iyengar teacher in 1986. He qualified as an Osteopath at the College of Osteopaths at Regents College London in 1994, and in 1995 he co-taught a two-year teacher training course with John Stirk and Sophy Hoare. From 1995-97, he taught anatomy and physiology at the Chiron centre for Body Centred Psychotherapy in Ealing, and in 2002 he taught a 2-year TT for the British Wheel of Yoga.
Over the last 15 years, Peter has focused on the scientific underpinning of the practice of yoga, both in the bio-mechanical sense and in the mind /body relationship.
He currently teaches functional anatomy on the London Yoga Teacher Training course and two other local courses. He also teaches the anatomy module at the Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, and is regularly invited to teach throughout England Wales and Scotland and abroad.
Gary Carter – anatomy and myofascial connections
Gary Carter has been teaching and practising yoga and various other movement practices for 25 years. He has studied Shiatsu, Chi Ne Tsang, CranioSacral Therapy and in 1998 met Tom Myers and studied the Anatomy Trains theory in depth, completing the KMI Structural Integration training.
Over the past 15 years he has lectured in Movement Anatomy for Yoga, Yoga teacher trainings, Pilates teacher trainings and massage schools all over the UK. He has run the Science of Movement course at Middlesex University from 2007- 2011 and studied Dissection at the Institute of Anatomy in Vienna. He ran his Natural Bodies centre in Brighton for over 20 years offering several yoga teacher trainings and continues to run his Anatomy and Yoga courses in England, Scotland and Ireland.
Jody Barber – introduction to anatomy
Jody has been practising yoga since 1998 and has experienced several styles, Mysore Astanga, Yin, Hatha and Scaravelli and is a qualified yoga teacher.
Jody is also a Chartered Physiotherapist of 26 years and has a special interest in treating people with a neurological diagnosis. As a physiotherapist she is trained to an advanced level in the Bobath Concept, which is a specialist assessment and treatment approach for individuals with disturbances of function, movement and postural control. The rationale of this approach is based upon present day knowledge of motor control, motor learning and neural plasticity, as well as a knowledge of biomechanics.
Jody works for the NHS and as a private physiotherapist and teaches yoga classes and workshops in West Hertfordshire. She has a passion for understanding the anatomy of the body and how it moves and how to restore normal movement when dysfunction arises. Jody has clinically supervised many undergraduate physiotherapy students.
www.YogaPhysiotherapy.co.uk (website coming soon)
Neville Cregan – yoga philosophy
Neville Cregan has been teaching the history and philosophy of yoga since 2003. During a trip through India in the 1980s, he accidentally ended up at an ashram, and the experience inspired his curiosity. On his return to the UK, he completed a Humanities BA focusing on Indian religions and philosophy.
He is interested in issues of cultural appropriation, and exploring whether modern Western scientific knowledge is changing our approach to yoga. Neville is also an accredited British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher, and a qualified Thai massage therapist and reflexologist.
Frankie Walker – teaching assistant
Frankie teaches a fluid and evolving practice which challenges and nurtures. She has 17 years experience having studied yoga for a decade before beginning her training as an Advanced Certified Teacher in India and the UK. Her classes are infused with warmth, encouragement and a deep understanding of the postures, practices and philosophy of Yoga.
Based on traditional Yoga and profoundly influenced by the deeply wise Scaravelli Inspired approach, classes also draw on the grace and dynamics of Vinyasa Krama and the strong alignment of Iyengar Yoga.
Since 2011 Frankie has also been teaching pregnancy and post-natal yoga classes, inspired by her own pregnancy and the birth of her son.
Lukas Angelini – teaching assistant
Lukas initially trained as an actor and movement practitioner in Switzerland at an experimental performing and visual art school in the early 90’s, where he first encountered Tanztheater, contact improvisation, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais and yoga.
He now works as a director, actor, drama facilitator, yoga teacher and is an associate artist of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He is a recent graduate of the Triyoga teacher training where his main teachers were Catherine Anis and Kate Ellis. He says they have greatly influenced his yoga and movement teachings, as well as his work with young aspiring actors.
He has been practicing meditation for the past 20 years (mainly in a small zen dojo in South London) and is a dad of three children.