Meet the Team
Our faculty has over 200 years of combined yoga experience.
With all this knowledge, wisdom and guidance, you know you’ll be in safe hands.
Catherine Annis 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 practising yoga since the late 1970s. 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 has been practising yoga for more than 20 years and qualified as a teacher with Triyoga in 2011.
She is qualified as a pregnancy yoga teacher and studied Living Anatomy with the Cranio Sacral Therapy Educational Trust, she holds an Association of Physical and Natural Therapists qualification in Anatomy and Physiology.
She is a certified Hakomi therapist, and currently practises this mindfulness based form of body psychotherapy in London. She teaches Hatha and Scaravelli Inspired classes and workshops across London and retreats around Europe.
Her teaching is subtle, sensitive and respectful and her classes are lighthearted and inclusive. She believes yoga has the potential to be profoundly therapeutic.
Peter Blackaby 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.
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.
Introduction to anatomy
Jody Barber 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.
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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.
Karen McCoss lives and teaches on the west coast of Scotland on the beautiful Isle of Seil. She has been practising yoga for over 12 years, inspired by a sense of connection and community from the beginning. She believes passionately that yoga should be accessible to everyone regardless of age and ability and teaches both privately and in various community spaces in the Oban area, including a voluntary class for carers at the North Argyll Carers Centre.
Having come to yoga later in life after many years bringing up her family round the world, Karen trained with Catherine Annis and Kate Ellis at Triyoga. She furthers her study with Catherine on Scaravelli Immersion courses, completed a 2-year training with Kate in the Art of Teaching 1-to-1 and holds a qualification in Restorative Yoga.
Hilary Warrell loves moving and being outdoors in nature. A Nordic Walker instructor since 2007, she also has over 10 years experience teaching Pilates. After suffering severe anxiety and depression, she enrolled on a BWY Foundation course, which re-ignited her passion for teaching, and eventually led her to IYTT. She is fascinated by the human body its anatomy and function - particularly the feet - and the interplay between the body and mind. She has discovered that self-care is an integral part of the whole wellbeing picture and this is a key element in all her teaching. Hilary is due to graduate as a BWY teacher from IYTT in March, 2020 and brings her enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge of movement to her role as teaching assistant.