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, Yoga, Teacher, Training, Course, iytt, London, Camden, UK, Europe

Catherine Annis
Core teacher

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.

www.CatherineAnnisYoga.com

Tanya Love, Yoga, Teacher, Training, Course, iytt, London, Camden, UK, Europe, ScaravelliTanya Love
Core teacher

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.

www.TanyaLovesYoga.com

Peter Blackaby, Yoga, Teacher, Training, Course, iytt, London, Camden, UK, Europe, ScaravelliPeter Blackaby
Functional anatomy

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.

www.PeteBlackaby.co.uk

Gary Carter, Yoga, Teacher, Training, Course, iytt, London, Camden, UK, Europe, ScaravelliGary 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.

www.NaturalBodies.co.uk

Jody Barber, London Yoga Teacher Training, Scaravelli Inspired, Anatomy, ttc, Physiotherapy

Jody Barber
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.

(website coming soon)

 

Neville Cregan, yoga, teacher, training, London, Scaravelli, Annis, iyttNeville 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.

www.NevYogaMassage.co.uk

Dana Andrew, Scaravelli, London Yoga Teacher Training, Course, 2020, 2021, 2022, Spain, BarcelonaDana Andrew
Teaching assistant

Dana discovered yoga, meditation and Thai massage at a retreat in Spain over 12 years ago and quickly realised how much these practices could support her mental, as much as her physical, health.  After practicing Iyengar yoga for many years, a friend she met on that first retreat took her to a class with Catherine Annis, which sparked an on-going fascination with a more enquiring and intuitive style of yoga.

Dana is also a Thai Bodywork practitioner.  Her personalised treatments draw on her studies of traditional Thai medical and Thai element theory, Thai herbalism and traditional Buddhist practices to address the needs of each physical layer of the body.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant Dana could bring together her experience of remote working and online training in the museum sector with her love of teaching yoga and self-care practices to small groups and private clients.  She strongly believes yoga should be accessible to all bodies and endeavours to share yoga as a way to inspire curiosity about our own bodies and how we relate to the world.

Currently based in Barcelona, Dana is a recent graduate of the first IYTT intake.

Caroline Wigart, Scaravelli, London Yoga Teacher Training, Course, 2020, 2021, 2022Caroline Wigart
Teaching assistant

Originally from Sweden, Caroline loves open spaces, nature and fresh air and likes to spend as much time as she can walking (preferably barefoot), swimming and sailing. She has practiced yoga for well over 20 years; on a rock in the Swedish archipelago and in the foothills of the Himalaya, but mainly at triyoga in London where she was introduced to Scaravelli inspired yoga. She has just recently graduated the London Yoga Teacher Training Course with IYTT and has already started teaching yoga.

Caroline has always been interested in how people interact with the environment and studied 3D design and Light and Lighting of the Built Environment. She likes to approach life and work holistically and finds that yoga can both inspire and inform that process. She found her studies into both light and yoga fascinating, as the subjects equally touch all aspects of the human existence.

Caroline is a recent graduate of the first IYTT intake.

Alicia Moran

Pilates Foundation (Director – retired)

Catherine Annis belongs to an elite group of London yoga teachers who are at the top of their practice. Her understanding of the body and the language she uses to describe movements and poses is vivid and sophisticated. She has inspired my work as a Pilates teacher and introduced me to a broader understanding of how to achieve release and balance in the body.

Karen McCoss

Yoga Teacher

Thank you for all your amazing teaching over the two years, it's been incredible and you have been a wonderful support all the way through the teacher training course.  I am so lucky to have found your ttc! 

Pippa Richardson

Yoga Teacher

Completing my yoga training under the guidance of Catherine was truly a life changing process. Her expertise, care and passion is exceptional and reflected in everything she does.  The pace of the course allowed time for integration and exploration, something I really valued.

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