Meet the Team
Our faculty has over 175 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 five years, and is a member of the Triyoga teaching advisory committee.
Originally a professional dancer, she has been practicing for almost 40 years, and teaching since 2004. 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 workshops in Dallas, Abu Dhabi and Vienna.
She created the Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Immersion Course – a five-day residential intensive for teachers and teacher trainees, which has been running annually since 2009, and teaches regular workshops and courses around the UK. She teaches annually at yoga retreats in Europe, India and the Middle East.
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.
Mary Mackie – introduction to anatomy
Mary Mackie first became interested in yoga in her early twenties whilst training as a Registered General Nurse (RGN), and became a BWY teacher in 1990. She has also trained as a yoga therapist with the Yoga Biomedical Trust and now teaches sessions for specific conditions, particularly knee and back pain, respiratory and stress related conditions. She worked at one of the first palliative care centres in the UK, and has taught Active Birth classes for almost 20 years, during which time she was introduced to the work of Vanda Scaravelli.
Mary has a special interest in anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga teaching, and continues to explore the anatomy and physiology of the body, working on anatomical dissection and discovering the role of the fascia on the living, moving body. In her work with teacher trainees, she endeavours to inspire as well as instruct students about the amazing ways in which our bodies work and move.
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.