About Catherine

Catherine is our gentle yoga, prenatal and meditation yoga teacher whose classes are a blissful part of the week. After finishing a degree in Health Sciences/Kinesiology, Catherine completed the Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) program in 2005 and studied advanced teacher training in Prenatal yoga at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in 2008. Catherine studied Mindfulness-based Meditation at McMaster in 2009, and incorporates mindfulness into every practice. Follow Catherine's inspiring and uplifting blog entries on our website and Instagram posts @theyogaloungeto

Schvitz it out!

2017-03-02T15:20:37+00:00

The benefits of heat for our bodies and souls: a good schvitz can do wonders! A sauna, a steam room, a good sweat session all work to eradicate toxins from the body. In my own

Schvitz it out! 2017-03-02T15:20:37+00:00

The Benefit of Inversions

2017-02-23T12:54:58+00:00

How do inversions benefit us? All the evidence points to one principal; they upend one’s relationship to gravity. Gravity has a profound effect on the physiological processes of the human body. Gravity slowly but surely

The Benefit of Inversions 2017-02-23T12:54:58+00:00

The Studio and Your Dosha (QUIZ inside!)

2017-02-01T20:57:38+00:00

The doshas are a notion of bio elements in Ayurveda medicine, often described as a type of complimentary or alternative study.  The three doshas- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha- are derived from the five elements. Also known as mind-body types, the doshas

The Studio and Your Dosha (QUIZ inside!) 2017-02-01T20:57:38+00:00

Prenatal Yoga

2017-02-01T20:47:30+00:00

Breathe. Bellies. Babies! 'I am born connected. I am born remembering rivers flowing from my mothers body into my body'.     Carrying life is one of the greatest ways to become both grounded and

Prenatal Yoga 2017-02-01T20:47:30+00:00

Gentle Yoga

2017-02-01T20:48:53+00:00

Welcome to Thursday's Blissful Gentle Yoga class offered by Catherine! Our class runs each week, from 1:10-2pm. No experience with either yoga or meditation is necessary. Catherine uses many comfy props to offer poses and guidance

Gentle Yoga 2017-02-01T20:48:53+00:00

The winter solstice and associated practices

2016-12-21T09:44:35+00:00

Today is the shortest day of the year, which means the longest night. The winter solstice is a time of darkness, where we must work to encourage the Sun back to his Mother, the Sky.

The winter solstice and associated practices 2016-12-21T09:44:35+00:00

The Oak Moon and your practice

2016-12-14T21:58:06+00:00

The December full moon, that is closest to the winter solstice, is called the Oak Moon. The oak leaf has long represented the male aspect. It is a full, cold, bright moon, to dream of

The Oak Moon and your practice 2016-12-14T21:58:06+00:00

Ack! I’m too stressed to practice!

2016-02-22T15:34:43+00:00

  My aptitude to being late is a running joke with my friends. I admit, I am late for most appointments and plans, and they get a great laugh out of my frantic hustle. For

Ack! I’m too stressed to practice! 2016-02-22T15:34:43+00:00

The Winter Solstice

2015-12-21T18:15:08+00:00

Today is the shortest day of the year, which means the longest night. The winter solstice is a time of darkness, where we must work to encourage the Sun back to his Mother, the Sky.

The Winter Solstice 2015-12-21T18:15:08+00:00

The Fall Equinox

2018-02-27T05:29:47+00:00

The time of year when there is equal amounts of darkness and light. As the equinox passes this evening, we move into fall officially and the days of sunlight get shorter as nights get longer

The Fall Equinox 2018-02-27T05:29:47+00:00