Cat (Adv. Dip. Pilates) is a Level 4 instructor (Pilates Alliance Australasia) who has been teaching studio & mat Pilates for over 15 years. Cat has worked in London, Melbourne, Hawaii & Central Victoria, teaching Pilates Studio & mat classes for both rehabilitation & fitness. She has studied with esteemed instructors and is particularly inspired by Elizabeth Larkam, Sally Anderson & Blossom Leilani Crawford. Cat regularly attends ongoing education workshops, and enjoys mentoring Pilates instructors.
Cat enjoys working with elite & competitive sports clients & dancers (past & present), & has an interest in women's health & pre/ post natal care (including rectus diastasis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction & pelvic instability- supporting women through pregnancy & beyond), optimising wellness, hip health, & post operative care. She has worked with many & varied conditions & injuries and will liaise with your practitioner(s).
Cat is personally interested in fascia, ideokinesis & the value of both traditional & contemporary Pilates applications. She has found an inspirational mentor (Marg Peck of Healing Well), here in Castlemaine. Cat has taught people from 13-91yrs young, of all fitness levels and goals. Cat lives in Castlemaine with her husband and two daughters, she brings a rare dedication & joy to her work & loves watching bodies change & learn to move better, & the transformation that comes from breath & movement!!
Helen is an experienced Pilates instructor who has been teaching studio & mat work Pilates in both rehabilitation & fitness settings for over 14 years both in Melbourne & Central Victoria. She holds certificates with the Australian Pilates Method Association and Aligned for Life in Melbourne.
Helen has worked with a wide variety of clients & conditions, including disc pathologies, osteoporosis, hip replacements, shoulder & sporting injuries. She has a special interest in postural assessment, bio mechanics, bone health & injury prevention, & in 2016 completed pre & postnatal training in South Africa.
Helen is a certified Buff Bones instructor, giving her expertise in working with Osteoporosis, Osteopaenia & it's prevention. Designed to increase bone density & safe for those with bone loss. She completed this course in Sydney with New York's esteemed Rebekkah Rostein. Helen incorporates this work into both studio & mat work sessions.
Helen will liaise with your practitioner & support you through injury or rehabilitation. Her attention to detail & continued ongoing education make her an inspired instructor with relevant programming. Before her Pilates career, Helen was an advertising art director. She started Pilates after suffering from chronic lower back pain & has enjoyed it ever since! She has been a yoga practitioner for over 30 years (starting as a child in Johannesburg), & her interests include mountain biking, painting, drawing & printmaking. Health rebates are available for both Helen's mat & studio classes.
Shalagh has been a passionate Pilates practitioner for over a decade. She completed a Diploma in Pilates with National Pilates Training Centre in 2014 (studio & mat). Shalagh has a keen interest in understanding the human body, conditions, and programming to a clients needs. Her gentle and supportive nature and desire to create positive change, makes her a wonderful instructor and she enjoys working with clients in both fitness and rehabilitation settings.
Shalagh is committed to regular self practice & ongoing education, & has experience working with clients with a wide range of conditions & injuries.
Zoey's passion for moving began with dance in her primary school years, she went on to study at The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School from years 7 - 10, and completed a further three years full time at the Australian Ballet School. Zoe moved straight into the Australian Ballet Company as a Corps de Ballet dancer. During her 4 year tenure with the Company, she had many wonderful opportunities & experienced some wonderful repertoire. However, after acquiring a chronic knee injury during this period in the company, Zoey's motivation and inspiration changed.
Leaving the dancing world to "have a life" her direction shifted toward Pilates and rehabilitation of the body. Zoey became a qualified Pilates Instructor with the Australian Pilates Method Association and subsequently managed, owned and taught at a Pilates Studio in East Melbourne for 6 years.Zoey has attended many workshops & conferences in Pilates specific ongoing education, which has provided her with a broad experience of techniques, styles & applications.
Zoey's teaching style is highly focused on technique with importance given to flow & the client's own understanding of movement. Her classes are designed to functionally 'free up' the body and mobilise areas of stiffness, whilst learning to stabilise & gain strength where needed. Her aim is for everyone to enjoy their class, to feel relaxed enough to be themselves, & to have confidence in their teacher knowing their personal preferences & necessary limitations. This allows the client to feel supported through their movement experience with attentive guidance & individually catered programming.
Kate Guthrie (Yoga)
Kate has been a practitioner of Yoga for the past sixteen years. Her early studies were at Gertrude Street Yoga. In 2006 Kate met long time teacher and author, Erich Schiffmann. She studied with him between 2006 and 2008. His ‘Freedom Style’ approach to Yoga has influenced Kate greatly. Lately Kate’s practice and teaching has been inspired by the work of Biomechanist, KatyBowman and Yoga teacher, Jason Crandell.
In Kate’s classes you can expect slow paced Hatha Flow Yoga with a focus on whole body strengthening, healthy alignment and connecting with the breath. She supports and encourages students to tune into their experience of the breath and the body as a simple and effective path to feeling grounded and present.
Yoga with Kate Term 3 (9 weeks from July 20th) Thursdays 9.30-11am Full Term $135 Casual $20 full/ $15 concession BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Kate 0431 603 410
Amy McDonald (Yoga)
Amy McDonald teaches nerdy, alignment based Hatha Yoga. She has been practicing Yoga since she was 8, teaching since 2009 and considers herself a certifiable Yoga geek! Amy's classes are smart, strong and sweaty. She teaches with passion for all levels and is inspired by her primary teacher, Noah Maze.
Yoga with Amy 6 week programme 10th July-14th August 7-9pm $120 for all 6 or $25 pay as you go email@example.com