Catherine Hardy has been practising yoga since 2004. A weekly practice at Glasgow University gym led to a foundation course with Gerry Kielty at Balance and regular classes with Maureen Smith, Anthea Simpson and subsequently with Cathy Moran.
As her curiosity and commitment grew, the weekly practice turned into twice, then three times a week. She experimented with Bikram, Iyengar, Power, aerial and Yin yoga and visited studios in New York, Istanbul, Gdansk and London.
Judi Farrell’s classes at Merchant City Yoga introduced Catherine to the Ashtanga tradition, learning the basics at the led class and attending workshops at Chi and Co and MCY with John Scott and David Keil.
She has maintained a weekly Iyengar based class with Maureen Smith, alongside Mysore style practice with Cathy Moran and occasional classes with Rose Ann McKean.
In addition to a 40 hour teacher training with David Swenson, she has had the privilege of practising under the guidance of Rosina Bonsu, Philippa Asher, David Robson, Julie Gudmestad, Hamish Hendry, Joey Miles, Peg Mulqueen, Jill Paget, Petri Raisenan and Yuval Ayalon.
Catherine graduated from the Balance 200 hour teacher-training course in 2017.