Catherine  Hourihan

Catherine Hourihan

Joined on May 19, 2019


CATHERINE HOURIHAN


10-12 Egan St Newtown 2042 Phone: 0411 81 5719 Email: cathyhoo@gmail.com


EDUCA TION:


HSC Parramatta High 1986 
BA in Visual Art College of Fine Art, 1990 
Diploma in Dance Theatre Art National Art School 1994, Yoga Teacher Certificate with Sadie Nardini 2004 NYC, 2016 Yin Yoga teacher training with Sarah Owen.


BACK GROUND:


Catherine has practiced hatha yoga for over 20 years; she was first introduced to yoga as a way of enhancing her dance training in 1988. She studied Iyengar yoga in Sydney for 10 years, Sivananda yoga in Paris in 1997 and discovered vinyasa, flow yoga in New York City at Jivamukti and Laughing Lotus yoga studios in 1999. She received my certification from master teacher, Sadie Nardini in 2004 and completed an advanced teacher training workshop with Sadie in Feb, 2006. She has also trained in modern, classical and butoh dance. Catherine studied Klien technique for 6 years (classes focus on stretch and alignment) with founder Susan Klien and Barbra Mahlar in NYC and found that this training compliments and profoundly extends my understanding of hatha yoga. Since returning to Sydney Catherine completed a Yin Yoga teacher training with Sarah Owen in 2016 and currently teaches Yin Yoga at Dancing Warrior and Hatha at Redfern Community Centre for Sydney City Council.


CLASS DESCRIPTION:


Each class begins with a short meditation to clear the mind, come into the present and focus on breath awareness. The class then proceeds to simple stretches to open the body and further calm the mind. It then moves into a series of flowing sequences that become more challenging depending on the level of the students.


Catherine comes from a dance background and loves to teach classes that flow and usually teaches to music. She embraces the challenge of teaching transitions between asanas as well as the asanas themselves and create sequences that inspire students to go deeper into their practice.


The breath is integrated with each asana and flow is also balanced with stillness. Emphasis is placed on alignment and developing body awareness so that students learn a safe practice. Each class works on building strength, flexibility, balance and stamina with particular focus on building core strength. Catherine encourages an exploratory attitude so that students can cultivate a deeper understanding within their own practice. Catherine has experience teaching kids, adults and seniors.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:


CATHERINE HOURIHAN


10-12 Egan St Newtown 2042 Phone: 0411 81 5719 Email: cathyhoo@gmail.com


EDUCA TION:


HSC Parramatta High 1986 
BA in Visual Art College of Fine Art, 1990 
Diploma in Dance Theatre Art National Art School 1994, Yoga Teacher Certificate with Sadie Nardini 2004 NYC, 2016 Yin Yoga teacher training with Sarah Owen.


BACK GROUND:


Catherine has practiced hatha yoga for over 20 years; she was first introduced to yoga as a way of enhancing her dance training in 1988. She studied Iyengar yoga in Sydney for 10 years, Sivananda yoga in Paris in 1997 and discovered vinyasa, flow yoga in New York City at Jivamukti and Laughing Lotus yoga studios in 1999. She received my certification from master teacher, Sadie Nardini in 2004 and completed an advanced teacher training workshop with Sadie in Feb, 2006. She has also trained in modern, classical and butoh dance. Catherine studied Klien technique for 6 years (classes focus on stretch and alignment) with founder Susan Klien and Barbra Mahlar in NYC and found that this training compliments and profoundly extends my understanding of hatha yoga. Since returning to Sydney Catherine completed a Yin Yoga teacher training with Sarah Owen in 2016 and currently teaches Yin Yoga at Dancing Warrior and Hatha at Redfern Community Centre for Sydney City Council.


CLASS DESCRIPTION:


Each class begins with a short meditation to clear the mind, come into the present and focus on breath awareness. The class then proceeds to simple stretches to open the body and further calm the mind. It then moves into a series of flowing sequences that become more challenging depending on the level of the students.


Catherine comes from a dance background and loves to teach classes that flow and usually teaches to music. She embraces the challenge of teaching transitions between asanas as well as the asanas themselves and create sequences that inspire students to go deeper into their practice.


The breath is integrated with each asana and flow is also balanced with stillness. Emphasis is placed on alignment and developing body awareness so that students learn a safe practice. Each class works on building strength, flexibility, balance and stamina with particular focus on building core strength. Catherine encourages an exploratory attitude so that students can cultivate a deeper understanding within their own practice. Catherine has experience teaching kids, adults and seniors.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:


NEW YORK


2003 – Dec 2007 Golds Gym 81 Livingston St Brooklyn, 



2004 – 2005 Greenpiont YMCA 157 Messerole St Brooklyn,


2005 - 2006 Olive Leaf Spa 233 E23rd St New York. NY


2005 - 2006 St Lukes School 8th Ave New York. NY



2005 - Dec 2007 Yale club 35 Vanderbelt St New York, NY


2006 -Dec 2007 David Barton Gym 30 E85th St New York, NY,


SYDNEY


2008 – 2009  Fitness First, Darlinghurst,


2008 - 2011  Waterbrook retirement village St Lennards, Syd


2008 - 2012  The Living Room, Coogee, Sydney


2009 – 2010  Life & Balance, 132 St Johns Rd Glebe, Syd


2011 - 2013  Yoga Union, Newtown Syd



2013 - 2014  Sydney Yoga Oasis


2016 – present Dancing Warrior Yoga


REFERENCES:


Blake Smith, Yoga Union: 0433 314 747 



Mathew Bergen, Dancing Warrior Yoga: 041 373 8684


Natalie Almond, The Living Room: 0411 494 926  



Kristina Kasulous, Redfern community Centre:


0414 923 255


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