Lead Yoga Teacher
Ed Wood is the Lead Hot Yoga Instructor of Yogafurie. Ed has a keen understanding of human anatomy and a broad, deep appreciation of Yoga practice, philosophy and principles.
Ed Wood started Yogafurie Hot Yoga back in 2012 and has seen it grow ever since. Ed Wood also runs hot yoga teacher training courses.
He brings all this experience to his friendly and informal classes.
Ed has always been interested in the anatomy and eastern practices. Before becoming a hot yoga teacher, Ed was a Tai Chi instructor. Ed has a background of martial arts, including as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Administrator and Receptionist
I am receptionist and administrator at Yogafurie! You will find me at the front desk (drinking gallons of green tea), providing a warm and friendly welcome to everyone entering the studio and booking people into their classes. I will also be keeping up with the administrative side of things when the studio is a little quieter.
I have been practicing Ashtanga yoga for around 5 months now and I am amazed at how it helps my mind and body on a daily basis, so I am super happy to be working in a place which enables people to get these incredible benefits too! Please feel free to come to me with any questions about classes, products or just for a chat!
Receptionist and Studio Artist
My yoga practice has helped me navigate some curve balls in life. Still trying to figure this great journey all out, but I can attest that the quality of attention cultivated on the mat has grounded my perspective and brightened my outlook. What may start as simply breath and movement (vinyasa) could spiral into an entire emotional, physical and even spiritual transformation!
I have so many inspirations in yoga and bring a flavour of it all to my classes. My style is energetic and uplifting which invites people to feel at ease and playful. From powerful flows to deep relaxation and meditation, I weave themes and postures into a fluid practice.
Teaching in stages allows students to discover for themselves a practice sweet to their own needs. I cue alignment, breath and sensation so as to support and guide our movement.
Take a step onto the mat and tap into that delightful power source within!
Having come to yoga as a way to stretch out after years of running way too many miles, I soon found there was a lot more to it than that. Running was my meditation an escape into oneself, a journey of being free of all barriers and insecurities. My passion for yoga grew and grew; trying many styles of practice and felt they all had something so wonderful to offer. I completed my yoga teacher training with Ed in 2016, and from here the journey as a teacher became very exciting, the fact that you can always continue to learn and I hope to share all of my inspiration and teachings of yoga with you guys!
I like to offer a fun dynamic stretchy practice with a fluid mindful technique, a lot of love and a little bit of banter.
Classes are themed around an inspirational topic to offer an intention for practice, supported by the breath and always encouraging of being in the moment.
I believe the mains things we must possess as a good teacher are devotion, humility and compassion. There are many different branches of yoga, all relevant and valuable and at the end of the day, all-reaching for the same source. The practice on the mat is the practice for the real life off the mat.
I believe yoga is a powerful tool to help us see more clearly the behaviors and patterns that hold us back from being the very best versions of ourselves. As well as creating strength in the body it allows us to shift emotions and really experience what is going on in our bodies and our minds, my teacher used to say to me “if you’re in your head, you’re dead’ and I love this; shifting energy through moving our bodies is such a simple tool with such profound effects. I teach a very powerful flowing class, which I feel, is the perfect way to get out of our heads and back in to our bodies.
The rest of my time I work as a freelance photographer for a number of charities as well as pursuing more arts based personal projects.
Hi, I’m Catherine.
For over 20 years, I’ve been a Yoga teacher, Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach & I absolutely adore my job!
I’m also a National & International lecturer and assessor for yoga teachers & personal fitness trainers.
I strongly believe that everyone, no matter what shape, size, age, fitness or flexibility level can do yoga & each one of us can receive incredible results physically, mentally and spiritually.
When I’m not teaching yoga, I’m usually hanging out with my 3 rather lively children or running my online yoga business, Yogimums.
So why not pop along to one of my classes, I’d love to meet you!
Ps. Even if I’m not teaching, you’ll probably still see me in class so please say “Hi”!