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Katrina, the accomplished yogi

 

Katrina has been studying and teaching yoga for the past fifteen years. Her early training was in Ashtanga yoga, but she has been primarily influenced by a unique blend of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda, called "ISHTA Yoga".  

As a teacher, her hope and aim in teaching yoga is to transform her students, inside and out. Correct alignment through asana (yoga postures) is the key to creating harmony and balance in the body; pranayama (breathing) and meditation are the keys to inner peace and tranquility of the mind and spirit. Together Katrina and her students explore the inner and outer worlds of the self in our search for the truth.

Katrina has one daughter and lives and works in West London.

In order to know a bit more about Katrina, I have devised a few questions loosely based on the Proust Questionnaire.

 

Why did you decide to become a practitioner?

I have always loved yoga.

What single piece of advice makes the biggest difference in your clients' health?

Meditate, meditate, meditate.

What is the toughest part of your practice?

Being the brand and relying on myself.

What do you enjoy the most and the least in your practice?

I enjoy the flexibility but not the uncertainty.

What is your best health tip?

Relax.

 

And now a bit about you…

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Giving birth.

What trait do you most value in your friends and most deplore in others?

I value loyalty and deplore its opposite.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Quiet.

Which living person do you most admire?

My sister.

What is your most treasured possession?

My daughter.

What is the natural talent you would like to be gifted with?

Staying cool under pressure.

Name three indispensable things that you would take with you on a desert island.

Water, my iPad with the Kindle app (assuming wifi) and sunscreen.

What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Meet people at their level of consciousness.

 

You can find out more about Katrina and her teaching at katrinarepka.com.

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