Biography



Catherine Guest has been teaching inter-disciplinary yoga on the South Shore of Nova Scotia since 2003. Her yoga journey began in 1989, just after her first son was born, and continues with joyful dedication. Catherine's focus is in the Ashtanga tradition in the lineage of Sri Pattabhi Jois, an eight-limbed practice guided by the teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.


In the Ashtanga tradition, her studies continue with Manju Jois and Jody Manley. Catherine’s special interest in therapeutic yoga has led her to be a devoted student of Hart Lazer, with whom she has completed more than 350 hours of training in the Halifax area, and in Montreal. Her certification at the 500 hour level at Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, Halifax, was completed in 2005.


Catherine has been fortunate to study with other excellent senior teachers in the yoga field. Among them are: the Desikachar family, David Thomas, Yogendra Mishra, Tim Miller, David Swenson, Mark Darby, Nancy Gilgoff, David Williams, Greg Tebb, Lucy Crisfield, and Kim Downing.
An inveterate student of yoga, Catherine continues to learn to read, chant, and to deeply appreciate Sanskrit.
Since 2011, Catherine has been part of the Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training team with David Thomas and Carol-Joy Kaill, offered through Inner Sun Yoga in Wolfville and Blockhouse.

With her husband, Philip Guest, she owns and operates Freewheeling Adventures, an adventure touring company which has orchestrated enthusiastic people, fascinating destinations, quality equipment, nutritious cuisine, and luxurious rest to create extraordinary active holidays for small groups and individuals since 1987.

She teaches yoga in her beautiful Sail Loft Studio in The Lodge, near Hubbards, which is perched on the edge of St. Margaret's Bay.

She also offers, in conjunction with Freewheeling, Yoga and Islands, a five day exploration of Mahone Bay and St. Margaret's Bay by seakayak and sailboat; a three day walking trip, with yoga, based at the stunning Summerville Beach Villas; and the popular Bike Skills and Yoga Workshop: these trips are all by request, and are scheduled for private groups.

Catherine's special interests include writing, music, and dance, as well as bicycling, skiing, running and kayaking. She is an avid outdoorswoman.





Her first book, My Freewheeling Life: Personal Reflections of Running an Adventure Tour Company in Rural Nova Scotia, was just published and is available May 2nd , 2019.