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.
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.