Move with Katarina Rayburn on Wanderlust TV each Sunday at 7.00 PM GMT as she takes over the digital Dwell studio with a signature Mandala Salutations class for intermediate and superior yogis.

As a physics graduate and skilled actress, making the transition to full-time yoga trainer wasn’t the plain selection. Nevertheless, after discovering a powerful yang fashion of yoga in London, after which touring to India to discover the lighter observe of Sivananda yoga, Katarina realized what an integral a part of her bodily and psychological wellbeing it had turn out to be. She has accomplished 500hrs of superior Instructor Coaching together with her lecturers Jamie and Dulce, The Yoga Folks, in Ashtanga, Rocket, Yin, Mandala Vinyasa & Shamanism. She is now a part of The Yoga Folks educating group for the 200hr TT. Her lessons are laced with chakra and elemental theories giving the practitioner the chance to take their observe past simply the bodily. Katarina hosts sell-out retreats internationally and co-owns a yoga studio in Deptford (south east London), together with her husband, Julian.


How did Yoga enter your life? Was it love at first sight?

It was love, at first sight, the second time round. I had dabbled with a number of yoga lessons at my native fitness center in my late teenagers nevertheless it wasn’t till my early twenties after I was working as an actress and doing part-time workplace work/waitressing that I went to a category in yoga and dance studio and fell in love! I used to be in every single place with my work life and the yoga got here on the good time, it gave me the much-needed launch, grounding, and consistency I used to be lacking.

Your fashion of educating is energetic, fiery, and typically pushes college students to attract exterior their consolation strains. How do you be certain that they nonetheless really feel assured in what they’re doing?

My lessons invite and provides folks the choice to problem themselves in a playful approach. I at all times give choices and modifications ranging from the simplest and working up in order that my lessons are open to those that need to take it softer and those that need to discover deeper, tougher variations. I’m assured that I can safely information my college students giving them the arrogance they should know what feels proper for them. Yoga as a complete ought to be accessible for everyone, my lessons aren’t for full freshmen however to start out yoga you don’t must be a sure approach.

You’re a brand new mum! We observed that you just returned to educating in a short time after giving beginning. How has motherhood modified the best way you train?

I used to be very fortunate to have the ability to train and observe yoga until the day I gave beginning which helped me so much, mentally and bodily, throughout and after my being pregnant. Going again to educating and delicate observe quickly after having my daughter felt very pure and proper for me. Having identified what it was wish to must fully modify my observe throughout my being pregnant and work on rebuilding my energy after, I now have a complete new embodied understanding of the physique’s capabilities and restrictions which I can use in my educating.

How quickly will we see little Elia stepping on the mat together with her mama?

Haha, she loves watching me train and observe so I’m certain it gained’t be lengthy at all!

As you’re a trainer and a trainer coach, you’re additionally a scholar. How does your private studying journey proceed as you step on the mat studying as opposed to educating?

One in every of my favourite issues to do is additional yoga coaching, you may by no means cease lincomes! Each time I get on the mat as a scholar I’m impressed and reminded of why I really like doing what I do. I proceed to be taught issues about myself and have nice readability of thought, training yoga is a remedy for me.

What could be the one piece of recommendation you would give to the Wanderlust TV streamers to deepen the reference to a trainer and themselves throughout the on-line observe?

On-line observe requires extra self-discipline as it’s a must to maintain your self accountable so I might at all times say arrange your surroundings so you aren’t distracted, whether or not meaning making some area by shifting furnishings, turning your cellphone off, or creating some ambiance by lighting a candle. Maybe visualise your self within the studio along with your trainer and fellow yogis, you may have carved out valuable time for your self so benefit from it as greatest you may. And if a scholar of mine needed to contact me with any questions I might be very pleased to reply.

Is there one feeling you at all times search your college students to go away with?

I at all times need folks to really feel a way of accomplishment after doing my class, whether or not it’s bodily or psychological. Making time to get in your mat, transfer and breathe is an achievement no matter what occurs!

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