Cathryn Doornekamp

Cathryn came to be associated with the Lotus Yoga Centre in 1996. When travelling to Peru on a spiritual pilgrimage she met her spiritual partner Eric Doornekamp.

Resident teacher of 20 years, Cathryn cannot imagine life without yoga or taichi qigong. Having come from a corporate background and the stress of a high pressured job, she recognises the need for creating a healthy balanced lifestyle, sharing what she loves to do most, enriching the quality of people’s lives through her passion of yoga and taichi qigong.

In addition to teaching ten weekly yoga classes and three weekly taichi qigong classes, Cathryn facilitates regular one-day Body, Mind and Soul retreats at the Centre on Sundays.

While Cathryn teaches beginners and general to more advanced yoga classes, she specializes in teaching yoga for pregnancy and yoga for the elderly. She is also is available to tailor-make one on one personalised yoga programs for home practice.

Cathryn holds diplomas with the Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia and the International Yoga Teachers Association NZ. In recent years, she has attended two ten-day intensive retreats at Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India. She has also participated in various three-day intensive retreats with world-reknown yoga expert, Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, held in Australia and New Zealand.