Catherine Allen (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Forrest Yoga Guardian, E-RYT 500, RPYT, Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula) is renowned throughout the yoga community for her skill as a teacher trainer and practitioner. Catherine began teaching yoga in 2001. Her highly-popular weekly classes catapulted her onto the national yoga stage to lead and reprise yoga workshops and yoga teacher trainings around the country. Catherine has studied several forms of yoga, including Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Pralaya Yoga, and completed a month-long Hatha yoga immersion in India. She found her yoga home in the Forrest Yoga system. For years, Catherine apprenticed directly with Ana Forrest, the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, as Ana’s lead teacher training assistant. After receiving the honored title of Forrest Yoga Guardian, Catherine became one of the first Forrest Yoga Guardians to be authorized by Ana Forrest to teach the 200-hour Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and 9-day Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training. She created the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training (85-Hour RPYS with Yoga Alliance), an approach to prenatal and postpartum yoga that promotes more comfort and support in pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery. When not teaching, Catherine enjoys spending precious time with her husband, daughter, and coterie of canine and feline companions.
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