After five years of being ‘Yoga in Borve’, I am moving over to new contact details under my own name. You can find me at catherinemccabeyoga.wordpress.com. Please click on over and follow the blog to get email notifications of new posts. You can also follow/like my Facebook page under the same name.

See you there! Catherine

Levels: ‘General’ classes are for any level of experience, including beginners. ‘Experienced’ is for those who have done yoga in classes for a while and also practise it at home, or have an interest in doing so. ‘Gentle’ is for people of any level of experience who would like to take things at a slightly slower pace than in a General class. When there is sufficient demand, I occasionally run short ‘Beginners’ courses for those who are completely new to yoga or have been to fewer than 12 yoga classes. ‘Prenatal’ classes are for women at any stage of pregnancy from around 14 weeks onwards.

Cost: £8.50 for one-off payments. £7.50 per class if block booking two or more classes in advance. Weekend workshops are priced individually depending on the nature and length of the session.


JULY CLASSES – please note ALL yoga classes in July are in the Borve studio

This year I will be offering a timetable of 5 classes a week during July. All classes will be a maximum size of 6 people and will be held in the Borve yoga studio. Classes should be booked in the usual ways (see Booking page for details). The cost is £8.50 for a single class booking, or £7.50 per session for those who advance book 2 or more classes with one payment.

Monday Yoga for Pregnancy. Time: 7.15-8.30pm-ish. Venue: Borve. Dates: 2 and 9 July – but it is now looking as if we’ll have a big enough group to keep this class running through the summer, so please get in touch if you’d like to join it at any point!

Tuesday Experienced Yoga. Time: 5.30-7pm. Venue: Borve. Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 July.

Thursday Gentle Yoga. Time: 1.30-3pm. Venue: Borve. Dates: 5, 12, 19 and 26 July.

General Yoga classes Time: 1.30-3pm. Venue: Borve. Days/dates: Wed 4th, Fri 6th, Mon 9th, Fri 13th, Wed 18th, Fri 20th, Mon 23rd, Wed 25th, Mon 30th July.

Friday Pilates (General). Time: 5.15-6.15pm. Venue: Portree High School. Maximum class size 14. This class must be booked via the Fingal Centre (see the Pilates tab on this website for details).  It runs throughout the year. Other staff will sometimes teach this class on weeks when I am not available to teach it.

What to expect, wear and bring:

Doors open 10 minutes before the start of class.  Please aim to be inside venues 5 minutes before the class start time, so you are settled and ready to begin with the rest of the class.

As with any exercise, it’s best not to do yoga on a full stomach.  Try not to eat for an hour or two before the class. Wear comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings.  Yoga is usually done in bare feet. Pilates can be done in bare feet or socks.  Your body will cool down during the relaxation at the end of class, so make sure to bring warm socks and a jumper too.

Mats, blocks and belts are provided in Borve classes, but you can use your own if you prefer.  For hall classes, bring a yoga mat and a soft blanket or travel rug.  The blanket can be used as a cover during relaxation and as a prop (to kneel or sit on) for some poses.  If you have other props you like to use such as a yoga belt and blocks, please bring them.  An eye pillow or eye mask is nice to have for the relaxation (but not essential, so don’t worry if you don’t have one!).  Some people also like to bring a small cushion to rest their head on during the relaxation.

If you are a beginner, you can borrow a yoga mat and blocks from me.  The mats I use in class are from Yoga Matters (and I also have some available to purchase). I’ve ordered yoga equipment from Yoga Matters, John Lewis , Yoga Bliss, Ruth White Yoga Products , the Yoga Shop UK and Yoga Mad and had good customer service and product quality from all these companies.

I take yoga seriously, but I also find it fun – and I think that’s reflected in the friendly and informal atmosphere of my classes. Each claside-plankss begins with a short period of settling in, then a series of warm-up exercises.  After that we do yoga poses (asana).  Every week has a slightly different theme: for example, we may focus on a particular area of the body (such as the muscles of the hips) or family of poses (such as twists).  All yoga classes end with a period of relaxation, which may include time for some breathing exercises (pranayama).

To book a place in a class, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch – click on the ‘Contact me’ tab above for options.


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