Cathy Louise Broda - Personal Biography
Cathy Louise Broda has been teaching Ashtanga yoga since 1991. Her first teacher was Beryl Bender Birch with whom she undertook a two-year apprenticeship in New York. While living in London, Cathy Louise assisted John Scott. After his move to Cornwall, she taught the morning Mysore classes at Astanga Yoga London with Hamish Hendry. During this period, in 2000, she received Sri K. Pattabhi Jois's blessing to teach Ashtanga yoga. She also taught vinyasa yoga at Triyoga and did a one-year training in pregnancy yoga with Lynne Pinette.
Since 2002, Cathy Louise has led Mysore practice classes at her own studio, Purple Yoga Hawaii, in Honolulu. Five teachers have completed her one-year Mysore apprenticeship. She has also taught her "Hands-on Adjustments Intensive" in Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan.
Cathy Louise's ongoing studies are with John Scott and Nancy Gilgoff.
Cathy Louise had her first child in 2003 and twins in 2006. While pregnant with her first baby, she started a "Pregnancy Yoga" program and later added "Mom & Baby Yoga." She has trained three apprentices to teach Pregnancy and Mom & Baby yoga. In 2009, she produced a DVD, Pregnancy Yoga: A Practice for Each Trimester.
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