Duncan Catanach

Duncan is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and a graduate of the three year Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles teacher training programme.  He continues his studies with senior Iyengar teachers from NZ and around the world.

He loves the integrity, depth and diversity of the Iyengar tradition, its focus on alignment and its use of props and modifications that make yoga truly accessible to all. “I try to balance strength and flexibility and – in the words of one of my favourite Iyengar teachers, Carrie Owerko – precision and play in my classes. Expect to be gently challenged while having fun!”

The former professional classical musician chose to become a yoga teacher because it enriches his life on so many levels. “I love working with students and seeing them develop in their own yoga practice. It gives me such a buzz and great joy to share my passion. Second, I find that teaching challenges me in my own practice and continually compels me to deepen my understanding of yoga as I respond to those in front of me.”

Duncan started teaching at TYC in 2016. “Being part of an organisation whose sole purpose is to bring authentic and quality yoga to the community is a real privilege”.

Favourite quote: A huge fan of B.K.S Iyengar, Duncan finds it hard to choose one quote, but says this one strikes a special chord as an ex-musician: “Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”

Find out when Duncan’s next class is in the latest yoga timetable. https://www.taurangayoga.org.nz/classes/