“My passion in teaching movement and yoga is to help individuals of all ages become lit up with life through a physically confident, healthy and embodied presence.” ~Catharine
Catharine Vaucher (pronounced Voshay) has been teaching yoga in the Princeton area since 2013 at Princeton University and in private studios. She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and continues her studies of Iyengar Yoga, anatomy and philosophy under the guidance of senior Iyengar teachers Matt Dreyfus, Carolyn Belko, and Dean and Rebecca Lerner.
With clarity and humor, her teaching style engages students in exploring yoga as a way to breathe life into the physical body, quiet the mind, and find peace within – to ultimately experience a healthy body, focused intelligence, and a calm, inspired mind.
Catharine is an inspired teacher. She uses her deep knowledge and expertise to guide students with great precision, clarity and compassion. She helps me discover something new in every class. ~ B.V.
In addition to teaching yoga, Catharine lectures on embodied presence and presents dance workshops to dancers and non-dancers in community, university, spiritual and therapeutic settings. As a professor of dance and NYU Teaching Fellow, Catharine taught technique, improvisation, movement observation & analysis, composition and theory.
She has an M.F.A. in dance and directed/performed with Ministry of Motion and Animage, an improvisational dance group best known for their performances inspired by daily rituals/behaviors, the subtle realm of dreams, and the creative state of being and becoming with others.
My goal in teaching Iyengar Yoga is to help students create more consciousness in their body while developing strength, confidence and range of motion. With a focus on alignment and dynamic action, students are guided to explore the opportunities within each pose to undo long held habits of posture and thinking, while re-discovering balance, freedom and joy.
My teaching is grounded in the Iyengar method’s brilliant science of sequencing and inspired by the art and philosophy of yoga as described through the teachings and writings of B.K.S. Iyengar, Geetha Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar. From these teachings and my own practice, I guide students to discover fresh perspectives and deeper dimensions in their practice of asana and pranayama.