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  • About

    Catia's journey of self-inquiry began in her teens when, studying dance, she realized her yearning for a more profound experience of life. While working in many fields and travelling a plethora of countries, Catia's curiosity for the meaning of life grew along with her reading list and practice of healing modalities. Since her first class in 2003, yoga has become a healing experience which continues to deeply affect her approach to life. In the past 20 years she has explored many styles of yoga (Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Yin, Forrest), completed various teacher trainings, and countless continuous professional courses. She is also certified in Thai Yoga massage, Reiki healing, and leading cacao ceremonies.


    For over a decade Catia had the privileged of teaching at elite yoga studios in London (Indaba, Triyoga, Alchemy, Power yoga, Light Center, to name a few). She is a founder of Brighton's premier yoga studio, SPACE, where she orchestrates and leads an exceptional 300hr Foundational Training. She has also led dozens of workshops in the UK and around the world, and has organized and lead 15 International yoga retreats. In summer, Catia can be found teaching at popular festivals. Quite simply, for Catia yoga is a way of life.


    In Catia’s classes you will experience the full range, beauty and power of yoga, chanting and ceremony. She will invite you to tap into the deepest layers of your being and different aspects of your psyche. Adept at teaching many styles: her Yin classes are a journey inwards through layers of barriers; her Vinyasa classes are a rigorous and playful dance; while her expert Yogasana classes are deep, ceremonial, strong, adventurous, full of balances, and bound to bring on a sweat for a total cleanse of mind and body.


    In cacao ceremonies Catia welcomes you into a safe and sacred space to explore and delve deep into the unknown. Catia is adept at invoking energetic shifts through touch, chanting, shamanic drums and other shamanic tools, movement and meditation.


    A mother of three with a beautiful soul, Catia welcomes you with authenticity, joy, compassion, and a profound, lived knowledge of yogic wisdom to come find yourself on the mat
  • Classes & Workshops


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    Yoga Classes @ SPACE Yoga Studio - Brighton

    MONDAY                      WEDNESDAY            TUESDAY  

    07:30 - Vinyasa 07:30 - Vinyasa 09:30 - Flow and Restore

    09:30 - Yin Yang 04:45 - Vinaysa ( covering for the next 3 months)


    THURSDAY/FRIDAY                     SATURDAY

    1:2:1 - London 09:15 - Masterclass


    Catia also teaches weekly private classes, London and Brighton-Hove, which are tailored to your individual needs and health conditions.

    Get in touch if you want to know more.


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  • Ceremony & Retreats


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    Sacred Cacao & Breath Work Ceremony

    Sunday June 9th 2024, 2-5pm

    SPACE Yoga Studio - Brighton

    A Cacao Ceremony is a powerful and sacred gathering where we come to meet ourselves and allow another part of us to awaken. During the ceremony you will be welcomed into a sacred space where you will feel safe, protected and held with love. You will then be taken on a journey into the unknown, weaving various elements to create a clear pattern of energy that can support us through our journey. Cacao is medicine for the soul.


    Then comes the Breath work: you will be guided on a deep inward journey using a conscious connected breath. This tool, this medicine, opens us up to connect with our inner healing intelligence, giving us the opportunity to release, to heal and to align on the physical, emotional and energetic planes.

    This unique, special event has limited spaces and will be unforgettable.

    Learn more and bookings


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    Kirtan & Cacao Ceremony

    Saturday June 22nd 2024, 09:15-11am

    SPACE Yoga Studio - Brighton


    If you haven't experienced SPACE's now legendary 'Kirtan', then come join SPACE Founders Catia and John and the wonderful community to embrace the Summer with mantra, music, ceremony, intention setting and meditation. Led by SPACE founders Catia & John, brought alive by Everyone...

    Book https://www.spaceyogastudio.uk/workshops/


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    SPACE Yoga Retreat in Portugal

    6-12th of October 2024

    Limited spaces

    A boutique eco-resort with a particular flair for simplicity, style and detail, 'Ademae' is beautiful off-grid retreat center in Alentejo, southern Portugal, minutes from the stunning beaches and crystal clear waters of Porto Covo.


    Autumn feels like an Indian summer in this part of Portugal. Join us and you will be embarking on an adventure into nature's beating heart, pulsating all around as you merge into truly wild surroundings. By night, the remote location also allows you to bathe in the Milky Way and gaze up at shooting stars. The enveloping serenity and calm will leave you feeling held and nurtured from the inside out.


    When you show up for yourself, authentically - without the masks - a spiritual quest begins (or continues) as you learn to unfold and hold space for yourself. Along the way you will let go of whatever baggage you are bearing and become lighter, calmer, more self-aware. You will leave this retreat with a greater sense of wholeness and your purpose in the world.


    You are also free to: enjoy a siesta under the olive tree, read, journal or simply be; go trekking along the Vincent Coast and gape at stunning views; make sand castles, roll down sand dunes , surf the most perfect waves; horse ride on the beach or simply walk barefoot on soft sand as the sun sets over one of the most beautiful, golden beaches in Europe.


    Prices are fully inclusive of:

    • 6 Night accommodation
    • Opening and Closing ceremonies
    • 2 Yoga classes per day
    • Sacred Cacao and Kirtan ceremony
    • 1 Surf lesson
    • 2 Gourmet organic vegetarian buffet meals per day
    • Full access to all of the beautiful common areas and facilities and so much more


    The glamping tents are 'Boho chic': fresh matresses, linen bedding, luxurious pillows, high-end soft furnishnes, the works. You get the idea...


    Single £1150

    Twin sharing £990

    Tripple sharing £890


    This is the retreat you’ve been waiting for.


    Learn more and bookings



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    SPACE Yoga Retreat - Suryalila Spain

    29th - 5th of April 2025


    This will be our third year running Yoga retreats in beautiful Andalucia and we can't wait to go back. You will be sure to experience a shift in prespective and how you view your world. a beautiful setting that will enable you to emmerse yourself fully in all that nature has to offer and in your yoga practice. The breathtaking views of the rolling hills and magnificent sunsets will leave you feeling calm, restored and ready to start afresh.


    All accommodation prices are fully inclusive of yoga, three gourmet, organic vegetarian buffet meals per day, and full access to all of the beautiful common areas and facilities – salt water swimming pool and sauna. Inspired by furnishings from Bali, India and Morocco, and the Sanish farmhouse-style, the spaces and rooms are soothing to the soul and delightful to the eye. Facilities include: eco-sauna, cafe, relaxation areas, permaculture garden, Shakti Boutique, Wifi, parking, massage room and salt-water swimming pool. Oh, and miles of open country for you to gaze at and look within or beyond… There are also popular hikes in the Sierra de Grazelama; a walk along a wild river with waterfalls and bathing pools, cultural trips to Ronda, Cadiz, Seville, Arcos de la Frontera, and day trips to white sandy beaches.


    Prices are fully inclusive of:

    • 7 Night accommodation
    • Opening and Closing ceremonies
    • 2 Yoga classes per day
    • Sacred Cacao and Kirtan ceremony
    • Breath work and Shaking
    • 3 Gourmet organic vegetarian buffet meals per day
    • 2 Sauna sessions
    • Salt water swimming pool
    • Full access to all of the beautiful common areas and facilities and so much more

    This the retreat you’ve been waiting for.


    Learn more and bookings



  • Yoga Teacher Trainings and Advance Modules

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    Living The Eight Limbs Of Yoga On and Off the Mat (Self-Inquiery)

    30hrs Yoga Immersion a journey to Self Enquiry

    3 weekends Oct. Nov. Dec. 2024. DTBC

    Saturday 13:30 - 18:30 & Sunday 13:00 -18:00


    This immersive 30hr yoga immersion is back on this year after so many requests. If you're curious about going deeper in your quest to self inquiry, want to get closer to your essence’s, expand your pockets of authenticity, free yourself from the known - conditioning and narratives, became unafraid of the unknown or looking to join a YTTC , this is for you.


    Each day will begin with a 90-minute yoga class including breath-work (pranayama) and restorative postures. After which, I will lead a discussion on the foundations, principles and moral precepts of ‘yoga’, followed by a brief period of introspection. The penultimate part of each afternoon will focus on alignment and structuring your own self-practice. The day will draw to a close with a short meditation and mantra.


    These unique, themed afternoons at SPACE are suitable for anyone:
    1. looking to improve their physical yoga practice;
    2. wishing to increase their general health and well-being;
    3. considering a Yoga Teacher Training Course;
    4. aiming to develop their own self-practice and create a daily ritual;
    5. wanting to learn more about the tradition and principles of yoga;
    6. seeking deeper levels of self-inquiry.


    March 16-17: ‘Yamas & Niyamas’


    April 20-21: ‘Asana & Pranayama’


    May 11-12: ‘Pratyahara, Dharana & Dhyana, Samadhi'


    £350/£300 (SPACE Members)
    Limited spots.


    Bookings or info https://www.spaceyogastudio.uk/workshops/

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    300hrs Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Course


    11 Weekends


    The SPACE 300hr Foundational Teacher Training is a fully inclusive course, suitable for anyone that has the calling to this practice, way of life. Grounded in our passion to empower all students to take the next step on their yoga journey. Led by Catia Leite and an exceptional, international faculty, this welcoming and comprehensive course at Brighton & Hove’s premier yoga school will provide you with a strong teaching methodology, excellent technical understanding of asana and human anatomy, and thorough knowledge of the traditions and philosophy of yoga.


    Carefully designed for those who desire an in-depth training, this life-changing 3-month programme includes 100hrs of mentored self-study to prepare and support you as you learn how to share yoga with joy and compassion. Rooted in an authentic understanding of the ‘Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga’, as well as a comprehensive exploration of asana, this course will guide you through traditional yoga philosophy, meditation techniques, explore breath, mantra, create a spiritual practice a ceremony. You will work through your own layers to meet your authentic self and a deeper understanding of how to live a rich yogic lifestyle on and off the mat. By gaining a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy over the course you will experience a conscious awakening which will further enable you to share this way of life from the heart. Throughout the course the faculty will encourage you to be curious, creative and to trust the process.


    If you are seeking to fully immerse yourself in your yoga journey and develop a spiritual practice which will ultimately steer you closer to your true self, then reach out.


    To learn more, dates and bookings https://www.spaceyogastudio.uk/space-yoga-school/

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    The Art of Assists and Adjustments - 30Hrs Advanced Modules

    DTBC Module 1 - 15hrs General poses

    DTBC Module 2 - 15hrs Advanced poses


    The Art Of Adjustments is for anyone that has done their 200/300hrs YTTC.


    In this unique workshop you will learn skilful, hands on, verbal, and energetic adjustments, as well as how to self-adjust. A lot of the students don't like to be disturbed when they come to the mat, however everyone likes to be guided so they can deepen their experience. As teachers it can be a potent and intrinsic part of helping students deepen their practice.


    Weekend 1 - 15 Contact hours

    Friday 13:00 -18:00, Saturday 13:00 - 18:00 & Sunday 13:00 -18:00


    Course content

    We will explore adjustments for sun salutations, standing and seated postures, looking at:

    • Why and when to adjust
    • Exploring biomechanics and energetics of adjustments
    • Using breath
    • Sensitive touch
    • Verbal and physical adjustment
    • Timing and working with the room efficiently
    • Consent
    • Self-preservation and protecting yourself


    Sessions will involve theory, demonstration, discussions and plenty of practice.


    Weekend 2 - 15 contact hours

    Firday 13:00 - 18:00, Saturday 13:00 - 18:00 & Sunday 13:00 -18:00


    Course content

    We will explore adjustments and assists in advance poses, different body types and using Thai yoga massage techniques, analysing:

    • Advance poses
    • Working with injuries
    • Different body types
    • Poses and how to modify and cue for different bodies
    • Energetic adjustments
    • Thai Yoga massage adjustments
    • Self-adjustments
    • Using Props/wall
    • Savasana assist

    Sessions will involve theory, demonstration, discussions and plenty of practice.


    £300 20hrs Module 1 - General Poses

    £300 20hrs Module 2 - Advance poses

    £550 40hrs Module 1 & 2


    Bookings: https://www.spaceyogastudio.uk/workshops/ or email spaceyogastudiouk@gmail.com

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    Creative Sequencing and Advance Poses 40hrs

    Yoga teacher's only


    We will explore different themes and Asana as a ceremony.


    .How to tap into curiousty and explore untouched terain.as The more we unpeel the layers reflextion of how we offer a yoga class

    .The way we offer a class


    .We will drop into feeling, instict, intuituion

    .How to read the moment and trust the proccess


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    Sacred Ceremony and kirtan Module 15hrs CPD



    Learn about ceremony where it comes from and how we can bring it back in to our lives.

    • Learn to create a sacred and safe space
    • Creat your own alter
    • How to use sacred plants and diferent shamanic tools to evoke its high energies and clear away any low vibrational energy.
    • Learn to clear and clean your own personal energy and space before and after teaching
    • Grounding yourself through Rapid straw breath
    • How to keep your energy hijack free

    Explore the power of mantras and why we chant them, making them part of a daily ritual.

    • What they mean and their healing powers
    • When and how to intruduce them in class
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    Asana Lab 20hrs CPD



    Suitable for new teachers and curious students


    Among the practices of Hatha Yoga, asana is said to be the first practice, as it gives steadiness, freedom from disease, and lightness of limb.' (Hatha Pradipika)


    You are invited to deepen your understanding of fundamental asanas. We will explore beyond the normal shared in a general yoga class. In these workshops - The Sun Salutation sequence, Standing Postures, Balancing Postures and Seated Postures, Twists and more. we'll expand our awareness: how our body moves our snake spine and forward thinking, hips romancing, shoulders hugging and how we can adpt our sit and become confortable and stead with effort and ease.

    Each Asana Lab is suitable for teachers, regular yoga practitioners and beginners, and will bore down to the core principles of how to embody safe, calm, grounded posture.


    Course Content

    • Sun Salutations
    • Standing
    • Balances
    • Seated
    • Twists
    • Arm balances
    • Backbends
    • Pacifying
    • Inversions
    Many students get stuck half way through a pose – we will learn how to go the whole way.
    We will warm up before exploring each pose with curiosity from a basic seat into a more advance expression, eventually moving torward the full experssion of the pose. We learn to find our own safe way and confortable seat.
    • How to practice & teach safely
    • Warm up, core, spine, hips, hamstrings
    • Alignment & beyond
    • Modifications for beginners and injuries
    • Feeling and sensation
    • Sitting with it
    • Use of props

    We learn to look at asanas as metaphors for life's challenges and victories. How we arrive on the mat is a mirror to how we walk through life. 


    £50/£40 SPACE members for 1 or £200/£160 for all 4

    Book @  https://www.spaceyogastudio.uk/workshops/  

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