Exploring Standing Poses with Catherine Marquette

Are you looking for ways to advance your asana and take your practice to the next step? Join Catherine Marquette for a special 3-workshop series to safely and precisely explore some of those advanced postures you’ve been wanting to try!

This series will introduce you principles of alignment in basic asanas that you will then be able to apply to the more challenging ones. You’ll learn about the body’s physiology and what makes these postures possible. And even if you aren’t able to master every pose taught–at least you’ll have fun trying!

We meet for 2 hours on the last Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm.

Register for the full series here.

Can’t make all four classes? No worries–you can sign up one at a time!

Week 2 Finding Your Footing: Exploring Standing Poses

It’s easy to take standing poses for granted – to want to rush through them to get to more “advanced” asanas.  But the key to many of these supposedly more advanced postures is to actually master the principles and actions of the standing poses (many of which are “advanced” themselves!).  Come break down some of these important postures to build up your overall yoga practice.  You’ll develop strength, endurance and balance; you’ll be both grounded and lifted; and you’ll have some fun in the process!

Register for August 26 here.  (Members save $10–be sure to email us for your discount code!)

Full Series Dates:

  • Saturday August 26: Standing Poses – deconstructing the foundation of the asana practice
  • Saturday September 30: Inversions – demystifying the art of going upside down
  • Saturday October 28: Getting to the Core of It – focusing on the core and how it can lift you up (including arm balances!)


General: $40 per class; $95 for the remaining 3 classes

Members: $30 per class; $80 for the remaining 3 classes

Register here for the full series. Want to sign up for just August? Register here. Members, email us for your discount code!


Who is this for?

Open to all Hatha students who have a solid understanding of basic asanas. Teachers who are looking for ways to enhance their sequencing and cues are also welcome! Not sure if this is for you? Just email us and we’ll have a chat.


Catherine Marquette is an alignment junkie who prioritizes precision and safety. She first came to yoga through injury – two foot surgeries had ended the former collegiate runner’s life as she knew it, and her doctor prescribed yoga as a way to find movement in the bones and strength in the muscles. What she didn’t realize was that yoga would also be the way to calm her Type A wandering mind and integrate her body, mind and breath. Catherine is a RYT-500 teacher, having received her 200hr certification under Kim Weeks at Boundless Yoga (DC) and her 500hr certification at YogaWorks (NYC) under senior teacher Chrissy Carter. Catherine dove into anatomy and safe alignment principles through an additional 108hr training via Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers with Jason Brown. She teaches an alignment-based, challenging, movement-oriented class that provides a well-rounded journey of standing poses, inversions/arm balances, back bends and forward folds. Catherine recently returned to the DC community after 8 years away, mostly in New York City, and is excited to return to the city where she first started her career and yoga practice. Learn more about Catherine at her website.