Teachers Yoga Centre Cairns

Jan Watson          Nathan Dobbie            Oliver Bacchus   

Margaret Frederick            Catherine Traynor

Jan Watson

I am the founder and senior teacher of The Yoga Centre and have been an accredited yoga teacher since 1991.  I have studied yoga in India and Australia.
For over 35 years yoga has made a positive difference to me and my passion and fascination of yoga stems from the many health benefits I have experienced first hand. From the relief of physical pains and improved strength and flexibility, to the courage it has given me in coping with challenging situations and the ‘mental stillness’ it helps me achieve. 
My experience and my passion underpins my personal commitment to helping you get the most from your yoga in a safe and positive environment.
This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set forth by Yoga Alliance Australia (R)

certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher  Intermediate

Registered Senior Teacher

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Nathan Dobbie

Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Nathan has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2007.  He completed a two-year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Senior Teacher Peter Scott, gaining certification in 2010. 
Nathan is a pharmacist and studied anatomy and physiology at University, which has given him a very good grasp of how our bodies function. He is an accomplished practitioner and his teaching delves deeply into the workings of poses. 
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
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Oliver Bacchus

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

Oliver is an avid Ashtanga practitioner and has been practicing yoga since the late 1980’s. He trained with John Scott (NZ) and has taught Ashtanga yoga since 1992.
Oliver has studied in Mysore, India with Pattabi Jois, who was the holder of the linage of the Ashtanga tradition.
He teaches traditionally in the Mysore style, encouraging his students to explore their limits, and through his adjustments allows them to feel the position and depth of each pose. 
Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
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Margaret Frederick

General Yoga Teacher

Yoga has been a part of Margaret’s life for more than 30 years. It was curiosity that first attracted her and she now cannot image not ever doing yoga. She has practiced both Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga.
She has been teaching since 2005 and  completed Yoga Teacher Training in 1999 with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Nicky Knoff.
Margaret’s teaching is based on the Iyengar principle of correct alignment and she incorporates the breathing and energy from Ashtanga yoga. 
Yoga Alliance                      
ERYT 200
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
Margaret Frederick


Catherine Traynor

Catherine has been involved in Natural Health since 1989 working as a body worker and remedial/sports massage therapist.  She became a Stretch therapist and teacher in 2005.

She enthusiastically teaches stretch classes for better posture, increased flexibility and strength to both those involved in sports and for those who need rehabilitation.


 Catherine Traynor
*Teachers at The Yoga Centre, Cairns continue their study of yoga through regular attendance at national and international retreats and workshops.