Kati's Praise Page
Kati Tarro trained as a hatha yoga teacher in 2015, and has spent the last four years focusing more and more on bringing her spiritual practice into the water. It wasn't always easy though - when she first started freediving, she struggled a lot with relaxation and equalisation problems, making her freediving experience a set of challenges, rather than being a story of a natural born mermaid. She had her share of instructors who were unable to help her, dismissing her and telling her to 'just take another course' and suggesting that 'perhaps freediving isn't for you!' - but she continued to try to figure out her problems in water.
Despite the challenges and demotivating comments, something in Kati made her continue freediving, to reach deeper into herself and try to understand how she could feel free and happy in the water. She came to Dahab at the end of 2016 and began to come to my Kundalini Yoga classes where we connected.
Soon after Kati reached out to me for help with her equalisation, I quickly realised that the problem lay not in her being 'faulty' or that she wasn't capable of freediving, but in her belief patterns which were holding her back. Through many hours of talking, setting her on a path of daily meditations and self-examination, and her own dedication to her training in the water, she slowly unravelled the knot of frustration and stress, and tricky equalisation and went on to become an excellent beginners / intermediate freediving instructor, teaching from the wealth of experiences she'd gained, both positive and negative.
This year Kati was certified in the first class of DYD Coach Graduates - four amazing freediving instructors who now offer intuitive and holistic coaching based on my own personal experience and teachings. These four DYD coaches bring now not only what they have learned directly from me, but their own understand of their personal journeys and paths, as freedivers and teachers and human beings. Kati, being based here in Dahab with me, works alongside me to support me with all of our groups and private students, and will also be running her own specialist programmes for beginners to intermediates, to help them lay the best foundations for continuing their freediving, focusing on experience, rather than performance, and relaxation over effort.
As a DYD coach, Kati now teaches the way she wanted to be taught when she was struggling with freediving in the beginning - with personal attention, tailored approach and creating a space for her students free of expectations and judgements.