harriet mcatee

passionate, sassy, generous, authentic*

*nice things people said about me when I realised how awful it was to try and write an about page

Movement, yoga, and our minds have always fascinated me. From a young age, I’ve nearly always been involved in some form of dance, martial art, gymnastics or sport. I found yoga as a thirteen year-old and it firmly secured its place in my heart. 

My teaching emphasises empowering students to embrace and nourish their bodies and minds, with a focus on embodied movement, cultivating intuition and fun. I relish the opportunity to make practice matter in everyday life through social justice & making yoga accessible and inclusive.

Originally from Australia, I moved to Oxford in 2015 and promptly fell in love with this incredible city. I’m so honoured and privileged to lead Nourish Yoga Training.

Follow me on Instragram: @harrietmcatee

You can listen to me on the following podcasts:

Me & My Yoga
The Independent Oxford Podcast


Forthcoming in April 2024 is my first book, The Yoga Teacher’s Survival Guide, co-edited with Theo Wildcroft, published by Singing Dragon

Here’s what our publishers have to say:

“This is a yoga book with a difference. In this guide, the authors embark on a ground-breaking exploration of the multifaceted challenges faced by yoga teachers in today’s complex world.

Drawing upon their experience in training yoga teachers, Theo Wildcroft and Harriet McAtee have compiled a collection of wisdom from some of the best-known and respected yoga teachers worldwide, including Peter Blackaby, Donna Farhi, Jivana Heyman, and Jules Mitchell. Through this collaboration, these experts address six key themes that resonate deeply within the yoga teaching community: critical thinking, honouring our sources, scientific enquiries, trauma, race and equity, and money and power. This book will teach yoga teachers what they need to know about honouring yoga’s sources and surviving and thriving in the modern yoga industry.”

Stay tuned for launch events and info.

trainings & education

350 hour Yoga Teacher Training, My Health Yoga, 2015
85 hour Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Sally Parkes, 2017
300 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga London, 2018
30 hour Accessible Yoga Training, Jivana Heyman, 2018
30 hour Relax & Renew Level 1, Judith Hanson-Lasater, 2020

Foundations of Teaching Mindfulness with Michael Stone

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP

BSc (Chemistry), 2011
BA Hons Class 1 (Art History), 2012
MPhil (Art History), 2015

workshops & cpd

Honouring Our Sources, Dr Theo Wildcroft, 2019

6 Critical Problems in Modern Yoga, and How to Work with Them, Matthew Remski, 2020

Yoga Nidra Immersion (Online), Uma Dinsmore Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli, 2020

Trauma in Teaching, Dr Theo Wildcroft, 2020

History of Women in Yoga, Ruth Westoby, 2020

Leading Simple Yoga Nidras, Dr Theo Wildcroft, 2020

Various workshops with Tias Little

Sanskrit for Yogis, Yogacampus 2021