I have been practicing yoga on and off for 15 years, coming to it initially from a workout perspective. Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in 2011, I decided to leave my job as an Assistant Fashion Buyer and deepen my knowledge of yoga. In 2012, I became a certified teacher in Bali with WLYA – The Wise Living Yoga Academy (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution) and came back to set up my own studio in Somerset, UK. I then moved back to London where, for the past 6 years I have been teaching group classes at various top yoga centres and corporations, private one-to-ones and sportsmen, such as the Harlequins rugby team. I have also travelled much of the globe sharing my love for yoga, internationally at resorts and running retreats. In the meantime, I have also trained as a life coach, which is something I integrate into all of my classes.

I cater the type of yoga I teach to the needs of each individual. However, my public classes involve an innovative and forever changing style of dynamic vinyasa flow. Although extremely fast-paced at times, I am a perfectionist when it comes to correct body alignment, the synchronisation of movement and breath and the  importance of a sumptuous, meditative relaxation. My classes are down-to-earth, fun, creative and challenging, but at the same time accessible, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.

However, this year taken on a permanent role at Hotpod Yoga as a Lead Teacher, which will involve predominantly leading their 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, so for the meantime, I am not teaching as many public classes as I have previously.

I am a proud Ambassador for Battersea, Sweaty Betty, Moju and the wonderfully Organic and Fair Trade coconut water, Coco Zumi.

When I am not on the mat, I am at the sewing machine making a range of goods, from hand-made yoga bags, relaxation eye masks, bespoke clothing and furniture. My textiles are available in our online boutique (here), and various London yoga centres including: The Life Centre,  Indaba and Yoga Haven.

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Love & light,

Charlie

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