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I’ve been practicing yoga since 2004 and immediately found it had many benefits, bringing relief from physical aches and tension and a welcome quietness to my mind.
In 2009 I started studying my Yoga Teaching Training Certificate (200 hours) at Bristol City Yoga and went on to further my studies with the Diploma (500 hours) course, both of which are accredited by Yoga Alliance UK. My learning hasn’t stopped there, and I feel my training opened up a much deeper realization of the breadth of yoga history and tradition.Currently, I’m studying a Yoga Pregnancy Teacher Training course, accredited by Yoga Alliance. I have also completed a Yoga and Mental Health course with Satyananda Yoga UK, accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), to develop my understanding and experience of how yoga practices can support people with a variety of mental health conditions.
I have been teaching ashtanga and hatha yoga classes in and around Bristol since 2010 and in April 2013 started teaching at HMP Eastwood Park on the prison’s drug rehabilitation programme.
My practice is rooted in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, but I also enjoy Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga practices too. I am fortunate to have had, and still have, some great teachers including Laura Gilmore, Gill Hurst, Scott Hickman, Melanie Cooper, Simon Chandler and Bev Sowerby. I have also had the privilege of attending workshops with Manju Jois and Lino Miele.
I'm a member of Yoga Alliance UK and Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as well as being a registered yoga teacher with the Prison Phoenix Trust for teaching yoga in prison.
I'm committed to continuing my yoga studies and regularly participate in continual professional development training to deepen my knowledge and experience.
Charlottes' Classes at BYC
Hatha Flow yoga classes incorporate a dynamic flow of physical yoga postures with breath awareness before slowing our practice down with more static postures, meditation and relaxation.
Classes are suitable for new students to yoga as well as those with more experience. I offer modifications and adjustments where needed so that each student can experience the postures being taught and can participate at their own ability. I encourage students to practice with awareness and within the range of movement available to them to provide a safe, relaxing and inclusive environment.