Charlie has been practising yoga for 12 years, initially from a work-out perspective. Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in India, she decided to leave the corporate rat race and deepen her knowledge of yoga further. She became a certified teacher in Bali with WLYA (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution) and went on to set up her own studio in Somerset, U.K. She now teaches group classes at various centres in and around London, does private one-to-one home visits and teaches at international resorts.
Charlie teaches a unique style of Dynamic Vinyasa flow and Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on correct body alignment, breathing, toning and the importance of meditative relaxation. Charlie aspires to share the positive effects that yoga has had on her life with others. Her classes are accessible to those of all ages and abilities, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.
Charlotte’s Classes Include:
This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Ashtanga yoga is the form of yoga which many modern day practices are based upon. The sequence of asanas were threaded together thousands of years ago, on traditional understanding of how the body, breath and mind should work together to restore balance and health.
Hatha yoga is a traditional form that attempts to balance mind and body via physical asanas, purification practices, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Asanas teach poise, balance and strength and are practiced to improve the body’s physical health and clear the mind in preparation for meditation.
This class will focus on linking breath to movement; each class is focused on fluid transitions between poses. Your request is appreciated as Lily can organize a sequence of poses to suit your needs; be it for shoulders, hips, low back and whatever your needs are that day! This class promotes a proper balance of strength, endurance and flexibility.
Breathe Flow Meditate
A slower approach to vinyasa yoga, this practice links poses mindfully while keeping your awareness at your breath. The sequence each week is changed each week with variations for advancing levels as well as for those who require modifications. Classes end with either a meditative svasana or a guided seated meditation to allow students to experience inner calm and deep relaxation.
This class is similar to a mixed level Pilates mat class focusing primarily on building abdominal/core strength. The class begins with floor abdominal work (including crunches, twists, lower back exercises and navasana modifications), then flow in classical sun salutations to warm up the body. The rest of the class is a slow but powerful vinyasa flow with an emphasis on toning the muscles of the abdominals, buttocks, inner thighs, and some attention to the upper body, as well. Class participants will learn breathing patterns and spinal alignment. Great for people new to the practice of yoga and would like to focus on their core strength.
July 1st to 31st, 2013