About Carol

calmclearmind

Yoga and meditation have transformed my perspective, experience and enjoyment of life.

I began practising 26 years ago and have been contributing to teacher training programmes since 2008.

I offer one-to-one yoga in my local area of north Hertfordshire, having greatly benefited from this approach myself.

Practising yoga has given me the gift of good physical health through three decades and a big dose of clarity, fulfilment and greater ease through life's natural ups and downs. It's a natural part of my daily life, and I wouldn't be without it.

It is a privilege for me to share the magic and benefits of these practices, and to see such a discovery unfold in others. Each person I work with is unique and teaches me something in turn.

I initially completed a 500-hour Teaching Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga in London and have taken many further trainings since then, including certification in Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga. Time on retreat, some of it silent, has been important to me, both in India and in Europe.

The majority of my experience as a practitioner is in the so-called Krishnamacharya tradition - with teachers from the Iyengar, ashtanga and viniyoga approaches. I continue to study alignment with Senior Iyengar teacher Marios Argiros. I appreciate the detail of this approach, its profound, therapeutic benefits, and the sense of direct transmission from the source.

My training in sports massage (with sports therapists and an osteopath) also informs my yoga practice and teaching.

My background is varied and I enjoy working with people from all walks of life.

I trained in ballet for 15 years before undertaking my first degree. After a graduate programme at the European Commission in Brussels I worked at senior management level at a WPP Group company and then in fundraising for London's wonderful National Portrait Gallery.

If you would like to see how we could work together you are welcome to contact me.

For a taste of my approach please see the work with me pages, testimonials and my blog.

The small print: qualifications, training and posts
Tutor, Ethos teacher training programme, 2014-present
Tutor, Camyoga teacher training programme, 2008-2012, 2017
Regional Training Officer, British Wheel of Yoga Eastern Region, 2012-2014
Sports Massage Diploma, Sports Therapy UK at University of Bedfordshire, completed 2014
PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), City & Guilds, 2007
BWY Foundation Course Tutor Licence, 2007
Three-year 500+ hour BWY Teaching Diploma completed 2004
Private study with Sarah Litton, structural yoga therapist, co-founder Yogacampus, 2004-2007
Vipassana meditation retreats, 2004-2007 (S.N.Goenka, Gaia House, London Insight)
Retreats with Clive Sheridan, 2000-present
Numerous yoga trainings with international teachers (Iyengar, ashtanga, vini yoga, restorative, yoga nidra, chakra therapy)
Courses in Anatomy Trains and Myofascial Meridians for Movement Therapists (work of Tom Myers and James Earls), 2012 and 2014
Introductory course in Dance Movement Therapy, Laban, London, 2000
MA (with Distinction) Arts Management, City, University of London
BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Leeds
Mentoring experience: graduates in business, postgraduates in the arts, yoga teacher trainees and teachers

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope it’s of interest and helpful to you.

For enquiries, bookings or further information, please contact me here.