Certified experienced guidance
A practitioner since ’91, Carol feels privileged to accompany people from all walks of life in their discovery of the profound teachings of yoga, on and off the mat, and of their inner guide. Her intuitive and student-centred approach encourages curiosity, exploration and autonomy in both movement and stillness.
“On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure.” – The Bhagavad Gita
A teacher since 2002, Carol has contributed to teacher training programmes in Cambridge and London for the last 13 years, with a focus on ethics, yoga’s wisdom teachings, access, introductory pranayama, meditation and restorative yoga.
She offers CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops for teachers and trainee teachers and online courses, workshops and events.
She has a particular appreciation for meditation and the subtle practices of yoga, having spent time on retreat and in silence, in India, Europe and the UK and noted the positive impact of this on everyday life.
See below for influences and gratitude.
Locally in north Hertfordshire, Carol specialises in one-to-one tuition.
She has personal experience of hypermobility, through decades of practice in various disciplines and in daily life, and of working with exceptional adults with neurodiversity.
Originally a linguist, she has had an active interest in wisdom from various cultures and ways of life and in the universal human condition for as long as she can remember.
E-RYT 500, YACEP (Continuing Education Provider to qualified teachers, recognised by Yoga Alliance US), BWY Dip., Advanced Relax and Renew® Trainer, Cert. Yoga Nidra, iRest® Level 2 Teacher, BA (Hons), MA (Distinction), Dip. Sports Massage Therapy.
“I liked the personal touch, and the time we were able to spend exploring the details – all the smaller movements that we don’t normally have time to do – no rush. I have learnt a great deal and yes, there are many things that will be incorporated into both my own practice and teaching. There was so much to learn (and unlearn!) about some of the ‘standard’ asanas, and which ones to perhaps avoid, or certainly adapt for certain physical conditions. Carol has a unique ability to teach with calmness, integrity and knowledge, but without being intimidating or making students feel inadequate. This is important!” – Beverley
“I was lucky enough to have Carol as one of my teachers during my own yoga teacher training. She has a particular talent for making yoga philosophy seem relevant and interesting. Her lovely way of teaching makes me feel safe and cared for, and her deep understanding of the teachings of yoga is gently and generously shared. I have taken part in many of her online classes this year, and have always, without fail, felt calm and grounded after each of them. I look forward to joining her for more online classes in the future” – Pam
Influences and gratitude:
500-hour Teaching Diploma, British Wheel of Yoga/Karen Lewis/Bob Insley, London
Advanced Relax and Renew® Trainer (Restorative Yoga), Judith Hanson Lasater, San Francisco
Yoga Nidra, Amritananda/Swami Pragyamurti/Swami Nirmal, Satyananda Yoga, London
Meditation: Vipassana (S.N.Goenka), London Insight, Gaia House
Mindful Self-Compassion, Dr Christopher Germer and Dr Kristin Neff, Mennorode, Centrum voor Mindfulness, Netherlands
iRest® Level 2 Teacher, Richard Miller and James Reeves, Burford
Senior teachers/direct students in the Iyengar, ashtanga and Viniyoga traditions
Yoga for Pregnancy, British Wheel of Yoga/Wendy Teasdill, London
Clive Sheridan, tantra, hatha, pranayama, meditation, inner inquiry
Sarah Litton, 1:1, unlearning/learning movement patterns, safe practice for hypermobility, pedagogy
Level 4 Diploma, Sports Massage Therapy, Tim Paine and Sports Therapy UK
Teachers from 15 years’ ballet training and forays into contemporary dance, Argentine tango and dance movement therapy (Laban)
Colleagues from previous EU civil service and corporate lives in Brussels, and at the National Portrait Gallery, London