About Carol

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On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure.   The Bhagavad Gita

A practitioner since '91, Carol feels privileged to accompany people from all walks of life in their discovery of the profound benefits of yoga, on and off the mat, and of their inner guide. Her intuitive and student-centred approach encourages inquiry, exploration and autonomy in both movement and stillness.

A teacher since 2002, Carol has contributed to teacher training programmes in Cambridge and London for the last 12 years, with a focus on ethics, the philosophy of yoga, 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.

Locally in north Hertfordshire, Carol specialises in one-to-one tuition. She has personal experience of hypermobility.

Originally a linguist, she has had an active interest in wisdom from various cultures, ways of life and 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 1 Teacher, BA (Hons), MA (Distinction), Dip. Sports Massage Therapy. 

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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 1 Teacher, James Reeves, Burford
Senior teachers/direct students in the Iyengar and ashtanga traditions
Yoga for Pregnancy, British Wheel of Yoga/Wendy Teasdill, London
Clive Sheridan, hatha, pranayama, meditation, inner inquiry
Sarah Litton, 1:1, unlearning and 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

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