Charlie has always been a lover of fitness and movement. Regularly in the gym, weight training, circuits, climbing, kayaking and cycling. On a rare occasion she may even be spotted on a run.
Charlie’s yoga journey started in 2010 when it was suggested to her to try yoga to help aid recovery from an injury. Yoga classes soon became a staple in Charlie’s life.
Unfortunately due to over training on an injury she ended up having reconstructive hip surgery. Charlie’s recovery was a long road with many setbacks (compressed discs, sciatica….) but in a way her injury was a blessing in disguise, it’s given Charlie the chance to stop and really think about what would benefit her body through deepening her own yoga practice.
Charlie loved that yoga offered self discipline, increased strength and stamina, and that sense of achievement once you achieve a pose for the first time. But it wasn’t just how yoga complimented her other training, it was the improvements off the mat which amazed her. Naturally having a busy mind yoga helped calm this down, stress levels were reduced and she found compassion and self respect for herself.
With the desire to teach others the many benefits of yoga Charlie completed her 200 Hour TT in Italy in 2015. Since then she has further completed training in, Forrest Yoga, Rainbow Yoga for Children, Yin and various anatomy and movement focused courses.
Charlie wholeheartedly believes yoga is for everyone, whether that’s someone who wants to be more mindful, to an athlete who wants to improve their performance. ‘‘Whatever your gender or whatever you shape or size is I want to help people be confident in their bodies and their abilities’’.
Everyone’s yoga journey is different, what ever your reason is for starting, Charlie will be able to offer you support and guidance along the way.
When Charlie isn’t teaching or practising yoga she can be found outside taking part in a number of outdoor pursuits, drawing, eating pizza, listening to live music or convincing her boyfriend they should get a dog.