“Over the years my style of yoga has progressed from a harder core, dynamic style to a more intuitive flow. Prana Flow, Hormone Yoga, Yin & Para Yoga, the study of Ayurveda & life itself have all influenced my teaching methods, practise and style. As I have grown so has my practice, so has my teaching. With a particular emphasis on the energy & phases of life for women, my classes, workshops, retreats & teacher training are the reflection of this. Serving the yoga path & following the integral flow of Prana is the work of a lifetime, my Dharma. I hope to share some of that with you in the mountains, city, wherever life chooses to take us.”
My Yoga Style & the Yoga Path
ShivaShakti, my yoga method, is all about harnessing power & refining light. It is the seeking of harmony between female & male, lunar & solar energy, tuning in and using your yoga practice & meditation to enhance your life path & heal, feed & nurture your body, soul & mind. My life has lead e through deeply dark & incredible luminous experiences & with more than 20 years of yoga practice I have truly discovered how this ancient art can be the best tool & friend you can have to tackle the demons, life’s challenges & enable you to live better.
CULTIVER LA PUISSANCE & FILTRER LA LUMIÈRE
Ma vie et les expériences riches que j’ai eu la chance de vivre, mes enfants, ma famille, mes amis, mes batailles avec mon corps, les milliers de cours de yoga, mes professeurs et mes formations sur plus de 15 ans d’expérience d’enseignement, m’ont fait apprécier comment le yoga est une incroyable boîte à outils pour la vie. Spirituellement, physiquement & mentalement. L’équilibre de la vie, l’harmonie que nous recherchons tous, ne peuvent qu’être embellis si vous adaptez constamment votre pratique à votre vie et à vos besoins de “maintenant” – les phases de votre vie, de votre corps. C’est une évolution constante.
Prana Flow (created by Shiva Rea) or Vinyasa Yoga is a type of yoga that evolves progressively with the circle of life and the environment we inhabit. Based on Hatha Yoga it has evolved through Vini Yoga & the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya in it’s the search for balance between the solar, heating and dynamic elements and the lunar, calming, grounding elements. It is a beautiful method to teach especially when so close to nature. Prana Flow & Vinyasa or Vini Yoga techniques have greatly influenced me over the years and have lead me to my own style that have named ShivaShakti – my own spiritual name is Shakti & in my practice I constantly seek this harmony of masculine and feminine & how I can best integrate the flow of life, the seasons, the environment that surrounds me into my practice & into my daily life.
Just as with Hatha Yoga (Sun/Moon) Vinyasa Yoga seeks the balance and harmony in our practise faced with the environment or the day’s activities. This is not always easy! should bring balance between the Sun (Pingala Nadi, Prana Shakti) and the Moon (Ida Nadi, Manas Shakti) channels. These two pillars of the yoga tradition form a vital part of my own practice and of this training path as we explore the balance and harmony between the solar and lunar paths, between the yin and yang, the female and the male, the every evolving circle of energy, your inner & vital Shakti energy
I love life
I love where I live
I love my time on the mat
Prana Flow, Para Yoga, Hatha & Yin Yoga
Prana Flow, Para Yoga, Hatha Yoga ….. they are all an amazing foundation for a unique and personal evolution through life. Through the sequences of flowing postures we seek the harmony of breath and movement, between alignment of the physical body, awareness of the mind and the present moment we inhabit. With its origins in the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, vinyasa yoga is like a meditative danse – the asanas (postures) and the breath provide the tempo and rythmn of your session and the mind integrates the effects in a general sense of well-being. Our time on the mat, in meditation, for ourselves is so precious and yet without that time we cannot be all the different people and do all the different things life is asking us to do! Sadhana – personal practise – is a beautiful discipline to dance your way fluidly through life.
Dance with your breath and follow with gratitude the flow of your life.
Charlotte’s teachings are inspired by her gurus in
Prana Flow, Shiva Rea & Yoga Rupa Rod Stryker, Para Yoga & the influences of the Sivananda Vedanta School of Yoga
Having said that Charlotte’s classes are infused with the various traditions she has enjoyed along the way, her own style and outlook on life and the way she has integrated these ancient teachings into a very modern lifestyle. A vibrant mix of music a touch of humour and her take on practise and life with yoga as well has a vast array of teacher training & personal study.
Charlotte has a background in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin yoga so her classes and workshops are naturally inspired by the mix of these teachings and the variety of teachers she has had the good fortune to meet and enjoy. Special thanks go to Shiva Rea, Marla Meenakshi and Ron Reid, Sarah Powers, David Swenson, Rod Stryker, Marc Holzman, Dinah Rodrigues and Elena Brower. Your influences continue to permeate her teaching style.
YIN & HORMONAL REBALANCING
Charlotte also teaches Yin Yoga which is a slower more restorative style where postures are held for up to 5 minutes and the body opens on a ligament and connective tissue level as opposed to a muscular one. Charlotte often creates a Yin Yang flow to fluidly restore body and soul with deep Yoga Nidra at the end of practise.
Hormone Yoga – a series created by Dinah Rodrigues for increasing oestrogen levels in the body especially during pre and post menopause. It is an incredibly powerful practise with beautiful and replenishing results. Charlotte teaches workshops for hormone yoga throughout the year – to find her schedule for 2017
BESPOKE WELLNESS COACHING
Charlotte now offers a new unique service in the mountains for for overall wellbeing. In the comfort of your chalet / resort accommodation Charlotte will meet with you to discuss together what you require in your life from a physical, mental & general “wellness” perspective. We all know when we are not quite in sync, not firing all canons, we feel it, we know it. Charlotte will simply listen and then create a programme or session with you that suits your needs. Find out more
Exciting news – Charlotte is creating a unique Teacher Training course based in France starting in October 2017. Charlotte will be starting to take applications shortly & the teacher training programme schedule will be outlined very soon.
If you are already interested (ceux ou celles qui parlent français sont aussi le bienvenu) send an email enquiry to Charlotte firstname.lastname@example.org