Hi, my name is Carlin Clarke; I’m a mother of three and a grandmother of four.
In 1981 I started training to become a yoga teacher. That opened a door for me to study and become a sports and psychology teacher, lecturing and teaching at schools and colleges, bringing yoga into all of my sports coaching.
In 1995 l studied to become a registered sports massage therapist, working with people to overcome injury, illness and improve posture alignment, which continues today. Ten years ago l started teaching yoga in health clubs and spas always working to improve my knowledge in connection with the mind and physical body. In 2005 I studied Monty Roberts the great Horse whisper, this time of study felt like a gift and strengthened my belief that I could bring this way of being (in the real moment of time) to my fellow humans. In 2007 l trained with Anthony Robbins a world leading life coach and public speaker, this changed my life and l was on my journey of a thousand miles finding the balance to life. On that journey I enrolled on the 200 hr. teacher training yoga course in 2011 with Vidya Heisel Frog lotus in Bali, then assisted on her 200 hr. course in Costa Rica and Spain in 2014.
“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the
conditions in which they can learn.”
I have been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and qualified as a Yoga teacher in 2014 specialising in Vinyasa Flow and Yin. I am also a Coach and Reiki Master using Yoga, Reiki, and Coaching practices within my teaching and believe that you are at your optimum when you are in balance. I also work in the Corporate field so am very aware of the stresses and strains of gaining a work life balance. I spend most of my free time walking my spaniel Alfie, who is the love of my life.
I went to Costa Rica in 2012 to complete my 200 hr yoga teacher training with Frog Lotus and on my return a Pregnancy yoga course in Fulham, London. Moving on into my 3 year Qi Gong teacher training with Eva and Karel Koskuba teaching both Yoga And Qi Gong at our studio in Henley and on retreats in Spain giving me a foundation for my personal style to develop.
I took my Yin Yoga teacher training in 2014 and advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training the year after with Norman Blaire in London. Yin Yoga has been the perfect catalyst, connecting Traditional Yoga and Qi Gong. After 3 years intensive training in Chen Style Tai Chi I’m looking forward another 3 years Tai Chi Teacher training in 2019. Also in 2019 I’m going back to the routes of Yoga postures and alignment with anatomy training with Gary Carter for an intensive years course.
Carlin and I have had the existing Henley Yoga Studio in Friday Street for over 4 years now and gives us and our students the perfect environment to teach, practice and grow. The Studio is a perfect platform to teach classes, run workshops and we are able to invite teachers from around the globe to join us.
Throughout the summer months, my Girlfriend Jo and I, currently run retreats in Spain and the U.K. This offers students and ourselves a gateway to a deeper experience.