I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn
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 and then another 3 years Tai Chi Teacher training I am passionate about Tai Chi and am really excited to be teaching at the studio and in The Henley area.
Also in 2020 I started another intensive anatomy training course with Gary Carter. This is ongoing and will continue into 2022 with more hands on work now coming out of lockdown.
Carlin and I have had the existing Henley Yoga Studio in Friday Street since 2015 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.
Hi, my name is Carlin Clarke; I’m a mother of three and a grandmother of five.
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.
Jo is the founder of Get On Your Mat, a yoga teacher & passionate wellness promotor also offering Kinesiology, diet & nutrition advice and remedial massage. Having trained as a Yoga teacher in India back in 2010, she returned to the UK to set up Get On Your Mat – Yoga with Jo! delivering Yoga classes staying true to the authentic origins of Yoga whilst appealing to the modern day practitioner.
Jo uses creative sequencing of poses to deliver a hatha style flow practice with a great playlist to enhance the experience alongside meditation and breath work – encompassing all three key components to a yoga practice. Yin and Restorative yoga are also offered as are variations within class for prenatal mama’s and beginners offering an inclusive class at all times to anyone who wants to come.
Having previously worked in the travel industry, recruitment & event management, Jo is all too familiar with the stress and pressure that corporate life and being desk bound can put us under and the immense relief that a yoga practice can bring not just physically, but mentally and emotionally too.
Jo has a regular weekly teaching schedule in Berkshire & Oxfordshire which includes Yoga classes, working 121 with clients, corporate classes, holistic coaching sessions and also hosts UK & Overseas yoga and wellness retreats.
My own experience has inspired me to coach meditation and mindfulness, and more recently Qigong. I was going through a difficult period of time about seven years ago and stumbled upon a meditation class. This was how it started and I continued to show up for 6 or 7 sessions and I learned that it is possible to quieten and observe the mind. Well, this was quite a revelation to me and I have kept a regular meditation practice ever since.
One thing led to another and I find myself regularly attending Yoga classes at Triyoga in Soho and at The Henley Yoga Studio with Steve and Carlin. I continued with the yoga classes for a few years and then Steve mentioned his Qigong class – one class and I was hooked! I loved Steve’s classes and at the same time developed my own practice drawing influences from Peter Caughey who I bumped into in Bali and Paul Cavel and Craig Barnes of Energy Arts with whom I qualified to teach the wonderful Dragon & Tiger Qigong set. I continue to train with Energy Arts albeit online at the moment and am learning further sets such as Gods Playing in the Clouds, Heaven and Earth and Wu Style Taichi – there is so much to learn!
I have been teaching meditation for the past 4 years having studied with Traditional Yoga. I have been teaching Qigong for the past 3 years, combining my skills into a class called ‘Mind & Movement’ in which I aim to quieten the mind with mindful movement of the body – we sit to meditate at the end and by this time the mind is still and calm as we rest the body alongside.
My classes are relaxed and fun but serious about helping you nurture a Qigong and meditation practice and develop peace of mind. I have re-located to Devon but I will be running workshops in the Henley Studio from time to time.
Emma comes from a background in classical and contemporary dance. Whilst training and working in London and Australia, Emma found yoga. Like many, she was struck by the transformative qualities of the practise, both physically and mentally. Since then Emma’s enthusiasm and love for yoga has expanded. She has explored Jivamukti, Vinyasa krama, meditation and the earthiness of Tai Chi, all of which have influenced and inspired her practise.
Emma finally discovered Anusara Yoga, and and is now a certified Anusara Elements teacher, having studied at The Bridget Woods Kramer School of Yoga, at Triyoga London. Emma’s classes will take you through a dynamic physical practise, and will be grounded in the Universal Principles of Alignment offered by Anusara Yoga. Emma believes yoga is for everyone. She emphasises a creative and challenging approach, intertwined with her knowledge of the body and movement.
Great thanks are extended to her teachers Carlin Clarke, Steve Munn and Bridget Woods Kramer who continue to support and enhance her practise and teaching.
My Yoga journey started when I was 18 – prior to this I was an athlete but always had a passion for dance and movement so felt like Yoga would be an exciting path to explore.
Soon enough I fell in love with it and this passion continued to grow, I couldn’t get enough so in the summer of my second year at University I decided to travel to beautiful Bali and complete a Yoga TTC in 2018 with Samasti Yoga!
I feel honoured to have been taught by such inspirational people and continue to be guided by them now. I couldn’t wait to share what I had learnt and have maintained a daily practice since then.
I also completed an online 70hr Tantra course with Samasti in 2020 during lockdown.
I love to bring energy and personality into my classes – I am a creative individual and have a huge passion for Art and Textiles along side my yoga. I feel that this creatively flows through me when I teach and I love to create unique sequences bringing excitement and energy to your day!
I believe that the true work in your yoga journey is when you learn to use its teachings off the mat – this is when you are going to seek the true benefits both physically and mentally.
I can’t wait to flow with you on the mat soon!