CARLA DIXON I’ve been teaching yoga since 1999 and practising since the mid 80s when I discovered yoga as a means of dealing with stress and self-limiting behaviours. I'm very grateful to have largely overcome these with the help of yoga. It's been my privilege to experience the transformative power of yoga, but I'm not inclined to ‘preach’ its benefits. My role as I see it is to facilitate and, with that in mind, to guide students to experience yoga on a personal level. Self-awareness and, at times, painful personal development have brought me to a contented and positive space, where I can quieten the ‘victim’ within myself. As a result of my journey, I have developed my own personal style of teaching yoga. I was incredibly fortunate to meet inspirational teachers such as Shandor Remete, who taught me for 5 years in Australia in the 80s and 90s, and later Derek Ireland, the renowned Ashtanga Vinyasa master, who I trained with in India and at the Practice Place in Crete. In 1995, I moved to the UK and trained as a teacher in the Iyengar method, qualifying in 1999. In the same year I also qualified as a nutritionist, which I believe deepens my understanding of holistic health. Since then, I've enjoyed bringing yoga to many hundreds of students, some of whom have attended classes with me for 15 – 20 years now. My classes are a warm and supportive environment where friendships develop
WHY CARLA? Over the years, Carla has taught thousands of hours of yoga to people from all walks of life – corporate executives, runners and cyclists, teachers and tattoo artists, mothers and babies, children and pensioners, the staff and inmates of HMPS, and people with mental health issues. Carla's unique teaching style, and thorough understanding of how the body functions, allow her to adapt poses to suit each student's individual needs and limitations. Although the physical practice of ‘asana’ is emphasised, it is not the sole focus of Carla's classes. Postures, mindfulness and breath awareness all feature in her teaching. She combines a dynamic teaching style with elements of ‘flow’ (where postures are combined in sequence) to enhance mobility in joints, strength and flexibility. Carla has also worked privately with students with a range of physical issues including arthritis, fused vertebrae, knee, hip or back problems and various mobility issues. In these cases she is always careful to discuss medical history and make sure that students work on asanas that will enhance their well-being and not further compound their issues. Monthly Saturday workshops complement her regular classes. She has also offered retreats both abroad and in the UK which focus on overall well-being, with her specialism in nutrition enhancing the whole experience. As expressed in the testimonials, Carla is different in her approach to teaching yoga. Her classes are fun, relaxed and non-competitive, allowing easy access to those new to yoga and those who may feel self-conscious. Come and join us!
CARLA DIXON I’ve been teaching yoga since 1999 and practising since the mid 80s when I discovered yoga as a means of dealing with stress and self-limiting behaviours. I'm very grateful to have largely overcome these with the help of yoga. It's been my privilege to experience the transformative power of yoga, but I'm not inclined to ‘preach’ its benefits. My role as I see it is to facilitate and, with that in mind, to guide students to experience yoga on a personal level. Self-awareness and, at times, painful personal development have brought me to a contented and positive space, where I can quieten the ‘victim’ within myself. As a result of my journey, I have developed my own personal style of teaching yoga. I was incredibly fortunate to meet inspirational teachers such as Shandor Remete, who taught me for 5 years in Australia in the 80s and 90s, and later Derek Ireland, the renowned Ashtanga Vinyasa master, who I trained with in India and at the Practice Place in Crete. In 1995, I moved to the UK and trained as a teacher in the Iyengar method, qualifying in 1999. In the same year I also qualified as a nutritionist, which I believe deepens my understanding of holistic health. Since then, I've enjoyed bringing yoga to many hundreds of students, some of whom have attended classes with me for 15 – 20 years now. My classes are a warm and supportive environment where friendships develop
WHY CARLA? Over the years, Carla has taught thousands of hours of yoga to people from all walks of life – corporate executives, runners and cyclists, teachers and tattoo artists, mothers and babies, children and pensioners, the staff and inmates of HMPS, and people with mental health issues. Carla's unique teaching style, and thorough understanding of how the body functions, allow her to adapt poses to suit each student's individual needs and limitations. Although the physical practice of ‘asana’ is emphasised, it is not the sole focus of Carla's classes. Postures, mindfulness and breath awareness all feature in her teaching. She combines a dynamic teaching style with elements of ‘flow’ (where postures are combined in sequence) to enhance mobility in joints, strength and flexibility. Carla has also worked privately with students with a range of physical issues including arthritis, fused vertebrae, knee, hip or back problems and various mobility issues. In these cases she is always careful to discuss medical history and make sure that students work on asanas that will enhance their well-being and not further compound their issues. Monthly Saturday workshops complement her regular classes. She has also offered retreats both abroad and in the UK which focus on overall well-being, with her specialism in nutrition enhancing the whole experience. As expressed in the testimonials, Carla is different in her approach to teaching yoga. Her classes are fun, relaxed and non-competitive, allowing easy access to those new to yoga and those who may feel self-conscious. Come and join us!

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