My name is Caroline. I'm a big fan of yoga. I like what it does to my body. I like how it makes me feel. I like the quietening effect it has on my mind.
I trained under Troy Abraham in Melbourne, Australia. I then travelled to Mysore, India to learn from Pranavashya practitioner,
My style of teaching combines breath with movement. If you are curious and have never tried yoga before, if you are a pro in need of a push, or if you would like to simply sit with me and breathe, please get in touch.
I would love to teach you.
what is it?
Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that concentrates on synchronising breath with movement. It is an extension of Ashtanga - however it does not follow a rigid series in the same way as Ashtanga, meaning each session is different. We use postures from the Ashtanga primary and secondary series and flow them together with vinyasas (a mini-sequence
of high-to-low plank into upward facing dog and back to downward facing dog). Vinyasa sessions vary in pace, from power flow to slow flow, with styles that match different levels of yogis and their individual wants and needs.
Is it suitable for beginners?
My classes are suitable for all levels - particularly beginners. Even if you have been practising all your life, I like you to pretend you are brand new to yoga and encourage you to really feel your body in each pose. We will break down simple poses, so that you get to feel the difference between a correctly engaged and incorrectly engaged posture - and this is important. Yoga is wonderful, however like any sport it can have detrimental effects if practised with bad form. All too often we think yoga is about being flexible, and this is a big no. Hyper-mobility is the biggest cause of back-pain in yoga, and does not create strength. So we will go back to basics over and over again to let go of old habits and keep our practice moving forward.
Why do it?
Other than for the amazing lycra onesies you mean? The benefits of yoga are too long to list here, it is a tried and tested practice that goes back thousands of years. In fact some yogis believe that each posture holds tremendous health benefits for all sorts of ailments. For me yoga is a way to stay active and move my body in a world that wants me to spend my waking day sat hunched over a computer. It opens me up, unclutters my mind, and allows me to build strength in a way no other sport can. It's a beautiful experience and one I am very grateful to practise and teach.
Will I get to stand
on my head?
Well yes! If that is what you want to do. But if you don't, then no. Yoga is a personal practice and you can take it at your own pace, always listening to your body and doing what is right for you. Above all, yoga should be fun and not about taking yourself too seriously. I will help you get into a headstand if that's what you want, but I will also ensure you do it properly and get there step by step by having fun in other positions along the way.
that's me ------------>
That's me, Caroline Lyons. I am 36 years old and I have been practising yoga for over 10 years. I qualified as a Vinyasa teacher in Melbourne, Australia in 2016, where I regularly taught at a studio named Radiant Sol. Originally from the UK, after 8 years of throwing shrimps on the barbie, I moved back to Blighty in 2017 - well I missed my Mum. And now I teach private and small group sessions from the comfort of your own home. I have a number of different clients of all shapes and sizes, ranging from beginners to yoga fanatics, who practice headstands in their sleep. I tailor my classes to fit your ability, and at the same time I put a lot of emphasis on ensuring postures are practiced correctly to ensure you gain maximum benefits - as opposed to damaging your lower back because your core was not engaged.
Ready to give
it a try?
I am based in Bearsted, Kent and am available for group or private sessions in the comfort of your own home. During the summer months, I will also offer classes in my garden. I have a full time business so I teach in in my spare time being: Wednesday 6pm - 9pm, Friday 6pm - 9pm and any time over the weekends. I charge £45 per group session with up to 5 per group, for 60 minutes. I charge £20 per individual session for 60 minutes and £25 for 90 minutes. My classes are a mixture of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing) and we will end with 5 minutes savasana (sleeping). In all my sessions I like to spend some time breaking down postures to focus on alignment.