I like to engourage students to find their own balance as I lead
them through a steady, flowing sequence of postures, followed by a deep relaxation, pranayama (breath work) and meditation.
I first trained in Sivananda yoga,
then Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga and most recently Parayoga with
Through her experience as a trumpet player, Charlie has had a strong relationship with breath and importance of breathing since she was 8 years old, so it's not surprising that her yoga classes pay particular attention to the experience of breath and body with time taken in each class, to breathe and deepen the powerful connection to breath.
Charlie dynamic classes are influenced by her own practice of Dharma Mittra, Jivamukti, Iyengar yoga and Kundalini yoga. She teaches alignment based strong flow and dynamic asana, she is a certified Yin teacher having trained with Norman Blair & Sarah Powers and a Restorative Teacher through her study with Judith Lasater. She furthered her knowledge of sacred sound with Anne Malone and studied the power of the Gong with world renowned Gong Masters Don Conreaux and Aidan McIntyre and runs gong baths monthly around London. Charlie first experienced the power of the Gong in 2007 through her practice of Kundalini yoga and was amazed by the profound healing qualities that the gong possess and felt a strong desire to help spread the healing power of sound and the gong and is currently completing her Kundalini teacher training through Karam Kriya.
Charlie Merton MA (Music Therapy)
It has been my long-held dream to create a community space that enables people discover their inner 'bhuti' and I created bhuti to spread the transformational benefits of yoga.
I teach mindful hatha yoga suitable for all levels which can be more dynamic or restorative depending who shows up. I teach 1-2-1s and offer Yoga Therapy.
My first enquiry into yoga was at university in the 90s, began regular practice after the birth of my son with teachers from different yoga traditions including Iyengar, Sivananda, Vinayasa and Ashtanga.
I never thought I could become a yoga teacher as I had been a chubby, un-sporty child, unable to do a forward roll let alone stand on my head, a failure at ballet, and always suffering from a restless, anxious mind. I have since learnt that our only limits are those we impose on ourselves and the practice of yoga helps us overcome these limiting beliefs, and fulfil our potential in every area of life. I firmly believe yoga ((meaning 'union')) is for everyone is for everyone, and never more needed than now.
I am a 500hr International Yoga Alliance accredited teacher, trained by Conrad Paul (Sivananda), Ruth White (Iyengar) and have completed a 500 hr Yoga Therapy Diploma with Yoga Campus . I have also trained with master teachers Max Strom, Richard Freeman, Rod Stryker, Donna Farhi, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. I am an eternal student, learning as much from my students as my teachers, it is a joyful journey.