SHARING KNOWLEDGE

Charlotta Martinus

Having taught languages at high school in the UK as a part time job to see her through university, Charlotta found that she had a talent and fascination with this age group, which has continued throughout her life.

After studying ballet as a hobby for ten years with the Ballet Rambert in London, she stepped into her first yoga class three months pregnant and stressed out. Since then, her life has changed beyond measure. She quickly advanced in her physical practice, then started a daily meditation practice in 2000. After a few years of doing yoga, she took her first pilgrimage to India and became initiated after a deep spiritual experience.

In 2004, Charlotta trained with the Sivananda organisation in the USA to become a teacher. She had left her job as a TV producer with the BBC and now dedicated her life to her family and teaching yoga. The opportunity arose to teach yoga to teenagers in her local town and all her experience came together. Realising the difficulties in teaching this age group and the benefits the students derived, the teacher training module was developed.

Charlotta has had the wonderful opportunity to train briefly with Mukunda Stiles, the well-known yoga therapist, and has also trained in Anusara therapeutics with Bruce Bowden. Her most influential training of late was the yoga psychology training with Dr Uma Krishnamurti, which she attended four times. She is currently attending the year long training to become a Yoga for the Mind therapist with Heather Mason. The Sivananda centres worldwide offer constant inspiration and learning opportunities for her throughout her life. Master Sivananda continues to be her guiding light.

Charlotta currently lives with her two adolescent sons (her main teachers) and animals in Somerset where she runs a yoga and retreat centre called Universal Yoga.

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