Hi, I’m Caroline…

…but you already know that because it’s plastered all over my website…

I’m a yoga teacher based in Cumbria. Carlisle to be precise but I get around a bit up and down the county.

I qualified as a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance in 2017. I got to go to India to do it, and yes, it was wonderful. Hard work, but I’m so glad I chose a beach in Goa – there’s worse places to be when every muscle is exhausted and your brain is full of physiology, anatomy and mantras!

My main motivation for becoming a teacher was to pass on the practices to people struggling with mental health problems. Having struggled with anorexia nervosa for many years, I found the practice of yoga improved my quality of life, mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing and body awareness.

You don’t have to have a mental health problem to benefit from yoga, in fact boosting these things can help you build resilience to ward off or reduce problems in the future.

Having worked for a local mental health charity and led a county-wide campaign to end the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health my interest in this field runs deep – mental ill health itself doesn’t discriminate and it effects 1 in 4 of us in any given year.

1 in 6 people of working age are effected by mental health problems, so wellbeing in the workplace is increasingly on the agenda for businesses. My workplace classes have been so popular that I have expanded that side of the business to accommodate demand. CDY Workplace can link organisations with a yoga teacher wherever you are based in Cumbria.

I regularly speak at events, conferences, on the radio, television and in the press about both mental health, the importance of wellbeing and my lived experience. If you’re interested in featuring mental health or yoga at your next event, give me a shout.