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Charles Cartmell

I have been practising yoga for 28 years during which time he has studied Astanga, Shadow, Sivananda and Satyananda variants of Hatha Yoga before finding my teacher Christian Pisano who teaches in the Iyengar tradition in 1998 with whom he undertook a 4 year apprenticeship.

 

I studied T'ai Chi Chuan and Chi Gong and does Vipassana & Kriya meditation. I am a certified Thai masseur and a Holistic health and fitness coach. I specialise in therapeutic applications of yoga postures using props and supports. I am an aspiring herbalist.

 

My personal interests and professional life have been drawn towards the ‘Bodymind’ holistic approach to living. Over the years whether investigating eastern esoteric arts such as Hatha Yoga or T’ai Chi Chuan, exploring diet and nutrition,exercise and sport, being trained or teaching massage or fitness I have been searching for a combinations of different pursuits which engage the bodymind. The amazing coordination and strength, balance and clarity gained from meditation & yoga, climbing & cycling or Tai Chi & conscious nutrition lead to a healthy body healthy mind!

 

Through consciously connecting with our bodies we are better able to meet life’s challenges, welcoming its vicissitudes and blessings with equal enthusiasm. To live more completely in the moment rather than be lost in a conceptual world of fears and fantasies instead to fully embrace all that life offers. It is my profession and my pleasure to share what I have learnt.

 

Call me what you will a Yogi, a Personal Trainer, a Masseur, a therapist, existentialist I am here to share my light and enthusiasm for life with you. 

 

Interests and Pursuits: 

Trekking, Sport climbing, Cycling ,Qi Gong, Cooking, Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meditation, Reading, Chess, Film, Music, Dancing, Travel, fixed wheel cycles and vintage motorcycles. 

 

“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep

in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers,

gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom,

but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”

KAHLIL GIBRAN