Meet Charlie @indiv_yoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words💚

"My anxiety was so bad as a child, that when I was 14 my doctor suggested that I try yoga classes"

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. "We’d tried other natural treatments like reflexology, homeopathic medicine etc & I was too young to be medicated for insomnia, panic attacks & my eating disorder

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I was doing therapy which wasn’t really helping. So I found somewhere 20 mins away (now there’s a yoga studio on every street in London) but this was 25 years ago! .


That yoga class changed my life. I went a few times & although I didn’t enjoy Savasana & sometimes found the class a bit boring, I loved the moving meditation aspect of the practice, the sitting meditation & internal journey I was on truly connecting with my true self, & the breath work. It didn’t cure me, but it definitely helped

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After I graduated with a degree in Psychology & Sociology, I worked in business for a few years before I finally realised that the materialistic, conservative & pressured society of London was going to kill me

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I decided to move to Lisbon & realised that my dharma was to teach yoga & share the benefits that yoga & meditation had brought me, with others. It wasn’t what was ‘expected’ of me by my family & friends, but I knew that teaching yoga would make me truly happy

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After my 200hrs TTC, I spent the next 2 years taking other teacher trainings because I didn’t feel that one ’style’ of yoga suited everybody. I was working with clients of 6 - 86 years old, with a range of mental & physical issues, & in the meantime became well known for my work in Yoga Therapy for Autism, ADHD & Anxiety

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I created Indiv Yoga, a mix of all the styles of yoga that I had trained in, that could be sequenced & tailored to suit any individual. But I realised that as one person I could only reach a limited number of people. So I spent 18 months preparing to become a yoga teacher trainer & have now certified students all around the world

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Indiv Yoga teachers are spreading yoga and meditation from New Zealand to Canada! Training yoga teachers and continuing to study to further my knowledge is my calling in life 🙏

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