Hi, I am Charlotte Douglas. I am a yogi, a mum of two incredible girls, I live by the sea and green trees of Lamma Island and yoga has been part of my world for as long as I can remember, I still remember my first ever yoga class with a smile. Since that time my practice has been an up & down process, I have had moments of total immersion and moments of absolute zero practice. However, what has always remained consistant is that the practice has always welcomed me back with open arms and without judgement.
I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the time to train as a yoga teacher. To now have the chance to impart my passion to others is amazing, it really is a gift.
I trained as a yoga teacher under the tutelage of Wanda Hewitt however my style has been greatly influenced by my teacher in London, Angus Ford-Robertson. Life as a yoga teacher is a life of learning & I have been privileged to study under some amazing teachers, people with incredible passion and love for yoga. As such I am a fully trained pre and post natal Birthright yoga teacher, I have taken my 100hours Raja yoga with Hersha Chellaram and most recently I am a fully qualified Yoga Therapist and am now working towards my accreditation with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. In addition I am a trained homeopath, I studied for my licentiate at the Centre of Homeopathic Education and since then I had a thriving practice in London and Hong Kong. At present I am not practicing homeopathy as my time is taken up more and more with my work as a yoga therapist and teacher, however the principles of homeopathy and yoga to me are the same “to bring about a cure that is permanent, long lasting but without harm”. Ahimsa, the first of the yamas in the yoga sutras, meaning non violence, being such a fundamental prerequisite to all that I teach.
What inspires me is people who understand that yoga is for everyone. People who see that the practice is something far more than just a form of physical exercise. Quite simply you do not need to be a gymnast to do yoga. You do not need to be of a particular body shape to do yoga, you do not even need to be flexible to do yoga. As Krishnamacharya said “If you can breathe, you can do yoga,”
“I am not interested in looking amazing, I am interested in feeling amazing” – Angus Ford-Robertson