1) How did your yoga journey begin?
2) How did you feel after that first practice?
3) Tell us about your path to becoming a teacher?
4) What inspires you?
Having a daily practice is an amazing tool to get a clear idea of your mental and emotional state each day. The Ashtanga practice is essentially the same everyday, but each time we move through the asanas, we have a different experience. This consistency allows us to observe ourselves clearly, then bring ourselves into a more stable and calm state before starting our day. When I practice I feel that I am a more content person, more balanced and tolerant.
5) Share something fun about yourself.
I did gymnastics when I was very young. It was so much fun to learn how to fly through the air and use my body to do certain movements. I noticed how each person had different strengths and weaknesses, our bodies were so different from each other and we needed to work harder on certain areas to gain the range of motion and strength that we needed. I could see how our bodies were able to change when we were dedicated and consistent in our approach to increasing the flexibility and incorporating the movement patterns that we were being taught. I always wished I could have continued with gymnastics, but I stopped after a few years when my family moved away. Having to relearn many of the fundamental movements as a young adult was a long and fascinating process – and now I enjoy my asana practice just as much, and benefit further from the deeper elements that come with dedicated spiritual practice.
Charmelle will be teaching at AoY from 14 Oct till 14 Nov! Don’t miss the chance to practice with her!
And if you have missed the previous Ashtanga Beginner’s Course, there will be one more intake in Oct/Nov. Click here for details.