Caroline Wilkinson BWYDip
- Hatha Yoga Teacher and Kinesiology Practitioner
Caroline has been practising yoga regularly since 1989 when she went to her first yoga class. It was taught by Edith Drew-Wills who inspired her to continue going to the weekly classes for over 10 years. Those years of grounding led her to train with the British Wheel of Yoga from 1999 and in 2002 she received their teaching diploma. Since then, she has been teaching individuals and groups of all abilities around Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and on the island of Mallorca.
The style of yoga teaching combines elements from various traditions, following the classical paths of Hatha and Raja Yoga through the wonderful teachings of Krishnamacharya and his son, Desikachar; with inspiration from the Satyananda/Bihar School and the grounding approach of Vanda Scaravelli. It is a style that is suitable for people of any age and ability with the focus on being fully aware of your body and your breath in different yoga postures – firstly through movement, then through stillness. Towards the end of each session, there are specific breathing and deep relaxation practices naturally leading towards a sense of inner balance and peacefulness for the whole self.
One of the most important aspects of yoga is keeping the mind calmly focused within the body throughout the session. This mindful awareness links the body, the mind and the breath, creating unity and harmony within. Practising the postures in a careful, disciplined way will bring increased flexibility, strength and poise to body and mind, improving your health, vitality and overall well-being.