Caroline Wickham - Power Yoga
An eclectic mix of PowerYoga, Yogic Arts, Budokon & Forrest-inspired Yoga
Challenging, creative, exciting and with an emphasis on fun, Caroline's classes are dynamic and ever changing.
A background in athletics and movement studies led her to take up teacher training under the direction of Duncan Wong and Cameron Shayne. She has developed a strong yoga practice, incorporating elements of martial arts.Replete with contrasts, her classes appeal to both men and women of all ages.
During your retreat, you can be sure of experiencing a broad range of yoga styles that will enable you to develop, fulfil and strengthen your own practice. Focused on meditation, pranayama and healing, Caroline's classes incorporate carefully sequenced asana practices as well as plenty of time for Yin Yoga and relaxation.
A qualified BWY teacher at senior level, Caroline is based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. She has received training from and studied under such world-leading tutors as Anne-Marie Newland, David Sye, Duncan Wong, Cameron Shayne (creator of founder of Budokon, USA) and Ana Forrest. (During a recent workshop in advanced teacher training, Ana Forrest said that she would gladly hire Caroline).
Caroline regularly runs classes and workshops in Guernsey, as well as yoga retreats in the Channel Islands, UK and abroad.
Caroline will make sure you get an all-encompassing experience during your yoga retreat and will teach three classes per day.
Each day will commence with early morning meditation and pranayama with opportunities to chant and learn about healing mantra. If you don't already have a meditation practice, this is a great opportunity to start.
There will be a short break before the morning yoga session, which will consist of sun salutations and vinyasa flow to heat the body and then specific work on postures. Each yoga class taught by Caroline will follow a theme or have a specific intention so that our work on the mat relates back to yoga principles and into life off the mat.
The afternoon yoga session will complement the morning session so that we maintain a balance of Yin and Yang, dynamic and yielding, energising and healing. There will be plenty of opportunity for yoga nidra, healing mantra and hands-on massage work.
It is Caroline's intention to work with everyone's requirements in mind. Her style of teaching welcomes all levels from experienced teachers to complete beginners - all will be nurtured and at the same time challenged! That is the essence of Yoga!
FOR CHAMPNEYS WEEKENDS ONLY : SunPower & Restorative / Yin Yoga
During your stay at Champneys, Caroline will be offering SunPower Yoga for your morning yoga sessions. SunPower Yoga is a flourishing, dynamic and innovative style, perfect for our modern times yet still laced with traditional yoga principles. It includes Iyengar for alignment, Sivananda for subtle mind and body-work and Astanga for heat, flexibility and stamina. SunPower Yoga uses the image of the sun as a symbol of empowerment, hope, determination, letting go, warmth and light. A sun inside that allows us to shine from within, as a symbol of regeneration and healing.
The afternoon yoga sessions will complement the morning ones so that we maintain a balance of Yin and Yang, dynamic and yielding, energising and healing. Restorative / Yin Yoga offers our body the chance to rebalance and heal itself, switching on the Parasympathetic Nervous System. Poses are held longer, with a relaxed and meditative awareness. When we rest in this non-stressful state, our energy body rebalances naturally. As our energy harmonises, not only do our bodies open more easily, but our minds settle into an effortless contemplative repose.
"Breathe deep, take the challenge and transform your life!"
Caroline’s style of teaching welcomes all levels from experienced teachers to complete beginners - all will be nurtured and at the same time challenged! That is the true essence of Yoga!
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