About Caroline Arthur

‘Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise’

- (Sacre-Coeur, Paris )



My approach to Yoga is sensitive and varied, respecting each individual’s uniqueness and starting point. My aim is to share the spirit of Yoga with you and the community through my classes,121s and workshops. I teach small, friendly Yoga classes suitable for all ages and abilities based around Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Caroline Arthur Yoga

I teach also small, therapeutic classes and one to one Yoga tuition and therapy which is the application of Yoga practices for health and healing in order to alleviate many common ailments. Practices in both 121s, classes and workshops include simple physical postures, breathing techniques, relaxation practices, meditation and study. Most recently I have become a member of the team Bahiayoga at the Nottingham Teacher Training School and have taught Yoga and relaxation for Leicestershire County Council as part of the Health and Well-being programme targeted at specific groups. 

My personal experience of Yoga has shown it to be a useful tool for everyday situations and a daily practice has been an incredible support on many different levels. Yoga begins where you are now and this is fundamental to your practice. I continue to study with senior teachers within the aYs as well as attending workshops/retreats and my own 121 sessions.


I began my career in 1994 as school teacher and have been studying and practising Yoga since the mid-1990s. I was introduced to the teachings of T. K. Krishnamacharya by Sheila Baker (The Association for Yoga Studies) and have studied with Ranju Roy and Dave Charlton as part of the Sadhana Mala Teacher and Therapy Practitioner Programme (aYs) recognised and accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. 


The inspiration for my teaching and practice comes from T Krishnamacharya and his son T.K.V. Desikachar. Their approach is to match the practice to the needs of the individual, whatever their starting point and circumstances. This means teaching Yoga respecting the differences in age, gender, mental and physical conditions, culture and religion.


Education


2006-2008 the British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Sadhana Mala Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Programme

2001-2002 the British School of Yoga Teaching Diploma Hatha Yoga

2000           Viniyoga Britain Stage 2 Foundation Course

1999-2000 Viniyoga Britain Stage1 Introductory Workshops

1993-1994 Post Graduate Certificate in Education Nottingham Trent University

1986-1989 BA (Hons) Sociology and Psychology Nottingham Trent University

 

The Sadhana Mala Yoga Teacher and Therapy Practitioner Programme exceeds 750 hours of study, including the study of Yoga philosophy and psychology, the application of Yoga postures and breathing, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and pathology, educational theory, practice and course planning, and the therapeutic application of Yoga.


Employment 


2006 – 2009 Rutland County Council Yoga Teacher

2006 – Parkwood Leisure Yoga Teacher

2003 – 2007 The South Nottinghamshire College of F.E. Yoga Teacher

2004 – Workers’ Educational Association Yoga Teacher

2003 – Leicestershire Adult Learning Service Yoga Teacher

2003 – Dove Cottage Day Hospice Restorative Yoga Teacher

2001 – 2002 Carlton Leisure Centre Yoga Teacher

1994 – Nottinghamshire Educational Authority School teacher


Workshops/seminars for Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Yoga Circle and the British Wheel of Yoga.


2013 – Untangling the Tangled Knots – The Viniyoga of twists

2012- The Bandhas: to lift, to open, to contain awareness

2011 – The Energising Qualities of Backbends

2010 – Movement to Stillness

2010 – Untangling the Tangled Knots – The Viniyoga of twists

2009 – Conscious Breathing in Asan2009

2009 – Vinyasa Krama. The Art of Sequencing

2009 – The Yoga of Purifying Action – Kriya Yoga

2008 – Sthira-sukham asanam – attention and ease Yoga Sutra 2.46

2007 – Exploration and practise around the term, ‘parsva’ and parsva trikonasana

2006 – Exploring backbends with and without support

 

Bahiayoga Teacher Training School Nottingham (BWY, Yoga Alliance and REPs Accredited)


Workshops and seminars taught in the Krishnamacharya approach to Yoga:


2013 – Pranayama and Ujjayi breathing technique

2012 – Pranayama and Ujjayi breathing technique

2012 – Introduction to Krishnamacharya and his lineage

2011 – Krishnamacharya’s approach to pranayama

             The Viniyoga of Yoga

             Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

             Introduction to Krishnamacharya and his lineage