I am less bendy than an iron girder encased in reinforced concrete. I am also quite a lot broken in 2 major joints and "pretzel"yoga would break me further. Yet, I have benefited HUGELY from my classes with Charlotte over the last three years and miss them an awful lot when I am away from Hong Kong. Charlotte makes yoga accessible to even the most hardened and inflexibly yoga resistor.
"Your yoga retreats are the best!"
“I attended one of Charlotte's day retreats in her lovely home on Lamma Island. As a mother to young children I'm unable to go away for long retreats, so I valued the chance for a day retreat and Charlotte was a wonderful host and teacher. As a yoga teacher myself I really appreciate Charlotte's in depth knowledge of the body as well as her sequencing and pacing. Charlotte has a calming and grounding voice and presence. She is genuine and authentic in her teaching which makes it easy to trust her. We did a more invigorating flow in the morning catered to different levels of practice and paced in such a way that I believe we were comfortably moving for 90-120 mins. After a delicious healthy meal and great conversations, we had a gentle yin practice in the afternoon assisted by lots of props (love props!) By the end I was blissed out and by the looks of it I think everyone else was as well! I left charlotte's feeling recharged, centered and invigorated!”
"Thank you so much for such a wonderful & rewarding weekend. I feel so much better for it & inspired to continue my yoga practice."
“I have done 10 private sessions with Charlotte. I started with her as I had never heard of restorative yoga before and I had tried all sorts of classes, treatments etc for my chronic mobility issues. I have seen some improvement but she has also provided me with some tools that I can take away and practice in my everyday life to maintain the benefits of restorative yoga. I really enjoyed my classes with her and hope to return for a few more later in the year.”
“I started yoga therapy with Charlotte to help with my lower back pain. We worked slowly together gradually building up my strength and confidence. After a while my back improved and I found that regular yoga meant that I no longer needed treatment for my tight neck & shoulders either. It's been about 2 years now and I am free of back pain and have enjoyed regular group classes with Charlotte as well as my weekly personal session. If either of us are travelling and I can't do my yoga sessions for a couple of weeks, I really notice a difference in both my body and my mind. I love the way every week is different and is completely tailored to the needs of my body. I can honestly say that however bad I may have felt at the beginning of a session, I have never failed to feel better afterwards. Can't wait to attend my first yoga retreat with Charlotte in Bali in October.”
"One of the things that I love about your classes is the non-judgemental and kind way the classes are - unlike the regular studio. And you attract a like minded type of clientele who really appreciate your gentle, embracing approach. It makes everyone feel able to join and to achieve something."
Hi... Just want to say Thank you big time, Charlotte. Can finally manage a class and do 90% of downward dogs. A year ago I could hardly do them at all I was stiff as a board. Think I might be able to say I enjoy it! (rash) So kudos to an amazing teacher.. xx"
“Hi Charlotte- I just wanted to say again, what a fantastic weekend it was. You are a very talented lady with a wonderful teaching style and manner. I enjoyed everything greatly, especially the yoga, and given I'm not a yoga regular or terribly experienced, I think that means you have a very wide audience that your workshops will appeal to. “
“Charlotte Douglas is the real deal - a dedicated yoga practitioner, a deeply reflective, kind, human, and a gifted teacher and therapist. If you are seeking support for healing or greater wellness on any level, seek out Charlotte. You'll feel better just being in her calm presence, and you can trust her to offer only the best in holistic services.”
“Mondays are now greeted with more enthusiasm than ever before as I know at the end of the day, I will be able to enjoy yoga with Charlotte. Two things make it really worthwhile for me. Along with her amazing yoga knowledge and skills, Charlotte has a special quality which enables a peaceful and calm atmosphere during our class. For me, with a somewhat skewed body – scoliosis, arthritis etc and very limited stretch, it is the first time I have actually enjoyed yoga in a group environment. I feel comfortable and even though I am still struggling to do a down facing dog, it really doesn’t matter. Charlotte looks out for me and makes sure I work safely to my boundaries. I can feel the improvement and it feels good! I would highly recommend Charlotte.. she is first class!”
"Specifically, I thought the Kaomai Lanna Resort was brilliant - amazing service, fantastic pool and spa. Wonderful massages. I have been recommending like mad... So please do another" - LF - Chiang Mai Retreat attendee
'Yoga with Charlotte Douglas is a very positive experience. She tailor's each session to my needs and goals for the day and I feel like I have had a great workout physically and mentally. I would highly recommend her yoga classes for all levels.'