Yoga In The Big Smoke
Find out what Yin Yoga is, where is originates and how it can benefit you.
I offer bespoke private yoga tuition for both individuals, groups and corporates.
Check out my workshops too!
Come and train with me – Yin, Anatomy, Chinese Medicine and more
A Short Introduction
Hello, I am Cal. I am a highly experienced, 500 hour certified yoga teacher. I teach power vinyasa flow and more restorative yin yoga, and am qualified to teach pre and post natal yoga. I teach because quite simply I love yoga. I have learnt so much and got so much joy I want to spread the word. To this end, I also teach advanced anatomy and yin yoga trainings throughout London and the UK.
I came to yoga about 25 years ago, and became hooked by the magical ingredients of breath, flow and movement and the profound and lasting affects it has on both mind and body.
I completed my 200 hours teacher training with Hot Power Yoga in London and completed my 500 hours certification with Paul & Suzee Grilley, specialising in anatomy, yin yoga and meditation. As well as teaching private and public classes I deliver and teach anatomy and yin trainings in the UK, which are YAR registered.
Passionate and interested in body and mind I am also a qualified Yoga Life Coach, Reiki practitioner, and am a qualified and practicing Acupuncturist having graduated from the reputable College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, affiliated with Kingston University. I am also a casall clothing ambassador, their strapline is, appropriately, Forever Better.
For more on Acupuncture please visit acupuncture.withcal.co.uk
“I loved my yin training with Cal, it breathed new life into all my teaching. I felt confident to go out and start teaching yin straight away. I use all the tools I have been given to plan classes around meridians, the Five Elements and TCM which is fascinating to both me and my students. I highly recommend this course.”
“I cannot recommend this course enough. It is hugely informative, beautifully run and highly interactive. It spans from the fundamentals of anatomy to the more philosophical dimensions of the practice. The teacher(s) are very knowledgeable and professional. The atmosphere is supportive yet positively challenging, and we all learnt so much in a short space of time. If you are thinking of teaching yin, or simply want to deepen your understanding of this discipline, look no further.”
“Yin training with Cal was an enlightening experience on so many levels. I can honestly say that I grew both professionally and personally across the three modules. I left each training feeling nourished physically and emotionally whilst stimulated mentally. The combination of theory and practice ensures you leave the training with a good understanding of physical anatomy, Yin asanas and the underlying philosophy. Most importantly I felt fully equipped and confident to teach Yin. Cal’s passion for Yin is infectious and she is a veritable wealth of knowledge. Cal went above and beyond to facilitate the students learning experience and her interactive teaching style gently encouraged the engagement and involvement of each and every student. An unexpected advantage of the training was that it has hugely influenced my Yang yoga practice. Through heightening awareness of my body’s strengths and anatomical limitations I have been liberated from any hang ups about perfect alignment and instead fully focus upon what feels right for me in the moment. If you are considering Yin training for either teaching or personal growth, then look no further then this course.f this discipline, look no further.”
“I have been a student of Cal’s for 4 years & continue to learn from this incredible, inspiring teacher & individual. Her immense passion, dedication & commitment to her role as teacher & mentor is unwavering. I completed Yin Teacher Training with Cal as a result of her wealth of knowledge & experience regarding yoga philosophy, anatomy, Chinese medicine & meridian lines. She teaches from the heart with an unquestionable authenticity & like a true genuine teacher, wants to impart her knowledge onto others for the better good. Her teaching is in depth & is also backed up with references, articles & case studies.”
“If you ever have the opportunity to participate in any training offered by Cal, take it! I had the fortune to sign up for Cal’s yin teacher training programme. The knowledge that is imparted is extensive and I felt, as a yoga teacher myself, covered everything that was needed to really understand both what and who we are teaching when we step in front of our own classes. Cal’s style is engaging, informative and fun. She imparts HUGE amounts of information with passion, confidence and compassion. Her philosophy and purpose is clear and her own expertise is unquestionable. I guarantee you will benefit and enjoy her input whether you are a yoga teacher, a personal trainer, or a dedicated yogi yourself. ps Also look out for her yoga classes – they are FAB!”
“I loved the training, loved your style of teaching and loved the atmosphere. Thank you. I taught this morning and implemented some new nuggets of info and knowledge from your training. The difference in my teaching was amazing. I think both the way I really saw the structure of their bodies as they moved – very cool – thank you.”
“Cal is a wonderful and inspiring teacher with deep expertise. She is firm but still mindful in her teaching approach, and you leave her class feeling inspired and curious for more learning. Learning from her as a practitioner in her class and also as a trainee during her teacher trainings, I feel comfortable and confident that I am learning from a teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She teaches yoga masterfully unveiling the yoga philosophy and marrying it with nutrition and lifestyle. Cal’s strong understanding of body anatomy differentiates her among the teaching community, as she strongly promotes safety while encouraging each yoga student to get the most from their practice with respect to their own body anatomy. I am happy for the opportunity to have Cal as my teacher and mentor.”
“Cal always radiates calmness, positivity, and a nurturing energy. She is also a very adept teacher who is truly tuned in to the needs of her students and has a natural ability to read bodies. This particularly comes through in her yin class since the pace of the practice means that she can fine tune each individual’s postures. She always has wise suggestions about ways in which students can deepen or ease postures, so all students, however flexible or otherwise receive a tailor-made practice.”
“Cal defines Yin Yoga for me; a walking encyclopedia of knowledge delivered with care, compassion and creativity (and a rather curious sense of humour!) Not sure how I would survive Monday morning without her Sunday Night Yin – book early to avoid disappointment….”
“Cal has been my yoga teacher for 3 years now. I practice her vinyasa flow, yin and meditation classes and have done 2 retreats with her. Cal is intelligent, smAs a mum of three finding anytime for just you is exceptionally difficult. Our yoga sessions with the lovely Cal are the one time a week when my world stopped and I could just be. My sense of calm restored within minutes. Cal tailored our sessions to my needs post natal and helped me regain my pre pregnancy strength and figure. For my husband it was a chance to stretch and to help his running stay injury free. It was a perfect Monday evening for us both.”