I love spreading my love of yoga. Having thirty years of teaching yoga experience, and the sensitivity of observing the ability of the students, I can make a class to fit their abilities. Also having spent my life serving the public as a firefighter and paramedic, I can be trusted to be a professional instructor. I completed my teacher training and am registered as an experienced yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Also I am a active member of YAGD.org, a local yoga teacher's group since 2001. I teach at the Livonia Recreation Center and the Livonia YMCA. Now I am giving private or semi-private classes to people who want more individual attention than can be given in a group class. So I drive to your house if you have a quite space .
I like the peacefulness and physical challenge of stretching while respecting your limits. You feel more alive during and after your practice. Many health benefits come from yoga. I enjoy the personal connection with people of similar interests.
It was my first time doing yoga professionally. He was excellent. Very patient and explained every pose so I could grasp it. I highly recommend Charlie for your yoga instructor. I can't wait for my next lesson.
Amazing instructor with a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge. Pays attention to the student(s) needs and will adapt session accordingly. Goes above and beyond to make sure student is comfortable with yoga positions. I highly recommend Charles.
Patient and supportive. He nurtures your abilities to take it to your edge.
Charles takes the time necessary to help with poses (especially new yoga students like me). He is gentle and kind, and did not make me feel bad if I struggled with a pose until I was able to get it.
I ask questions about what their objectives are and health concerns that may be an issue.
200 hour teacher training through Integral Yoga, and ongoing continuing education such as yearly retreats, yoga workshops, and online articles.
$35 for a hour long class at your house. Or join one of my group yoga classes at the Livonia Recreation Center on Wednesday at 6 pm or Tuesday at 11:30am. You can just do a drop-in or enroll online at Livonia parks.org
I taught 8 years for Integral Yoga in Detroit. Then I worked at some yoga studios such as Livonia Yoga Center from 2010 to 2014. I taught beginner classes mostly. I can also do healthy backs yoga, vinyasa flowing class, and more challenging poses when you are ready. I can also teach breathing exercises, and meditation.
All ages from kids to seniors. Mostly middle aged women are my average student. I have had some students who have been with my classes for the last six years
Safety is important in yoga, so listen to your body and how far it wants to stretch without pain. Go slow and breath. Some teachers will push students to go through pain, but I feel that is not good.
If you have any injuries that might cause a problem, tell the teacher. You could call them just to see if you are a good fit with each other. Tell them how much exercise you are allready doing regularly. ( Biking, walking, weights, ect)