Teachers

All teachers are fully qualified and insured. They also undertake continuous professional development days funded by Universal Yoga in therapeutics, anatomy and other yoga traditions.

Charlotta Martinus

Charlotta Martinus  is the Course Director and CEO of Universal Yoga and has had the privilege of being trained by leaders in the field of yoga therapy and yoga; Michael Lee of Phoenix Rising Yoga in the USA, Mukunda Styles, author of Structural Yoga, father of yoga therapy, Heather Mason, CEO of the Minded Institute, author and editor of Yoga Therapy for Mental Health, Dr Uma Krishnamurti  from Bangalore, India and she has the blessing of being continuously guided by her own teacher in India, Swami Govindananda, where she continues to take courses and learn, particularly the philosophy of yoga.  Charlotta has graduated over a thousand graduates from her Teenyoga course and 70 graduates from the UYTTC which has been running since 2015. She has taught yoga since 2004 and practised since 1997, she has been a yoga therapist since 2013 when she started at Callington Road hospital, working with sectioned patients.

Her main interest is the impact yoga can have on mental health. She comes from the Sivananda tradition. She is also a Yoga Elder in the Independent Yoga Network and a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. Her book, TeenYoga for Yoga Therapists came out in 2018 and has sold over 2000 copies. She writes regularly for Om magazine and Yoga Journal Australia, USA and UK and speaks nationally on BBC radio and TV. Charlotta is the founder and director of Universal Yoga. In 2020 she was awarded the prestigious award of Master of Yoga in 2020 by the Yoga Alliance International. (One of 30 in the world and the first woman in Europe).

Charlotta Martinus

Becky (Saraswati)

Rebekah is an experienced Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, with experience spanning over the past 25 years. Rebekah has been teaching on the Universal Yoga 200hr Teacher Training course since 2015 and has previously been a guest teacher on the Teen Yoga Teacher Training course.

Rebekah shares her passion of Yoga with people from all walks of life and believes in creating Yoga experiences that are inclusive for all. Her experience includes work with children and teenagers, families, and adults. As a Yoga Therapist Rebekah has specific focus in working with young people who have additional needs and/ or are experiencing challenges with their mental health.

Rebekah’s commitment to the practise of Yoga touches all aspects of her busy family life, one of her passions is connecting the teachings of the ancient Vedic texts to our modern day lives, which she believes is a pathway to living consciously with a reverence and gratitude for life. Yoga is the art of living well.

Bringing knowledge and experience Rebekah works intuitively to guide you on your journey, passionately combining traditional Hatha Yoga with intuitive somatic exploration and embodiment, whilst weaving gems of Vedic philosophy throughout. Rebekah teaches in a way which feels held, yet spacious and invitational. The invitation is to come and be, exactly as you are, as we open to the clarity and light of our own innate wisdom through the practise of Yoga.

Other guest teachers will be invited to join the course on specialist topics.

All teachers at Universal are given Professional Development to enhance their rigorous Teacher Training, in subjects such as; the endocrine system, therapeutics, anatomy, pranayama and correcting techniques. We are constantly striving to learn more and deepen our knowledge and understanding of yoga to continue to serve you in the best way possible.

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