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About Charlie Stewart-Brown & Indiv Yoga Switzerland

Charlie Stewart-Brown is the founder of Indiv Yoga Switzerland (since 2009), and ERYT500 (Experience Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hrs with the Yoga Alliance), and a lead yoga instructor on yoga teacher training courses. She has over 26 yrs of yoga experience, more than 1300 training hours and over 22,700 hours of teaching yoga, adding over 1000 hours each year! She’s trained more than 400 yoga teachers worldwide and is the voice of the British Airways on-board yoga program. She is dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga and meditation on her yoga teacher training programs, yoga retreats, and yoga and mindfulness seminars and workshops. Charlie is well known for her humour, professionalism and passion, reflected in her many reviews ad recommendations.

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Indiv Yoga Teacher Training Certifications

Indiv Yoga is a yoga teacher training school in Europe, registered with the Yoga Alliance, that runs yoga teacher training programs and certifies students with yoga diploma certificates in RYT 200 hours and RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training courses.

Discover Why people love IndivYoga Courses and retreats

Join the BEST yoga teacher training course in Europe and read our AMAZING reviews on Google & Indiv Yoga Facebook or scroll below!

Based on 86 reviews
Sandra Hoger
Sandra Hoger
2022-11-20
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What a journey… I did it 🧘‍♀️💪with wonderful supporting yogis and the beautiful teacher woman- CHARLIE. From the very begin it was absolutely well organized. Charlie gave us always the feeling of trust in ourselves and in that what she is doing. She was always there as a very very professional teacher but additionaly as a human which saw in everybody the very own light of yoga… so personal, so close… yes it was sometimes very intense and close to the own boarders… but the spirit and flow and energy and love I felt around was the key to final pass it. I really recommend it to everybody who has this intension to become a yoga teacher to send this healing and connective energy in the world. Thank you for who you are 🙏❤️🧘‍♀️💃
Theo Haack
Theo Haack
2022-11-19
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Just completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Charlie. 2 weeks seems like a month, learned so much in this time and such a lovely support. Charlie really puts all her energy in it to teach you everything what is needed to become a great teacher. ❤️🙏
Janina Loncar
Janina Loncar
2022-11-19
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I did. the YTT in Portugal in November. What can I say? Just wonderful location, yummy food, lovely people and amazing moments. I was really looking forward that training and was so excited about it. Definitely don’t think about it, just do it! I promise no one will regret it. Charlie is the best teacher, huge input on knowledge and yes, it is challenging in the beginning, but after two weeks you just feel another way. It was an experience which I don’t want to miss, best gift I could give to myself and the journey just started being a yoga teacher. Thank you for everything Charlie, every second you took for us, every moment you made with us, all the knowledge you shared with us ♥️
Aline Gielis
Aline Gielis
2022-11-17
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I just finished my yoga teacher training with Charlie and I would recommend it to everyone! It's incredible how much we have learned and grown in two weeks. Charlie is really professional, patient, helpful and kind. It was all good organised, the location and villa are amazing. Can't wait to start teaching.
Adelle Yamashita-Ball
Adelle Yamashita-Ball
2022-10-02
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Just completed this course and I absolutely recommend! I learned so much, it was really intensive and well organized. I was able to find my stride as a teacher in just two weeks thanks to Charlie's mentorship and support from the amazing group of women I was with. Everyday was filled with learning and practicing alongside my peers where we really bonded as a group. Thank to Charlie, we had a welcoming atmosphere, and an immersive experience of yoga unlike any other. Not to mention the beautiful spaces in the villa! I will always cherish the memories and friendships I made here and I'm so happy to have chosen this course with a supportive system of alumni behind me as a move forward with my journey in yoga.
Lydia Gratzfeld
Lydia Gratzfeld
2022-09-27
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Dear Charlie, thank you so much for the amazing time in Portugal! I really enjoyed the time and I still can‘t believe that we are yoga teachers now 🥰 Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. I cannot wait to teach my own yoga class very soon. I will never forget this time and I am grateful for all the amazing people I call my friends now! 🧘🏼‍♀️♥️ Namasté
Marianna Ekaterina Javier González
Marianna Ekaterina Javier González
2022-09-25
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I just came back from my 200h YTT with Charlie and I am very happy to have chosen Indiv Yoga as the next step in my journey. Charlie with all of her knowledge made the content so much easier for me to understand and learn, mixing yoga principles with science (which I very much needed). Very early on in the course we are invited to start teaching and build up our confidence... now I cannot wait to put things into practice and bring some yoga around! Everything is very carefully organised, Charlie took care of all our needs with dedication and love. Thank you Charlie and all the amazing women with whom I got to share this experience!🥰
Laura Dauer Zech
Laura Dauer Zech
2022-09-25
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I just completed my 200 hour teaching training with Charlie in Portugal! What an experience, from the amount that I learned in just 2 weeks, the connections I made with people I now call friends from all over the world, the detailed and helpful tools Charlie provided us to be prepared to become authentic yoga teachers. Charlie is a truly caring individual and makes every effort to ensure you are comfortable and confident! This is not the stereotypical yoga teacher training, it is so much more! I loved the intimate group of just 10 of us and Charlie, the beautiful accommodations (and a short walk to some scenic cliffs), and the opportunities we had to really teach and fine tune our first yoga class. I will always cherish this experience and highly recommed! Thank you Charlie! 💗
Nika Bitič
Nika Bitič
2022-09-25
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I highly recommend!! I am so happy I chose this course for my training. The experience was incredible. Charlie is so thoughtful, caring, funny, and professional... I also met great people I can now call my friends. - A true honest support system helps on a yoga tourney and makes it more fun 🙂 The course is structured well, so trust in the process! (And believe in yourself). Charlie prepared us to go and teach - with knowledge and the confidence. I am even more excited to go and teach!
Amelia Kyprianou
Amelia Kyprianou
2022-09-25
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A really beautiful yoga teacher training course. I can’t believe how much I have learnt in two weeks. I went in thinking I would never feel ready to teach but now after two weeks I feel comfortable and ready to teach. Charlie created a lovely atmosphere and the schedule, whilst busy really worked to build my confidence and ensure I was ready to teach at the end. Thank you to Charlie and the beautiful group of yogis for making this an unforgettable experience.
Based on 104 reviews
Theo Haack
Theo Haack
2022-11-19
Just completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Charlie. 2 weeks seems like a month, learned so much in this time and such a lovely support. Charlie really puts all her energy in it to teach you everything what is needed to become a great teacher. ❤️🙏
Janina L
Janina L
2022-11-19
I did. the YTT in Portugal in November. What can I say? Just wonderful location, yummy food, lovely people and amazing moments. I was really looking forward that training and was so excited about it. Definitely don’t think about it, just do it! I promise no one will regret it. Charlie is the best teacher, huge input on knowledge and yes, it is challenging in the beginning, but after two weeks you just feel another way. It was an experience which I don’t want to miss, best gift I could give to myself and the journey just started being a yoga teacher. Thank you for everything Charlie, every second you took for us, every moment you made with us, all the knowledge you shared with us ♥️
Aurelie Lainet
Aurelie Lainet
2022-11-17
I attended the 200hrs yoga teacher training. This is an incredible experience! Such a deep self improvement ! It’s intensive but you can definitely trust Charlie, she is so dedicated to bring you on the yoga path! If you are looking for a serious training you can definitely contact Charlie! Thanks again to put so much love and power on what you do!
Nathalie Khaw
Nathalie Khaw
2022-10-23
I just attended a long weekend retreat in Schwarzsee with Charlie and enjoyed every single moment of it, the beautiful surroundings, the structure of the course which was for me a perfect blend between yoga classes and meditation, and delicious food. Charlie is a fantastic teacher, and her voice is also very soothing. She shared some beautiful poems and quotes during the retreat and we were also given a lovely box with yoga philosophy cards, with 108 inspirational quotes. I can only recommend Charlie as a yoga instructor and look forward to attending other retreats in the future.
Laura Zech
Laura Zech
2022-09-25
I just completed my 200 hour teaching training with Charlie in Portugal! What an experience, from the amount that I learned in just 2 weeks, the connections I made with people I now call friends from all over the world, the detailed and helpful tools Charlie provided us to be prepared to become authentic yoga teachers. Charlie is a truly caring individual and makes every effort to ensure you are comfortable and confident! This is not the stereotypical yoga teacher training, it is so much more! I loved the intimate group of just 10 of us and Charlie, the beautiful accommodations (and a short walk to some scenic cliffs), and the opportunities we had to really teach and fine tune our first yoga class. I will always cherish this experience and highly recommed! Thank you Charlie! 💗
Nika Bitič
Nika Bitič
2022-09-25
I highly recommend!! I am so happy I chose this course for my training. The experience was incredible. Charlie is so thoughtful, caring, funny, and professional... I also met great people I can now call my friends. - A true honest support system helps on a yoga tourney and makes it more fun 🙂 The course is structured well, so trust in the process! (And believe in yourself). Charlie prepared us to go and teach - with knowledge and the confidence. I am even more excited to go and teach!
Emily W
Emily W
2022-04-24
Charlie is the absolute best teacher I have ever come across. I feel so grateful to have been able to attend her 200 YTT course. It was the most rewarding, tough, humbling, inspiring experience I've had to date! Charlie truly cares about her student's succeeding and this is what makes her such a great teacher. The Indiv Yoga coursework is incredible. You learn so much more than what you're signing up for! This is the most positive experience I have ever had with any yoga teacher and I am so blessed for the opportunity. Charlie strips away all of the things that have gotten in the way of what yoga truly is and she is a true leader and pioneer for preparing great yoga teachers to come. The location of the course is absolutely stunning. Sonia and Irina prepare the most delicious meals and are so sweet as they greet you with daily smiles! My fellow classmates and teacher are now friends for life. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing experience. 5+ Stars!!!
Cali Ru
Cali Ru
2021-11-20
The 200hYTT is the best experience ever! Charlie is an inspiring, caring and very professional teacher. The course has wonderful people in a beautiful place, very professional coursework and tons of life changing experiences. I am really grateful for that time.

Indiv Yoga Services

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Yoga Alliance 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course & Yoga Alliance RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course

Kids Yoga Teacher Course

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Weekends Switzerland

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Chair Yoga & Mindfulness in the Work Place Workshops

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Events ie. Yoga festivals, press events, retreats, workshops, seminars & others

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Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation Retreats

Charlie is the voice of the British Airways flights on-board yoga program and has been a writer for Autism Parenting Magazine. She has also spoken at numerous corporate events, and seminars promoting mindfulness ie. The SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) and WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) annual conferences.

Charlie Stewart-Brown, Founder of Indiv Yoga

The voice of the British Airways onboard Yoga & Mindfulness Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

I no longer give classes because I travel too much to be able to have a regular class schedule, although I do hold Yoga weekend retreats in Switzerland, speak at seminars or give corporate workshops. As part of my Karma Yoga I give free yoga and meditation classes in Switzerland usually by Lake Geneva, or free workshops sessions for local children. Please follow the Indiv Yoga Switzerland Facebook page  to receive updates on my local events and sign up to the Indiv Yoga newsletter 

I lead the Yoga Alliance 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Course a few times a year, usually in a beautiful large villa in Portugal, and the Yoga Alliance RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) Training Course usually once a year in Cyprus and in Switzerland.
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Because you will get to deepen your knowledge and practice of yoga and be able to share the incredible benefits of yoga, pranayama and meditation with others. Courses are kept to a maximum of 10 students so that we can work on your objectives and personal yoga practice and you’re needs aren’t lost in a large group of students. You can bring you new skills and expertise to helping family members, friends, colleagues, kids and your local community be happier, healthier and more peaceful. What a gift! You will also meet amazing people in a supportive environment and train to become the best allrounded, professional and confident yoga teacher you can be. You will feel completely comfortable to give private yoga classes, group classes at yoga studios, yoga classes in persona and online yoga classes. You will learn about yoga philosophy, history, anatomy, physiology, sequencing, teaching methodology and more. It is not a yoga vacation but an intensive course of personal transformation. Work hard and play hard to become the best yoga instructor you can be! Make sure you read our amazing reviews and click below for more info.
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I’ve trained in various styles of yoga and have always tailored the classes I give to the health and objectives of those attending. However I found that many of my clients suffered with some form of anxiety, and therefore slow or dynamic flow oriented classes were more suited to them. But I train my Indiv Yoga teachers to be able to apply the principles of Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga to create sequences that suit the people they are teaching.

You need to have a minimum of 1 year of regular yoga classes to be able to do the course, but more important is the motivation to certify as the best yoga teacher you can be! I’ve trained students that had 1 year of yoga experience that ended up being better teachers than other students that have been practicing yoga for over 20 years!

It depends on the description, so it could be a yoga retreat, meditation retreat or a mix of yoga, breathing exercises and mindfulness retreat. Sometimes they are more specialized like a Buddhist Meditation Retreat or Flow Yoga Retreat. The long weekend retreats are like a mini yoga vacation, where you recharge your batteries, relax and restore, and all classes offered are optional in case you just feel like lying in bed! They are often in the Swiss Alpa with breathtaking alpine views and the level of practitioner will vary from complete beginner to long-term yoga enthusiast or teacher. The week long retreats are a yoga holiday with more tine for spa treatments and relaxing by the pool/beach. They are an opportunity to completely disconnect from daily life, have a mental, physical and technological detox, meet amazing people and indulge in healthy living and deep relaxation. Join me on one of my popular yoga retreats to see what all the reviews are talking about on the newer Indiv Yoga Switzerland Facebook page (different from the Indiv Yoga page which is mainly for teacher training courses).
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This can vary but usually the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course is held in Portugal, and the RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course is in Switzerland, Cyprus and London. Sometimes yoga schools hire me to run courses at their studios in other countries, or I get hired to run retreats by hotels, organizations or private clients. Weekend retreats run by Indiv Yoga are held in Switzerland and week long retreats usually in Switzerland or Portugal, depending on my schedule.

Yes I often do private retreats and public events, including seminars and workshops. You can also book me to hold the 200 hr YTT and Kids Yoga TT at your yoga studio. Please use the Contact page to make an inquiry.

Yoga Alliance certificates

YACEP Yoga Alliance
ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance
RPYT Yoga Alliance
RCYT Yoga Alliance
RYS200 Yoga Alliance

Charlie’s Yoga Certificates

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