A 5 mins a day mindfulness challenge for adults and kids

For the last 20 days before I make my lunch, I’ve spent 5 mindful minutes making an origami heart.  It’s a beautifully relaxing way to calm and focus the mind.  Even my adults, kids and special needs yoga students are really enjoying the few minutes of productive peace it brings when I’ve introduced it in classes 🙂


Screen Shot 2017 11 16 at 02.53.31 compress compressBelow is a ‘How To’ video for making an origami heart.  You will need a square piece of paper of preferably about 6 inches, and coloured on one side.  Follow along peacefully bringing your attention back to the process if you get distracted.  Enjoy, practice and share the method and hearts with others 🙂



If you make 20 in a row post a photo on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #indivyoga_hearts of all 20, and spread the word by mentioning @indiv_yoga


(Winner picked on 20th December 2017 and announced on Instagram and Facebook! FOLLOW to find out what the prize is, and be eligible for it!)



Charlie began practicing yoga over 27 years ago as a recommendation for her severe anxiety, and has been teaching for over 15 years to people of all ages and abilities. With over 1300 hrs of training and 22,500 hrs of teaching, she is also the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga 200 hrs YTT & RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Courses, having certified over 400 students worldwide.  She is the voice of the ‘Yoga and Mindfulness Program’ on British Airways long-haul flights, has spoken at many seminars and corporate workshops, and runs exclusive yoga and meditation retreats during the year.

Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled  in Switzerland with her husband, and dedicated her life to expanding her knowledge of the science of yoga, mindful meditation and better physical and mental health.

Over the years Charlie has trained with some of the most renowned yoga teachers around the world (David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Anne-Marie Newland, Leslie Kaminoff, Sadie Nardini, Sonia Sumar etc) certifying in Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga, Childrens and Family Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, & Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. She has become highly respected for her successful work in yoga therapy, especially for Autism, ADHD and other behavioural and developmental syndromes. She has also talked at some of the biggest corporations in Switzerland and the annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on implementing Mindfulness in the work place and the education system.

Charlie holds the highest yoga qualifications as an ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children´s Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and YCEP (Yoga Continued Education Provider) with the Yoga Alliance, and has developed Indiv Yoga™ to bring a more physiological, therapeutic and individual approach to yoga. Indiv Yoga™ Switzerland is a RYS (registered yoga school) and RCYS (registered children’s yoga school) providing Yoga Alliance teacher training certifications of the highest professional standards.

The focus of Indiv Yoga™ is to provide the benefits of yoga to every type of individual, using its teachings to achieve physical and mental balance, and diminish the anxieties of modern life for adults and children.

Read her online testimonials and qualifications for a feel of her knowledgeable and friendly professionalism.

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