I went to my first yoga class in 1996 and it was like I was breathing for the first time! I immediately knew that this was the start of a long journey and recognised it as a crucial part of the puzzle in helping move through my stress-related issues of the time.

I went on to train with the Vajrasati Yoga School in Brighton (500 hour Yoga Alliance training) founded by Jim Tarran who is influenced by Buddhism and brought a natural mindfulness aspect to practicing yoga; with an emphasis on taking time to feel subtleties of the experience and create body awareness within postures. I have followed this path to explore yoga not as the shapes we make but the depth we feel. I help share this by teaching the Yoga Campus module Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout and also for Chronic Fatigue/ME with Leah Barnett and Fiona Agombar.

I have followed my interest in yoga therapy for anxiety, depression and stress states, training in teaching yoga for people with ME and Chronic Fatigue with Fiona Agombar and teaching for chronic pain with Heather Mason. I continue to deepen my study as yoga as a mindfulness practice and had the great pleasure of attending a specific mindfulness course for yoga teachers with Cathy-Mae Karelse.

I love study and train yearly with teachers Tias Little, Judith Lasater and Donna Farhi as they combine my love of mindful, somatic practice, yoga as meditation and an explorative and compassionate attitude - alongside attention to alignment with respect to the individual needs of students.

I run regular yoga classes in Brighton and London, workshops in Brighton, London and Bath, weekend retreats in Sussex and week long holidays in Europe.

I am also an award-winning nutritionist, practicing since 2000 and specialising in stress-related and fatigue conditions and burnout, culminating in one of my books The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015). I lecture on Heather Mason's yoga therapy course for The Minded Institute.

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Awesome retreat leader

Wonderful weekend in East Sussex - led by the talented and kind Charlotte Watts

Charlotte WattsNovember 17, 2016

Thanks so much Sarah, so lovely to spend the time with you x

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A lift for body and mind

Charlotte Watts' classes are like a (face) lift for mind and body. I may be busy, stressy and feel other things are more urgent than a 2-hour class, let alone a retreat over the weekend, but when I commit each time I'm reminded how much I needed to stretch, bend and meditate mindfully.

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Charlotte's classes are balanced - there are strong poses that are surprisingly relaxing afterwards and soft movements that allow for slowing down while Charlotte's soothing voice speaks of caring for oneself to instil compassion. She will adjust when necessary and will always explain how a pose is done and why it may be different in other types of yoga. She'll be strict about potential for injury and has huge knowledge about nutrition and life choices to manage anxiety and stress.

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Intuitive, Imaginative, Intelligent...

A voice in yoga whose tone is attuned to the sensitivities of the western body and mind without losing resonance from the roots of yogic philosophy, it's healing and it's beauty.
Charlotte's empathic responses to the needs of her class are superlative. She 'knows' what's going on for the attendees and she aids the unfolding of personal exploration of each asana without intrusion but with elegance, humour and a true knowledge of her art.

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Brilliant and fun teacher for all levels

I am at a beginner level and I have done a couple of courses with Charlotte over the years. I love her down-to-earth, calm approach and always felt like I'd had a wonderful shift in my energy after a class. She slowly and safely takes you into deep stretches, concentrating on the breath, and making for a meditative, enjoyable class. I've had a number of other yoga teachers and, on comparison, I'd say I got the most out of my classes with her.