Karin van Maanen

United Kingdom

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Karin is a British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma holder and has an Masters of Science degree in Mindfulness Studies from the University of Aberdeen. Her teaching is inspired by mindfulness and Vanda Scaravelli's style of yoga practice.

Karin aims to help yoga and mindfulness practitioners to find increased freedom, stability and relaxation in body and mind.

Karin teaches yoga and mindfulness full-time since 2008 and has been a practitioner since 2000. She is an accredited British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher and completed the nationally recognised 3 year yoga teacher training as well as two specialist meditation modules for yoga teachers. Teaching influences include Mindfulness Yoga, Vanda Scaravelli, Maarten Vermaasse, Peter Blackaby, Gary Carter's structural integration approach to yoga and mindfulness meditation practice both from secular traditions and Buddhism including Jon Kabat-Zin's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction approach. In 2014 Karin completed a Masters of Science degree in Mindfulness Studies at the University of Aberdeen - studying with Rob Nairn and researching applications and benefits of mindfulness based yoga practice in wider society.

Karin is a co-founder of Kent Mindfulness Centre,

Karin teaches regular daytime and evening classes for yoga students at any level, including complete beginners, one-to-one yoga sessions for individuals who are not able to join group classes for a variety of reasons, or who wish to take their practice in a specific direction. She also regularly facilitates one day workshops and courses in yoga and mindfulness meditation in Canterbury and once or twice a year runs retreat weekends. Karin is also an approved British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course tutor (the next course is taking place in 2015 and is fully booked) and she is a tutor for the Mindfulness Association and co-founder of Kent Mindfulness Centre.


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