Yoga for Everyone

PowerYoga

Guernsey

Caroline Wickham set up PowerYoga Guernsey in January 2009. Her unique, intelligent and creative style of Yoga takes place at St Pierre Park Hotel (Exercise Studio), Les Beaucamps School and the exclusive new Beach Studio at Albecq. All locations have parking available.

PowerYoga embraces the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our lives and helps us find the space and inner calm we all so deeply desire. It helps point us towards a positive way of living in today’s frantic world!

Yoga is for everyone and is a tool for transformation. It offers a pathway to finding the 'power' within, the place of knowing deep within our hearts. Caroline's Yoga will help you get in touch with your body from the inside out and allow your inner warrior to awaken.

“The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything. (Eckhart Tolle)”

Caroline

A mini history.....

Yoga Classes in Guernsey - CarolineCaroline knew she was destined to become a Yoga teacher when she took her first Yoga class, aged nineteen, while studying to become a PE teacher.  There was something about it which drew her, the vitality and agelessness of the Yoga teacher, the physical and mental aspects coming together, she just knew Yoga was something she would return to once she had put more life experiences behind her.

She qualified as a PE teacher in 1983 and literally taught her way around the world during the next ten years. She holds a Degree in Movement Studies and has over thirty years’ background in sport and performing arts, competing and representing Barbados and Guernsey in Athletics, Great Britain in Duathlon and Guernsey in Cycling for a total of twenty-seven competitive years.

Caroline started her Yoga teaching career in 2006 and studied under the tuition of Wendy Haring of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), Anne-Marie Newland of Sun Power Yoga and Duncan Wong of Yogic Arts.  She holds the Advanced BWY Diploma which is a CYQ/YMCA Certificate at Reps Level 3 and is recognised by the European Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Federation, the World Governing Body of Yoga.

She originally chose Sun Power Yoga, as she did not wish to be confined to one specific tradition. Sun Power is a flourishing and innovative style, perfect for our modern times yet still laced with traditional yoga principles. It includes Iyengar for alignment, Sivananda for subtle mind and body work and Ashtanga for heat, flexibility, strength and stamina.

Caroline later worked with Master Duncan Wong, creator of Yogic Arts, and is heavily influenced by his exciting, powerful and innovative style of Yoga.  The defining philosophy of Yogic Arts is ‘Inner harmony through pure self-expression’.  In 2010, she began training under the guidance of Kancho Cameron Shayne, the brainchild of Budokon, founded in 2000.  The word Bu-do-kon translates directly in Japanese as (Bu) Warrior (Do) Way (Kon) Spirit, or ‘Way of the Spiritual Warrior’. Caroline is proud to be the only fully recognised Budokon teacher (successfully completing her Red MMA Belt in 2011 & Budokon Yoga Primary Series teaching certificate in 2013) in the Channel Islands.

Caroline attended Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2013 and includes “Forrest inspired” teaching principles into all of her classes. Ana is one of the worlds’ leading Yoga Masters, who works specifically with therapeutic yoga and her mission is ‘healing the hoop of the people’. Caroline was thrilled to be told by Ana that she would gladly hire her!

Read Caroline’s profile on the Budokon University website

and the SunPower Yoga website

 

“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful. (Yogi Bajan)”

Why PowerYoga?

Caroline explains.....

“PowerYoga” is a combination of meditation, breathing and postures designed to improve strength, balance, control, co-ordination and flexibility.  It’s so much more than just a physical workout – that’s why it’s so addictive!

As a qualified Sun Power, Yogic Arts, Budokon and Forrest Yoga teacher, I passionately believe that there is a style of Yoga to suit everyone.  It doesn’t matter how fit, how old or how flexible you are.

The Yoga I teach is not about learning to put your feet behind your ears; it’s about learning to love and look after the body you’ve been given.  It’s about knowing your limits and then daring to push them a little – it is extremely “powerful”.

Power Yoga will help you achieve the ‘body beautiful’ but it’s also about developing beautiful minds.  It’s about taking a pause from the hurly-burly of modern life and becoming a little calmer, healthier and a happier person – that is where the true “power” shines through.

OK, so there is a catch.  My classes are challenging but then we think that the best things in life always are!  With regular practice, you will make rapid progress and I’m certain that you will soon begin to feel the benefits, both physically and mentally.

“We are all capable of being much more “powerful” than we believe possible! ”

Budokon PowerYoga Guernsey

Budokon Guernsey Demonstration with Caroline Wickham

“Like the moon come out from behind the clouds! Shine. Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. (Buddha)”

Timetable

Choose a class.....

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:30 pm

Preparation:

  • Please bring a yoga mat if you have one although mats will be available if you need to borrow one.
  • Please wear normal yoga clothes (loose clothing in which you can move freely but not trip over).
  • It is advisable not to eat a heavy meal for at least 3 hours before class or, if you need to, only snack lightly at least an hour before to obtain the best out of your yoga session.
  • Please bring water, as required and a hand towel.
  • If you suffer from any condition that will impact on your yoga practice, it is important that you let Caroline know beforehand.
  • Please be respectful and turn up ON TIME.  You should aim to arrive at least 10 minutes before the class start time so that you have time to sign in, make payment, find your space and not hold up the remainder of students.

“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting or lying down, everything you do is Zen. (Bodhidharma)”

Private Tuition

& small group classes.....

One-to-one or ‘small group’ Yoga classes can be organised for any level of student(s) or to work with specific conditions and / or injuries or simply to run through yoga basics to build up confidence before you join a regular class. Caroline has specific experience and excellent feedback in helping students come to terms with and recover from the following:

Back injuries, specifically L4 and L5 weakness / shoulder injuries / kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis / hip and hamstring tightness and related injuries / sciatic pain / carpel tunnel syndrome / adrenal exhaustion / anxiety and depression / addictions.

Location: Private sessions can be held at whichever location is preferable – your home or the exclusive “NEW” Beach Studio at La Banquette, Albecq.

Price: £60 – 60 mins 1 – 2 persons / £75 – 60 mins 3 – 4 persons / £90 – 60 mins 5 – 6 persons.

Contact: Caroline directly on 258201 or e-mail poweryoga@cwgsy.net to book your session.

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)”

Testimonials

What people say.....

“I want to sing like the birds sing - Not worrying about who hears or what they think. (Rumi)”

Contact us

If you have any question or would like to join a class please fill in the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible