Charlotte Lyne Yoga Instructor & Owner
Charlotte has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She attended regular classes with many great teachers while living in London. Coming from a background in dance and gymnastics as a child she was quite flexible and enjoyed these initial classes, being able to get into asanas/postures easily. At this stage of her practice it was mostly a physical practice. However over the years she became more interested in the spiritual aspects of yoga. She enjoyed mediation and yoga nidra more and more and noticed the calming and grounding benefits these practices brought to her daily life. To compliment this she completed Reiki 1 in Ireland and Reiki 2 in France to deepen her understanding of chakras and healing energies. Charlotte is mother to 3 amazing little people! She naturally looked up and attended prenatal yoga classes during her pregnancy with her eldest son Ruadhán. She did her own yoga practice daily also and bounced back after birth because of regular yoga practice. Yoga also helped to stay grounded and focused and she learned many useful breathing techniques to help with labour and birth. Enjoying the benefits of having yoga back in her life she continued daily practice. In 2010 Charlotte undertook a 2 year yoga teacher training diploma. This was an amazing learning experience and she really enjoyed working on specific techniques for getting into asanas/ postures safely and deepening her knowledge of all things yoga. Knowing firsthand how important and useful yoga practice is during pregnancy she trained to be a prenatal yoga teacher too. She taught classes in the Cork movement centre in Cork city. Charlotte trained with Uma Dinsmore Tuli for pregnancy yoga and she is currently studying therapeutic yoga for children with needs.
In 2013 her daughter Croía was born. Charlotte taught prenatal yoga classes during the pregnancy and loved being able to connect with other pregnant Moms at such a special time in their lives. As Charlotte is also a primary school teacher it was a natural progression to train to be a kids yoga teacher. She did so during her pregnancy, with Rainbow kids yoga and has done more training since with Jaime Amor. Seeing how therapeutic yoga is for children, led Charlotte to further explore other therapies that most benefit children’s wellbeing and mental health. She has since qualified as a play therapist and is currently studying for her masters in child psychotherapy. Síomha yoga studio is run from the same premises as her play therapy private practice-Over the Rainbow Children’s Centre.
Her second son Culann arrived in 2015 and so Charlotte has been a busy Mommy for the last 3 years. She is delighted to be making time in her life once again for yoga and opening Síomha yoga studio is a wonderful dream that she has had for some time that is finally being realized. Charlotte feels so blessed and lucky to have experienced so many amazing opportunities on her journey so far.