I'm Caroline Whitmore, yoga teacher and founder of Anahata Yoga. Yoga is my passion, and I teach with the aim of enabling people to enjoy exploring its many benefits for wellbeing. You'll find current classes and term dates on the classes page, and I hope you enjoy exploring my other offerings as you browse the site.
Anahata is the name for the heart chakra, the energy centre where love, compassion and peace reside in the body, ready to radiate out to the world.
Life is full of contrasts. Light and dark, outer and inner, yin and yang. For a balanced existence we need to process a blend of contrasting energies. Each individual can find their perfect blend in the practice of Yoga.
The style of yoga most often practised in the west is ‘Hatha Yoga’. In Sanskrit, the ancient language of yoga, Ha means sun and Tha means moon. The Sun is our active, outward energy, the Moon our inner, reflective nature. If we balance these energies, and practise our yoga from the heart, with sincerity, we can bring love, compassion and peace to our everyday lives.
I aim to combine these elements with a blend of yoga practices; asana (postures) from different yoga styles, with pranayama (breath work), mantra (chant), meditation and relaxation techniques. The practice is given from the heart to enable you to experience its qualities of joy, contentment and peace. Practicing yoga helps you to achieve the perfect balance: a healthy body, a calm mind and a peaceful soul.