Welcome to Silver Trees Yoga with Charlotte Huggins offering yoga classes in Dorking, Reigate and Horley
I am a British Wheel of Yoga certified teacher based in Dorking and offering classes in Surrey. I have many years experience teaching and a life long passion for yoga.
My classes are welcoming and fun, they are open to all whatever your level of experience. Now that Christmas and the New Year celebrations seem like a distant memory, we can turn our focus towards Spring and new beginnings. Already, snowdrops have appeared and in some areas daffodils are already in flower. Perhaps you would like to try something; whether you are new to yoga; have been practising for many years or have been away from your mat for sometime - why not get in touch with me and find out for yourself how a regular yoga practise can help improve your suppleness, strength and fitness. If you have an established practise, have you thought about having a one to one to improve technique? With the pressures facing the NHS, many doctors are recommending that their patients commence a yoga class to help manage their health conditions or to help them maintain good mental health. Practising yoga can actively help you get out of chronic pain and improve your mobility and posture. Whatever your reason for wanting to practise yoga, contact me and let me show you how a regular yoga practice can help you to develop flexibility, strength and stamina as well as helping to achieve mental calmness and emotional stability.
Yoga can also be used as therapeutic tool and it is a wonderful way of restoring balance to the body after illness. With the guidance of a trained instructor, yoga can help the body to recover full function following injury or operation and it can improve on-going conditions such as back pain and arthritis. I teach various breathing practises and relaxation techniques all of which are helpful in combating the effects of stress, depression and anxiety and these are best learnt through instruction from a specialist yoga teacher rather than from a book. Many people report significant improvements to insomnia when the follow a regular yoga practise.
Not all classes are dynamic; yoga can be practised in a style often referred to as "Restorative" where poses are held with the aid of props and support. The purpose of this approach is to release deeply held tension providing a balance to a hectic and often stressful life style.
I am pleased to say that due to the ever popular Horley class on a Monday morning, from October 2018, I started a new Thursday morning class at The Albert Rooms and there are still plenty of spaces should you wish to come along. Please make contact with me to reserve your space.
These classes are weekly and open to all regardless of age, experience or general fitness. As a professional yoga instructor, I ensure that each individual is able to work at their own pace within their own personal limits; this means that beginners and those with experience can practise along side each other. Sessions may be suitable for students who wish to regain a sense of wellness after an operation or injury but you should check with your medical adviser first. I will ask you to complete a health questionnaire and will request additional information as necessary.
I teach weekly classes at the following locations:
In addition, I teach private sessions which are aimed at individuals and specific groups of people:
Yoga during pregnancy is a wonderful way to prepare for the birth physically, mentally and emotionally. Perhaps even more importantly, it's a great opportunity to meet other mothers to be. I teach a small group in a bespoke studio every Monday evening and these classes are suitable for all women from their 2nd trimester right up to the birth. A mat, a block and a blanket are provided but you may prefer to bring your own mat. The venue is:
2 West Bank
18:30 - 19:30
The cost per class is £10 or £36 for a block of 4 classes and I look forward to hearing from you if you would like to come along.
You will find additional information on the Specialist classes page.
Retreats are the perfect opportunity to grab some time for yourself to experience different yoga practises in depth and to meet like minded people. Throughout the year I lead a number of day retreats with my friend Gail Davies, a fantastic teacher also from Surrey. We design our retreats to be varied and fun ensuring that you return home feeling relaxed , revitalised and well fed; all our days include a delicious and nourishing home prepared vegetarian lunch.
Our next retreat will be in the lovely village of Outwood in Surrey on Sunday 7th April 2019. However this is now full but we do have cancellations from time to time so please make contact if you would like to go on the waiting list . Have a look at the Retreats page for more information and how to make your booking. We have 2 more dates for 2019:
13th July, 30th November
As these days book up very quickly, do contact me to reserve your place.
In 2013 I completed the second degree in the Reiki system of natural healing. My Reiki Master/Teacher is Danielle Weaver. Reiki is an ancient energy healing technique that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over or slightly above the body. Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to re-balance itself at a deep level. Reiki can only do good and never causes harm. People report that following a Reiki session they feel incredibly relaxed and renewed. Some people report a sense of being cleansed.
If you are interested in receiving a Reiki treatment, please contact me for more information.