Welcome to Silver Trees Yoga with Charlotte Huggins. I offer yoga classes in Dorking, Reigate, Redhill and Horley. I also lead retreats and yoga holidays.
I am a British Wheel of Yoga certified teacher based in Dorking and offering both general and bespoke classes in Surrey. I also lead retreats, yoga holidays and yoga days. I have many years experience teaching and a life long passion for yoga.
About my classes
Location & Times in Reigate ⟶
Location & Times in Nutfield (near Redhill) ⟶
Now that we are back in lockdown, I am only teaching virtually on Zoom until December 7th, or until we are allowed to resume if lockdown is extended further. Please contact me if you would like an invitation to a virtual class.
When the government gave the go ahead for indoor exercise classes including yoga classes to resume, we resumed face to face classes and it was great see everyone. Before we resumed, I visited my venues and undertook full risk management assessments to ensure that I am able to teach yoga safely and maintain social distancing in line with government guidance and the requirements of my governing body, the BWY. The “rule of six” introduced on 7th September does not effect yoga classes neither does the Tier system unless we are moved into the highest Tier 3. Before the latest lockdown, we were placed in Tier 1.
In the current climate and the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, you may be someone who would prefer to have classes privately in your own home and I am very happy to teach just you and your partner in your home. Do get in touch with me if you would like me to come to you. Obviously until December 3rd, this will have to be on Zoom , Skype or Teams.
My classes are welcoming and suitable for everyone whether you are an experienced practitioner or are new to yoga as everyone practises to their own capacity. Each class will include posture work, breathing practises and relaxation and my aim is to ensure that you leave feel refreshed with an enhanced sense of physical and mental well-being. A regular yoga practise can help you build strength, mobility and suppleness in the body as well as improving balance and maintaining a good posture.
Benefits of yoga
There are many other benefits to practising yoga; with the pressures facing the NHS, many doctors are prescribing yoga classes to help their patients to manage physical ailments and to achieve good mental health. A regular yoga class can give you the practical tools you need to help you get out of ongoing pain and achieve mental calmness and emotional stability. Yoga as a therapeutic tool 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; 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. Quite apart from the fact that they feel indulgent and nurturing.
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 in accordance with their own personal limits and goals; 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.
Day Retreats at Outwood Surrey
Spending a whole day immersed in yoga is 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 with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We design our retreats to be varied and fun ensuring that you return home feeling relaxed, revitalised and well fed since all our days include a delicious and nourishing home prepared vegetarian lunch.
Have a look at the Retreats page for more information and how you can book.
Our first day of the year Sunday 8th March was a great success and fully booked. Sadly we have had to cancel our July, October and November days. We were especially disappointed since Gail and I visited Lloyd Hall to undertake a risk management survey and we were confident that we were Covid secure without compromising the overall experience of the day. However, we are hoping that the dates booked for 2021 can proceed. The dates are Saturday 6th March, Sunday 20th June, Saturday 16th October 2021. There will be two main changes: fewer students to ensure social distancing and we will serve a hot lunch. Please contact me if you would like a space.
Yoga Holiday in Southern India
"Escape to India to find peace and to restore your inner self"
This year, I had planned to teach in India with my friend Jackie Dyson who is a fabulous teacher based in Surrey. Sadly though India has been been badly effected by coronavirus and we have had to cancel. We have however booked for 2021 and more details will be given nearer the time but if you were thinking about having that trip of a life time, get in touch with me and I can talk you through what to expect. Taking time for yourself on a yoga retreat is the perfect opportunity to rest, find peace and have time to reflect and get inspired. Jackie and I both have a wealth of experience and expertise and we will look forward to sharing it with you in our twice daily yoga practises. You will gain an enhanced sense of mental and physical well-being and have a load of fun.
Email me or text. [email protected], 07910 778276
November 22nd to December 4th 2021
Staying at the beautiful Kailasam Yoga Centre, Kovalam, Kerala.
Contact me for more details or to visit Kailasam’s website just CLICK HERE for more general information and beautiful photos to inspire you.
Jackie and Charlotte
We share a love of yoga and India and have both visited many times sometimes travelling and teaching together.
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.