Group classes, workshops and one-to-ones by appointment. Collaborative and creative projects welcome.
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Sound and Gong Healing
Dance ~ Breathwork ~ Qigong
Hello, I'm Carolyn. I'm an experienced Kundalini Yoga, hatha, gong and meditation teacher based in Glasgow. I lead regular classes and workshops (in person and online) suitable for all abilities – from complete beginners to more experienced yogis.
I first experienced the richness of Kundalini Yoga technology back in 2015. I welcomed and embraced the deeper connection to mind, body and spirit. It opens you to new sensations – more energy, positive thoughts, flexibility, strength and creative expression.
I’m fascinated by the healing qualities of the Naad (the essence of all sound). I draw on nature, music, mantra and the gong to explore how sound and vibration can help us elevate our spirit and enrich our lives.
I also practice Qigong, Feldenkrais movement and Contact Improvisation dance. These practices inspire my teachings and help inform new possibilities for ease of movement, creativity and play, to find freedom within.
You don’t have to find anything outside of you. The jewels are all in You.
I’ll equip you with practical tools and techniques of Kundalini Yoga, kriya and energy work, which you can use to de-stress, build strength, vitality and aid relaxation. Also, learn how to connect your breathing, mantra, movement and meditation to raise your potential.
I encourage safe practice. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat, bottle of water, a cushion/yoga block, light blanket if needed for comfort. All welcome. No previous experience necessary. My classes are not suitable during pregnancy.
Payments by paypal.me/yogibytheway or email for bank transfer.
Classes and workshops
Commotion to Devotion - Toning the Vagus
Mondays online and Thursdays in studio
In these sessions, we’ll focus on toning the vagus nerve, which is responsible for regulating our body’s relaxation response. We’ll explore the rhythmic flow of Kundalini Yoga and gentle Qigong exercises, breath, mantra, meditation, and self-massage to calm the mind and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. This will help us relax and connect with our inner selves.
We’re all affected by the pressure of these times. As we move from commotion to devotion with awareness, we’ll let go of stress, tension, and anxiety, and tap into our deeper sense of peace, compassion and gratitude. Through this practice, we can experience benefits such as:
Improved mental clarity
Improved immune system function
Lower inflammation in the body
Better digestion and gut health
Enhanced cardiovascular health
Increased feelings of happiness and connection
The vague nerve is a a long nerve that runs from the brainstem to the abdomen. It’s responsible for many important bodily functions, including controlling the heart rate, digestion and breathing. A healthy vagus nerve is essential to maintain overall wellbeing and reduce stress and anxiety.
Research on the vagus nerve has shown that it's involved in our feelings of compassion, empathy, and goodness. Research participants with higher vagal nerve activity expressed higher feelings of altruism, love, and happiness. This is because of the vagus nerve’s influence on communication, heart rate, and its ability to trigger the oxytocin release, a hormone responsible for feelings of bonding and connection. (DiSalvo 2009)
This unique nerve holds the key to our ability to be present, aware, and compassionate.
“I love the combination of chanting, kriyas and meditation, and for me it’s my new yoga drug of choice. Carolyn not only gives fantastic instruction in a kind and gentle way, but she has so much energy and enthusiasm for Kundalini Yoga that it shines through.”
~ David, Glasgow
“Carolyn has a kind, open heart and makes everyone feel welcome – no matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi. It’s great learning yoga with someone who has such a passion and interest in the practice, as I always feel safe and comfortable with her – not to mention fitter, healthier and happier.”
~ Erica, Glasgow
My professional studies
Certified Qigong Instructor, The Hands of Light School of Taiji and Qi Gong 2022
Level 2 Accredited Kundalini Yoga Practitioner (300hrs), KRI-worldwide 2017-2022
Mudra Therapy, Mehtab Benton 2020
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapy Level 1+2, AYM UK 2019
White Tantric, London 2017, Berlin 2019
21 Stages of Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan 2017
Certified Gong Yoga Teacher, Mehtab Benton, London 2017
Level 1 Accredited Kundalini Yoga Teacher (220hrs), KRI-Sahej Academy 2017
Thai Yoga Massage Training, Brian Cooper, Glasgow 2015
Yoga Teaching Diploma (500hrs), Balance, Glasgow 2013