Carolyn McTaggart - Raj Adesh
Yoga - Meditation - Gong and Massage Therapies
I’m a certified Kundalini Yoga, hatha, gong and meditation teacher based in Glasgow. 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 particularly fascinated by the healing qualities of the Naad (the essence of all sound) – whether through my interests in music, mantra or the gong - and how it helps us elevate our spirit and enrich our lives. My teachings are also inspired by somatic movement practices such as Feldenkrais and Contact Improvisation that help inform new possibilities. I lead regular classes and workshops (currently online) suitable for all abilities – from complete beginners to more experienced yogis.
You don’t have to find anything outside of you. The jewels are all in You.
I’ll equip you with the practical tools and techniques of Kundalini Yoga, which you can use to build strength, vitality and aid relaxation – connecting breath, mantra, movement and meditation to raise your potential, while encouraging safe practice.
I completed my Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training with Sahej Academy and trained with gong master Mehtab Benton. I’m now discovering more jewels through my level 2 modules drawing inspiration from the Kundalini Yoga and dance communities and holistic practitioners worldwide.
What my students say:
“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.” – Dave, 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
Group classes, workshops and one-to-ones by appointment via Zoom. Collaborative and creative projects welcome.
Mudra Therapy - Yoga, Ayurveda, and Sound Healing, Mehtab Benton, 2020
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapy L1+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
Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Sahej Academy, 2017
Thai Yoga Massage Training, Brian Cooper, Glasgow 2015
Yoga Teaching Diploma (500hrs), Balance, Glasgow 2013
Classes, workshops, retreats
Kundalini Masterclass Series
Unlocking The Four-Way Path
Saturdays via Zoom 9:00am-11:00am
10 April-1 May (note change of start date)
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Victor Frankl
Reflecting on the challenges of the past year, I’ve become increasingly aware of the interplay of four archetypal strengths – that of the Warrior, the Teacher, the Healer, and the Visionary – to support wellbeing in both myself, and in others. I’ve found that exploring these archetypes through the lens of Kundalini Yoga and somatic movement can bring new possibilities.
The WARRIOR energy evokes courage and strength – the ability to ground and take a stand in your grace
The TEACHER energy inspires compassion and wisdom to listen deeply and respond from the heart
The HEALER energy opens you to the flow of your inner vitality and wisdom – to connect and nourish yourself and others
The VISIONARY energy gives you insight, perspective and intuition – the ability to see the unseen
You have all of them within you, but which of these four archetypes resonates most with you? In this upcoming masterclass series I invite you to bring your awareness to these four archetypes, their qualities and shadows. Unlock your archetypal gifts, so you can integrate their transformational energies into your daily life for balance and harmony.
Expect a blend of breathwork, movement, dance, mantra and meditation. All welcome. My classes are not suitable during pregnancy. £20 per session/per household in advance to: paypal.me/yogibytheway or email me for bank transfer option.
You only need to register once with the option to select which dates you can attend. After registering, you'll then receive an email confirmation with Zoom meeting instructions.
Earth Day Consciousness
Thursday 22 April via Zoom 6:00pm-7:30pm
Kalmal ho-ee maydnee ardaas karay liv laa-ay
“When the earth calls out in distress, the One answers with ease and strength and there is peace in the land”.
– Gaia Shabd, Guru Amar Das Ji
To reach the subtle realm of ether where we are by nature boundless, we must first set a firm foundation on Earth. Join me for a Kundalini Yoga set to balance and strengthen the pelvis, our geographical and energetic centre that acts as a point of balance for the upper body and helps ground us on Earth.
We’ll then follow up with a unique meditation for Earth energy using visualisation and mantra connecting us to the Divine and honouring Mother Earth.
All welcome. This class is not suitable during pregnancy. £12 per person/household in advance to: paypal.me/yogibytheway or email me for bank transfer option.
After registering, you'll then receive an email confirmation with Zoom meeting instructions.