Q&A with Charlotte Townend, Private Yoga instructor & Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga expert....

"I love what I do now and wouldn’t change it for the world."

1. After working in the hectic world of property, you decided to switch your career paths to teach yoga. Tell us about your journey and how you made the transition?

I took my first yoga class 7 years ago and was instantly hooked. But the more I practised, the more I realised I needed a change of pace. My line of work in property was exciting but fast, fierce, and hectic so it was a big jump to take for Yoga!

As I started to notice all these amazing changes to my mind and body, I wanted to dive deeper and learn more so I took my Yoga teacher training and it was the best thing I’ve ever done (second to having a baby!).

I love what I do now and wouldn’t change it for the world. I’ve now just organised my first yoga retreat for October later this year, so things are getting really exciting for me!

2. How has yoga changed your life?

The biggest changes I’ve noticed are my flexibility (I could barely touch my toes when I started), improved posture, endurance and strength, better sleep and less anxiety. I’m an avid runner and always had problems with my knees which seemed to disappear once I was practicing Yoga regularly.

The great thing about Yoga is that you can apply your Yoga knowledge to your daily life too. I will generally come back to certain breathwork in stressful situations or at times when I can't sleep.