Fitness & Nutrition Awards 2019

10 GHP / Fitness & Nutrition Awards 2019 , Sep19545 Best Yoga Teacher Training Specialist – Switzerland & GHP Distinction Award for Women’s Yoga Retreats 2019 Founded in 2009 and now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Indiv Yoga is Switzerland’s leading yoga school, training student teachers of all ages how to apply the traditions and benefits of yoga andmeditation to all types of people. Following their double win in Global Health & Pharma’s Fitness and Nutrition Awards, we profiled the school to learnmore about their work. With more than twenty years’ experience of practicing yoga, founder Charlie Stewart-Brown has created a school where her students can learn to help others experience the wealth of benefits that yoga offers, regardless of abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Not only home to the country’s best yoga teacher training specialist, Charlie also holds a myriad of retreats, and workshops designed to take yoga into corporate life, international companies and educational institutions. Offering a mix of different yoga styles and techniques, any student teacher at Indiv Yoga can learn how to practically apply the traditions and benefits of yoga and meditation. Charlie holds a number of Yoga Alliance training courses, designed to certify trainees to teach yoga to adults and children alike. The school teaches the RYT200hrs certification, which certifies trainees to teach anywhere in the world, and the RCYT (registered children’s yoga teacher) certification course for those who want to be able to teach children 2-15 years old specifically. As part of Indiv Yoga, Charlie also offers yoga and mindfulness retreats, where clients range from CEO’s to housewives, looking to relax whilst learning practical and simple techniques for daily use. The school also boasts an international student base, with certified male and female students between the ages of 19 - 68 years old from all over the world, including Europe, USA, Canada, Taiwan, Morocco, Hong Kong and Lebanon. Charlie offers some of the best yoga training available, with daily studying of everything that revolves around yoga, including philosophy, scriptures, anatomy, physiology, medicine and science. Passionately bringing her knowledge to clients and students of all ages and situations, Charlie is a yoga scholar herself. Having studied and taken part in many courses over the years, she has dedicated herself to teaching yoga full-time, and has specialised in Yoga for Special Needs and Yoga for Anxiety. Clients also include international companies, where Charlie gives workshops to employees on how to implement the benefits of yoga and meditation in the workplace, or in day to day life. Indiv Yoga also offers seminars to educational institutions, where staff working with children can learn how to implement those same daily techniques and yoga practices with children of all ages. Not confined to Switzerland alone, Charlie hosts retreats, courses and workshops across Europe, in places such as London, Cyprus, France and Portugal, reaching an international clientele. What differentiates Indiv Yoga from other yoga schools is the philosophy that the ancient techniques and benefits of yoga and meditation can be applied to every individual in a number of ways. Therefore, Charlie does not train her student teachers in any one yoga style that will limit the people they can teach. Rather, they learn how to apply all the different aspects of yoga and structure different types of classes to suit all different types of people, including special needs, anxiety and psychological disorders, the elderly, amputees, and many others. Future developments mean that yoga will continue to grow as a multi-billion-dollar industry, spreading worldwide and delivering even more incredible health benefits, both mentally and physically. As the Yoga Alliance has made it harder for people to get certified as a yoga teacher, Charlie and Indiv Yoga are working harder than ever to stay ahead of developments and ensure that they deliver the very best training in the industry. Ultimately, it is Charlie’s undeniable passion and enthusiasm for yoga that has resulted in Indiv Yoga becoming Switzerland’s leading yoga school. With the increase in knowledge and information, the school aims to become even better professionals offering both veterans and novices of yoga the chance to train as the best yoga teachers possible. Company: Indiv Yoga Contact: Charlie Stewart-Brown Website: