Welcome to Maitra

The name Maitra translates to “friend” or “loving-kindness”, basically a friend that guides you. This space was created to share the knowledge and wisdom I have collected through studying, practicing yoga, and my own healing journey. To guide and hold space for you as you embark on your own journey of self-discovery, and healing.

I offer yoga therapy and private yoga classes – small group sessions or one on one yoga classes. These are hosted in the comfort of your own home, online, or arrangements can be made for another venue.

If you are curious book an 15minute free online call with me, I am always happy to talk yoga and answer any questions you might have.

Testimonials

"Yoga with Carly has the combined effect of being both restorative and energising, targeting your niggles and forgoing the fatigue. I use Carly's desk yoga to get over my midday slump when all I want to do is nap. But after 10 min, I'm re-energised and have my second wind for the day. It's the BEST kind of habit to get into!"
- Desi
"Carly brings a beautiful sense of peace, vitality, energy and safety to our practice and holds space for me to be as I am, without judgement. I highly recommend Carly's services and will always be grateful for the tools she has equipped me with to bring into everyday practice and through our connection."
- Demi
"You are wise beyond your years, talented beyond your awareness - a truly accomplished, exceptional young woman. You are so generous with your guidance and incredibly intuitive. I am blesses to have found you."
- Laurien

Yoga Offerings

The persistent practice of yoga and mindfulness is effective in managing a wide variety of disorders such as stress, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, insomnia, indigestion, and lower back pain. As well as enhancing self-esteem, a positive mood elevates compassionate understanding, increases suppleness, strength, feeling of well-being, pain control, and longevity.

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. -Buddha

A lotus flower in water

Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is the therapeutic application of yogic practices to cure and/or manage illness. It offers a wide variety of tools to promote health, healing, and transformation. Some of the practices used are asana (posture), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras (gestures), mantras (sound), meditation, and self-inquiry.

The sessions are conducted one-on-one to meet the clients’ needs and can continually adapt as they change. It is an inherently holistic approach, working on the body, mind, and spirit. It can improve a number of problems and is effective as a complementary treatment with other health care both conventional and alternative. It has been shown to help with both physical and psychological ailments, from arthritis, diabetes, asthma, and recovery after surgery to anxiety and depression. 

sessions are 60 min to 75 min

If you are unsure I am always happy to jump on a free, no strings attached call where I can answer any questions or we can get to know each other a little.

Private Yoga Classes

Incorporate yoga into your life in a personalised way, meeting you where you are in your practice. Tailored classes to help you achieve your individual goals, adapting to your needs as they change. There are many styles of yoga available as well as meditation classes. Find your inner sanctuary, deepen your knowledge and understanding of yoga, work with any injuries, and de-stress.

Classes are at your home or online, alternative arrangements can be made if needed, at a time that fits into your schedule best. Yoga works on many levels and can be more than just a workout, mindful movements that release built-up tension, create ease and openness in the body and mind.

sessions are 1 hour

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Corporate Yoga

Stress has a major impact on employee health and wellbeing which directly affects the company, it has been related to being less productive, taking more leave, and even causing an inhospitable work environment. Yoga and mindfulness, which include breathing practices, meditation, movement, and mental practices have been proven to be effective in managing stress and are great mental health and wellness tools. It can improve morale, productivity, communication, and more in the workplace, as well as help employees find a healthy work/life balance.

We offer a variety of practices depending on the needs of your office. Yoga classes at the office or online, events, mindfulness talks, a 4-week mindfulness course, and online desk yoga.

Woman sitting cross legged in work clothes
A laptop a desk with plants in the background

The Working Yogi

Have you heard sitting is the new smoking? Sitting for long hours every day can negatively affect our health, it can cause bad posture, pain, and tightness in the muscles especially in the neck, back, and hips. It’s even linked to weight gain, depression, and more. I’m not trying to scare you! Sitting is part of our life, but when we do it for a long time, every day, it can start to cause problems.

So how do we fix this? Well, we move. Movement is vital to our health and well-being, both mental and physical.

I know it can be difficult to find the time and energy to fit in a full workout or yoga class, that’s where this course comes in! It’s a 5 week course that you can do right at your desk, to bring some movement into your day, helping ease stiff muscles, refocus the mind, and take a healthy mindful break! The classes are only 10 – 15 min or less, you can choose from breathing exercises, meditation, flowing movement, strengthening, or a combination of all.

The persistent practice of yoga and mindfulness is effective in managing a wide variety of disorders such as stress, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, insomnia, indigestion, and lower back pain. As well as enhancing self-esteem, a positive mood elevates compassionate understanding, increases suppleness, strength, feeling of well-being, pain control, and longevity.

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. -Buddha