As part of our focus on corporate health and wellbeing throughout January, Charlotte delivered a series of lunchtime yoga sessions throughout the month for our entire business.
Her sessions were well planned, made inclusive for all of our staff and thoroughly enjoyable. The fact we were able to record the sessions also meant those who were unable to attend, could still access the sessions after the event which was also well received.
BMS Performance would absolutely recommend Charlotte and her fantastic yoga sessions to any other business looking to help improve the wellbeing of their employees
Simon N Gallagher,
At the start of the government imposed lockdown myself and other colleagues concerned for the mental health of our staff at VolkerRail decided to look into some form of ‘extracurricular‘ activity for our staff.
On contacting Charlotte we discovered exactly what we needed and now Charlotte provides three sessions a week, one in the morning two late afternoon via Microsoft Teams. The feedback from the huge numbers of staff taking part is very positive and personally I’ve found the sessions essential to balance out the stress and strain experienced at this time.
I would highly recommend Charlotte Kahn of Maida Yoga as her style and ease of instruction has been an immense support to the mental health of our staff at VolkerRail.
Safety Improvement Manager
Charlotte has been running yoga classes for Arriva Rail London since February.
Her enthusiasm for teaching and preparedness she brings to each single class is outstanding.
Her classes always feel very thoughtful. The language she uses to describe movements and poses is very vivid and clear at the same time.
Her teaching is very encouraging and reflects her understanding of this broad and valuable subject.
I highly recommend practising with Charlotte!
Events and Marketing, JLL
Charlotte did a fantastic job running the very new task of online yoga sessions via our Instagram Page for Merchant Square, Paddington.
As something we have never done before, Charlotte made sure to connect to our followers and provide great health & wellbeing sessions that could be taken by any level from the comfort of home.
HR Business Manager
Charlotte from Maida Yoga is a breath of fresh air. The practices we are doing as a business with Charlotte have been really well received and enjoyed by all.
It really is Yoga for all and have had a lot of people who were a little sceptical about trying something new but are now finding themselves really looking forward to their next practice.
Charlotte’s approach is both professional and friendly and certainly after the hour on a Friday I feel set for a great weekend
Charlotte's calm & friendly demeanour has been a wonderful addition to the weekly routine of our staff.
Having yoga in the mornings has boosted productivity and engagement.
Throughout office closures due to Covid-19 Charlotte has continued to deliver these sessions via Zoom to the same effect!
Having Charlotte’s sessions throughout has been a great way to continue social contact with staff in a meaningful forum.
In person or online, Charlotte’s attentive teaching has been very much appreciated by brand new yoga attendees and experienced yogis; all abilities have been getting the most out of each class.
Charlotte was very professional and adapted the office space well to ensure we were all comfortable.
We were a class of varying abilities and Charlotte provided one on one instruction which we really appreciated and it ensured we were all getting the most out of the session.
We enjoyed her enthusiasm, love of yoga and calming guidance, overall it was a lovely way to end the work day and was the best night's sleep I've had in a while!
Charlotte leads the Yoga class at Chelsea Court Place with enthusiasm and kindness.
Each individual member enjoys the interaction with her and have come to recognise the routine that she has prepared for them. She incorporates music and singing making it a delightful and lively class.
All of our members live with varying degrees of dementia and Charlotte recognises this and delivers with great care and attention.
Charlotte had been providing Age UK Westminster with face to face Chair Yoga Exercise sessions for our service users which were all very well attended.
Since Covid-19 she has produced a sequence of 6 different themed online videos accessed by our website and YouTube. Our service users really enjoy the classes and continue to exercise using Charlotte's techniques and they can now exercise daily from the comfort of their own home!
Director of Services
Charlotte Kahn, is a brilliant and knowledgeable Yoga instructor.
Charlotte has been working with Parkinson's Care and Support UK since the beginning of the year 2020, delivering Parkinson's Specialist Yoga and Mindfulness Yoga to people affected by Parkinson's disease. Charlotte's knowledge in Parkinson's makes her our best instructor.
With Parkinson's sufferers, patience is everything and Charlotte always have that to make participants feel comfortable, her sessions have transformed the lives of many of the participants.
After each of Charlotte's sessions, the feedback we get from the participants are really overwhelming. At Parkinson's Care and Support UK, we are grateful to be working with Charlotte.
I have always been interested in practicing yoga, but being inflexible, have found most classes I've tried have been unapproachable, uncomfortable and knocked my confidence.
With my 1-2-1 sessions with Charlotte, I've seen a whole different side to the practice of yoga. Something bespoke for me, my needs and my goals. I can already see my progress and wouldn't be without my weekly practice
Holly W -
When I started with these sessions I had more than a little doubt that this could be for me. Nevertheless, some little voice inside kept saying 'you're not too old for this, just do it' and so I brought my aching, overweight and unfit body to the mat.
Just six weeks in, my inner/core strength has already increased, I have greater flexibility, slightly wider range of movement, better balance as well as greater calm, better focus and concentration.
Even more importantly, the twice weekly sessions are fun, my hitherto dodgy back did not suffer once and my relationship with my own body has greatly improved. I now recognise it as the amazing miracle it is.
I really think Charlotte is the kind of gifted teacher that can work with - and bring out the best in - any person whatever their circumstance or condition.
Elisbeth R -
Luisa M -
I did pregnancy yoga with Charlotte weekly throughout my second and third trimesters.
I really felt the benefits both in my body and mind. I felt suppler, less achey, rejuvenated and calmer after every class.
Charlotte tailored each class to my changing needs as my pregnancy progressed to make sure I got the most out of each practice.
She has a deep knowledge and great intuition and I trusted her completely.
Zoe K -
I have been practicing yoga with Charlotte online via Zoom for the last year.
Yoga class has now become an integral part of my weekly routine.
Originally I came to Charlotte with a bad lower back and feeling stressed. She designed a yoga class that was specific for my needs and targeted the areas I wanted.
Not only did I feel better in my body, I felt less stressed too. I've continued weekly class and look forward to them each week.
I would highly recommend Charlotte as a yoga teacher.
Fariba M -
During the years I did a few attempts to attend yoga classes but never enjoyed them and subsequently didn't go back.
The first time I decided to try someone else’s class it was a one to one session with Charlotte. Her class is the only one that I want to go back week after week. She is a very calm, patient, kind teacher.
Now I am joining her via zoom every week and to me that means a good start to yet another week.
Stephen K -
Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I had almost given up hope of finding a new pursuit to recharge me physically and mentally - without compromising my serious health issues - when I had the good fortune to be recommended Chair Yoga and Charlotte of MaidaYoga.
Under Charlotte’s patient instruction I was also able to embrace Zoom and at the same time relax my old bones and brain cells in complete safety.
Yoga For Parkinson's
I have attended all Mindfulness Yoga classes run by Charlotte Kahn for Parkinson’s Care and Support UK.
Charlotte's thoughtful and inclusive approach encourages me and other Parkinson's patients to take part in her exercise class which she runs every week. Her key starting point each session is for us to take care as we do the exercises, ensuring that we are 'mindful' of what we feel, of what comes up for us and avoiding risk.
There is a mutual awareness in my colleagues of the benefit we derive from the classes and our health improvement as we tackle this disease. We notice how she adapts her session each week showing us she is 'mindful' of the world around us and of the impact of her teaching
Marilyn B -
Yoga For Parkinson's
Charlotte's kindness and gentleness brings motivation to our class.
It requires patience and practice but worthwhile as I always feel calm and relaxed at the end of each session.
I would recommend yoga to anyone rather than going it alone with just books or recordings.”
Aggie B -
Yoga For Parkinson's
Charlotte’s Mindfulness Yoga Class provides me with an opportunity to step back from the everyday for an hour and just focus on the present.
I always find the class helpful and relaxing and the gentle exercises and guided meditation are a great way to unwind and rebalance.”