Namaste and welcome to Carol Macartney Yoga…….
It is my deepest wish to impart everything I have learned over the years on my yoga path and indeed my journey through this lifetime as a Teacher a Mother and a Student. There have been so many wonderful teachers bestowing their gifts of wisdom and truth along the way and after twenty three years of practice I now realise that we are all conduits and transmitters of the truth in our own unique way.
I thank you the student for allowing me to continue to share the teachings through the weekly classes, workshops and retreats. Without you, none of this would be possible.
The style of yoga I teach is a synergy between myself and all of the above, but my journey began with my training in the Sivananda style of yoga and thereafter meandered through the paths of Scaravelli, Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa. Most importantly culminating in the meeting of my teacher over the last fifteen years, Clive Sheridan who embodies and transmits the teaching of Advaita Vedanta. I trained in 2014 in Shakti Dance with the beautiful Sara Olivier (Avtar Kaur), the yoga of Dance.
If you are looking to attend any of my offerings be it a retreat, a workshop or a weekly class, you can expect a fusion of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Dance, Mantra, Mudras, readings and quotes, but more than anything a sense of open heartedness, joy and love.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are beginning on your path or have years of experience because we all inspire each other.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you soon….Sat Nam
2019 Offers an exciting programme of Retreats, carefully selected through my own experience and listening attentively to the feedback of many students. Who regularly invest in precious and valuable time out on retreat, in order to explore and deepen their practice. It is my intention to provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment, where you can feel inspired through the practice to take a deep inner journey whilst surrounded in the majesty of nature.
I welcome you to join me in some of our most loved and favourite venues, in a variety of stunning locations on the Isle of Wight and Abroad.
Whether you are choosing to immerse yourselves in a Weekend Retreat or diving deeper into a longer more intensive one, I can promise a transformation and a deep healing.
Retreat offerings are where my heart is, when we have the opportunity to share together in Sangha, as a soul family at the same time embarking on our own personal journey back to the heart.
Could anything be more precious than taking time out for ourselves!
I am deeply grateful to you all and to life itself for allowing me to continue on my path of teaching. Every time you invest in a retreat for yourselves, I recognise and appreciate that you are investing in me as teacher in the moment and I hold this responsibility extremely close to my heart and am humbled and grateful to be of service in this lifetime.
May the light shine upon you and I look forward to sharing with you soon.
Please have a look at the retreats on offer and get in contact with me if you have any questions or would like to book (email@example.com)
Feedback on Carol
This was the first time I had attended one of Carol’s retreats in the UK, and I loved it. The blend of assanas, breathing and meditation was perfectly judged, while Carol pours herself into ensuring that the four day retreat leaves everybody feeling renewed and energised. The accommodation, food and organisation was all superb; overall this was a retreat which, for me, launched 2019 in the most positive way.
Richard January 11, 2019
"I’ve been on many of Carol’s yoga retreats – and that’s for a good reason – Carol is a wonderful teacher with a great capacity to spread joy. She’s inspiring, intuitive, creative, nurturing, grounded and has a great sense of fun. No two lessons with Carol are the same, and each lesson is special. On Carol’s retreats I’ve found that there are always people with a wide range of yoga experience – from many years (or even decades!) to none at all, and Carol somehow manages to teach in such a way that everyone leaves each class feeling that it was exactly right for them on that particular day, and leaves the retreat as a stronger, happier people."
Jane December 29, 2015
“Carol is a spectacular teacher and so great at what she does. She is a talented maestro leading her class into an incredible spiritual and physical journey that pushes the boundaries of everyone’s comfort zone. Her charm and warmth creates an environment where anyone regardless of their level will feel inspired to discover.”
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IsleofWight.co.uk December 14, 2018
It was such a precious and memorable New Year for me and has filled me with joyful expectation and energy for the New Year.
So my thanks and love to you for creating such a special and safe space. I wish you all the joyful unexpected possible and quietly look forward to maybe spending next New Year with you too. x
Michaela January 11, 2019
"I have had the most wonderful retreat, I thank you from my heart for creating a safe space for me, your endless, selfless love that you show to everyone is an inspiration to me. As always, I have loved your teachings and smiled at your words. I love you for being you."
Nina January 21, 2016
“Carol is a spectacular teacher and so great at what she does. She is a talented maestro leading her class into an incredible spiritual and physical journey that pushes the boundaries of everyone’s comfort zone. Her charm and warmth creates an environment where anyone regardless of their level will feel inspired to discover…”
Sinan K. December 29, 2015
This was my first retreat with Carol, a wonderful warm lady who helped us deepen our understanding of yoga and how it can make us stronger, physically and mentally in coping with on our daily lives. It was a great start to the new year and I would recommend a retreat with Carol to anyone.
Sam January 10, 2019
I started practicing yoga just 4 months before making my first retreat with Carol. She was completely welcoming and brought the group together, accommodating a wide range of experience. The sessions were both balanced between the various aspects of the art and adaptive to the dynamical needs of the group. (The setting was magical and the support facilities, such as the catering, were lovely.) I came away truly enthused and energised; I really enjoyed the whole experience and can’t wait to go back again. Many thanks Carol for opening up a new extra world. Sat nam.
Dr Jon Ball January 10, 2019
I’m pleased to be able to offer a nice selection of retreats in 2016, from the comforts of the Isle of Wight, to the beauty of the Italian countryside to the tranquil coast of Turkey. All are aimed at enhancing your yoga practice and releasing the tensions to bring back your self awareness.
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