About Charlotta Martinus

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After working at the BBC as a TV producer, Charlotta became a yoga teacher in 2003 and then went on to train with Sadhguru, the Art of Living, Carolyn Myss PhD, Mukunda Styles, Dr Krishnamurti,  Swami Kailasananda and other prominent Swamis from the Sivananda tradition as well as Sat Bir Khalsa of Harvard University and Dr Dan Siegel,she also completed the rigorous Yoga Therapy for Mental Health course with Heather Mason. She is fortunate enough to be connected with her teacher and guru in India, Swami Govindananda. More recently she completed the rare and highly esteemed Sadhana Intensive course and graduated to Senior Yoga Teacher status and Yoga Elder (over 7,000 hours of teaching yoga)


Before coming to yoga, Charlotta worked extensively as a language teacher both in the UK and abroad, experiencing many different and challenging educational settings but also, most interestingly, different pedagogical frameworks. With this background, she started Teenyoga in 2004, mentored by Jo Manuel of the Special Yoga Foundation together with colleagues within medicine, osteopathy, psychiatry and psychology. She is also the single mum of two teenage boys who continuously challenge, add and support her work. She carries a clinical license and works extensively within the NHS with suicidal young people as a yoga therapist.


Charlotta regularly contributes to the BBC in Thought for the Day and the Om Yoga magazine. She is finishing her book on Teens and Yoga. She has collaborated with the Psychology Department at Leeds University in researching the outcomes of yoga for teens.


She presents at conferences globally and is keen to speak publicly about the work Teen Yoga and the charity Teen Yoga Foundation, is currently undertaking, including solidarity work in Sierra Leone and Kashmir. She has presented at several conferences around the world on related topics. She helps run and speaks at the Instill conference in London every year.

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Lecture in School about TeenYoga 2013

Lecture in School about TeenYoga 2013


The main aim and mission of the research, training and work that is undertaken by TeenYoga is to BUILD MENTAL HEALTH among young people. While many young people are well, vibrant and have a strong voice in the world today, yoga supports and helps those who do not, through simple tools that alleviate stress, relieve trauma and empower young people. This is the work of Teenyoga. If you are moved to work on a voluntary basis for our foundation, please get in touch!

If you would like to get in touch, please don’t hesitate, we are free on Wednesdays on  01761 470 658 or just pop me an email at info@teenyoga.com

Namaste om

Charlotta TY SMALL

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The TeenYoga course will train you to teach yoga and mindfulness to 11-18 yr olds. It has been constructed with the help of specialist adolescent Neuroscientists, Anatomists, Psychologists and Yoga Teachers. It is now taught in several continents across the world.

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