CHARLIE SPELLER, founder
~ Forrest Yoga Guardian
~ Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Trainer
~ Senior Teacher, Yoga Alliance Prof.
~ Shamanic Healer
~ Business Woman
I'm a multi-disciplinary practitioner. I uniquely combine my skills to help people feel empowered to take ownership of their own well-being — physical, emotional, Spiritual.
Education, deep connection, scar tissue remediation, prenatal/postnatal yoga and movement for optimal pelvic function
I am fascinated by and passionate about all things pelvis-related. As a Poppy Perinatal teacher trainer and pelvic health educator, I prioritise the interconnections between pelvic function (biomechanics), health (biochemistry) and the deep magick of the pelvis in my teaching. When interwoven, these elements make up the biomagickal pelvis — a term I've created to describe the power and potential held in the pelvis.
My passion for pelvic health arose from my own pregnancy loss, subsequent full-term pregnancy, giving birth and postpartum recovery. I have had the honour and pleasure to study with top practitioners in this field — Catherine Allen, Dr Kathy Dooley, Christine Kent and Dr Ellen Heed who is my mentor for Scar Tissue Remediation and Management (STREAM).
I regularly work with clients with pelvic organ prolapse, stress incontinence, post-birth scarring and other pelvic floor complications. Our work together empowers them to heal their physical and emotional bodies naturally (yes — naturally!).
FREEDOM FROM PAIN — movement/yoga, bodywork, cleanse/detox protocols...
Pain is always a sign that something needs to change — a movement pattern, an environment, a relationship, food choices... there are many possibilities My classes and workshops are created to be healing, pain-freeing, exciting and tailored to whoever shows up. I'm adept at giving yoga pose modifications that will care for for injuries, conditions, pregnancy and postpartum. Problem-solving so that people feel better in their bodies is exciting to me.
I have had the honour of studying with and learning from an eclectic mix of Medicine People, including Brooke Medicine Eagle, Patricia White Buffalo and Esther Lim, with whom I worked as an assistant, and of course, Ana Forrest. My most profound Medicine teachings come from my own Spirit guides, nature and my DNA and Spirit ancestors.
I'm an experienced leadership, personal exploration and teaching coach, having lead teams in start-up & FTSE 100 businesses. I bring those skills to my teaching as well as compassion, empathy, intuition and truth to everything I do.
Do we ever get enough time for self care?! It is something that I have had to teach myself to incorporate into my life. I'm now really great at spotting myself when I haven't done enough self care or had enough alone time, particularly during moontime bleeding. Guiding people to a ritual of self-care and self-advocacy are important elements of my work.
When I'm not working, I love to dance, and adventure with my family into the rivers, lakes, mountains and oceans... I love playing alongside the forces of nature and magick that surrounds us.
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