"In a nutshell, I'm all about getting you out of pain, stress and suffering, and into feeling good! I teach awesome yoga poses ~ although what I'm really doing is helping you to see and grow into your real potential, on the yoga mat AND in life..."
Charlie Speller, Lumaia Founder
ABOUT CHARLIE SPELLER
I'm a Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Forrest Yoga Guardian, Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Trainer, Bodyworker, Reiki Practitioner, Shaman, mama and founder of Lumaia.
My passion for yoga scooped me up and out of the corporate world and onto the mat — where I feel like I belong! I'm an up-beat, compassionate and compelling Forrest Yoga & prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher. My yoga classes and yoga workshops are powerful, healing, sweaty and fun! I guide you into a deeper understanding of your emotional and physical self, so that when you leave my yoga class, you'll feel energised & empowered.
I frequently draw on my experience of high-pressured environments, and the healing of my own injuries — from life and impact sports — to move you through an exhilarating, safe practice. Helping people to work with and heal injuries, is one of my specialities.
I'm currently based in the South of France where my husband and I are building a yoga and well-being retreat centre. I teach regular classes from my home studio and online and take my lovingly created workshops to studios and festivals all over the world.
I'm also travelling yoga teaching assistant to yoga pioneer and author, Ana Forrest. With Ana, I coach new & advancing yoga teachers across the globe. Over the the years, I've worked with Ana in Cape Town, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin, Seattle, Moscow, Athens, London & Peterborough, UK.
As a Leader and team builder in the corporate world, I was naturally drawn to the personal development aspects of Forrest Yoga and the Shamanic/ Medicine ways. They've been a huge help in my own life transformation and I'm super passionate about sharing the tools I've learned to help others to see their own potential — and grow into it!
As well as teaching Forrest Yoga, I'm also a functional bodyworker, Reiki practitioner, ‘people developer’, Shaman and essential oils consultant. I've studied with, and continue to work with Brian Campbell & Jambo Truong. Brian is a highly respected bodyworker and anatomist based in Los Angeles, CA and Jambo is one of the UK's top bodyworkers and complementary therapists. Both are Senior Forrest Yoga teachers (Forrest Yoga Guardians). I now travel and teach regularly with Jambo & Brian in Europe and Asia. My dear friend and teacher of Medicine ways, Esther Lim has also been very influential in what I teach and bring to my students.
My most recent adventure is becoming a mama. It's this precious and intense experience that lead me to want to demystify prenatal & postnatal yoga and help to equip birth-givers with yoga and meditation for childbirth and postnatal rehabilitation. I am passionate about pelvic floor health!
When I'm not working or on my yoga mat, I love to play in the ocean and walk in the mountains with my husband, my little boy and my pooch.
I'm really enjoying your classes, it's amazing how I get so much more benfit from your class once a week. I always look forward to it. I used to go (bikram/ & power yoga ) three or four times a week and wonder why it wasn't doing anything for me! I'm feeling so much stonger, it must be all the evil abs you make us do!!!