Olivia Clarke : Yoga Teacher

Olivia's teaching style

Upward facing dog poseA long term practitioner of Yoga and Buddhist Mindfulness, Olivia has been teaching since 1998 and came to yoga at a young age. She went to her first class in her early twenties and never looked back. Very quickly she realised this was to be her path and vocation in life and committed fully to it. She has trained with global experts and is a fully endorsed Insight Yoga Teacher and member of the The British Wheel of Yoga. Her teaching style is slow, mindful, insightful and deep and will appeal to those who wish to integrate psychological and spiritual teachings, in an embodied and nuanced way. She helps individuals to craft a consistent, intelligent and personal practice, that feels relevant, potent and intentional, empowering others to become their own Healing Master. A mother of two daughters, a lover of horses, whippets and wild landscapes, Olivia lives in Monmouthshire, Wales and runs a private, wellbeing retreat, where she loves to work in an intimate and personal way, with individuals and groups - www.thecoachhouseretreat.co.uk

Lineage of teachers

Warrior poseOriginally trained with Sivananda Yoga in Southern India and the Bahamas (Teacher Training & Advanced), Mandala Yoga / Bihar, Shiva Rea (Vinyasa), Simon Low (Yoga Academy, RYS 200), and since 2011 Sarah and Ty Powers, who she regards as her primary and most transformative teachers (sarahpowersinsightyoga.com). Also trained as a Healing Shiatsu practitioner (MRSS) she studied TCM, Five Elements and Meridian Theory with the late Chris Jarmey and late Sonia Moriceau, who was her first Buddhist Mindfulness Teacher and to whom she owes a deep bow of gratitude.

Sonia encouraged all her students to become their own Healing Master and Olivia has taken this legacy deeply to heart. Sarah Powers, author if Insight Yoga and Lit from Within, has stretched Olivia like no other teacher. Her endorsement of Olivia as an Insight Yoga Teacher is a qualification that shines deeply in her heart. In terms of Psychological Training, Olivia has also done foundation year in Karuna Psychotherapy and is an IFS (Level I) Facilitator. She intends to pursue Internal Family Systems, in more depth, to Level 2 and is grateful to her ongoing mentoring with Ty Powers.


She has a degree in Eastern and Western Philosophy, Psychology and Literature, as well as a background in the Arts. She attended two years at Art School (Wimbledon and Central St. Martins) where she studied Textiles and has done a year foundation in Psychotherapy with The Karuna Institute. For over a decade she practised Healing Shiatsu and worked at The Breast Cancer Haven in London and Hereford.

Please call for more information: Tel: 07816 512563 or Email: olivia@oliviahealingyoga.co.uk

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