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When the mind is calm, everything else follows. Strength, stamina and flexibility are sustainable side effects from our approach.

Overwhelmed, constantly stressed and exhausted with too much to do but there is too much at stake for you to stop doing what you are doing? Mindful yoga and de-stress courses can bring you back from a state of overwhelm.

If you also spend long periods of your day sitting in meetings, at a computer or driving, dynamic and energetic Ashtanga Vinyasa and Sun Power Yoga will get you moving, raise your heart rate, improve fitness, strength and flexibility alongside targeting tight, tense and constricted area such as the back and shoulders. And all of this is just a side effect, for the main aim of these classes too, is to still and calm the mind.

Carolyn specialises in yoga to de-stress and relax quickly while improving overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Integrating her yoga teaching with extensive experience as a mental health professional and senior manager for mental health services in the NHS and a Local Authority, classes, courses and retreats are designed to counter the impact of modern living. There is a very good chance you will feel calmer after your very first class.

Connect with yourself and our yoga community at The Drawing Room Butleigh, a beautiful farmhouse near Glastonbury, in small personalised classes with a semi-private feel; there are never more than 6 in a class, workshop or retreat. Or join us for classes at the wonderfully renovated Crispin Hall in Street.

If anxiety, panic attacks, stress or depression is limiting your life, you have lost interest in the things you used to enjoy or you seek pleasure and comfort from food, Carolyn Smith Mental Health is a safe, confidential space for high quality assessment, individual and group therapeutic programmes.

What people have said.

“I am a fairly new yogi and joined Carolyn’s classes a few months ago as a way of destressing after work. I didn’t think it would make much of a difference… I have been really astonished at how much I have learned in such a short space of time and how much of a difference it has made to how I feel, look and sleep. I have been a very poor sleeper for many years and tried all sorts of things to try to get more than a couple of hours a night. For the last couple of months I have managed to sleep through a whole night on a regular basis, not every night but most and it feels fabulous! The change is absolutely related to taking up yoga … I can’t recommend Carolyn’s classes enough…she is thorough, thoughtful and attentive…a natural teacher…and passionate about yoga.” Pip.

“After just a few weeks, I feel so different.” Kath.

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