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Yoga for Health and Wellbeing

Build strength, flexibility, balance, stamina and calm the mind with yoga and mindfulness meditation in our shala at The Drawing Room Butleigh; a home within a beautiful home.

A wide range of classes are offered including a class suitable for beginners to improve posture and functional mobility. If you’re looking to relax,  increase the calm in your life, and maybe improve your sleep, try the evening wind-down class with extended yoga nidra. For a more dynamic, energetic approach, Sun Power Yoga classes provide an eclectic approach influenced by Sivananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Hatha Yoga.

Each class has a maximum of 6 places to provide space and individual attention. Private lessons are available plus if you would like to get together with a group of friends, a separate yoga class or workshop can be arranged for you at the same price as a private lesson. Catering from The Drawing Room is available on request.

Our Pop-Up Retreats offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga, de-stress in a very special environment and enjoy food made with love.

We can also offer bespoke packages for groups and special occasions plus gift vouchers are available for giving as a present.

Yoga for the Mind

Yoga for the mind, stress, burnout, ME and chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety and addictions are some of the classes and courses delivered by Carolyn who is a registered yoga teacher and experienced mental health professional.

A body mind approach is taken as our body and mind are inextricably linked. The health and wellbeing of each, impacts on the other. From a yoga perspective, being at ease (sukha), and being free from dis-ease, means working with both body and mind.

Work with where you are at, with one or more classes a week such as Yoga for the Mind;  join a course such as Yoga for Stress and Burnout to calm the nervous system and develop a personalised self-help tool kit within a yoga framework of balance and acceptance, or work 1:1 with Carolyn. All sessions are in small groups with a maximum of 6 people.

All our classes and courses can be adapted and delivered as private 1:1 sessions or as closed small groups if you would like a specific group to be run. Please get in contact for more information.

If you would like additional structure and support, 1:1 recovery planning sessions are available plus individualised structured rehabilitation and recovery programmes.

Corporate Yoga

Yoga targets many of the key health issues experienced within the workplace including back pain, stress and anxiety. Regular or bespoke classes, courses and workshops can be designed to meet both the needs of your teams and your business.

Mental health training

Carolyn is an experienced trainer and delivers bespoke training days and workshops on topics including mental health awareness, recovery, assessment and care planning, addiction, self-harm and suicide prevention. Two training rooms are available with high quality catering from the onsite tea room.

I first came to one of Carolyn’s classes a couple of months ago and was hooked after the first one. Carolyn is a natural teacher and really gets you to focus on how each breath and stretch can make a difference to the way your body moves and feels and how you can tune your mind to a better frequency! After just a few weeks I feel so different, stronger than before and really look forward to the next class.  I would thoroughly recommend Carolyn’s sessions and would encourage you to give yoga a go. It truly is amazing how much of a positive effect it can have.

KW, Attended yoga classes.

I attended Carolyn’s first yoga retreat at the Drawing Room in Butleigh on Saturday and it was a wonderful day from start to finish. Carolyn is a fantastic teacher, very clear, knowledgable and encouraging in how she leads you through the practice. Each yoga session has a different focus and seems to complement  what’s gone before; the day has obviously been put together in a very thoughtful way. The retreat venue itself is lovely with a beautiful, separate meditation room and delicious lunch and afternoon tea all included. I can’t recommend this highly enough, and will definitely attend further classes with Carolyn.

ET, Attended retreat.

Thank you both @carolynsmithyoga and @thedrawingroombutleigh for a wonderful and different experience. Two very talented women making their mark. Six of us enjoyed an inspiring day of yoga andmeditation sessions including beautifully presented drinks, lunch and tea. A recipe for success.

VB, Attended retreat.

Such a fabulous day with amazing company, food and yoga. What’s not to love.

AB, Attended retreat.

Carolyn made my introduction to yoga simply incredible. She was so supportive and attentive. We did our yoga in the gorgeous garden in the shade. The whole experience was delightful. This is an absolute sanctuary.

JR, Attended private yoga sessions

What a great resolution finder you are.

CW, Mental health work

You are an inspirational leader, well respected and always cheerful and enthusiastic.

JS, Mental health work

She is good. Very good, with a positive influence, energy, enthusiasm and a strong sense of purpose.

FF, Mental health work

Yoga Classes, Courses and Retreats

Yoga for the Mind