Charmaine Van Niekerk
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
Forrest Yoga CertifiedEmail:
Charmaine is an Ayurveda Health Practitioner & Educator, California College of Ayurveda graduate, and professional member of NAMA, the National Ayurveda Medical Association. Ayurvedic Medicine, sister science of Yoga, offers a holistic approach to health and vitality with treatment including diet, herbal medicine, and lifestyle coaching.
Charmaine is registered with Yoga Alliance at the eRYT500 level and has been teaching yoga since 2004. She holds certifications for Ashtanga and Power Yoga with Robert Boustany of Pralaya Yoga, Forrest Yoga with Ana Forrest, and Prenatal Yoga with Jacci Reynolds. She is committed to embodying the spirit of yoga and teaching people skills that will help them live in a way that frees them from constant stress and effort.
She also works with psycotherapists teaching trauma-informed yoga to people suffering from chronic trauma, PTSD, Addictions, Anxiety, and more. These classes are offered as provate or semi-privatye sessions.
Her other great love is ultra-distance running. Like yoga it keeps you present makes you feel alive, and the two complement each other perfectly!
Charmaine’s classes are designed to help you breathe more deeply, sweat out toxins, melt away tension and heighten your awareness and attention. You will expand your edges, make new discoveries about yourself, and leave class feeling completely cleansed and rejuvenated. Using intense pose sequences to develop skills to awaken the senses teaches you to bring aliveness, using breath, into every cell of your body, igniting your passion for life. You will sweat, gain strength, release tension, and breathe much easier. Classes include pranayama, intense standing poses, backbends, inversions, core strengthening and deep stretching. Appropriate for all levels, including ambitious beginners. The class is heated to 85-90 degrees.