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Karin van Maanen

Body-Mind Explorer ~ Embodiment Trainer ~ Yogini ~ Meditation Teacher ~ Story Weaver

Inquisitive, gentle and powerful approach to yoga through:

Sound understanding of human embodiment, consciousness and capacity for change



Karin has a gift for making yoga and mindfulness principles accessible and useful to everyone, regardless of faith or beliefs.


She introduces students to the philosophies and practices of yoga, embodiment and mindfulness in a way that is relevant and applicable to modern lifestyles. She encourages students to expand their practice into their lives off the mat to gain freedom from unhelpful habitual patterns, whether physical or mental.


"Yoga must not be practised to control the body: it is the opposite, it must bring freedom to the body, all the freedom it needs." (Vanda Scaravelli, 1908 - 1999)

Karin's yoga and teaching practice is inspired by Vanda Scaravelli's teaching of postural yoga, her training as an Embodied Yoga Principles tutor, embodied facilitator and coach and her practice of Tibetan Buddhism and Zen (in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh).



Karin teaches weekly morning and evening classes (currently online and at Canterbury Yoga in Harbledown. The studio is on the outskirts of Canterbury with free parking. Visit the classes area for timetable, information and costs. For workshops and in-person classes pre-booking is essential as classes are often fully booked well in advance.


One to ones are available from £40 per hour. This can include embodied coaching, yoga or mindfulness private tuition. Please contact Karin for further details.


Teaching qualifications


British Wheel of Yoga yoga teacher, foundation course tutor and newly qualified teacher-trainer

MSc in Studies in Mindfulness (University of Aberdeen)

Mindfulness Association Level 2 Teaching Skills

Embodied Yoga Principles Tutor

Embodied Facilitator

Kent Adult Education PTLLS certificate


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