Karin van Maanen


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

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An inquisitive, embodied and powerful approach to yoga practice

Understanding human embodiment, consciousness and capacity for change from the inside

Karin has a gift for making embodiment, yoga and mindfulness principles accessible and practically applicable.

How you are as a body affects your whole life, and it is something you have the power to change.


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 Plum Village).


Bring Yoga Home - Online classes during the pandemic

Karin teaches several weekly morning and evening classes (currently all on Zoom and mostly by donation). Visit the classes page for the timetable and further info.

Online workshops, mini retreats, gatherings and courses

Karin is preparing and delivering an extensive programme of seasonal workshops, practice gatherings, mini-retreats, storytelling sessions and short courses for 2021. These are all online until restrictions are lifted. To find out about new events please sign up to the mailing list by completing the form on the left.

Private sessions

One to ones are available online from £50 per hour. This can include embodied coaching to help you in your life, and yoga and mindfulness private tuition to increase your health and wellbeing. Private sessions can be very helpful for people with health issues. Please contact Karin to discuss your situation.