Patron: Charlotta Martinus

Patron: Charlotta Martinus

Charlotta Martinus, head of the Teen Yoga Foundation has worked tirelssly for years to bring yoga into schools. She started Teenyoga in 2004, supported and encouraged by Jo Manuel of the Special Yoga Foundation. Together with many colleagues within medicine, osteopathy, psychiatry and psychology as well as steeped in the yoga tradition, the TeenYoga course was born and developed in the subsequent years. It now has 4 trained teachers who deliver the course worldwide and 500 alumni.

Charlotta contributes to Om yoga magazine on a regular basis, as well as BBC SouthWest with thought for the week and Elephant Journal. She is finishing her book on Teens and Yoga. She collaborates together with the Psychology Department at Leeds University in researching the outcomes of the work of teachers working with various teen populations. She presents at conferences globally and is keen to speak publicly about the work Teen Yoga and the charity Teen Yoga Foundation, is currently undertaking, including solidarity work in Sierra Leone and Kashmir.