Nimble Insider | Charlotte Dodson
Nimble Insider | Charlotte Dodson
We first met Charlotte Dodson on a relaxing wellness week on Lord Howe Island (read more about that here). As keen yogis, we jumped at the opportunity to spend a whole week practicing yoga with Charlotte. Since then, Charlotte has become a friend, yoga mentor and a lover of Nimble Activewear.
Charlotte is an internationally renowned yoga life coach and motivational speaker. London born and based in Sydney, she has taken the world by storm and teaches clients such as Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, Gerard Butler, Basil Iwanyk, Phoebe Tonkin, Stephanie Rice, Lara Bingle and Leah Wood.
Please share with us a little more insight into how you came to be on this path?
Yoga actually found me — it was a blessing in disguise! It became a huge part of my healing after I broke my arm surfing. It was my awakening to the life-altering benefits of this practice — after a decade of studying, participating and teaching across four continents, yoga is now my full-time focus. I realized there was much more I could offer to others in life, more ways I could serve the greater good. Yoga is my pure passion and it will stay with me for the rest of my days.
What type of yoga do you practise? Is this a different style to what you teach?
I personally practice Ashtanga yoga every morning with my incredible teacher, Eileen Hall. She has aided me immensely in deepening my knowledge and appreciation for yoga. I meet my clients wherever they’re at – whether they are new to yoga, or have practiced for years. Every class may differ, depending on their emotional, mental and spiritual state, as well as the physical side of things. I pride myself on progressing (and adjusting) my clients to ensure they get the most out of their practice.
What does your typical day look like?
I'm an early riser and practice yoga everyday, even if it means getting up at 3am! Whether I'm hosting wellness weeks, media events or filming - my day is jam packed with spreading good vibes, loving the people around me and enjoying the moment!
What motto or mantra do you live by?
LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH!
What advice would you give to someone wanting to start yoga?
Any yoga practice is a great place to start, whether it’s at your local gym or yoga school – you’ll always take something home from the experience. You can always join my Yoga TV site - charlottedodson.tv - and ask me any questions along the way via the Live Chat option. With your teacher and yoga style, it’s a personal choice – so if you haven’t yet found a yoga you resonate with, please keep trying! Yoga is for every shape, size and background, and once you find your ultimate yoga space, you’ll be forever grateful.
What are you up to next?
I'm so blessed to have so many exciting projects on the horizon! As well as featuring in a new branded entertainment TV show as the resident 'Yoga Life Coach' (airing early next year)... I've recently been approached to develop a specialized entertainment program as the Content provider and Global Brand Ambassador for a new health related channel which will be available world-wide... stay tuned, more details to follow!
Lastly, what are your favourite Nimble Activewear pieces and why?
I love the pastel range because they're so pretty, light, refreshing with a feminine yet sporty touch!