Living Yoga was founded by Gail and Dave Charlton. Gail and Dave have both trained extensively in India and the UK, and taught yoga for more than 30 years. They are both senior registered Viniyoga teachers with the Association for Yoga Studies(AYS) and have studied with TKV Desikachar in Chennai and the UK. They originally trained in the UK with Paul Harvey, one of Desikachar’s senior students. Since 2003 they have studied extensively with Peter Hersnack, both in France and the UK.

Gail has been studying yoga since 1972 and teaching since 1980. She specialises in individual teaching, therapy work and yoga for pregnancy.  She has a large client base in the Malvern area and established group classes.

Maisie, our cockerpoo, attends most classes and participates in a state of deep meditation with total attention, whilst giving the illusion of sleeping blissfully. We all aspire to Maisie’s ability to switch off from the stress of everyday life! Maisie has attended yoga workshops and classes in the studio since 14 weeks old. She excels at downward dog, but specialises in the deep relaxation of śavāsana(resting on the back), in her basket, during classes, workshops and training courses. You get the feeling that she has heard it all before…

Dave has been studying yoga since 1987. He also has an MA in Eastern Philosophy and a particular interest in sanskrit, vedic chanting and yoga philosophy. He also specialises in individual tuition and trains teachers through his own training organisation Sādhana Mālā Yoga Training. Prior to setting up Sādhana Mālā, Dave was a Diploma Course Tutor for the British Wheel of Yoga for a number of years.

Meet the team