A former Walton High School student opened a yoga business in her hometown of Stafford after a successful dance career in the United States and the Caribbean.
Charlotte Wilson joined Carnival Cruise Lines in Miami after graduating from high school and had a 12-year career entertaining guests in exotic locations such as Mexico, Barbados and New Orleans.
After an intensive training course in Lisbon, Charlotte has now returned to Stafford, Staffordshire, offering bespoke yoga sessions in and around the city, with a particular interest in “people who don’t do yoga”.
The 32-year-old said, “The dance job was an amazing experience and something I will cherish forever, but it was time for a change. I developed a passion for yoga in 2017.
“Not only did it help reduce anxiety during a difficult time, but I fell in love with the practice, both physically and mentally.
“After practicing it as a hobby, I decided to pursue the craft further and sign up as a qualified teacher.
“Coming home with family and friends is very important to me. When you are starting a new business, having the support of your community is invaluable.
“I believe these sessions can bring health and health benefits to everyone, not just ‘yoga people’.
“I offer beginner sessions for men only, women only, or mixed groups, and for those who already know the basics.”
Some sessions are held at the Dragonfly Dance Center on St. Patrick’s Street in Stafford, while others are held specifically on-site at local clubs, community centers, and even private homes.
Charlotte can also offer one-to-one tuition for those who prefer to participate in the privacy of their own home.
To find a class that suits you, visit Charlotte’s website at www.wiloyoga.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.