"Charlene offers deep and rigorous instruction but keeps it fun and approachable. She engaged me enough to learn that I had chronic low back pain that flared when I moved through certain asanas. She kept an eye on me over a couple of sessions and ultimately identified a correction to my form that has really relieved both issues! Personable, insightful, confident, knowledgeable, fun and committed to her students... Thank you Charlene! 5 star recommendation! I look forward to more." - E.H.
"Charlene has been one of my brightest and warmest candles during the dark days of our pandemic. Her vinyasa classes “jumpstart” my days in such an invigorating and empowering way. Not only because of her well-orchestrated vinyasa sequences but also from the additional gifts Charlene brings to her classes such as the beautiful poems or readings shared during Savasana and her heart-stirring, guided meditations. Charlene has even shared warm-up exercises for rotator cuff issues from time to time that have been so beneficial for shoulder opening poses.
Frankly, I have not known a yoga teacher in my twelve years of yoga practice who gives as much to her students as Charlene. But what stands out most for me when I speak of her to friends or other yogis is Charlene’s warmth and caring approach to all her students. She immediately puts her students at ease with humor and loving acceptance of our human struggles. I know I am in the company of a very skilled and talented yoga and meditation teacher, but I also feel I’m in the company of a dear, fun-loving friend who is sharing her love for yoga and meditation on and off the mat." - V.B.
"My first Yoga class was with Charlene and I still enjoy her and her instruction. I learn something new in each of her classes. She is supportive, funny, innovative, and instructive. No class is ever the same. Her knowledge of anatomy and years of experience allow her to seamlessly offer students modifications. She never, ever makes you feel anything but glad you showed up. I leave Charlene's classes feeling calmer and more centered, knowing that my day will be better because I started it with her." - T.S.
"Charlene is AH-MAY-ZING!! I started practicing with Charlene 3 1/2 years ago when I began my yoga practice. She gave me a solid foundation in her beginner classes and slowly increased my strength and stamina through her Hatha and Vinyasa classes. She also introduced me to chanting and meditation, which are still part of my daily practice.
Charlene's classes are both fun and challenging. Charlene offers variations of each posture to offer success to all of her students. Her classes are my go to especially to switch up my vinyasa routine, to learn new and challenging asanas, and to learn proper alignment. I highly recommend Charlene's classes!! Her kindness, philosophy, dedication and humor always shine through while practicing with Charlene! See you on the mat!" - M.S.
"I have had the privilege of practicing yoga, with numerous practitioners, all across this country for 20 plus years. It wasn't until I began to practice with Charlene, that I knew that I had found that special someone - my yoga teacher. Charlene brings to the mat her passion for the practice and a sincere desire to inspire people. In all of my time doing yoga, I have NEVER known a teacher that could intuitively scan the room and design the perfect practice for the class, while making you feel it was all done just for YOU!!!
Thank you my friend for your gifts to humanity. I am truly a better person for knowing you."
"Charlene Lowe, has a unique ability to deconstruct a yoga pose in a manner useful to all levels of yoga students. I can take her beginner class followed by the most challenging Vinyasa class. Same teacher, same description, same effort. She can focus on the essence of a pose by elements of breath, balance, posture and focus employing humor and encouragement.
Most importantly, she is not tied to conventional yoga language…while still being an incredible spiritual teacher.
Charlene Lowe makes yoga fun, useful and safe." - S.A.
"Charlene’s sense of humor has always been one of the things that I love about her. Her meditation classes are easy for anyone to understand and find value in wherever you are on your path. Along with humor, her honesty (no BS approach) knowledge, passion for wellness/spirituality and kindness are so inspiring. She always makes me feel heard, seen and valued." - S.G.
"I’ve been taking classes with Charlene at Sukha Yoga for almost 5 years. I was new to yoga but had danced in my youth, so I appreciate Charlene’s emphasis on correct alignment and her small adjustment suggestions for each pose. Each class I may learn (or hear differently) a note for a pose that helps me strengthen my practice. I also enjoy Charlene’s calm and soothing voice; when she leads us through breathing exercises, her voice is like chanting. And on the flipside, Charlene’s occasional irreverence and cheekiness keeps the class light and fun. I tell my friends I’m addicted to yoga and much of my addiction is credited to Charlene’s safe and fun teaching." - K.V.
"I have been practicing yoga with Charlene for a few years. I enjoy her teaching style as she is very knowledgeable, understanding, funny and warm. I always feel fantastic after taking one of her classes. Recently I took a meditation workshop with Charlene and came away with some great tools to use to help calm the mind." - M.S.
"Charlene has a talent for perceiving the needs of her students in a kind and subtle approach. Her knowledge is vast and almost every class is new in some way. Mostly, I love Charlene's sense of humor. She clearly has a strong practice and encourages us to have the same in a fun, relaxed manner." - J.B.