Charles is a healer, meditation teacher and Author of the transformational book The Alchemist’s Way. He Lives in India and teaches internationally.
His retreats are the perfect mixture of holiday, exercise, meditation, healing and fun..
Charles’ fusion of meditation, tantra, qigong, breath work and movement for a healthy mind, body and spirit started in the 1990s, he has studied with masters in India and Japan. He teaches privately, delivers workshops, trainings, master classes and retreats all over the world. His practice is gentle, meditative and deeply healing.
His work is based on five tenets-movement, stillness, awareness, love and compassion. His classes offer much more than a series of stretches and ohms. The focus is on awareness and nervous system resilience, plus self-healing mechanisms of the body and mind. Straight from the heart, Charles’ sessions will work wonders for beginners to highly experienced practitioners. You will learn some simple and easy-to-follow sequences that will open you to greater health and vitality.
Over the past 20 years he has deepened his knowledge of the mindbody and studied systems of trauma release including Somatic experiencing, various systems of breath work and a host of healing modalities most importantly he studied with a Japanese healing Master, he has also studied biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy, qi gong and inner alchemy. For 5 years Charles was pulled as if by a strong magnet into deep meditation for more than 10 hours a day. All of his work is informed by the meditation Vipassana that was passed down by Buddha. As Charles’ heart continues to blossom he finds that he has a profound capacity to help others heal, awaken to their hearts and become more intimate with their true nature.
Charles has trained hundreds of psychologists, counselors, and others in the helping professions in the healing of trauma, over diverse cultures in Europe, India, Asia and Africa. He made a huge impact in the healing of the people of Myanmar after the Cyclone killed 140 000 people and 2 million people lost their homes. He trained more than three hundred volunteers to go back into their villages to help those that were traumatized. The Archbishop of Myanmar, his two bishops and a hundred priests and nuns also participated in the training learning the simple and effective self-regulation tools that he shares in his book The Alchemist’s Way. The Archbishop having experienced the power of the work was instrumental in making the 18-month program happen.
Charles, a British South African, has been living in India for the past thirteen years so he is the perfect host to make sure your holiday is safe, fun and meaningful, both in South Africa and in India.