About Carol Man

Founder of My Yoga Essence, a certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Meditation Teacher and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. 

This is how my journey unfolded into who I have become… I began my yoga journey in 2005, initially to release my neck and back pain from the corporate world which may sound familiar to many of you. Spending long hours in front of the computer, which not only tightened every part of my body, but my brain was drained from constant interaction with the computer. I remembered my favourite parts of my corporate life was taking tea/toilet breaks and going for a nice walk on my lunch break. What drove my motivation everyday was going to my yoga and dance classes after work, as it instantly made me felt like a human being again!

After consistently practicing yoga for about a year or so, I noticed something in me have changed. Not only did tension started to dissolve from my body, but I began to replace my old habit patterns with new positive ones. I was also aware of my usual “monkey mind” has slowed down and became more calm, grounded and connected to who I am.

Over several years, my connection with myself grew stronger which made me understand what the bigger picture of life meant to me… health is the essence of life. This was the changing moment of my life! I was naturally drawn to natural therapy and studied Ayurveda followed by Yoga, this was where it all happened and I never looked back.

Been teaching yoga since 2010 and with over 1000 hours of training with renowned international teachers (Vasant Lad, Mark Whitwell, Jo Phee, Tiffany Cruikshank, Sarah Powers and many other great teachers who lit up my path). My experience with my teachers have enriched my teaching and my life in so many levels that have evolved into my passion for teaching slow and mindfulness Yoga in the forms of Vinyasa, Hatha, Myofascial Release and Yin.

My goal is to create a safe and supportive space to invite you to explore a practice that adapts to your physical, mental and emotional states so that you can move with ease and effortlessness on and off the mat for self-healing and transformation. I am so excited to be working with you!

Get in touch with Carol on 0403 268 872 or info@myyogaessence.com.au

My Trainings in Yoga & Ayurveda


24hrs Women’s Health | Tiffany Cruikshank at Yoga Medicine

65hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Medical Qigong | Jo Phee at Yinspiration & Tevia Feng at White Tiger Qigong


50hrs Heart of Yoga Teachers’ Immersion | Mark Whitwell at Heart of Yoga

25hrs Myofascial Release | Tiffany Cruikshank at Yoga Medicine

21hrs Anatomy Trains in Motion | Muriel Morwitzer at Anatomy Trains

60hrs Meditation Teacher Training | Swami Pujan at Byron Yoga Centre


65hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Myofascial Release | Jo Phee at Yinspiration

Pathways to a Centred Body workshop | Donna Farhi

Embryological Foundations of Movement | Bonnie Bainbridge at Body-Mind Centering®


60hrs Level 1 Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation | Sarah Powers at Insight Yoga Institute

368hrs Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy | Sal Flynn, Annette Loudon and Liz Bennett at Enlightened Events 


30hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Chinese meridian | Jo Phee at Yinspiration


56hrs Yoga Therapy Training | Maria Kirsten and Judy Krupp at The Yoga Room 


38hrs Pulse Reading | Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute

38hrs Marma Chikitsa | Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute


14hrs Pregnancy Yoga | Katie Manitsas at Jivamukti Yoga 


Cert IV in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation | Rama Prasad and Shaun Matthews at Nature Care College

30hrs Art of Alignment Teacher Training | Mel McLaughlin at Body Mind Life

30hrs Fluid Power Teacher Training (30hrs) | Twee Merrigan at Body Mind Life 


200hrs Yoga Teacher Training | Nicole Walsh at Body Mind Life

10hrs Kids Yoga Teacher Training | Beth Borowsky at Body Mind Life

Certificate in Nutrition | Nature Care College