My Yoga Essence mission is to enrich your life through the practice of yoga, a body-mind medicine. Originated from the ancient Indian tradition with over 5,000 years history, where Yoga relates to the mind and its sister science of Ayurveda relates to the body. When you find balance with your mind and body, you experience vibrant health that truly transforms your life from the inside out. This is what I like you to experience from yoga both on and off the mat.

Carol Man
Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist & Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant

Carol is a qualified Yoga Teacher & Therapist and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. She started her yoga practice over 15 years ago, initially to overcome her back and neck pain from a desk job in the design industry. Soon she realised how yoga not only unlocked the physical body but also opened to the realm of the mental, emotional and spiritual body. Over 6 years ago, she made the transition from her full time job to living and teaching the sacred art of yoga. Since then, she's been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin to private, group, corporate and schools. 

Carol draw in the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda (science of life) to explore the individual constitution and find balance that complements with the practice of yoga. Carol encourage each individual to explore their own yoga practice to adapt to their individual health needs to find a deeper connection with their body, mind and spirit. Her classes are safe and therapeutic, motivating and nurturing which includes a mix of breath awareness, physical movement, mindfulness, mudra and philosophy. Carol's goal is to guide others to experience their optimum health and find harmony with their true nature to live a fulfilling life.

My Training in Yoga & Ayurveda


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