Welcome to ‘Caroline Inspired’!
I’m Caroline Mason – Yoga Teacher + Personal Trainer.
‘Caroline Inspired’ is all things yoga, fitness + wellness – inspired by me. (Bert, my pug, also likes to feature on all things ‘Caroline Inspired’!)
After leaving my job as a Primary School Teacher, I followed my heart, and began ‘Caroline Inspired’ in January 2018. In February 2019, I opened the ‘Caroline Inspired Studio’ – a welcoming space for you to nourish your beautiful body + mind. I offer group classes; one to one sessions; corporate sessions; + personalised private group sessions. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with Sanctum Apparel, Sweaty Betty Nottingham, Lush Nottingham, Kiehl’s Nottingham, Second Chance Learning, Nottinghamshire schools + many more.
‘Caroline Inspired’ is authentically me + every part of it comes from the heart. I want to share the beautiful, inspiring + empowering practice of yoga – inspiring people on their own journey.
I aspire to INSPIRE you to FEEL your best; to find acceptance for where you are; to celebrate all that you can do; to achieve all you want out of life; to feel all the feels; to listen to your heart; to let go of all the negativity that no longer serves you; to find your inner strength; to find your inner power; to nourish your beautiful mind + body; and, to help you shine your brightest light with the world.
This is my take on yoga, fitness + wellness. This, is Caroline Inspired.
Love + light
WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE PINEAPPLE?
In 2015, I began my yoga journey by practising at home using YouTube videos and ebooks. I didn’t fall in love with it straight away, but I’d heard all these wonderful things about yoga so was keen to persevere with it. After a few weeks, not only did I begin to notice the physical changes in my body, but the mental changes were what kept drawing me back to my mat. After a stressful day at work, with a busy mind, busy thoughts; I began turning to my mat. I’d leave my mat after my practice with a completely different headspace, feeling nourished in both body and mind. My mat was a space where I could be me, with no judgement from the world.
My love for yoga blossomed when my husband and I went on a trip to the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Every morning, I practiced by the beach, with beautiful souls, and this is where I really fell in love with yoga.
Now this is where the pineapple comes into it….there are pineapples literally every where in Hawaii! So, I fell in love with the idea of using a pineapple as my brand – something that symbolises a special and inspirational time in my life.
After making the decision to finish my job as a a Primary School Teacher, a job that didn’t light me up or make me happy anymore, I made the decision to follow my heart and become a Yoga Teacher + Personal Trainer.
The name ‘Caroline Inspired’ came about after my friends and I were sitting around a pool in Portugal – trying to think of a name, they helped me come up with ‘Caroline Inspired’. ‘Caroline Inspired’ has grown from the support of my beautiful friends, talking about the idea in the beautiful sunshine, to becoming what it is today. A brand that I’m at the very heart of and is authentically me.
Whilst completing my Yoga Teacher Training in beautiful Lombok, with the incredible Stefan Camilieri, I was talking to one of my fellow trainee yogi’s about how my brand would look when I began my classes, and there on the table there was a pineapple (another sign?!)! I explained the story behind the pineapple and she reassured me that although the pineapple has nothing physically to do with yoga, it’s what it symbolised to me and if it makes me happy then I should go with that!
So there’s the pineapple story and why I chose a pineapple for Caroline Inspired.