Gillian Cawte Yoga

  • Belton, Belton, Lincolnshire .
  • 07968154525

About Gillian Cawte Yoga

A member of the British Wheel of Yoga and Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. Gillian has practiced yoga since 1999. She undertook her teacher training at The Life Centre in London from 2005 to 2007.

Over the past twenty years, Gillian has studied with a wide variety of international teachers, including Mukunda Stiles, Aadil Palkhivala, Richard Freeman, Max Strom, Donna Fahri and Lama Tsultrim Allione. Her current teachers are Sarah and Ty Powers, and on who’s programmes she gained their Yin Yoga Level 5 Diploma Teacher Training Certification.

During 2013 to 2014 she completed Sarah Powers 200 hour Yin Insight Teacher Training and has since completed a 500-hour Insight Training Programme.

In May 2018 Gillian completed a six-month Level III Insight Yoga Training studying the Buddha Dharma. Gillian has also trained with Bernie Clark in Vancouver in 2014.

Gillian teaches classes in her studio in Belton, a village near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. Her teaching style incorporates Hatha Yoga with flows and yin. She encourages her students to feel their poses rather than the focusing on the aesthetics of the pose. Gillian emphasizes how each individual student can respect and tune in to their own unique body.   She explains how poses are performed and likes her students to be comfortably challenged. Turning your mind inwards during yoga can help you identify any areas of the body that feel tight. Gillian emphasizes the fact that all bodies are unique and students should respect their own limitations, breathing into these areas to help release tension.

She encourages her students to take yoga off their mats and into their daily lives, focusing on Buddhist principles.

Additionally, Gillian is a qualified masseuse having trained in Swedish, injury prevention and sports massage.

In 2013 she trained with her acupuncturist and completed training in Holistic Therapies covering, energy healing, Shiatsu acupressure, aromatherapy, reflexology, therapeutic massage, crystal healing and healing herbs.

Gillian is fascinated by the complex, diversity of the human body and has studied Human Anatomy at Edinburgh University. She is currently studying a BSc (Honours) Open Degree at the Open University.

Gillian has run nine successful yoga retreats in various European centres.

Currently she is learning about her authentic nature through self-practice and the teachings of the Buddha and the Five Dakinis. She is committed to living with a whole-hearted curiosity to learning and awareness of the nature of suffering.


 The Life Centre (now Yogacampus – 200 Hours)

Paul Grilley – 500 hours

Sarah Powers – Insight Yoga Institute – 500 Hours

Yoga Alliance UK – Master Teacher

Bernie Clark – 50 Hours

British Wheel of Yoga


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Sue Thornton
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Gillian Cawte is an excellent Yin Yoga trainer. She is patient, helpful and kind.
She certainly knows her stuff and her teaching style is easy to understand and rigorous. She is a lovely person and this shines through in her teaching.

Audrey Walker
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I have completed the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 with Gillian. She is an great trainer and each training day was informative and fun. Prior to the training, Gillian provided a comprehensive manual and after each training day she sent additional reference material. This is a well organised and excellent Yin Yoga Training and I have no hesitation in recommending it to yoga teachers.

I have signed up for Level 2 later this year.

Pamela Whyatt
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Comprehensive course taught very well
Beautiful information folder sent pre course
Great use of shared material and well balanced with practise and theory

Highly recommended

Gillian is passionate about her subject and that shines through

Jules Mackenzie
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Gillian is an exceptional teacher and delivers the whole package in her Yin Teacher Training modules. Her attention to the folder information content and meridian doll sent in advance is most impressive. Gillian’s effective teaching style is what makes her Level 1 module easily digestible, and therefore, as a student, able to retain the knowledge being shared.
Gillian’s enthusiasm to teach is infectious, in that as soon as I was informed about a stage I wanted to teach it straight away.
I highly recommend Gillian’s Yin Teacher Training Level 1 module. I’ve already booked onto Level 2 in the autumn.

Jenny Braim
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I have just completed Level 1 Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Gillian and can highly recommend. Gillian’s teaching style is clear and straightforward and I was totally absorbed. The course materials are detailed but easy to follow and contain some excellent visuals. Gillian inspires confidence and is a lovely, calm and extremely knowledgeable lady.
I am signing up to study part 2 with Gillian later this year.
Thank you for prop class and fun course.

Audrey Walker
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I recently completed YYTT Level 2 with Gillian and thoroughly recommend it. Gillian is an excellent teacher and the training days were enjoyable, informative and fun with good interaction with Gillian and the other trainees. The training manual and reference materials were first class.
I learned more about anatomy on the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2 with Gillian that I have on any other workshops!

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Thoroughly enjoyed level 1 yin yoga teacher training with Gillian. Her teaching style and training material is brilliant and I have learnt so much that I can use in my practice and for teaching others. I work full time, so a weekend a month for 3 months was great. Plan to do level 2 in the future. Thank you so much. xx

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