Hello, my name is Carlo Ferroni Wasmer, and I am the owner and principal teacher at My Yoga Place.
I opened the studio in July 2018, with the intention of providing a safe, relaxed and friendly space where we can explore mindfulness and movement practices.
I am originally from Florence, Italy, and have been living in the west of Scotland since 1997.
I have been practicing Yoga and meditation since 2008. I came to these practices quite late in life, at 49, shortly after having a hip replacement to alleviate years of chronic pain brought on by the consequences of a car accident. I have been practising virtually every day ever since.
Yoga and meditation have literally transformed my life; at the time I was a heavy smoker and drinker, mildly depressed, totally unfit and overweight.
Now, years later I am the fittest and happiest I have ever been. Having experienced the benefits of Yoga myself, I decided to leave a career in IT in favour of helping spread the positive power of Yoga and meditation.
I am a certified Yoga teacher and a member of the Mindfulness Association. I teach mainly in the West Coast of Scotland.
I have visited India repeatedly to study Vedic philosophy with Arvind Pare and Yoga Asana under the guidance of Saraswathi Jois. I successfully completed courses on Yoga and Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Yoga for Palliative Cancer Care, Yoga for Outreach and Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue and teaching Mindfulness.
I have been vegan since 2011 and am happy to help anyone wanting to explore the joys and benefits of this compassionate lifestyle in a safe and nutritionally valid way.
In 2018 I founded Yogable.org, through which we offer not for profit classes aimed at those with physical disabilities which would prevent them from attending regular Yoga classes.
In the press
Ayrshire Magazine article, January 2017