Carrie is a Registered Yoga Teacher, (E-RYT 500), and Nationally Certified massage therapist, who began her interest in the healing arts and yoga over 15 years ago. While living in California, Carrie became interested in yoga and had her first massage-she was hooked! She began her formal training in massage therapy at Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield, MI in 1998. There she studied aromatherapy, prenatal massage and became a Reiki Master. She went on to study through the Upledger Institute Craniosacral Therapy.
Through her own healing with yoga, she realized that she was offering it to her massage clients as a way to manage physical pain and for stress relief. She then decided to become a yoga teacher. She trained at Rising Sun Yoga in Southgate, MI.
Realizing the wonderful benefits of meditation for herself, she became a meditation teacher with the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, IL. Continuing with the therapeutic aspects of yoga, she completed her 500 hour certification with a specialty in Yoga Therapy at Ananda Seva in Santa Rosa, CA in 2007. She trained in Yoga of the Heart:Cardiac and Cancer Certification, with Nischala Joy Devi, the creator and former director of Stress Management of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease. Her latest trainings were Trauma Sensitive Yoga for people suffering all forms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Street Yoga, a way to share yoga outside a typical studio setting.
Carrie is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Some of her recent featured classes and workshops have included Beginning Meditation, Yoga Foundations, Yoga for Asthma, and an 8 week Yoga of the Heart and Chakra Yoga series.
Carrie is currently studying to become a swami through The Temple of Kriya Yoga.