East Meets West Yoga Center

Caroline Buths

As a physical therapist, Kripalu yoga instructor, and Polestar Pilates instructor, Caroline loves to empower her students through movement and body awareness.  She integrates her expertise in anatomy and biomechanics into her classes, and has a mindful yet upbeat teaching style.  Her favorite part about teaching yoga is tailoring the practice to each individual, based on their limitations and their needs.  “Make the practice your own” is her mantra.

Caroline developed her passion for the practice while residing at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and eventually obtained her 200 hour certification through a Kripalu affiliate studio in St. Augustine, FL.  More recently, she obtained her Polestar Pilates certification in Bethesda, MD for both mat and apparatus-based classes.  She has a great appreciation for the core stability-centered approach of Pilates, and loves to blend Pilates concepts seamlessly into her yoga classes.

While not teaching yoga and Pilates, you can find Caroline treating patients at Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy in Foggy Bottom, shopping at the local farmers markets, doing handstands, and seeking out all things fun in the greater D.C. Area.

"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~H. Thurman