Caroline began practicing yoga in 1999 after injuring her back with years of rigorous martial arts training. She began practicing Bikram Yoga in hopes of healing her back. Caroline completed the demanding 500 hour Bikram Yoga teacher training in 2001 with a new path and renewed spine.
After several years of teaching Bikram, Caroline was introduced to Kripalu Yoga by Yogiraj Amrit Desai, the founder of Kripalu Center and disciple of Swami Kripalu. She knew that she had truly found her “yoga home” in the Kripalu style, with it’s unique blending of asana, pranayama and meditation.
In 2006, Caroline took a teaching sabbatical for several years to stay home and raise her daughter. In October 2011 she completed her 200-hour training with the Pranakriya School of Healing Arts founded by Yoganand Michael Carroll, the current director of the Kripalu School of Yoga. In August 2012, after many years of a personal yoga nidra (a powerful form of guided meditation) practice, Caroline completed her Level I Yoga Nidra Teacher Training at East Meets West. She has been teaching both yoga and yoga nidra in the DC area since graduating in 2011.
Caroline believes yoga is a deeply personal and unique practice for each of us. She is devoted to the lifelong practice of yoga, and to creating a nurturing and safe space for her students’ experience on the mat. Caroline’s students appreciate her caring nature coupled with her great attention to the details of cueing the postures and other practices.
While discovering her love of yoga, Caroline also discovered her passion for healthy food and nutrition. After over 10 years of self-study she completed her certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) through the Nutritional Therapy Association in October 2012. Caroline loves to work with clients from all walks of life, but she especially enjoys working with the entire family towards improving their health. She also specializes in helping couples with fertility enhancement, healthy pregnancy, nursing and healthy children through nutrient-dense foods. Her mission is: “To educate and empower clients to move towards optimal wellness with nutrition that supports their unique bio-individuality.” Caroline holds workshops, nutrition groups and sees individual clients.
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. " ~Thomas Edison
"The uniqueness of Kripalu Yoga is that postures, pranayama and meditation are all happening simultaneously-not separately." ~Swami Kripalu