Carolyn is originally from the mountains of North Carolina. Her first experience with yoga was at sixteen when she put in her parents' copy of Rodney Yee's AM Yoga. To this day, she still remembers how amazing she felt afterward. However, it wasn't until she was 24, and finally bought a book on yoga, that her true yoga journey began. After an injury made pursuing a career in dance impossible, she came to yoga hoping to find a replacement only to find so much more.
In 2014, she finally made the decision to share her love of Samdhaana Yoga with others, finishing her training in June of 2015 with Sara Cain da-Costa and Melody White. It is her hope that everyone who attends her class feels safe exploring their bodies and taking their practice deeper.
When she is not teaching, she can be found chasing after her spirited daughter and spending time with her wonderfully supportive husband, a Rock Hill native.
Carolyn instructs the following:
Breathing Space Restorative Yoga
A class for those who are in need of some breathing space to check in with themselves. This restorative practice encourages complete relaxation of the body and mind. Each class is designed to direct the practitioner through the poses utilizing the least amount of movements possible, in a fully supported, non-intrusive environment. With the help of bolsters, blankets and blocks, the practitioner is guided through a series of long holds helping facilitate a subtle and gentle stretch. Yoga nidra (yoga sleep) is incorporated in the practice to further deepen the experience.
The supportive nature of the postures makes it suitable for all levels, as well as those suffering from short-term or long-term health issues.
Mindful Hot Flow
Mindful Hot Flow is calming yet invigorating, it focuses on alignment and breath. Although the 90-95 degree heat takes getting used to, it can quickly become addictive! Mindful Hot is a fusion of traditional a Hot26 and Vinyasa Flow. The pace is designed to create challenge by holding poses longer to develop alignment awareness, engage strength, develop endurance, improve balance, open shoulders and hips. It is where to start a "power" practice and also where to come for growing & maintaining your level of strength and flexibility. It's very important to hydrate prior to class. Also, recommended that you take class more than 90 minutes after a meal. Great precursor is Foundations and Vinyasa Basics.