I teach and do yoga because I believe the lessons learned in yoga extend into life.
The practice of yoga can help us gain greater balance, physical strength, flexibility and the ability to adapt to change as we walk through our lives. Carolina is deeply thankful to her teachers who have guided her, both as a practitioner and as a teacher, on her journey to convey the incredible breadth and movement of Yoga. Using this 5000 year old tradition remains an extraordinary transformative tool her teaching incorporates a mindfully approach to all aspects of the practice.
Carolina is a certified Yoga Therapist through Gary Kraftsow’s American Viniyoga Institute (accredited Yoga Therapy program by the International Association of Yoga Therapists I.A.Y.T.) Viniyoga evolved out of the teachings transmitted by T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar of Madras, India. It is a style of yoga that emphasizes the appropriate application of the many tools of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, chanting, mudras, bandhas, ritual, etc.) and adapts them to meet the unique condition and need of the individual. Gary Kraftsow is an internationally respected Yoga Therapist and teacher. Carolina is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) She is the founder of Breathe & Relax Yoga and Ayurveda in Jesup, GA. Carolina has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and has been teaching since 2006, She also studies, spiritually with The St. Thomas Christian Church becoming ordained in the Healing Ministry with an S.H.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Healing) degree.
As I practiced and taught (yoga & therapeutic) I realized that I could go further with my learning. I wanted to study the other science of yoga, the one that few of us know about it here in the west, and I became an Ayurvedic Clinical Specialist (CAS) Practitioner in 2014. I was inspired to study Ayurvedic Medicine because I was born into a family with a midwife. My great grandmother was a medicine woman in her small town (Balzar- Ecuador) where natural medicine is common. I realized that Ayurveda is very much needed in the healing process. Ayurvedic knowledge gives us the freedom to use the body intelligence to heal, allowing us to apply more than one aspect towards healing. A person can use many tools of yoga and yoga therapy and the wisdom of Ayurveda Medicine towards holistic healing.
My goal as a Ayurvedic Clinical Specialist( CAS)- Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Therapist is to enhance the health and well-being of an individual by reducing symptoms, restoring balance, increasing self-understanding, encouraging prevention, and facilitating healing at all levels. I am very grateful and fortunate to have this opportunity to learn and share this great learning with students and patients.