Carrie first learned about yoga in Mr. Iyengar's book, Light on Yoga, where she tried, much to her sister's amusement, to mimic the postures. After resorting to a less intense physical study of yoga, it became a lifelong learning and sharing process.
Carrie has been in the complementary healing arts as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki practitioner for over 15 years. Her first in-person yoga teacher taught with humor and Mudita (Joy), so she learned early that even though the study of yoga is serious, you don't have to be inflexible.
The more Carrie learns about the practice of yoga, the more she realizes that less is more. She teaches gentle Yoga for Stress Relief, Yoga of the Heart, Yoga for Asthma, Meditation, and other workshops.
She studied Massage Therapy at Irene's Myomassology Institute in Southfield, MI. She did her 200 hour training at Rising Sun Yoga, now Yoga 4 Peace, in Southgate, MI. Meditation Teacher Training and Seminary Program, through The Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, IL. Her 500 hour Therapeutic Yoga training was at Ananda Seva in Santa Rosa, CA. She learned Yoga of the Heart: Cardiac and Cancer Certification, with Nischala Joy Devi, the creator and former director of Stress Management of Dr. Dearn Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease. She trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Boston, MA, and Street Yoga.
Carrie is a State of Michigan Licensed Massage therapist, an E-RYT 500, (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level), through Yoga Alliance, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as the Assoiciated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
But, she knows that fancy titles don't make a good teacher. She is always striving to transform herself into a better, happier human being to be around, and learn techniques to help others on their own day to day path.
About Transform Therapies:
Life is all about transformation! Changes are always happening around us. We can learn to manage changes in a positive way, encouraging equilibrium, wellness, and even happiness!
We at Transform Therapies hope to be able to assist you in learning to adapt to new ways of being in your body through various massage therapy techniques, yoga classes, workshops, and private sessions, meditation, Ayurveda lifestyle practices, guided relaxation, stress management techniques, Reiki, and more!
It is our goal to help people transform their own lives even more with private, personal yoga training, massage and specialized yoga therapy for specific concerns.
About Private Yoga Sessions
If you've never experienced a private yoga session, please don't be intimidated. Private yoga sessions are for beginners and advanced practitioners both. As a matter of fact, a private session is a great way to start practicing, especially if you're nervous about jumping right into a class.
A private yoga session focuses solely on your goals and needs. Some common reasons students enroll in private sessions are: