Move and be moved. Still and be still.
Share the continued learning of yoga with me.
I was introduced to yoga as a teenager in ballet class when our teacher decided to give us a "fun day." In college, I found it offered a much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of New York City and academic life.
Five years later, I moved to San Francisco and dove head (and body) first into yoga studies and earned my RYT-200 hour training certification from Yoga Tree. It changed my outlook and appreciation of the practice completely.
As a ballet and contemporary trained dancer, I came to the practice with a lot of body awareness, but with many patterns to break. My initial attraction was to the "dance" of vinyasa, but over time, exposure to Iyengar, Anusara, Hatha, yoga therapeutics and other alignment-based forms found me craving a slower and more deliberate practice. I am privileged to live in the Bay Area and learn from joyful teachers like Sean Haleen, Harvey Deutch, Lauren Slater, and more.
Dynamic Alignment: A great class for all levels, this class focuses on developing sense of refinement and continued education with flow of breath and body.
Yoga Therapeutics: A slower, gentler, and more grounded practice with special attention to axial extension and fascial release.
Nom Nom Namaste: A periodic rooftop yoga class and brunch. Eventbrite details posted on class page.
Caroline is the Development Manager at ODC/Dance in the Mission and currently pursuing her 500-hour advanced certification in Yoga Therapeutics at Yoga Tree. She was an Emerging Arts Professionals fellow in 2013-2014 and is a contributor to the site-specific dance anthology "Moving Sites." She graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Dance and American Studies.
She has extensive experience working with middle and high school students and worked at a charter elementary school in Brooklyn. As a dancer, she has worked with renowned artists including Camille A. Brown, Nora Chipaumire, Faye Driscoll, Nicholas Leichter, and Colleen Young. She continues to seek out other change agents on the west coast and aims to cultivate network ties that internally strengthen and expand the reach of the dance and arts communities.