accept yourself—that is prayer.
Offering workshops is one of my favorite things. While I have a sampling of pre-designed programs, I also create custom events around specific themes, depending on the venue. My programs work well in yoga studios and retreat centers, at teacher trainings, educational institutions, and festivals. I also have a strong interest in sharing kirtan with communities in need, such as shelters, prisons, nursing homes, mental health facilities, and more.
My workshops explore self-compassion, The Four Paths of Yoga (bhakti, karma, jnana, raja); Buddhist philosophy, sound healing, and the connection between contemplative practice and social change. I also have a strong interest in working with women through council circles, ritual, and devotional arts, and I am currently designing a program on spirituality and the sacred feminine for high school age girls.
Feel free to get in touch about a custom workshop, or choose from the suggested titles below:
- Infinite Heart: The Path of Love
- Coming Home: The Practice of Self-Compassion
- Nada Shakti: Sacred Sound Experience
- Knee Deep in Dukkha: Exploring The Four Noble Truths
- Unmasked: The Myth of the Manufactured Self
I strive to make my events inclusive for all and, space-permitting, no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. I believe that the essence of yoga transcends caste, color, and creed, and it should be accessible and welcoming to people from all walks of life.
My teacher Amma says, "The intellect cuts and divides like a pair of scissors; the heart joins together and unites like a needle. The tailor uses both." This beautiful metaphor sums up what I hope to create in my offerings—an atmosphere that honors head and heart, as well as the space beyond them both.
I love to work one on one with people. My work is not based on any particular system, but rather it is an organic combination of elements that draws on my background and intuition. Every session is spontaneous and specific to the person—it all depends on what you feel called to explore.
My "philosophy" is inspired by the Tibetan notion of kalyanamitra—spiritual friendship. Sometimes this word refers to the relationship between the student and spiritual teacher, but it can also refer to the friendship that blossoms between those that travel the path alongside us. Instead of walking in isolation, we can meet and support each other on the journey. We can provide inspiration, love, and encouragement. This is what I wish to offer in my sessions: a space of kindness, curiosity, and realness. A space where we can meet one another as we are, in friendship.
Ultimately, my work isn't about self-improvement—it's about self-acceptance. I'm not interested in your resume, your past lives, or the lines on your palm. I'm interested in your heart and your passion, what feels challenging in your life, what you long for, and what you fear. I want to be a loving witness on your journey, and share whatever I can for the brief time we have together.
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Carrie is warm, accepting, open and truly amazing at what she does. Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge and experience, but she imparts it in a way that meets any person's needs perfectly. I feel more grounded, in-touch, relaxed and healthier in general when we work together. ~Lauren P.
Carrie has many exceptional qualities that come together in a gestalt that is loving, connected, inspiring, and deeply rooted. She excels at leading people to deeper, higher experiences of self and spirit. ~Patricia B.
Carrie knows you right where you are, always. She is the ever present presence with you on your journey, wherever that may be. Her gentle approach, words, wisdom, and voice led me from a place of longing to a place of embodying the expression that was unique to me in the core of my being. It's very rare to feel deeply loved by someone that you don't know that well, but Carrie approaches everything with a great big, beautiful heart and a kick ass sense of humor. You know you are loved, and that love transforms all the little aches inside into more soul, more openness, more realness. ~ Sunday M.