Carole Whitman-Smith

Carole began taking yoga classes in 2009 because she and her husband were looking for a workout activity that they could do together. Almost immediately she noticed that the practice of moving her body in conjunction with her breath had an immediate benefit of calming her mind and bringing awareness to the here and now. As her practice matured she noticed that small aches, pains and tightness loosened and in some places went away altogether. Through the yogic gaze that looks inward she understood first hand that the body could get stronger and the mind clearer. So inspired, she decided that she would like to have the tools to share these ancient teachings with others. In 2013 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at MBZ and is a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. In 2016 Carole completed an additional 300 hours of training under Jason Crandall so that she is now a 500 hr. RYT. Carole brings a sense of playfulness to her yoga classes while encouraging a natural alignment that allows each student to find the truest expression of a posture that is available for their body. She helps students build a strong foundation for their asana while exploring the edge of their abilities. In this she invites her students to begin their own journey of discovering what their body and mind are capable of achieving.