After many years of practicing yoga on and off as exercise, Carissa started practicing
yoga devotedly. She noticed an undeniable change in herself. This led her to pursue
teaching yoga. She went through a truly enriching teacher training program and is
Certified with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. Carissa believes yoga is a lifestyle, more
than just a practice of the asanas, yoga can envelop and enrich your soul. Her mission is to share yoga with family, friends and her community in hopes that her knowledge about this beautiful practice might just enrich someone else’s life.
To Carissa, yoga is a very personal practice but through this practice we find community. Where she teaches and practices is just as important as the practice itself. “It’s not about how deep you go but whether mentally the asana is taking you to a place within yourself that is deeper.” This is Carissa’s philosophy when teaching yoga. She emphasizes alignment and breath. Her style is accessible to any level as students are only encouraged to take the asanas where they feel comfortable that day. Sometimes that means deep in poses and exploration, other days that means sinking in slowly and resting in child’s pose.