Carine’s B.A. in Criminology, studies in acupuncture, and interests in different arts are reflected in her classes. Skilled in sharing her knowledge of biomechanics in a tangible way, students are invited to discover their own forms in a safe environment. Step into her yin class and connect with your meridians in meditation. Try some criminally insane postures in her power class and feel your playful vitality, or flow fluidly like the water element in flow class. Hatha to Hot, kids to adult, yoga is available to all. She brings massage balls to classes to enhance students’ proprioceptions; using them in accupressure points and meridian lines to soothe and release the entire body (connective tissues) and rest the nervous system in restorative/yin postures. No matter what class style it is, it is “yoga” or “yuj”, in sanskrit meaning to unite, or yoke. Connecting to your mind, body, and spirit from moving in a deeply cellular level. Always moving from organs, and from breath…from the truth within each and everyone. Each practice ends in “ananda” or bliss in the infinite cycle on or off the mat.
Her journey began in 1998 with a paperback version of “The Sivananda Companion to Yoga.” Since then, this book, in combination with great teachers, has become a wonderful guide in revealing yoga’s magic. Children and their open-mindedness, determination, and fun-seeking nature drive her own teachings. Carine has been a guest teacher at the Semperviva 95 hour kids teacher training where she shared her innovative ideas and skills with future teachers. She believes that yoga has infinite positive effects in our society today: developing respect and kindness for each other, our precious environment, and ourselves. Carine leads various yoga workshops, and incorporates different energy modalities in her work.
‘Pranayama carried me through two natural childbirths – two awesome boys that inspired me to teach yoga.’
BA, CYA-E-RYT 350, Reiki Master, additional certifications in Hot with Alex Atherton and Kristin Campbell, Prenatal with Janice Clarfield, Kids with Maalaa, Yin with Bernie Clark, Restorative with Swan and Nevah.
Many thanks to master teachers Sadie Nardini, Raghunath, Nischala Joy Devi, Reema Datta, Dana Flynn, Judith Hanson Lasater, Christine Price Clark, Mark Finch, Noah Maze, Chris Chavez, Jill Miller, Aadil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest and many many more for their inspirations. Especially grateful to Chris Clancy for “Year of Transformation” in Vijnana yoga and Gioia Irwin’s Tensegrity repair series. Our studies in Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita during satsang meetings integrate the yoga practice into life. Humbled by the supportive and amazing lower mainland yoga community from all traditions, teachers and students as one. Namaste.
Photo Credits: Jordan Junck www.jordanjunck.com, compliments of Lululemon athletica Richmond, B.C.