Caroline first encountered yoga eight years ago, and has been intrigued by the practice ever since. It wasn’t until she lived in Washington, DC, after her college career at Sewanee, that she really felt the all-encompassing benefits of a frequent yoga practice. While attempting to balance full-time work as a physical therapy technician, marathon training, graduate school applications, and her social and personal life, she realized a regular practice allowed her to focus on the present moment. Yoga allowed her to let go of the things she couldn’t control. She decided to deepen her practice upon moving to the Triangle in 2016 with Carolina Yoga Company’s 200-hour yoga teacher training. Now that she has received her RYT-200, she hopes to continue her studies in yoga, potentially specializing in therapeutic yoga and/or yoga for seniors with a focus on how certain health conditions, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and heart disease, may affect yoga practice. Her classes focus on connecting the body and mind using the breath as a tool. You can expect to work all major muscle groups of the body in her classes, from opening the shoulders to strengthening the core to fun balancing sequences. Off the mat, Caroline enjoys pretty much anything involving the outdoors, including running, hiking, and playing tennis.