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Carey Craker

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Throughout my life, I have never been an athlete. I am not flexible, and I am quite clumsy!  My go-to sport was swimming. It is difficult to find a close location with times that work for my schedule to swim.  I needed to find something that would make me focus on my breath and mentally make me focus as swimming does.

My first yoga class was in 2011, and I have been hooked ever since. I took my first yoga training class on May 29, 2012, and received my 200-hour Register Yoga Teacher Certification in August 2014.     

I have been teaching yoga since 2012, but recently took a 2-year hiatus for personal reasons. During that time, not having the downtime yoga provided to my mind and the mobility yoga gave my body, I have added unnecessary stress that has taken a toll on my overall health and joy of living.

I have now returned to my yoga practice, and I wonder, ‘why in the world did I ever stop?’ I am in awe of how much I have lost in the short time I have been gone, both mentally and physically.

When I teach, I encourage students to connect with their breath. I see myself as your guide to help you with alignment, breath, mind, balance, movement, and motivation. I will talk you through poses and will be sure that you are correctly holding poses. You will gain strength in your mind and balance in your body and will find that your body recovers quicker by adding yoga to your workout routine.

I teach Hatha yoga with Vinyasa flow. Hatha yoga is practiced at a slower pace with a focus on breath and controlled movements. Vinyasa focuses on connecting the breath to the movement, which is a faster pace. I teach the best of both of them, with the first half of the practice being a flow and the remainder of the practice focused on breath, your mind, balance, and strength.

Through my 200-hour teaching training certification, I took classes relating to Prenatal and Postpartum, Yoga for Seniors, Kids Yoga, Yoga Lean, Yoga with Props, and Yoga for Mental Health. 

I look forward to seeing you on the mat!