Carrie Paulo comes to teaching yoga in Bastrop in the midst of a teaching career spanning twenty years. She has a B.F.A in Theatre - Performance Studies and a Master of Arts in Education.
She has taught theatre, English, film and been a special education assistant and teacher/counselor at a group home for children with developmental delays. She has directed award-winning plays and praise-worthy musicals and presented drama therapy and movie making at camps throughout the mid-south in and around Memphis, TN. Her family relocated to Bastrop to cultivate relationships with nearby family in July of 2017.
Carrie immediately learned of a yoga teacher training program geared to educators and leaped at the opportunity to train for a way to serve others and help spread the message of non-violence and self-compassion and wellness. It is what she has taught in English, theatre and film classes all along - how to explore the you that you really are through creativity in art, music, film, television, literature, theatre - anything that brings one joy. In finding joy, one also finds healing.
Now, these lessons are most prevalent in her yoga practice. She feels yoga reaches a place of healing that nothing else has, but that compliments almost any other creative, therapeutic or spiritual practice one might cultivate. Yoga is a personal journey that can be made even richer by sharing with members of a community. MORE Backyard Yoga is a great place to give yoga a try and learn more about what a yoga and meditation practice might bring into your life.
Classes are just $10 for drop-ins and even more affordable by multi-class options so it's always a great time to treat yourself to a judgment-free, healing-centered yoga experience.
I love getting to know my clients so I can better tailor our time together to meet their individual needs. My approach and intuition allow me to connect quickly and deeply to assist you in your journey of healing through yoga and meditation, as well as other lifestyle choices.
I was a beginner(never did Yoga in my life kind of beginner) and Carrie was very patient and very helpful in learning the poses. Overall LOVE her class and would recommend for anyone to have Carrie as a instructor
I absolutely loved Carrie's classes! Her style of teaching is amazing and always seemed to be exactly what I needed.
Carrie was very attentive, informational, and empathetic in her yoga instruction. I found her classes easy to follow and easy to navigate. Her choice of poses and length of holds worked well for my level of beginner. She was encouraging and engaging especially when holding more difficult poses. I was impressed with her knowledge of poses as well.
It is important to have a discussion about needs and general body functioning before any exercise regiment. We'll work together to determine what YOUR body needs.
I have a Masters degree in education, a BFA in theatre and am a (newly) registered yoga instructor. I have been teaching for over 20 years.