The Journey Through Myself
Carole is a Yoga Teacher and Entrepreneur. She has been practicing Yoga since 2012. First it was a way to complement a life of running and soccer but it was also a means of learning to slow down, become present, and discover more joy in the moment. As her interest in yoga grew, she found a strong desire to learn the traditional parts of this beautiful practice and eventually be able to share them, as a teacher, with others.
She completed her 200 hour Hatha / Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Pokara, Nepal in 2014 and her 300 hour Hatha / Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala, India in 2018 both with Rishikul Yogshala. From 2018-2019, she completed a year long Ashtanga Apprenticeship with Johnna Smith and Shanna Small. This provided her with the tools to deepen her personal practice and lead Mysore and Led style Ashtanga classes with Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Charlotte, NC. In 2019, Carole completed a Marma Training with Rod Stryker, which helped her develop a deep insight of Meditation, Pranayama, Kriyas, and Assisting and Sequencing energetically. She practices Rod’s Meditations and Yoga Nidra daily.
She is the Owner / Creator of
Freespiritedwanderer LLC with a mission of: Creating freedom, love and unity through yoga, mindfulness and travel; discovering a healthy, happy, authentic you. Carole leads local and international retreats, a variety of workshops and series, 1:1’s and small group private sessions and co-leads Teacher Trainings.
Although Carole teaches her classes in a traditional manner following the 8-limbs and a love for Ashtanga, when it comes down to it, this is the student’s healing. She teaches breath, alignment, discipline and strength and grace in order to help students fully arrive into the practice; however, at the same time they are given the freedom to make it their own. This is her passion, her medicine - she wants to share it with everyone.
Carole encourages everyone to try yoga so they can discover their innate potential, higher purpose and personal power as well as a deeper understanding of their True Self.
Carole honors her main teachers, Johnna Smith and Rod Stryker and is forever grateful for their teachings.