My heart is so happy that our paths have crossed. You have probably landed here for one of two reasons. 1) Curiosity- maybe you want to learn a little bit more about my background. 2) Credentials- you want to know the nitty gritty- what makes me qualified to teach and work with YOU! Both valid reasons:) As with anything, my first recommendation in seeking your next teacher is to trust your gut and go with your intuition. Become clear on your intention and allow the Universe to guide you.

As always, feel free to reach out to me at carrie {at} carriehensley {dot} com with questions.

‚Äčcompassionate excavator of truths

I have always been a truth seeker. My first mentor gifted me the book Living, Loving and Learning by Leo Buscaglia, at the tender age of 15. This simple gesture sparked a lifelong commitment to self-discovery and personal growth. Over 25 years later, I now, teach truth-seeking souls, like YOU:), how to dig deep, to sift through the layers of doubt, fear, judgment and shame. I help you excavate and reclaim your intrinsic worth. It is in this space that you connect to wholeness.

spirited instigator of curiosity

In my own journey, I learned to disconnect, escape and numb out as a way to cope with childhood trauma & addiction. It was through the gift of yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotish that I learned how to remain present and become curious to sensations, emotions, feelings and thoughts. Through humor, playfulness and curiosity, I invite you to remain equanimous, non-reactive, to life experiences on and off the mat. It is in this space that you witness and connect to the grace, sacredness and beauty that exist within and around you.

intuitive heart connector

Connection is at the heart of everything I do. It is the thread weaved into every blog post, service, product, workshop, retreat and training I create. It is my deepest intention to witness and see you and mirror that love back to you. It is through the art of relationships that you learn the most about yourself. It is in this space that you have the greatest capacity to heal yourself and the world around you.

fostering sacred connections inside out

My life's path (dharma) is to help you connect to the truth of who you are, to show you how to trust that wholeness and inspire you to live on purpose with purpose. By connecting to your inner light, you Source the unique gifts that you bring to the world. You live a more authentic and purpose driven life and are more adept at sharing your gifts with the world.

Carrie has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 19 years. She has studied with internationally renowned teachers Dr. David Frawley (aka Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Mas Vidal, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Shiva Rea, Seane Corne, Anna Forrest, Rod Stryker, Martin Kirk and Carol Krucoff in Ayurveda, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Healthy Backs Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Anusara Yoga and Integrative Yoga for Seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine. Carrie has also had training in Mindfulness-based Stressed Reduction as taught  by Jon Kabat-Zinn and training in Jyotish, Vedic Astrology.

Carrie owned an award winning yoga studio and cafe, Inside The Bungalow in Mesa, Arizona, for seven years before bringing her passion for teaching yoga & Ayurveda online. Through humor, playfulness and curiosity, Carrie invites students to remain equanimous, non-reactive, to life experiences on and off the mat. She believes that it's in this space that you witness and connect to the grace, sacredness and beauty that exists within and around you.

Carrie has been called a teacher's teacher. She offers workshops, e-courses, retreats and yoga teacher trainings both in person and online. In addition, Carrie is dedicated to bringing yoga to specific needs populations. She has developed evidence-based yoga programs for boomers, seniors and breast cancer patients working with institutions such as Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic. She believes yoga should be accessible to everyone.

t r a i n i n g s

  • 300-hr Ayurvedic Astrologer Foundation Course (Currently enrolled)
  • 300-hr Dancing Shiva Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training (2017)
  • 200-hr Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda Counselor (2016)
  • Certified Crystal Healer in the Hibiscus Moon Methodology (2016)
  • Usui Reiki Master (2016)
  • 38.5-hr Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Mindfulness Tools Training (2015)
  • Reiki Level II (2014)
  • 50-hr Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training at Duke University (2013)
  • Reiki Level I (2003)
  • 52.5-hr Forrest Yoga Advanced Training (2003)
  • 200-hr Anusara Training with Jordan & Martin Kirk (2001)
  • Vipassana Meditation (1998)
  • 100-hr Ashtanga & Healthy Backs Training with Jonny Kest (1998)

Next Steps

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