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 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.

​Compassionate 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 yoga teachers, 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 exists 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.

Professional Bio...

Carrie has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 18 years. She has studied with internationally renowned teachers David Frawley, Cyndi Lee, Rama Jyoti Vernon, 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, Integrative Yoga for Seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine and Traumatic Stress: Resiliency and Healing with Yoga. Carrie has also had training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction as taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn through the University of Massachusetts. Finally, Carrie has had training in Jyotish, Ayurvedic Astrology.

Carrie owned an award winning yoga studio and cafe, Inside The Bungalow in Mesa, Arizona, for seven years before bringing her passion for connection, yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology online. Carrie's thriving online community, has members from all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, England, Italy and Switzerland. Through humor, playfulness, and curiosity, Carrie invites students 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 exists within and around you.

Carrie has been called a teacher's teacher. She has helped develop and teach evidence-based yoga programs and teacher trainings around the country. She helped facilitate and teach the  with Arizona State University and YMEDICA, Inc.

Healthy Lifestyle Consulting (2012-Current)

  • Build a thriving online community for yoga teachers, Sacred Sangha
  • Design, implement & test evidence-based yoga protocols
  • Work with various institutions, such as Arizona State University & Mayo Clinic to prove efficacy of evidence-based yoga protocols
  • Host national yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings
  • One of 19 mentors to an online women's community with 4000 active members
  • Lead women's circles & workshops

Inside The Bungalow (2005-2012)

  • Raise over $60,000 for local charities
  • Construct & teach 200-hr Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training program
  • Host yoga retreats
  • Phoenix Magazine Readers Choice Award: Best Yoga Studio in East Valley 2011
  • East Valley Tribune Awards: Best Coffeehouse in East Valley 2011
  • Allegiant Air's Sunseeker's Guidebook: Best Places Under The Sun 2010
  • Phoenix New Times Readers Choice Award: Top Five Yoga Studios in East Valley 2010
  • Phoenix Magazine: Top 140 Mom & Pops in East Valley 2009
  • Phoenix New Times Awards: Best Coffeehouse 2010, 2009, 2006
  • AOL's City Best: Best Coffeehouse 2007
  • Food & Lifestyle Magazine: Golden Plate Award 2007
  • Build three separate companies (yoga studio, cafe, event venue) simultaneously
  • Secure funding for start up costs and land through the Small Business Administration 2005


  • 300-hr Ayurvedic Astrologer Foundation Course (Currently enrolled)
  • 300-hr Dancing Shiva Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training (Currently enrolled)
  • 200-hr Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training (2016)
  • Certified Crystal Healer in the Hibiscus Moon Methodology (2016)
  • Usui Riki Master (2016)
  • 38.5-hr Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Mindfulness Tools Training (2015)
  • 50-hr Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training at Duke University (2013)
  • 52.5-hr Forrest Yoga Advanced Training (2003)
  • 200-hr Anusara Training with Jordan & Martin Kirk (2001)
  • Vipassana Meditation (1999)
  • 100-hr Ashtanga & Healthy Backs Training with Jonny Kest

Next Steps

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