Carol-Ann Gupta

Yoga Ambassador


Yoga Type

Power Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Qi-Gong inspired, Sports Stretch, Therapeutic, Restorative

Power Flow Restorative Yin


Certifications

Yoga Alliance RYT-200; Trinity Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1,2,3; Yoga Workshops with Eoin Finn, Sadie Nardini, Seane Corn; several Anusara & AcroYoga Workshops; Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training, ACE Group Exercise Cert.


Current City

Vancouver, BC


Hometown

Calgary, AB

Join us as we use creativity and yoga to explore our own limits and create an action plan to start manifesting our dreams TODAY!

Bring along a friend to continue mutual support after our special week is over!

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The present moment is the only place where we find joy, love and healing.

My yoga and my creative practice keep me in the present. My desire in art-making and teaching is to bring others into the beauty of the present moment.

I've been teaching yoga at great studios like Semperviva and The Yoga Practice (West Van) since 2005, and have been loyally practicing since 1994, when a friend's recommendation brought great relief after a humbling car accident.

Living in the SF Bay Area, Marti Foster was my first teacher and she taught me the importance of body alignment, and added the fun of great New Age music, elements of dance and acrobatics, and accessible spirituality.

When I moved back to Vancouver, I trained with the inspirational Mary-Jo Fetterly and completed my 200 hour certification through Trinity Yoga.

I mostly teach mixed-level power yoga, with mindfulness and modifications for each posture to accommodate a wide range of body types, fitness levels and physical ailments. “Power yoga” can be a vigorous workout, where a number of postures are done in sequence, coordinated with breathwork and while engaging stabilizing muscles, in order to heat up the body so that the muscles can stretch and allow the body’s posture to realign.

I also love teaching a slower, more meditative hatha class, as well as Yin Yoga (deep long-held postures that focus on releasing connective tissue), therapeutic stretch, and restorative.

I have always loved art, and have attended SJSU & CCAC in San Francisco with a focus on painting and color. I am currently a Grumbacher-certified instructor, leading drawing and painting classes in West Vancouver. I have my artwork on display in several Vancouver galleries, and in private collections around the world. www.saatchiart.com/BlondMonkeyArt

My next learning will be in the area of Reiki, which I feel will be a great addition to my healing toolbox.

When I am not practicing or teaching yoga, I am traveling the world, painting (or teaching others how to), and spending time laughing and learning with my husband and 2 kids.

I would love the opportunity to share the knowledge, tools and compassion that have been graciously imparted to me along my life journey.

Namaste ...