Carrie Will is the founder of Yoga Care as well as an instructor. She is a Kripalu trained, certified and registered, yoga teacher who received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate in 2008 and has been teaching proudly ever since. She is well versed and well studied in the Kripalu tradition and has assisted programs and teacher trainings at the Kripalu Center where she gained a wider understanding of yoga philosophy. Carrie is currently on her way to receiving her 500hr advanced teaching certificate. With many hours of study and practice under her belt, Carrie uses her creativity and compassion to build yoga classes on the spot to suit the needs of her students. Her specialty has become teaching yoga to people in recovery. Whether the person in front of her is recovering from addiction or injury or both, Carrie finds great pleasure in tailoring the yoga she teaches to best reach and serve the client she’s working with.
Carrie’s approach to teaching yoga is deeply rooted in empathy and compassion. She believes that yoga satisfies a core human need to be seen and she teaches people how to see and accept themselves for who they are. She has a gentle approach to yoga and especially loves teaching beginners.
In addition to teaching at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, senior centers and one-on-one in homes and offices throughout the region, Carrie also teaches weekly at Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts and Elevate 518 Studio, and monthly at Good Karma Studio in Albany.
Meghan is an experienced registered yoga teacher based in the New York State Capital Region. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Lauren Toolin in 2011 and has since completed an additional 300+ hours of formal study, with an ongoing focus in the area of yoga therapeutics. She has had the unique opportunity to serve as Teaching Assistant for Yoga Vidya’s 200-hour teacher training program since 2014. Ten years of experience in the field of Speech-Language Pathology contribute to Meghan’s capacity to see each of her students holistically and respond to their unique presentation within a group setting.
Meghan’s students are empowered through practice and compassionate individualized guidance to access and use the tools they innately possess to manage stress and chronic pain, breathe fully, rest deeply, and develop habits that support a joyful experience of Self. Meghan identifies living an inspired life grounded in personal practice as a potent teaching modality.
In addition to teaching various Yoga Care classes, Meghan also teaches yoga classes at Heartspace Healing Arts in Albany and Troy. Find out more about Meghan here. She is a gifted teacher who guides a truly, beautiful yoga experience.
Cody Gillham is a registered and certified yoga instructor. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Ayurveda in Stockbridge, MA. She brings Kripalu’s guiding principles to her classes – most notably, the cultivation of non-judgmental curiosity and connection to one’s body.
Through study and her personal yoga practice, Cody found that yoga enabled her to truly inhabit her body – to be soft, kind and understanding towards herself. She champions the sacred practice of yoga as a healing modality and aims to share this profound movement practice with others, to help folks connect to their basic goodness.
In addition to teaching various Yoga Care classes, Cody also teaches at Heartspace Healing Arts in Albany and Troy and Elevate 518 Studio in Loudonville. Her yoga offerings are a beautiful gift to our community. Find out more about Cody here
Athletic in nature, Victoria’s journey to yoga has been driven by the organic progression away from personal competition into personal compassion and humility. Patience, compassion and a non-judgmental self-awareness are the corner stones of her personal practice. Victoria got her first certifications specializing in Vinyasa Flow, continuing to deeply push herself. It was not until her training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health that she began to explore a softer side of her practice. Opening into an inquiry-based style of practicing and truly departing from the fires of competition, her classes are a mix of exploration, acceptance and rigor. Connecting breath and body, Victoria’s goal is to facilitate each student in finding the root of their own practice, getting what they need from every class. Allowing each student to listen to their inner teacher, she hopes to help every person unlock their intuitive understanding that they are whole, and deserving of all the love they can imagine.
Victoria’s classes are centered in love and her offerings of how to be kind and grateful towards ones own body, creates a beautiful opportunity for harmony of the mind, body and spirit. In addition to teaching classes for Yoga Care, Victoria teaches at Jai and Elevate 518 Studio. See her complete schedule here