Carolyn McPherson

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On a whim, in 2005 Carolyn E-RYT 500, RPYT, woke up and decided to become a yoga teacher. The next morning she enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Sutra, training under the tutelage of Christopher Hildebrandt: an Ashtanga teacher and Sanskrit scholar. In the same year she was invited back to audit the second teacher training led by Guta Hedewig: a Krishnamacharya Healing Foundation Certified Yoga Therapist & Teacher. In 2008 Carolyn was certified in the Barnes Method for Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Yoga, it was there that her interest in the prenatal physiology and childbirth grew. In 2009 she was certified for mat pilates by Teri Steele at Dance New Amsterdam. In 2011 Carolyn completed a 500 hour teacher training with Sri Dharma Mittra. She is well versed in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa & Dharma Yoga and aspires to translate the beauty of Vinyasa, subtlety of Iyengar, and the rajastic nature of Dharma Yoga. Her classes are challenging, restorative, and therapeutic. In 2013 Carolyn studied and trained with Birthing From Within childbirth education. Pranavah Yoga Studio has hosted a variety of childbirth education classes since then, like The Bradley Method, Hypno Birthing, and Lamaze. Carolyn audited those classes on several occasions and now teaches a Complete Childbirth Education course that encompasses the best parts of different philosophies and methods. She also offers workshops on labor and birth to expectant parents, and helps to facilitate a safe and calm birth experience. In 2013 Carolyn created a new program at the studio: Pranavah Classic Barre Technique. As a former student of classical ballet, The Graham technique, student of barre classes in NYC and certified Yoga and Pilates teacher, the Classic Barre Technique came naturally to her. She and her fellow teachers are nurturing this thriving program. She humbly continues to expand the studio’s horizons while being supported by a great team of teachers.