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Transformed by life experiences (both beautiful and challenging) and the different styles of yoga that Carla has practiced and trained in over the last 25 years including, Bikram, Ashtanga, Hatha, Power, Jivamukti and Iyengar, she brings a sense of empowerment and fun, both in the physical body and energetic spirit, to every class. Through intention, vigor, strength, humor and pranayama her goal is to have every student leave class feeling longer, leaner, refreshed and renewed. Carla's style of teaching focuses on precise instruction that underscores the important relationship between alignment, breath, fluid, dynamic movement and strength building. Carla has spent the last 4 years living in Tokyo, Japan with her family, teaching daily classes, workshops and leading retreats throughout Asia. From this experience she brings a deeper sense of adventure, light, and zeal to her vigorous flow. She puts an emphasis on thoughtful sequencing and pace, giving students a strong physical practice and a deeper internal connection. Her classes are physically and mentally challenging, however she always works to meet students where they are each day. She delivers each class in English and Sanskrit with original playlists of music ranging from hip-hop, pop, deep house, jazz, Alt and Chanting. Carla incorporates demonstrations throughout her classes and hands on adjustments. Her goal is to create a space for expression, enthusiasm, fun, sweat, reflection and renewal. Lifting your frequency every class and finding gratitude.

Currently, Carla is Partner/Co-Owner of Metta Yoga Studios  in Marin, California, where she teaches daily. She teaches weekly classes, monthly events & workshops, and leads regional and International retreats.

Spring 2024 Retreat:

Soulshine, Bali   Sold Out

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