“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
A longtime yoga practitioner, I have been teaching for more than 10 years, specializing in gentle, moderate, restorative, and therapeutic yoga. I am a professional level Kripalu Yoga Teacher with a 500-hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Mass.
I have also had a long and successful career in health care and hospital laboratory services, most recently as Director of Laboratory Services at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass. Combining my conventional health care background with my extensive knowledge of therapeutic yoga, I founded Graceful Path Yoga, LLC. to promote compassionate self-awareness as a means to healing. I have devoted myself to teaching yoga and studying evidence-based medical research in the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and relaxation.
In consultation and collaboration with physicians and other therapists, I work to help my clients achieve optimum health through individualized, clinically sound, yoga-based therapy. My passion is working within the field of integrative medicine helping providers help their patients. Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
Yoga vs Yoga Therapy.
What is the difference?
Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga methodology for people seeking to resolve or manage a health condition or problem. The careful selection and modification of yoga postures, breathing, guided meditation and relaxation practices are designed to meet the therapeutic needs of individuals and groups of all ages and conditions.
Yoga and Meditation can help patients cope with their symptoms and the side effects of treatment. Some of these are anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, and pain. The ultimate goal is to empower them to manage their progress toward optimal health and well-being.
More About Carol
Carol is a member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Kripalu Yoga Teacher’s Association, and Yoga Alliance. She is also a practitioner of insight meditation and a trained meditation teacher. Carol has been an active member of the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport for several years
Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and a master’s degree in health services administration. She has been a member of Rotary International since 2002, and is currently a member of the Newburyport Rotary Club.
A Member of the Community
As an active member of the Newburyport Rotary Club and as a Paul Harris Fellow, Carol participates in fund-raising activities that benefit the families of the Newburyport community, by providing scholarships, and annual financial distributions to local charities.