Carrie Owerko

Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with her teacher, Patricia Walden. Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, performed at NYC's City Center during BKS Iyengar's Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005. Before studying yoga, Carrie worked as a Movement Analyst after having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. She studied theatre and dance in college and has spent years exploring human movement, meaning and communication. Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly. www.carrieowerko.com.

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Balance Challenge: Build Steadiness and Strength

Challange your balance with abdominal and leg-stabilizing poses. Carrie also gives out some... more

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Whole Body Detox: Stable, Integrated Twist Practice

Twists are known as some of yoga's major detoxifying poses: they increase circulation,... more

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Practice for Deep Hip Flexor and Groin Release

Not only do we often hold stress in our hip flexors and groin muscles, the hours of most of us... more

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Practice for Neck and Shoulders: Connect and Unwind

Many of us use our hands and arms for work, which can leave the upper body tight and even achy... more

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Tension-Releasing Standing Vinyasa: "Through the Cellar Door"

Release tension in hips, shoulders and lower back and well as relax the nervous system through... more