Carol Krucoff

Yoga Therapist and Author

Carol Krucoff

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where she offers individual sessions and classes for people with health challenges and co-directs the Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training.

Certified as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapy, Carol is also an award-winning health journalist, who served as founding editor of The Washington Post’s Health Section and has written for numerous national publications. She is author of several books including Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or LessHealing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain, and is co-author with her Duke cardiologist husband, Mitchell Krucoff, MD, of  Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve and Prevent Common Ailments with Exercise.  A graduate of Esther Myers’ Yoga Teacher Training and Nischala Devi’s Yoga of the Heart Cardiac & Cancer Teacher Training, Carol has been practicing yoga for more than 40 years and serves on the peer review board for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. As a second-degree black belt in karate and Sensei, she taught martial arts for four years. For more information, please visit her website:

Carol is co-director, with Kimberly Carson, of  Yoga for Seniors, which offers trainings designed to help yoga instructors work safely and effectively with older adults. 


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