Carolyn Matsuda, director, is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Intermediate Junior I and Certified Yoga Therapist. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1993 and began teaching in 2000. She is a graduate of the 500-hour Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program in Los Angeles. She has studied with the Iyengars at their Institute in Pune India and at conventions here in the United States. Her main teachers are Manouso Manos, Carolyn Belko, Gitte Bechsgaard, Gloria Goldberg and Dean and Rebecca Lerner.
Carolyn is a graduate of the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeuticis training course, with Manouso Manos in Los Angeles. She was an assistant for Carolyn Belko in the Iyengar Yoga Therapy class in Encinitas for over 8 years. She has a background in holistic health and is certified in several hands-on therapies, massage, cranio-sacral, reiki, polarity therapy, where her emphasis is on transforming trauma. She is also a certified Somatic Experiencing practioner.
She completed the 2 year Gift of Consciousness course as well as the Home study course with Gitte Beschsgaard and Gloria Goldberg.
Carolyn believes that yoga helps us reconnect our body, mind, and self in a way that brings balance, alignment and joy, in both our yoga practice and our daily lives.
Sheri Cruise, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher