Carina Terra, ERYT 200 – RYT 500 - Carina came to yoga after 11 years of studying dance, particularly ballet. She studied yoga therapy at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with professor Marcos Rojo Rodrigues, a disciple of Swami Kuvalayananda, the great pioneer of yoga therapy and the scientific study of yoga.
In the US, Carina was introduced to other forms of yoga and has studied with Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Tias Little, Amba & Don Stapleton, Ph.D. from the Nosara Yoga Institute, JinSung, Shari Friedrichsen, Rod Stryker, Sarah Powers, and Troy Lucero. She is the first graduate of the 8 Limbs Yoga Centers 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Carina is a certified Pranassage Practitioner by the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and one of only five practitioners in the State of Washington. Pranassage® is a combination of yoga and bodywork that produces deep relaxation in the receiver.
Carina is a certified Prenatal Yoga teacher. She has studied prenatal yoga and holistic birth with Colette Crawford of the Seattle Holistic Center. Colette is the leading prenatal yoga authority in the US, with 30 years of experience as a yoga teacher and women’s health nurse. Carina has also done further training in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Anne Phyfe Palmer of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, as well as a Prenatal and Postnatal Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Shiva Rea.
Carina owned and managed the Terra Yoga studio in Issaquah for 10 years. She is now embracing the next step in her evolution as a yogini and yoga teacher by focusing her energies on training other teachers, and offering specialized classes and workshops in other yoga studios.
Carina’s passion for teaching is evident in her invigorating Vinyasa classes. She creates a supportive, nurturing space that encourages students to safely overcome their fears and limitations by practicing mindfulness. Her classes are instructional, insightful, and suitable for people of all levels and abilities.