Hi friends, neighbors, and community, my name is Carrie Booth and I am so honored to be a part of the Sellwood Yoga community. I began my journey here with Savonn and family back in 2013 as a student, as a teacher in training in 2018, and now as a teacher. I’ve lived in the Sellwood-Milwaukie area now for several years and it is such a tremendous joy for me to be able to teach in the community I live in. What a beautiful opportunity – to live amongst one another as we practice and grow together.
I read a quote once about the practice of yoga that continues to echo for me, and that I hope gets embodied in my teaching: “What if we thought of yoga not so much as self-improvement, but rather as self-discovery and self-acceptance.” To me, that is the beautiful and wonderful offering of yoga. Curiosity, patience, self-compassion, authenticity and choice are all an integral part of my teachings and practice. I strive to create a space where people of all walks of life can feel safe, welcomed, and accepted, no matter of abilities or where one is at in their yoga practice and journey.
In addition to teaching yoga, I also teach meditation, am a certified Reiki practitioner and provide Mental Health Therapy at my private practice in downtown Milwaukie. I hold a Masters degree in Social Work (2009), am a Clinical Social Worker, and have over 20 years experience in the field of social services and social justice. I have additional training, experience and education in different forms of yoga and meditation including Trauma Informed Yoga, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Integrative Restoration Meditation, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Subtle Yoga, Body Sensing Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. Though I am a teacher, I am also a student and am always learning! I am currently enrolled in Jack Kornfield’s and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.
I strive to teach with a lens that is trauma informed, person centered, strength based and culturally responsive. My approach is holistic and embodies a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each of us. I hope that we get to meet, that our paths will cross, in one way or another, sometime soon!
Please feel free to reach out and connect with any inquiries!