Instructor – Carrie Booth

Hi there. Thank you for visiting my profile. I am so honored to have the opportunity to teach here with Sellwood Yoga! I’ve been a part of the Sellwood yoga community since 2013. First as a student, then as a teacher in training, and now as a teacher.
I read a quote once about the practice of yoga that continues to echo for me, and that I hope gets embodied in my practice and 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, and what I try to offer myself and those that I get to share my teaching and practice with. Curiosity, patience, self-compassion and choice are all an integral part of my living, both on and off the mat. 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.

My teachings tend to gravitate towards and embrace the more yin and gentle and restorative styles of yoga practice, which I believe helps us balance out all the on-the-go aspects of our lives with a time and space to slow down and quiet and still the body, mind and spirit. Currently, I am enrolled in a yoga therapy program at the DAYA foundation with the hopes of being able to bridge Eastern and Western medicine and the many healing benefits and components it can bring to our lives. Since my 200 hour certification, I’ve had additional training in Yin Yoga, Yoga Psychology and Yoga Nidra. While the movement of yoga is lovely, what really draws me to yoga is the opportunity to develop a greater awareness, connection and acceptance of body, mind and spirit. I use a lot of visualization, body sensing/scanning, sound healing, chakra balancing, energetic touch, mindfulness and essential oils in all of my teachings in order to help enhance and deepen experience.

I am also a social worker and am currently an individual and family therapist for youth with high mental health needs. I love my work and the amazing people and families I get to meet along the way. I’ve found, both personally and professionally, that there are many different paths towards health, well-being and healing and that yoga can be part of that path for some people. I hope that we get to meet, that our paths will cross, in one way or another, sometime soon!