Carrie Goldsmith, MA, Yoga Alliance RYT 500, E-RYT 200 comes to her roles as a yoga teacher, 200 hour teacher training facilitator, and retreat leader with a wide variety of life experience.  Born and raised in Southern California, Carrie has traveled extensively, picked cherries in Oregon, operated a cross-country ski resort in Mammoth Lakes, and managed an apartment complex for stressed out grad students. She also taught high school English and literature and learned that tree pose and sun salutations are excellent classroom management tools for restless 9th grade boys. Carrie has been a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 1983.  Early on, she understood the importance of regular physical activity, what movement did for health and vitality, and that physical effort can also be an expression of reverence and devotion.  She embraced the study and practice of yoga 15 years ago to manifest that vision.

Carrie’s vibrant style as a teacher and educator is infused with a wealth of experience, intelligence, and humor.

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Carrie is often joined by her sister Ellen Edson on retreat. Ellen brings her musical gifts to inspire and bond the sangha. Read about Ellen and what she’s up to at: