Carina Terra, E-RYT 500, came to yoga after 11 years of studying dance, particularly ballet. She studied Yoga Therapy at the University of São Paulo in 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 has studied with many renowned teachers such as Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Tias Little, Shari Friedrichsen, and Sarah Powers. Currently, her primary teacher is Rod Stryker. Carina is a versatile teacher who has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching yoga. She is trained in many different styles from Vinyasa to Hatha to Yin Yoga to Self-Awakening Therapeutics. Carina also teaches Prenatal Yoga and is a certified Pranassage practitioner by the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Carina owned and managed Terra Yoga in Issaquah for 10 years. She is now focusing her energies on training other teachers, leading yoga retreats, and sharing her passion for yoga with a broader community at select yoga studios in the Seattle area. Carina’s passion for teaching is evident in her interdisciplinary 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.