Yoga has woven a path of practice, study and self-realization throughout Carla’s life since she was young, leading her to teach yoga in 2000 and open Mountain Spirit Yoga in 2007. Drawing from many styles of yoga and several years of teaching experience, she crafts in-depth classes that are safe for her students to explore movement in their bodies, while creating stillness in their minds and compassion in their hearts. Carla is professionally certified by the Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health at the 200 and 500 hour levels. From her passion to bring yoga to diverse populations, she pursued advanced certifications in Prenatal Yoga (Himalayan Institute and Pranakriya Yoga), Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis (Elise Browning Miller), and Yoga Therapy through Body Balance Yoga with Jenny Otto. In addition, she completed a Yoga for Seniors training through Duke Integrative Medicine and holds a Chakra Yoga Teacher certification with Anodea Judith (Sacred Centers). She teaches each year in the yoga teacher training program at Sol Yoga in Frederick, MD, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.