Carla Wainwright

Prince George, BC

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I started practicing yoga in 1996, the original motivation — to touch my toes! I had no idea the journey I was beginning to undertake would be so profound and transformational. Seventeen years later, I can touch my toes, and along the way I discovered that my talent and my passion has become helping others nourish their unique journey toward self discovery.

While most of my retreats and offerings are open to all, I am particularly passionate about helping women explore the divine feminine and embrace their indwelling power, the Shakti nature within. This work entails going deep, uncovering blocks, becoming embodied, balanced and strong on all levels, ultimately, becoming comfortable with feminine creativity, sexuality and personal power. As I continue the personal practice of embracing Shakti, I experience my evolution forward into myself. An increasingly empowering and liberating experience, I can’t help but feel compelled to help others (primarily women) experience
this for themselves.

Philosophy and Style

Yoga is the union of the body, mind, emotions and intellect. Yoga is an ancient and timeless art, science, and philosophy that emphasizes awareness, integrity, and compassion. The practice of yoga helps anyone to gain good health, mental peace, emotional equanimity and intellectual clarity.

I love Flow practices for the movement and freedom, Hatha classes for the precision and experience of deepening and YIN for the stillness and expansion. My love of music, movement, dance, breath, food, culture and holistic lifestyle influence and are expressed through my offerings.

Much of my work explores opening and connecting to the mayakoshas (sheaths) or layers of being as a means to merge with the Essential Self. Each sheath is an integral part of who we are: the physical, energetic/emotional, mental, intuitive and bliss body. As we search for equilibrium both within and in between these layers, we begin to truly understand ourselves and the outside world around us.


Yoga Alliance E-RTY500 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
Founding owner of Chinook Yoga in Prince George, BC

Director within the Primary Faculty of the SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Program

E-RYT500 Teacher with over 17 years of yoga teaching experience in a wide range of styles – from Yin Yoga to Pre-Natal, including multiple annual teacher trainings and international yoga retreats since 2008.

I have studied with: Mugs McConnell, Shirley Daventry French, Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Dana Flynn, Minke de Vos and Geeta Iyengar.

Additional Education

I am a Doctor of Medical Heilkunst and Homeopathy (, DMH) from the Hahnemann College of Heilkunst and Homeopathy in July 2009 with a College Diploma in Health Sciences. A former wildlife biologist, I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Applied Zoology and a Masters Degree in Conservation Biology.


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