Carta began her yoga journey six years ago in the studios of 105F Yoga in Chicago while she was working for a large company and in need of some time for self-care. She was immediately in love: with the practice, her awakened spirituality, and depth of physical change she experienced. Practicing yoga gives her a sense of peace. Not only has she developed physical and mental strength, but her desire to learn about her body and experience yoga's benefits continue to increase exponentially. Her life philosophies and relationships reflect what she has learned and what the yoga continues to teach her.
Through this yearning to receive the benefits and teachings of yoga, Carta wanted to get closer to her practice. She completed 250 hours of training and received her Yoga Alliance certification in 2016. She is eager and excited to share her love and knowledge of the Bikram series.
Currently a full-time law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, she pops in to KYKP to both teach and practice. She looks forward to practicing next to you or guiding you through the series in the future!
Looking back, different limbs of yoga have always run through my life. As a child I began my journey as a protector of animals as I cared for local strays and wildlife. In college, I became a vegetarian, traveled, and found myself interested in spiritual practices of other cultures. As an adult, I worked to bring peace and shelter to children and families in their communities. Along the way, I have experienced several styles of asana practice and I love how each of them offer a unique way to join mind, body and spirit. I believe there is yoga for everyone and I am filled with joy to be at Know Yoga Know Peace where I can share and encourage others on their journeys.
I have been a Crossfit trainer for the past four years, and taught Pilates classes before that. Though I have enjoyed both of these healthy endeavors, something seemed to be missing. A fellow crossfitter invited me to a "bring a friend" yoga class at KYKP. It was there, on a borrowed mat, that I found the missing element.
Combining mindfulness, breath, and movement, yoga transforms more than just the body. This has been true for me. Practicing yoga, especially at KYKP, has brought me peace and rejuvenation on a level previously unknown to me. This is why I attended a YA certified 200 hour teacher training through Bamboo Moves. I simply can't imagine life without sharing the gift of yoga with all who are interested.
I can't wait to meet you.