Carly began her yoga journey while studying Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. While extensively studying the physical aspects of the human body, Carly felt there was something missing from the equation and yearned for a deeper understanding of our human existence. After accidentally stumbling upon a yoga class, Carly experienced yoga for the first time, and could sense a deeper awareness unveiling itself throughout the class. As she practiced more she realized an inner healing taking place as the anxiety and depression she was facing completely diminished, and her zest for life returned.
Carly took her first yoga teacher training in 2009 in downtown Toronto at Tula Yoga. One year later after a random stream of events, Carly returned to Toronto to take part in a yoga workshop and met her Guru, Sri Prasad Rangnekar. After this meeting and receiving her Guru’s blessings, Carly’s yogic path increased quite rapidly. In 2011 Carly received a scholarship to the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health to become an Integrative Yoga Therapist. This is where she received intensive education into the healing aspects of Yoga and Ayurveda.
In 2012 Carly travelled to India to take part in her Guru’s 200 hour teacher training in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her life completely changed after that experience, and it was very clear that her calling was to share the gift of yoga with others. In May of 2013 she opened her Studio, Lokah Sangha Yoga in Dryden Ontario. In 2014 Carly completed another 300 hour Training with her Guru in Rishikesh, India and is now a mentoring teacher in his Yogaprasad 200 & 300hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Northwestern Ontario.
Carly sees private clients, lectures and delivers workshops on various wellness topics and is the creator of ShineON! an empowerment program for kids to build self-love, confidence and resiliency. She also co-owns EnlightenED, a mindfulness and self-regulation resource mecca for educators.
Carly specializes in understanding her clients needs physically, mentally and spiritually and tailors each meeting to suit the present needs of her students. She is a passionate advocate for the traditional teachings of yoga as Moksha Shastra, a path to fundamental freedom. It is her hope to encourage all to live a happy, authentic and meaningful life.