Sports Center

Audra Carmine

Instructor of Yoga: A.M., Yoga: Hatha

I come from a long line of athletes and rugby coaches, which, I have come to realize, is something you should know. I can feel my familial lineage coursing through my veins as I develop, both as a teacher, and as a practitioner. The cultivation of change through the daily ritual of practice is what interests me. Mr. Iyengar says, "Never the same pose twice," which is obvious and wonderfully freeing, simultaneously! We don't have to do it the same way every time, or look exactly like the person next to us in class, or in the yoga magazine at the grocery. We get to be who we are-- today--on the mat and in our lives, working hard to make space and to live better. Currently, I am studying with Christina Sell and benefit greatly from her experience, wisdom, guidance and continued support. Teaching has shown me that it is absolutely necessary to be a perpetual student, so I study everyday with my students, my family, my books, my asana practice and my life. I am grateful to all of the teachers along the way: Lisa Mae Osborn, Uma Diana Hulet and all the other big hearts and great minds I have had the privilege to sit with over the years. I have had the good fortune to learn from internationally renowned teachers such as Lois Steinberg, Jasmine Tarkeshi, Leslie Kaminoff, Doug Keller and Tiffany Cruikshank. As I continue to learn and practice, the line between yoga and the rest of my life has softened and blurred, affording me the opportunity to share my love of yoga with you, day after day. I cannot adequately express how humbling it is to wake up everyday knowing that this is my work. Thank you!