Meet Carrie and Jillian

Carrie Williams, LCSW, ERYT, 500 hr RYT

As a yoga teacher and clinical social worker, I have dedicated my life’s work to healing and growth in body, mind, and spirit. I love teaching creatively flowing vinyasa practices that integrate breath awareness and mindfulness into a practice that both challenges and supports my students. My training includes 500 hr certification through Wilmington Yoga Center, and includes a variety of styles and teachers. My love for practicing and teaching yoga has grown to presenting workshops and teacher training modules on topics that are especially of interest to me, such as Ayurveda and Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy, and Yin. I am grateful to many amazing teachers for sharing their gifts so that I may continue to serve others through yoga. It is with gratitude that I dedicate my teaching to meeting the individual body, mind, and spirit needs of the students and clients I serve.

Jillian Longsworth, ERYT, Yoga Warriors International
Partner, NoDa Yoga Charlotte

Yoga has given me the courage and the strength to follow my heart and to do what I love.  I found yoga when I moved to Charlotte from New York City in 2003.  After years of working in advertising, auditioning for stage roles and teaching in the public school system, yoga gave me a place to slow down and to really look at where my life was going. Initially, the attraction to yoga was the physical aspect and the desire to de-stress and detoxify, but what was ultimately found was an underlying awareness of the ‘self’; a way to connect to the mind, body and spirit. I completed my 230- hour Teacher Training from the Asheville Yoga Center with Stephanie Keach and I am currently pursuing my 500- hour advanced training with Stephanie as well. I am also a certified Yoga Warrior, with specialized yoga training for war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I enjoy teaching Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow/Deep- Stretch and Kids Yoga and I believe yoga can benefit the very young to the very “wise”.


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