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About Caryl and Integral Yoga

Caryl has been practicing yoga for more than 50 years. After some life changing events some years ago she made a decision to make yoga the thing she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She took her Integral Yoga Basic Teacher Training at the Satchidananda Ashram in Buckingham Virginia in 1999 and the Intermediate Teacher Training in 2002. Some additional trainings are Pranayama workshop with Kay Hawkins and Mastering Yoga Therapeutics: Fulfilling the Promise with Doug Keller.

Along with her regular classes she has always had an interest in teaching special populations, teaching classes for people with Parkinson's disease, Seniors and in nursing homes since 1999. She completed Ageless Yoga Training in 2005 and Adaptive Yoga training focusing on Yoga for people with MS in 2008. She has been teaching yoga for people with MS since 2007.

She is a member of the Himalayan Institute and the Integral Yoga Teachers Associations. She is registered at the E-R.Y.T 500 hour level, with the Yoga Alliance, an organization that registers certified teachers. It is the highest level awarded by that organization. She resides and teaches in the Roanoke, VA area. See information on the "CLASSES" page for locations and times.

To create a peaceful place in which to provide a traditional style Yoga for everyone, including those with special needs, keeping the classes small, with individual attention and in an intimate atmosphere.

Caryl practices and teaches Integral Yoga. Integral Yoga was founded by Swami Satchidananda. He left his earthly body in August of 2002 while attending a peace conference in India. Active until this time, he was 87.

"WHAT IS INTEGRAL YOGA? Integral Yoga is a combination of specific methods designed to develop every aspect of the individual: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. It is a scientific system which integrates the various branches of Yoga in order to bring about a complete and harmonious development of the individual."
              from Integral Yoga Hatha by Yogiraj Sri Swami Satchidananda

INTEGRAL YOGA, brought to the United States in 1964 by Swami Satchidananda (a native of India) is called "The gentle Yoga." The asanas are done slowly and without strain. There is no competition in Yoga. The full benefit can be realized even if your body limits your practice of the asanas.


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Hatha, when practiced routinely, can increase our ability to focus, improve blood circulation, stimulate the nervous system, enhance flexibility and promote relaxation. These are only some of the benefits you can enjoy.

Hatha is a gentle and effective way of achieving good health and well being.

Sasangasana - Rabbit Pose

Caryl Connolly, Instructor

Caryl Connolly, E-R.Y.T. 500. * Roanoke, VA*