Carolyn Anne Budgell
Yoga surprised Carolyn as a ski bum in Whistler ‘99 at the unaware age of 19. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others and feel at home in one’s skin. The magic of yoga surprisingly grows quieter-towards a place where the physical, the internal, the spectacle and the witness are all one.
Carolyn’s past life was outdoors, in environmental restoration. Since completing her first 200-hour YTT in 2008, she has an extensive CV: as a contributing writer for My Yoga Online, filming videos with Lululemon and Mala Collective, as an educator for international Teacher Trainings with Lila Vinyasa School of Yoga and Semperviva Yoga, managing yoga studios and guiding students through the mind blowing practice of just being while in silent meditation intensives. She has previously taught at two Wanderlust Festivals and completed the Kula Yoga Project 75-hour advanced training in CT.
Carolyn’s vinyasa classes are chock-full of unique alignment cues, smart sequencing, some careful touch and some touchy jokes to which she pays gratitude to Schuyler Grant, Ana Forrest and Clara Roberts-Oss. Her passion for silent meditation in forests is thanks to Adyashanti and Michelle St Pierre.
The many years of “being on stage” teach her the importance of stepping back in order to let life happen, to do the work, change the scenery by going upside down, be emotional and then let life continue to happen, and to remember, it’s all okay.