Like her book “American Yoga,” Carrie Schneider’s instruction taps our vantage as 21st century yogins–fed, not limited by tradition. Her classes are seriously fun orchestrations of the salutations and held alignments that show us what we are.
Following OM’s first teacher training, in 1989, Carrie took certification intensives with American masters Richard Freeman, Rodney Yee, and David Life (Silver Bay, NY, 2001, 2002) that informed her teaching then as now. Stephen Cope became a mentor for writing about it.
A longtime student of Rodney and Colleen, Ramanand Patel, and Ruth Lauer Manenti, Carrie was additionally certified by Kofi Busia in 2013. Her February 2012 study with Iyengar masters Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in Rajpur, India, was another game-changer, as is her ever-deepening meditation practice, cheered on by Swami Dayananda.
This ongoing inquiry has fueled group classes at the Printing House, Practice Yoga, Crunch, and Yoga Sutra; workshops at Jivamukti, Yoga Shanti, Pure, and Vira Yoga; retreats in the Finger Lakes, Samasati (Costa Rica), Menla Mountain, and Ananda Ashram (where her summer and fall weekends have been a staple since 2004); and private sessions with students whose steady devotion has been the greatest teaching of all.