What do we mean when we use the term alignment? It can be misunderstood as a static state that we hold and we can get caught up on how thing look, or simply the appearance of our body and our asanas (postures). Dynamic alignment is functional, expressive, sustainable and ever-changing! And, by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment in our yoga practice we can increase our ability to respond to life's many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace. Carrie uses play and experimentation in her classes as a safe container for the exploration of our edges and unexpressed parts of ourselves that are aching to come out. Our yoga practice then becomes a vehicle for us to live a more fully embodied life.
CARRIE OWERKO has been practicing yoga for many years and is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of NY. She holds an Intermediate Senior One teaching credential and serves as an assessor for the Iyengar National Association. She travels regularly to India to study with the Iyengar family and has had the honor of co-choreographing and performing in “Live-Light on Life,” a tribute to the life and works of B.K.S. Iyengar at New York City Center, during his 2005 National Book Tour. Before devoting herself to the art and science of yoga, Carrie earned a BFA in Dance and Theater from Loretto Heights College and became a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute. She has spent years dancing, performing and exploring movement for communication and expression.