Founder, Yoga Instructor
Having been diagnosed with three autoimmune diseases, Hypo Thyroid & Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Sjogren’s, Carolyn's health was going into a fast decline for about a year before being diagnosed. Suffering from things like swollen hands & stiff joints, confusion, debilitating bouts of exhaustion, sleepless and painful nights, she needed to find a way to help herself. Having a strong preference for holistic and natural healing, She gave herself the gift of attending a gentle yoga class.
After a few months of practice and feeling the incredible changes happening to her body and mind, she decided to be trained in Yoga & Meditation so that she could share the practice with anyone who was willing to try.
She completed her RYT 200 HR certification intensive studies at Sivananda Yoga Farm (spending 30 days in seclusion at the Ashram from everyday life) living in a tent under the California stars, training in Sacramento, CA. She is also a certified Yin Yoga Instructor, which she attributes to her current level of mobility and flexibility. She has also been trained in these areas of Yoga: Yoga For Arthritis, Yoga For Trauma, Yoga For Anxiety & owns the local juice bar Squeeze'D located at 586 Avenue C.
Carolyn is passionate about bringing wellness practices & supporting those who want to begin or continue their journey of self-knowledge and self-love with a little tough love, discipline, and real-life experiences. She encourages students to look within to find answers to their questions and offers practical tools to learn how to sit with their emotions and thoughts.
Her mission is to bring awareness of the benefits of a consistent Yoga practice to the community of Bayonne, NJ. She looks to share the teachings of yoga with anyone who is looking for peace of body, peace of mind, flexibility, mobility. She welcomes you to BayOHM and will support you in finding your OM.