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Carla Schnurr
Carla Schnurr
HeartHands Yoga
“A midwife for your journey to well-being”

Introduced to yoga during a prenatal class she took with a friend 22 years ago, Carla has continued on the healing path through personal practice, education, and working with others who seek wellness on every level of being. She specializes in instruction one-on-one, with couples, and in small groups incorporating vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga, breathwork, meditation, visualization, and pastoral listening in weekly or biweekly classes. For the past seven years she has worked with many individuals recovering from surgery, undergoing cancer treatments and/or experiencing major life transitions to create and sustain a personalized and adaptable yoga practice based on their unique needs.
She typically works in the student’s home but often creates classes in Nature’s studio, as well. A research technician for many years at Duke University where she earned her master’s, she more recently became a graduate of Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Teacher Training program and their Level I and Level II Yoga Therapy programs. Currently, she continues her yoga education through the 800Hr yoga therapy program with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. Blending her understanding of anatomy and physiology with asana, breathing and meditation designed for each individual student, she believes in empowering her students to co-create a daily practice that meets their current needs and grows and changes with them as they move along the healing path into a greater sense of ease.
Trained as a pastoral listener, Carla provides a quiet, compassionate and centered space for those she works with to explore, share, heal and grow in their experience of serenity and well being.
“This was more than compassion and caring, through the practice of yoga she became my gentle guide on a journey of growth and discovery.” C. Costello, student