Carrie Owerko is a renowned yoga and movement teacher with a vast international following. She has travelled throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America to share her unique interdisciplinary approach, which weaves movement and exercise science principals into her decades-long study of yoga. She has taught at Kripalu, Triyoga London, Omega Institute, Iyengar Institutes internationally, and many other venues. Carrie created a series of best-selling online courses for Yoga Journal, and has been featured in Yoga International, Prevention Magazine, The New York Times, and other publications.
Recently, Carrie founded The Playground, a virtual studio and library where she imparts her intelligent, playful and evolving approach to yoga and movement with students globally.
Carrie has been a mover, dancer, and athlete throughout her life. Early on, this love of all forms of movement led her to the study of performance. After earning a BFA in Dance and Theater from Loretto Heights College, she attended and graduated from the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse Theater School in NYC. She then spent several years working for a movement/educational/experimental theater company called The Irondale Ensemble Project. After Irondale, she continued her movement inquiries and became a Movement Analyst (CMA), having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. Her passion for continuous movement exploration also took her into a decades-long, in-depth study of yoga. She eventually earned a Senior Level Iyengar teaching credential. Additionally, she is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, among other certifications.