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.
Initially certified in 1989, Carrie took teacher's intensives with Richard Freeman and David Life that informed her teaching then as now. A longtime student of Ramanand Patel and Ruth Lauer Manenti, Carrie was additionally certified by Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee and Kofi Busia. Her 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 eternally by Swami Dayananda.
This ongoing inquiry has fueled group classes at Yoga Shanti, Yoga Works, Crunch, and Yoga Sutra; workshops at Jivamukti, Pure Yoga, and Vira Yoga; retreats in the Finger Lakes, Samasati (Costa Rica), Menla, 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.
“It was as if the kitchen knew what my belly wanted and needed, then served it without my having to ask.”
“Loved Menla and all the experiences they offer… I attended morning yoga with different instructors who were excellent and fully over indulged with the veggie buffet with gluten-free and vegan options. Many fresh greens from the organic on-site garden. Delicious!”
“Beautiful land, wonderful staff, awesome food…and plenty of it! The staff takes care of your every need. It’s a wonderful place to center and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle. I love this place!”