Yoga and Mindful Awareness | Interview with Carla Stangenberg

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Yoga is a physical practice which can let us connect deeply to what’s going on in our minds. In this interview, yoga teacher Carla Stangenberg talks about the bridge between body and mind in yoga.

Carla Stangenberg has been the director of the Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn, New York since October 2005 and has taught there since 2000. She received her certification at Om Yoga Center under the guidance of Cyndi Lee. Her teaching experience also encompasses the fields of theatre, acting, movement and voice. Carla holds a BFA in theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She currently teaches yoga at Brooklyn College, CUNY as well as at Jaya. She is grateful to many teachers who have helped her along the way.

Geri DeLuca is a contemplative fellow at the Center for Contemplative Mind. She teaches English at Brookyn College.

G: How did you come to be a yoga teacher? 

Original article, “Teaching Students to Turn Inside,” by Geri DeLuca from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Newsletter, Fall 2009.


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