YOGA

Multi-Certified and Insured Yoga guidance, instruction, & teaching for kids, teens, adults, and seniors.

BIO

This year, Caroline was honored with the 10BEST Award for best Yoga Teacher/Personal Trainer in Connecticut and donated over 28k of her earnings to various charities through her CK Community Donation Yoga Classes!

Certified on both coasts with an extensive dance background, Caroline has been teaching for 22 years around the world, from London to Beijing, New York to Los Angeles, where she developed the Baby Yoga class at the first Yoga studio for kids in the country.  She has trained to teach Yoga, Meditation, Trance Dance, and Pilates with various teachers including Shive Rea, Jasmine Tarkeshi, Eric Schiffman, and Dana Trixie Flynn. When not acting on screen or stage, she teaches private and group classes to all ages, beginners to advanced in LA, NY, CT, and the Berkshires.

Her recent volunteer trips to Tanzania and India, where she taught Yoga and Shakespeare in orphanages and slums, reminded her of how much she loves to share a practice that she believes is the most healing, fun, healthy, and positively influential.

Testimonials

“Prior to Caroline I associated yoga as a mingling of twister and breath holding while my vertebrae cracked so loudly it would make a chiropractor blush. Then, we met Caroline in Washington, CT, a town I would describe as bucolic, pastoral and cosmopolitan, much like her. She simultaneously is of this place and also, an exotic sliver of the West Coast that adds a touch of transcendentalism to her practice. On this last note, East Coasters need not panic, as her transcendentalism is of a type that would not be foreign to Thoreau or Walt Whitman. She poetically weaves the numinous into her practice, under the quixotic belief that the quotidian stresses of the modern world could yield to the ancient practice of yoga. She searches for the fundamental physical flexibility of childhood, and a connection to the wholeness of a time even before that. The simplicity of her approach is deceptive, as her understanding of her craft, human physiology and what the practice is doing to her pupil’s minds is elaborate. She uses that insight with understated and thankfully, gentle guidance. She is prescient, wise and a master of the counter-impulse. If you need someone to hold your hand while you clear away the cobwebs of your mind and joints, Caroline is your Muse.”
– John Strugar, MD, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon


“You taught us the importance of focus, mindfulness, and breath. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.
We will carry this knowledge with us wherever we go. Thank you for also sharing your knowledge of Connecticut with us – it opened our eyes to how much this ares has to offer.”
– Dan, Hedge Fund Manager and Hillary, Interior Designer


“You helped me set the tone of the day today. I borrowed some of your perspective and redirected all that negative energy from top to bottom. Powerful stuff. Thank you.”
– Brad, CEO and surfer


“Wow that was excellent. What a treat. I will be happy/sore today and tomorrow! You are an awesome instructor! Really enjoyed it!!! Just what I need.”
– Alan, CEO and Ironman


“I found it interesting, eye opening and quite worthwhile. She is inspiring: her movements are controlled, disciplined and with purpose, her speech and tone are even, relaxing and inviting, like a physical poem.”
– Craig, Finance and Accounting


“An amazing teacher!! I felt so calm and centered all day yesterday. Thank you, thank you! Can’t wait for the next class!”
– Emily, Visual Artist featured at the White House


“Your practice is as awesome as it is timely.
Your classes are a trifecta: win (body,) win (mind,) win (making a difference in the community.)”
– Jane Whitney Gruson, Television Journalist, Newsperson, Talk-Show Host, and Political Activist


“A group of us — all ages, shapes and sizes — were led by the very gifted Caroline in a beautiful yoga practice…
Young people, old people, tired people, energized people, healthy people, struggling people, kids – what I love most about this class, aside from its brilliant teacher. I really love her classes, am so grateful she’s teaching…”
– Dani Shapiro, Author


“The class was just EXQUISITE and one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had in this house.
Thank you for making our classes “part of” the landscape so intuitively and seamlessly…
You bring so much sweetness to so many.”
– Abigail Pogrebin, Author


“Caroline has been my go-to yoga instructor for the past 7 years. Most recently, she instructed me privately while I was treated for breast cancer. Caroline is very intuitive which is critical during a mind-body practice. She specially crafted each session to what I needed that hour. She pushed me when she knew I could do it and she slowed me down when she knew I was pushing too hard. She deftly leads you down a path to introspective thinking and listening to your body while simultaneously providing a great work out. She has a gift and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”
– Trish Russo, Former Associate at Disney, Cancer Survivor, private client


“Caroline listens to your body for you, she sees your abilities and works with you through them, pushing when necessary. My body changed noticeably in the two weeks we worked together.”
– Carolyne Savini, Senior Vice President Turnkey Sports, new yoga student


“A great session. My abs thank you. They keep saying, “we want more”!
– JoAnn, restauranteur


“Caroline is a dynamic teacher with a keen understanding of various yoga styles, from pre-natal to Vinyasa.
She is super personable with clients and students, and leads the room with confidence and grace.”
– Gillian Gorman, Multi Studio Owner in the Berkshires, Masseuse, and Yoga Instructor of 20 years


“Yoga with Caroline is like a deep breath of fresh air. She always asks where you are that day and creates a practice based on your individual needs (she’s great at making modifications to fit any level). I always feel challenged, relaxed, and peaceful after our sessions. Caroline creates a truly unique and restorative environment where you feel safe and cared for. I’ve practiced for many years with her and my progress has been a delight in my life. Caroline truly walks the walk. You are in the best of hands and I highly recommend taking the leap. Enjoy!”
– Chloe, Pilates instructor, private client for 5 years


“Her work ethic is solid. Always reliable. She has a special ability to connect with clients. Clients love her and so do kids. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of yoga, confident and reliable. I highly recommend Caroline!”
– Antonia King, CEO and Founder of Zooga Yoga Inc., the first kids only Yoga studio in the country


“Thank you for such a wonderful class yesterday. I feel a million percent better!
Lovely to meet you and be gifted with your teaching. Thanks again.”
– Kathleen, Writer


“Honestly, the best class I’ve taken.”
– Marion, blogger, designer, mom


“Loved her style, her FLOW, her PERSONALITY and her humor. She made Yoga FUN.”
– Susan, student


“She’s absolutely phenomenal.”
“Caroline Kinsolving’s class was amazing. Her energy was infectious.”
“I attended the Vinyasa class and it was delicious!
She led me to explore my edges and go deeper, while guiding a safe, inclusive class for all levels! I loved it!”
– Various Kripalu Students


“I love your class and am very glad to have found it.
The people who come form a very nice community.
I think you’ve really enriched the community with your yoga, your giving, and your other programming.
Congrats on making such a difference.”
– Laura, producer


“I cherish it when I get to go to CK’s Yoga Class! Seriously, one class turned around how my husband and I treat and love each other… and there wasn’t even anything that bad about our relationship, but who could use more affection? Especially the expressive kind!”
– Rebecca, wife, mother, former athlete


“Thank you for the yoga class! We both thoroughly enjoyed it
(and I passed out that evening and had the best night of sleep I’ve had in a while).”
– M.K. mom, wife, and yogi


“Your class was excellent and you handled the kids really, really well!”
– Phil, prep-school squash coach


“Caroline lights up the studio… Such gratitude for her kindness and joy and big heart. So glad she is teaching.”
– K, studio owner and CEO


“I love your whole class and love the spontaneity that leads us outside or under the pergola some days. But my favorite moment is shivasana when I lie resting, body well tuned and you read a poem. The words wash over and into me, and I absorb their beauty in full.”
– Caz, Financial Analyst


“Thanks for today’s class! It was so beautiful and enervating. The weather and farm perfect, but mainly you are such a great teacher, and so good at tailoring to the setting, crowd and mood.
I also love your music. You play so many of my very fave songs.”
– Christy, Performer


“Thank you for today!!!! After you left, the students became teachers and were running yoga on their own. It was Stella’s best birthday party yet. Thank you!”
– Bailey, Mom

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