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Carolyn Little, MA

sunflow (1 of 1)In my classes, whether it’s yoga, mindfulness, or life coaching, I hold a safe, open space…… guiding students through an integration of vinyasa, yin, restorative, pranayama, and meditation. I encourage students to meet themselves and their practice, with compassion, vulnerability, and a sense of humor.

As a 500hr RYT, (including certifications in yin yoga and prenatal yoga), along with a graduate degree in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations, I bring a multidisciplinary approach to wellness, empowerment, and leadership shaped by my experiences working and traveling nationally and internationally.

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 I am a Wellness & Transformational Life Coach, Reiki Master, and Shamanic Practitioner.

As a catalyst in bridging ancient traditions with modern technology across various spaces from yoga studios to western medical and corporate settings, I impart the philosophies of holistic healing, earth based traditions, and the subtle skills of self inquiry, emotional intelligence, and compassionate communication to support interpersonal relationships.

My unique journey has led me to study with indigenous Elders from Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, and North American (including the tribes of Cherokee, Lakota, Anishinaabe, and Cree).

In tandem to this, I have developed and taught comprehensive mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at some of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical and life sciences corporations.


Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Institute for Integrative Nutrition and SUNY Purchase, NY, NY

Board Certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners

Reiki Master Certification in Dr. Usui lineage with Pat Iyer, Boston, MA

100 Hour Experiential Anatomy Training with Sarah Tacy Tangredi at the Nosara Yoga Institute, Nosara, CR

100 Hour Pranassage Training (deep yoga assists and therapeutic work) with Don & Amba Stapleton, Nosara Yoga Institute, CR

40 Hour Pre Natal Yoga Teacher Training through Blooma, Minneapolis, MN

40 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Josh Summers, Boston, MA

200 Hour Teacher Training through Open Doors Yoga, Weymouth, MA


School for International Training Graduate

Institute, Brattleboro, VT – M.A., Social Justice in Intercultural Relations, Nonprofit Management and Sustainability

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA – B.A. Public Relations, Business, Spanish


I am deeply grateful to all of my teachers both on and off the mat:

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  • Zola Dubnikova
  • Amber Ryan
  • Don & Amba Stapleton
  • Tommy Rosen and Kia Miller
  • Ajahn Amaro
  • Kevin Courtney
  • Richard Lanza
  • Pat Iyer
  • Josh Summers

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