84 Bethlehem Pike (Rear)
Philadelphia, PA 19118

(610) 608-8095




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Carly McDade

Carly entered into her own yoga journey nearly 10 years ago, as a way of accessing a means to exercise while living in the cold, snowy winters of New England. She soon realized that the lessons and benefits of the practice reach far beyond the physical body. What might be the most inspiring to Carly, is the profound revelation that much of her yoga path stems from a truly intrinsic place. In recognizing the interconnections of our universe through yoga philosophy and tradition, she has found a deeper ability to live more presently - and Carly hopes to cultivate a similar space of gratitude during her classes. Through a life-long love of learning, she also adheres to the idea that anyone who teaches must continue to remain a student. Carly completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Blue Banyan Yoga Studio of Mt. Airy. In addition to her yoga instruction, Carly works in the field of mental health and wellness as a family therapist.

Carly McDade instructs the following:
  • Level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate)
  • We pride ourselves on gearing our classes toward the actual students in the classroom and not teaching a set sequence of postures that may not be suitable for everyone. This class will blend the basics covered in Level 1 (Basic) classes with a more moderate pace which is introduced in Level 2 (Intermediate) classes, depending on who is in the room that day.  Basic postures will be covered, and more advanced modifications will be offered for those ready to deepen their postures and yoga practice. See our class descriptions for Level 1 and Level 2 classes for more detail.

  • Autumn Self Care: A Yoga Workshop
  • As September is upon us, more Autumn responsibilities seem to reveal themselves, as Summer freedoms tend to disappear. Do you notice this shift in other areas of your life? Do you find that the ‘winds of change’ are stressful or a struggle? Know that this is a very normal response when encountering turns of the season. They often simultaneously impact other changes in our daily lives. And so, what if we engage in these cycles of Mother Nature, to begin aligning cycles of ourselves with increased calm and resilience? Perhaps we can grow a deeper awareness of all that does not serve us, release it, and then focus instead on the positive energy and experiences that remain. In this workshop designed for yoga and self-care practices – you can do just that.

    Carly invites you to join her on Sunday, September 10th, for a yoga workshop created for setting such intentions. By way of yogic philosophy and practices (such as asana, breathwork, chanting), and the art of free-write journaling, Carly will support your exploration of this courageous ‘burning up’ (also known as tapas) to free up space for future goals. During the afternoon, Carly will lead you through some guided meditation and yoga sequencing, including a longer-than-usual Savasana, conceived with the purpose of relaxation and grounding.

    No experience is required – come exactly as you are. Whether or not you are new to yoga, Carly will be fully present for your journey as instructor. Her main goal is to highlight opportunities on and off of the mat where you can continue the ritual of using self-care tools for personal enrichment and restoration.

    Date: Sunday, September 10

    Time: 2-4pm

    Where: tAra Yoga Chestnut Hill

    Investment: $25 in advance or, $30 at the door