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 2 (Intermediate)
This is a moderately paced class and students continue to build awareness, strength, skill and focus. It is helpful to have a basic understanding of sun salutations, but this is not required to attend the class. Posture sequences will be linked by vinyasa flow, designed to raise energy in the body while keeping the mind steady. Various hand and arm balances may be offered, however, modifications are offered to make this class accessible to all students.
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.