Cara is devoted to making yoga and mindfulness practices accessible for kids, adults and seniors of all abilities and those that support them including teachers, caretakers and their families.
Cara graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina in 2007, specializing in Literature and Dance Education; for years she taught elementary students in collaborative teaching environments in Regina, SK. Cara began to regularly incorporate holistic practices including breathwork, meditation, yoga and dance into her classroom, and was inspired by how her students responded, adapted and began to excel, which led her to sharing these practices more in depth in various settings.
She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Saltspring Centre for Yoga in 2014, she is a lifelong student of meditation, being mentored by Kevin Matthews and currently studying at the Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre. Cara is also accredited with a British Columbia Teaching Certificate.
By combining mindful movement, breathwork, and meditation practices, Cara offers private instruction for kids and their support team. She specializes in helping kids with autism and other behavioural and learning challenges. Cara teaches yoga & mindfulness at a variety of schools in Victoria. As well, she designs and delivers homeschooling curriculum, hosts in-school workshops for students and educators, and delivers presentations both nationally and internationally on heart-centred mindfulness strategies. She can be found at academic conferences, community events, and offers drop-in and registered classes.
With the support of her growing client base, Cara has established the annual Enlight10 Educator Scholarship to provide funding for school teachers to access courses in mindfulness and self-care practices.
Learn more about Cara and her work in our community at: www.enlight10.info