Cara is devoted to making yoga and meditation practices accessible for kids, adults, teachers, caretakers and families. Cara's individual and group instruction is rooted in supporting clients to develop trust in the stability, clarity and strength that are innately within us all.
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. She began to regularly incorporate holistic practices including breathwork, yoga and meditation into her classroom, and was inspired by how her students responded to the practices to support their emotional and mental well-being. Cara expanded her studies and began sharing a more intimate practice within a greater depth.
She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Saltspring Centre for Yoga in 2014. She is a lifelong student of meditation, training in Yogic and Buddhist practices while being mentored by and co-teaching with Kevin Matthews. She currently is studying to become a certified Yoga Therapist and she is also accredited with a British Columbia Teaching Certificate.
Cara has helped kids with autism and other behavioural and learning challenges. She teaches yoga & mindfulness at a variety of schools in Victoria. As well, she designs and delivers personalized 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 for both adults and youth.
With the support of her growing client base, Cara has established the annual Enlighten Educator Scholarship to provide funding for school teachers to access courses in mindfulness and self-care practices.
Learn more about Cara’s community and school outreach work and the educator scholarship at Enlighten: www.enlight10.info