Carole Marshall has been a yoga practitioner for over 40 years. A qualified Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher, she discovered Somatic Movement Education in 2016 while recovering from a multiple fracture of the pelvis. A fellow yoga teacher introduced Carole to James Knight and his practice of Gentle Somatic Yoga, which replaced conventional physiotherapy during her recovery, and subsequently transformed Carole’s personal yoga practice.
Carole and worked and trained with Monica Crane (Vancouver Island) and Theresa Evans (USA), both Certified Clinical Somatic Educators in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. She continues to develop herself as a Somatic educator with Tanya Fitzpatrick of Align Somatics.
Carole says, “Weeks of inactivity, followed by a couple of months on crutches, left me with muscles that were contracted and painful. I had to learn how to release them myself rather than rely on others to fix me. Having benefitted so fully myself, I set out to train as a Somatic movement coach so that I can help others help themselves.”