This is the bottom line: Everything will be okay, even when it feels like it won’t.
My mission is to help you realize this for yourself through a yoga and meditation practice that inspires you to create momentum for long-lasting happiness.
This isn’t about changing your life — it’s about approaching life with a different lens. When you change how you see the world, your whole world changes.
I know what it feels like to disconnect from everyone, to find it hard to breathe and to (almost) give up on life. I also know what it feels like to wade through the worthlessness and rediscover hope.
I help people awaken to the truth that’s dormant in all of us: that you are exactly where you need to be. That you are more than enough.
That you are Divine.
In 2007, I stepped on a yoga mat for the first time. I didn’t come to the mat seeking a better body; I came to the mat to reclaim myself. Read more about that story here.
Through practicing yoga, I realized that my depression was not me. I went from being a victim of depression — taking antidepressants and resigning myself to a lifetime of doing so — to medication and depression free.
This transformation only takes one sentence to type, but it took years to do. It happened because I showed up to make it happen, and I’m determined to help you do the same no matter what’s keeping you from You.
That’s why I created Happy Momentum and my online yoga and meditation program, You Again Yoga.
I believe that you already know your path to living a life of ease. I teach to help you light the way.
In 2009, I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through Denver’s Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation and have taught hundreds of classes since in recreation centers, yoga studios and fitness centers.
I teach a take-your-time Vinyasa style yoga with particular attention to alignment, breath and therapeutic holds. Translation: You feel connected, appreciated and peaceful.
In the words of Paul Jarvis, “You can’t trade Caren for another yoga teacher.”
I borrow from (and love) many yoga traditions, and weave them together with the Dharma talk so you can make the practice your own. My students will tell you more here.
My doga dog Willow and I live in Denver, CO, with my boyfriend Evan, where we stuff our faces with vegan food. Oh yeah, and for the next three weeks, I’m not supposed to eat whole wheat, cane sugar, sesame seed, pineapple, cranberry, pecan, coffee bean or spelt.
Drop me a line and ask how it’s going.
The Weekly Dharma
As an Ohio University journalism grad and digital editor/social media strategist of seven years, stories are at the heart of my journey. So, I share mine openly each week in the Weekly Dharma, my Sunday enewsletter.
Dharma has many definitions, but to me it signifies living one’s truest path. Part of my path includes a little 6-year-old papillon dog named Willow who helped me heal. Now, we take photos together each week (reason alone to sign up for email alerts!)
Receiving this authentic story in your inbox each week (with accompanying yoga pose instruction) can inspire you to take action on your life worth living.
“I find great comfort and reassurance in every Weekly Dharma I receive. With every new message comes that inner nod of ‘Ah someone else has traveled this path and is even telling me that she did or is’
and that alone… gives me just what I need to move forward when the load is getting heavy here at home. Thank you so much. It makes a difference in my life for sure!” -April C.
“I love the Weekly Dharmas! It feels like getting an email from a friend that truly cares about your wellbeing, not someone out to make a buck off you by spouting recycled advice and mantras. They are always a comforting, genuine read.” -Nicole E.
“I thoroughly enjoy these teachings. It not only lifts me up personally, but as a yoga instructor I am constantly seeking ‘more.’ Your messages speak volumes and I do my best to share the wealth in my classes. Keep them coming.” -Kim V.
Current teaching schedule
Sunday 10-11 a.m.
Vitruvian Yoga Flow
Vitruvian Fitness, Denver, CO