CAROL GRIMES, RYT, MPH
I began my journey with yoga in my early 20's as a way to seek relief from chronic physical pain. Over time I found that the pain was inseparable from mental, emotional, and spiritual sources.
There are many layers of healing waiting to be discovered in the human body. When we approach our experiences of pain and disconnection with a sense of kindness, curiosity, and openness, the discoveries can be rich and deeply rewarding.
I want my students to feel safe and at home in their bodies, so as to encourage a deeper level of understanding and wisdom. To make a connection to your body is to make a connection to your heart...
Welcome to Carol Grimes Yoga! I am an RYT, MPH, with a holistic, therapeutic, and accessible approach to yoga. I’m committed to helping students deepen their relationship to their body and mind/heart, feel connected, and find the space to nourish and heal. I have experience working with physical injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries, arthritis and more... and many of my offerings are backed by research.
Offerings include weekly drop-in classes, workshops, 6 week series classes, semi-private intensives, retreats, meditation, and private lessons/private groups. I also offer research-based yoga to health clinic staff or clients.
"I am truly encouraged to feel like my body and what I can do are totally ok and good and right." --A.F.
"Kind and supportive with good instruction. My body says thank you." --J.S.
"You incorporated moves that myself and others suffering from similar pain were able to do, giving us a fantastic and accurate workout." --G.A.
"Whoever has the gift of having you for their instructor will be truly blessed. I can't thank you enough for your willingness and sweet spirit." --L.A.
"Customized classes, deep listening, sincere caring, and full commitment to the gentle yoga unfolding experience!" --L.M.
"Carol, I need to thank you again for your class yesterday. I felt SO many sensations in my body throughout the afternoon, like I did such great work in spaces that are not usually reached. You have a beautiful gift of teaching, of depth, of bringing intention and mindfulness to each motion and pose. I'm so very grateful!" --C.J.
"Carol, what you designed for me [in my private home practice] feels very special & carefully thought out as you patiently, quietly & non - judgmentally created then guided me through this program that is now mine. My body appreciates all of your attending to what it needed to help soothe & comfort its aging & aching joints & surrounding attachments." --J.N.
"I am Mark's mom and wanted to give you some feedback from his Physical Therapist. Since Mark started the [pain relief for teens] class, his PT has noticed an improvement in Mark's posture. Mark has also made significant progress in the last three weeks to the point where he is able to start strength training. Many thanks." --T.R.
500-HOUR ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING
The Bhaktishop School of Yoga, Portland OR. Enrolled.
200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
The Bhaktishop School of Yoga, Portland, OR
YOGA FOR CHRONIC PAIN TRAINING
Gary Krafstow, Seattle, WA.
THERAPEUTIC WISDOM OF YOGA TRAINING
Doug Keller, Portland, OR & Seattle, WA.
LOVE YOUR BRAIN TRAINING
Love Your Brain, Portland, OR
Philidelphia Insurance Companies.
ADULT AND PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED
American Red Cross.
Bachelor of Arts. Master of Public Health.