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Learn more about Crown Soul Yoga Founder, teachers and guest instructors.

Our Faculty

We love yoga and want to share its gifts.

Carmen M. Carriker

Crown Soul Yoga Founder & Instructor


Carmen Carriker is a graduate of the Fordham University Alvin Ailey BFA program. She is a professional

dancer , actress and educator in NYC. She is currently in the cast of musical On Kentucky Avenue, Taptastic

and The Sophisticated Ladies at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Also featured in the New HBO Series Random

Acts of Flyness and new film "Passing." She has 25 years experience teaching dance and became a fitness

professional in 2014. She received her certification in Kemetic Yoga under the study of master teacher Yirser

Ra Hotep in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is a 200hr registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She also has

certifications in Pilates mat, prenatal pilates and is a PiYo Beachbody Instructor and wellness coach. She is

adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute where she has taught beginner/intermediate hatha yoga and Pilates mat as an

accredited course. Other classes include Barre flow at Align Brooklyn, Move With Grace, Power Yoga at Nesh

Mind Body Soul, Reggae Vinyasa Flow at Abundance Studio, Kemetic Yoga at Cumbe,Yogalates & Fitness

Bootcamp at Brownie Wellness. She has taught at the Soul Yoga Fest in Chicago and SisterSong Women's

Conference in New Orleans. She recently completed a course in chakra healing and emotional freedom

techniques under the study of holistic coach Joan Kaylor and Reiki level 1& 2 under Kajara Nebthet. She holds

workshops "Find Your Inner Goddess"," The Maat Series-Finding Truth, Balance & Justice in Self &

Community," and is the founder of Crown Soul Yoga and Crown Soul Creations jewelry and apparel.She looks

forward to completing Aerial Yoga Academy Certification this summer and teaching and sharing new

experiences with communities worldwide.

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