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Syl is Bodih Yoga’s Founding director

  • Syl Carson, RYT, CTPYT

    Bodhi Yoga’s founding, director, Syl, loves teaching and practicing yoga equally.  She has an open and intuitive nature, so ending up teaching yoga and working as healer, is a natural fit.

    It is important to Syl to make a living doing something that can be of lasting value to others.  Her classes are encouraging and supportive.  Her primary aim is to assist her students in finding their own life-long practice, on a Bodhi Yoga mat.  Learn about the Yoga Teacher, Partner Yoga, Energy Healing and Advanced Chakra Therapy Trainings Syl’s teaches HERE

    Syl’s Yoga Study

    Bodhi Yoga’s founding, director.  In 2000 Syl Carson obtained her certification as a Yoga Instructor from the White Lotus Foundation, with Ganga White and Tracey Rich (a non-dogmatic foundation that certifies from a therapeutic Hatha yoga approach). Following her certification, Syl founded the parent company of Bodhi Yoga, White Mountain Yoga, located in Provo, Utah, at the base of Mt. Timpanogos, in the heart of the Wasatch Mountain Range where Syl was born.

    She returned to White Lotus for advanced training in yoga instruction as well as a Therapeutic Thai Massage Certification.  Syl has also completed 1000-hour apprenticeship in lymphatic massage therapy, with accreditation pending as an LMT.  She has chosen, deliberately, not to obtain her massage therapy license, and keeps her work in the realm of both group and private yoga study and practice.

    Through her practice, Syl has logged over 10,000 hours of teaching and study in over seven separate yoga modalities, including: Ashtanga (with Richard Freeman and Pattabhi Jois), Kundalini (with Guru Mukha Kalkalsa), Iyengar/Hatha (with Rodney Yee), Restorative, Chakra Yoga (Anodea Judith), and “Nuad Bo Rarn”-Traditional Northern Thai Partner Yoga (Saul David Raye).

    She uses her broad understanding of the more subtle nuances of mind-body interplay, in leading classes with compassion and humor.

    Syl’s Media Exposure

    In 2004, Syl began producing and filming yoga DVDs and audio CDs, in response to students requests who could not find what they were looking for elsewhere. During her 18 years of study and practice, Syl has released five yoga, chant, and meditation audio CDs, nine yoga DVDs, and two workbooks, as well as written and illustrated over 800 pages of certification manuals.

    She has also been a regular guest on the KJZZ TV morning program called “The Home Team” with host Maria Carr, as well as guest facilitator in the Mind/Valley Chakra 7 course, (an online program based on her Seven Sacred Centers Chakra Therapy workbook, written in 2001).

    In the fall of 2012 she launched goyogaonline.com, offering Bodhi Yoga’s online yoga classes, workshops and certifications worldwide.

    Syl’s Health Challenges

    Syl is an experiential teacher, who found the deeper layers of yoga through a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromayalgia diagnosis. Any wisdom that came from healing fibromyalgia and chronic RA pain management, has been put to use in the development of the Bodhi Yoga curriculum.

    In addition to her previous physical health challenges, during 2011, with no family history, Syl was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  She spent the year in treatment and is happy to say the “fire is out”.  Syl sends her profound gratitude to “Bodhi Yogis” near and far, for their prayers, support and distance healing during this intimate time of challenge and adversity.

    Through her experience, in the conversation with cancer, her compassion and wisdom in the practice of yoga has, yet again, deepened.  She has dedicated a section of goyogaonline.com to “The Yoga of Adversity” for others who are going through cancer treatment and would like to find support on the journey.

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