Carole Westerman

Director of Yoga Training Programs / Patient Navigator, ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP, Master Reiki Practitioner

Carole (she, her, hers) leads OIC’s yoga teacher training program. Additionally, as OIC’s patient navigator, she works to connect patients with providers and services to support their overall wellness and help them achieve mental, physical, and emotional health. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1995, and teaching since 2005.

With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Carole has worked with various non-profits over the years. Her previous roles include: therapist, children’s advocate, behavior interventionist, crisis stabilization coordinator, parent educator, childbirth educator, case worker, and mental health coordinator.

She has practiced yoga and mindfulness in a slender body, a curvy body, and every size in between. She’s practiced through the highs and lows of her life including; marriage, career changes, pregnancies, parenthood, dreams come true, broken hearts, injuries, post-surgery, personal growth, family crisis, and love.

Carole has taught thousands of students from all over the world, and seen thousands of different bodies and body types on the mat. No two are alike. All are welcome in her classes. Whatever brings you to yoga or meditation, she will do her best to hold space for you to have your own experience.

Her life experiences and extensive education inform and influence what she teaches and how. Her experience and education in the field of mental health fuels her why.

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