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Carmen Casado

Carmen Casado is a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training.  She found yoga in 2001 at the same time she started law school and has been a dedicated practitioner since.  She has practiced and studied many different styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Bhakti, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yin, Iyengar, and Acro yoga. Yoga and other mindfulness practices were what anchored her as she built a busy and successful law practice in New York City and then San Francisco.  Although she enjoyed her legal career Carmen dreamed of someday teaching yoga, and she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2011, and her 500 hour Yoga Therapy training in 2014 at Purusha Yoga in San Francisco.  She is currently studying Somatic Experiencing at the Trauma Institute, which is a strong compliment to her yoga teaching and yoga therapy practice.  Carmen has taught yoga and mindfulness at the San Francisco Woman's Jail, at Purusha Yoga Studio, for the Purusha Seva Project, and for various corporate and individual clients.  In addition to her teaching she is currently managing Purusha Yoga Berkeley, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Purusha Seva Project and the Reciprocity Foundation, which both bring yoga and holistic services to underserved communities.  Carmen believes that everyone can benefit from yoga in every life stage.