Personalize your yoga practice
Promote deep healing through yoga therapy
Individual sessions with an experienced yoga therapist can help you develop a meaningful home yoga practice, lead you in new directions for self-healing, or nurture you through a difficult time in your life.
Carla McAdams and Margy Smariga offer private sessions at MSY, combining over 20 years of yoga teaching experience and thousands of hours of training. They are also both honored to be faculty members of yoga teacher training programs. Learn more about what private sessions can offer you here.
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Carla McAdams, E-RYT500, RPYT
Yoga has woven a path of practice, study and self-realization throughout Carla’s life since she was young, leading her to teach yoga in 2000 and open Mountain Spirit Yoga in 2007. Drawing from many styles of yoga and several years of teaching experience, she crafts in-depth classes that are safe for her students to explore movement in their bodies, while creating stillness in their minds and compassion in their hearts. Carla is professionally certified by the Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health at the 200 hour (2000) as well as the 500 hour level (2005). From her passion to bring yoga to diverse populations, she pursued advanced certifications in Prenatal Yoga (Himalayan Institute and Pranakriya Yoga), Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis (Elise Browning Miller), and Yoga Therapy through Body Balance Yoga with Jenny Otto. In addition, she completed a Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors training at Duke Integrative Medicine and Chakra Yoga Teacher certification with Anodea Judith (Sacred Centers). She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Off the mat, Carla’s passions include dancing, gardening, immersing herself in nature, and traveling – anywhere, anytime.
Margy Smariga, E-RYT500, CYT
Margy is an experienced yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist trained in the Viniyoga tradition. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Bagheera Yoga/PruYoga and began teaching in 2005. Realizing that she wanted to specialize in the therapeutic applications of yoga, she began studying with Gary Kraftsow and the faculty of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI).
She commuted to California for four years to complete AVI’s 500-hour advanced teacher training and a second 500-hour yoga therapist training. In addition, she has completed professional trainings in yoga for seniors and yoga for cancer. Margy is on the faculty of AVI’s teacher training program and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is honored to share her love of yoga with others and to help individuals of all ages and abilities discover the many benefits that yoga offers them. For more information, visit fredericktherapeuticyoga.com.