Carson Efird

I practice, teach and live Prana Vinyasa Flow created by Shiva Rea as an evolutionary approach to an ancient form of yoga. Through the practice I have learned that as we continue to move, breathe and evolve, yoga is the source that sustains our personal transformation and reveals our natural essence. In my classes, each individual is encouraged to flow with the integrated rhythm of their breath and heart beat as an expression of their spontaneous creative energy.

Full Bio

Techniques I teach/provide:

Yoga, Gyrotonic.

I've been at Evolve since:

This is a long-ish story. In 2006 I opened YogAsana South, and, changed the name to EVOLVE Yoga around 2008. In 2010, I sold EVOLVE Yoga to Body Balance Movement Therapy which became EVOLVE Movement.

When I'm not teaching at Evolve, you can find me:

When I am not at EVOLVE I am either at home with my sweet pug, Dora or on the road traveling with my rocking husband, Joe.

My favorite thing about teaching at Evolve is:

The people! The students and teachers are the heartbeat of EVOLVE.

My morning routine is:

Wake up naturally, rumble with Dora, drink water, put my contacts on, wash face, scrape tongue, brush teeth, take vitamins and drink more water, feed Dora, let her out, pranayama, meditation and mantra, coffee, green juice.

I'm inspired by:

Nature. People doing what they love. Travel + Adventure.

Best advice I've received:

"Attitude is everything." -Mama Len + "Never say never." -Ruth from 'Fried Green Tomotoes'

My favorite quote:

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to stay open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.” — Martha Graham