Hi, my name is Carol Alvis. I was born in 1971 and have lived in Townsville all my life. The first time I practiced yoga was in 2002, I practised on and off for the next 3 years but I got serious about my yoga practice in April 2005 after the birth of my second son, I needed a way to get back into shape, I also needed to find a way to relax.
Yoga was the answer for me. It had everything I needed and more. After practicing yoga for another 2 years I wanted to know more about the other aspects Yoga has to offer. My teacher, Jasmine encouraged me to do a Yoga Teacher Training course. I really enjoyed doing the 9-month Yoga Teacher Training course. In December 2008, I was a fully certified Hatha Yoga teacher. I found there is so much to know, you can spend a lifetime studying it. While doing the course, I found I was drawn to the teachings of Erich Schiffmann and T.K.V. Desikachar, I have read their books many times and find their style of teaching very interesting.
In July 2012, I finely got the opportunity to do another 200hour teacher training course, this time with Master Yoga Teacher Nicky Knoff at the Knoff Yoga School in Cairns. I completed the Discovery, Foundation and Chair yoga course. In January 2015, I went back to the Knoff Yoga School to do a 1 week refresher course, to keep my qualifications.
I love Yoga! It has become part of my life, now and forever. The thing that is so amazing about being able to teach Yoga is, I’m teaching others something that I love. I hope to give my students the physical benefits as well as relaxing their bodies and minds. To be able to do something you love every day is a gift that I will treasure forever.