meet co-creator of breathe,
Hi, I'm Carrie
I’m a starseed, empath, yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, coach, and co-creator of breathe.
For much of my life, I suppressed my spirituality and lived my life according to the expectations of others. I was raised to be a “good girl” in a society where the topic of sex was considered taboo, and sexual education was definitely lacking. So, when I entered puberty and became curious of my own sexuality, feelings of guilt, shame, and confusion were prevalent.
I started experimenting with drugs and alcohol before I was a teenager. By the time I was attending parties in high school, I was regularly binge drinking and was desperate for attention from the opposite sex. Impaired judgment and intoxication led me to various vulnerable situations with male peers who were only interested in my body. I often confused this sexual attraction for romantic interest, and before I knew it, I was being called a “slut” in the hallways. Shame and diminished self-worth triggered the onset of disordered eating - something I quietly battled for nearly two decades.
As a highly sensitive and intuitive woman, my passion and purpose is to help others establish a deeper connection with themselves. I believe that the majority (if not all) of our issues in life are the result of being disconnected - from ourselves, from each other, and from the universe at large.
As I entered adulthood, I developed a pattern of attracting partners who were controlling and emotionally abusive. I experienced various health issues and could never find a solution. Doctors and specialists prescribed remedies that would give me short-term relief at best. I was completely disconnected from myself, and in 2015, I eventually hit an emotional and physical rock bottom.
Somehow the universe guided me to sign up for an intro pass at a nearby yoga studio, and it was the best thing I ever did. Developing a routine of regularly taking time to connect with myself and my breath was exactly what I needed. I finally found relief from my most severe symptoms. This is when my spiritual awakening began, as I had discovered the connection between the body, mind, and soul.
I dove deep into the realm of spirituality and holistic healing, and eventually developed an understanding of my trauma and the effect it had on my subconscious patterning. I became trained as a yoga teacher and reiki practitioner, and have recently delved deep into the topics of meditation, breathwork, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the Science of Stretching, and EFT tapping.
I look forward to working with you soon!
My passion for holistic healing and self-empowerment is at the forefront of my service to clients
Some Fun Facts About Me
Sun sign: Virgo
Hometown: Fenwick, ON, Canada
Go-to healing modality: Breathwork!
Daily habit or ritual for success: Mindful movement and connection to the body - yoga, stretching, foam rolling, etc.
Inspired by: Nature, in all its forms
Favourite restaurant dish: Butter croissant - Small Victory bakery, Vancouver BC
Favourite book: The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer
Favourite way to break a sweat: Power yoga or powerlifting
Favourite way to relax: Sitting in the sun and listening to ocean waves
Favourite way to have fun: Dancing to live music... especially at a drum circle!
Best lesson learned about life: Happiness is a state of mind
Current obsessions: Mineral water, audiobooks, my grounding mat
Scariest thing I’ve done: Going downhill mountain biking for the first time without a clue on how to actually handle the bike... it ended with a terrible wipe-out flipping over the handlebars, a trip to emergency, and major surgery to repair a full clavicle break. I was so lucky to have Marisa nearby to help me get through the recovery process. She is an absolute angel!