Carla Jimenez

Carla has been teaching Yoga and Dance to people of all ages and abilities in the Tampa area since 2002. She graduated from USF in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in Dance. She currently holds an eRYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) Certification, as well as Prenatal Yoga Certification. Carla is a Yoga instructor trainer for the Yoga Lotus Pond in Tampa.

Carla is a proud mother  which led her into her experience teaching mommy-n-baby yoga in 2005 and 2006. Carla has been singing and dancing since childhood and enjoys bringing her love for music and sound into the art of yoga. She adds her special touch to each yoga class by concluding savasana with Mantras sung to her original melodies. CD’s are currently for sale at Bella Prana in Tampa, and at different studios throughout the Bay area.

View Carla’s recorded classes here:

I knew I was in for a treat when I signed up for the chanting workshop that Carla and Jill put on in late January. I’d always been curious about it and have enjoyed Carla’s chanting at the end of her yoga classes. Her angelic voice creates a true sense of peace and serenity. I was impressed with the depth of study revealed by Jill and Carla and thrilled to learn at the workshop that there is a science behind each sound involved in this practice. It was fascinating to find out how chanting fits in with yoga and can benefit your physical health and mental well-being. But what surprised me the most about the workshop was the joyful feeling of being spiritually connected that I experienced and how great I felt after we’d finished. It was very powerful. I can’t wait until the next workshop. I would recommend this for anyone and especially for those involved in the practice of yoga.

Sandy Patin

Having practiced Hatha Yoga with Carla at the Lotus Room in Tampa many times over the past year, when I received word of her Pranayama/Mantra workshop, I knew I had to make time in my busy schedule to attend. At her workshop she began by skillfully guiding the class on our inward journey using various Pranayama breathing techniques with the same empowering yet gentle style as I’d experienced in her Yoga classes. She demonstrated, then led us in vocalizing different sound and vibration combinations used in Indian chants and Mantras. Now encouraged and prepared, we then performed a few Indian chants along with Carla. Very inspirational, and a relaxing and pleasant experience. I highly recommend her CD; I’ve played it many times and always enjoy it! Namaste.