Co-Director // Haverhill, 200-Hour Training
Assistant // Boston, 300-Hour Training
Caroline Pineau's teaching is infused with deep skill, knowledge and heart. Each student who walks into her class is seen, attended to and appreciated. With this foundation, tremendous growth can occur! Caroline heartily encourages her students to cultivate physical and mental fortitude through yoga, while utilizing her anatomy expertise and personal experience of navigating injury to tailor the practice safely to all levels. Sound alignment, clear instruction, intentional sequencing, and mental focus are the pillars of Caroline's classes; warmth, inclusiveness and skilled hands-on assists complete her signature style. Her intention is for students to develop a treasured awareness of their own unique anatomy, and to gain access to quiet and calm.
Drawn to the practice for its holistic healing, physicality, and capacity to cultivate equanimity, Caroline completed her first 200-hour training with Frog Lotus Yoga in 2010. She has been teaching full-time ever since, and graduated from Boston Yoga School's 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training in 2015. Always a student, she continues to study and work closely with her mentor Ame Wren and other inspiring teachers.
Caroline's personal commitment to teaching and community is reflected in her vibrant studio, The Yoga Tree (www.theyogatreestudio.com) in downtown Haverhill, MA. Since opening in 2010, The Yoga Tree has twice been awarded "Best Yoga Studio-Readers Choice" by Northshore Magazine and has become a go-to practice space on Boston’s North Shore. The studio offers a full schedule of weekly classes with talented teachers, frequent workshops with some of New England's most sought-after guest teachers, and specialty teacher trainings in children's and prenatal yoga. Beginning in August 2017, the studio will also host a full 200-hour Boston Yoga School teacher training co-directed by Caroline and Ame Wren. A few times per year Caroline takes her yoga on the road to lead retreats full of laughter, connection and deep learning in beautiful locations - always a special experience!
Off the mat, Caroline is an artist, working with paint and mixed media. She lives in Haverhill, MA with her cat Boots, two dogs Reese and Mango, and her wonderful husband Adam. She loves to spend time with family and friends, be in her garden, and adventure in nature.