Carolyn Midland Valdez BSN, RN, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Carolyn is a highly qualified professional yoga therapist with certifications in Yoga, Yoga Therapy and additional training in Ayurveda. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Carolyn completed her yoga therapy training at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda (currently closed) in Boulder, CO in 2010 and has completed two additional years of study in Yoga Cikitsa (Therapy) at Prana YogaÂ and Ayurveda Mandala. She received her 200 YTT and Prenatal Yoga Training through Samadhi Center for Yoga in 2008 and 2009.
In 2011, Carolyn started teaching yoga at the UCHealth Central Park Physical Therapy department until joining UCHealth’s Integrative Medicine Center in 2015. At the Integrative Medicine Center she created the Yoga Therapy program offering individual yoga therapy sessions, therapeutic group yoga classes, co-lead Mindfulness and Yoga for Cancer Recovery groups and most recently developed and taught the yoga portion of the research study: A Mobile Intervention Merging Yoga and Self-Management Skills (MY-Skills Mobile) for Individuals Experiencing Symptoms of Long COVID. The Integrative Medicine Center closed it’s doors on August 31, 2023 which brought Carolyn back to working in her private practice, Denver Yoga Therapy.
Through continuous personal transformation and deep connection with the heart, Carolyn hopes to share the limitless possibilities of yoga with all people no matter the condition or symptoms present. Offering a place to learn tools for wellness, each of her private yoga therapy sessions are tailored to the unique needs of her clients and use yoga practices including asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), guided relaxation and meditation, among others. Carolyn currently teaches online hatha yoga classes and provides individual yoga therapy sessions. She encourages all people, no matter the physical challenges present, to try yoga because yoga has something to offer everyone!