Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT

Yoga Therapist

Carol Krucoff is a yoga educator who teaches people with health challenges how to use yoga breathing, movement, and meditation techniques to find ease in body and mind. Carol is co-founder and co-director of the Integrative Yoga for Seniors teacher training, designed to help yoga instructors work safely and effectively with older adults. An IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, Carol has been practicing yoga for nearly 50 years and has been privileged to study yoga with master teachers from around the world. She is also an award-winning health journalist and author of several books including “Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less,” and “Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain.” She is co-author of the books, “Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief” and “Relax into Yoga for Chronic Pain.” Carol was founding editor of The Health Section at The Washington Post, where she worked as a reporter and editor for 10 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national publications including The New York Times and Reader’s Digest. Carol also spent a decade studying karate, earning a second-degree black belt and the honored title Sensei.


  • BS in Journalism, University of Maryland, 1975
  • Special Student in American Studies, Yale University, 1975
  • IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Certified Yoga Therapist
  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Yoga Alliance
  • Certificate of Qualification, Esther Myers’ Yoga Teacher Training, 2002
  • Certificate of Completion, Nischala Devi’s Yoga of the Heart, Cardiac and Cancer Teacher Training, 2005
  • Member, Peer Review Board, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
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