Carol jane Buttenham

2020 – YTT 200hr

I originally started this website to share where yoga lovers could find free, donation and affordable yoga classes around Nashville. I started blogging to share my experience at the many wonderful yoga studios we have across Nashville.

I never planned to be a yoga teacher but after 19 years of practice I was encouraged by friends and teachers to attend teacher training. I wanted to deepen my practice and was looking for a new experience, something that would excite and inspire me. I found it after my first weekend in teacher training at Liberation Nashville.

My first yoga class was a lesson in balance, literally. While working as a musician onboard Carnival Cruise Lines from 2000-2003, I learned the basic postures. Moving to Nashville, I continued my journey, learning from a variety of Nashville teachers of various styles and traditions.

I chose Liberation Nashville’s 200hr training because their focus encompassed the whole of yoga. My goal as an instructor is to encourage beginners, inspire all experience levels and journey through the Eight Limb Path of Yoga together. I aspire to include a short introduction to a yoga concept, pranayama, asana, and meditation in each class.

Yoga Class schedule

Sundays and Mondays

Let’s journey through the Eight Limb Path of Yoga together! Each month we focus on a different Yama (moral restraint) or Niyama (observance) to help us move deeper into our own authenticity and support a meaningful life. Each class includes pranayama (breath-work), a vinyasa style flow, and ends with a short meditation. Perfect for beginners new to a yoga practice, experienced yogis wanting to deepen their understanding and everyone in-between!

Thursdays – 45 mins YOGA (ASAnas) & 15 mins MEDITATION

Let’s get together online and do some Moon Salutations and whatever else you need. Great for beginners because there’s lots of repetition but also good for experienced yogis to deepen your practice and bring some inner awareness. Want to work on your core? Let’s do that! Backbends to counteract sitting at a computer all day? I got ya! Let me know what you need and we will move through the asanas/postures together.

Looking to start a meditation practice? Looking for connection? Join us at 5:45 pm CST every Thursday for 15 minutes of meditation together!

Online Thursdays 5:00 pm CT “pay what you can” JOIN CLASS

Are you interested in a private session or have a small group of friends that wants to do a class outdoors? Let me know!