Hi, I'm Carrie
I got my wake-up call at 31 years old when I survived a heart attack.
At the time, I was working in a stressful Human Resources job that didn't inspire me, and even though I was in good physical shape as a triathlete, I felt disconnected from myself. I was stressed out, and unsure of what I really wanted in life.
I was caught up in the common belief in our society that the measure of your life is how busy you are, and how accomplished you are in your career.
My near-death experience opened my eyes to the fact that I needed to change. I wanted my life to be full of passion, adventure, love, and laughter.
After learning more about heart disease - the #1 killer of all Americans and 80% preventable with lifestyle changes - I decided something needed to change.
Too many people die from heart disease, and I believe we can change that! I wanted to help others get off the hamster wheel, and lead healthier and happier lives.
I embarked on a long journey that included education in nutrition and life-coaching methods to become a holistic health practitioner, cleaning up my diet, and training to become a yoga teacher. As an inflexible athlete, I never thought yoga would be "my thing," but much to my surprise, it was exactly what I needed. I dove in head first and have continued my exploration of the world of yoga well beyond that initial teacher training.
I dipped my toe in entrepreneurship while I was still working full time in HR. My path wasn't always easy, and I found myself slipping back into old habits time and again. I consider myself a recovering perfectionist.
But, along the way I picked up tools and resources that helped me connect to myself, find my way, and stay on track. In 2018, I took the plunge. I left my corporate job to focus full-time on operating Firefly so that I could reach more people, and stop splitting my energy between my passion and the ball-and-chain of the corporate world.
My wish for all of us is that we be connected to self, others, nature, and our food; that we ignite our souls, thrive in life, and shine brightly.
Which brings me to you, and why I started Firefly Community!
I want you to have fun. To be healthy. To feel fulfilled in all areas of your life. To be passionate about your work AND play. To have loads of energy, a strong heart, clear mind, and unmistakable glow.
Firefly provides services and events for individuals, wellness leaders, and groups.
I lead and coordinate yoga and wellness retreats internationally and domestically to ignite your inner light, and provide a supportive community and resources so you can thrive when you return home.
I offer a holistic wellness coaching program, group classes and workshops, and member-only content.
Firefly serves the corporate community by offering onsite and virtual yoga classes, and wellness and stress management workshops.