Charlotte Yoga Staff


Carrie Selby - Yoga Instructor

My fitness journey began far before it was my profession. I was always heavily involved in sports, but most of my spare time growing up was devoted to competitive dance. So much so, I initially attended my first year at the University of Akron as a dance major. After a year of extensive study, I soon realized I was in love with the physicality of exercise and movement of the body which ultimately led me to study exercise physiology as an undergrad and sports science in graduate school.

From 2006-2015, I spent my time managing a private personal training studio in Charlotte as well as teaching multiple group exercise classes at various facilities in Charlotte. I took a 4-year break to try out a 9-6 role, but I knew I had a different job to fulfill which would make me happy. January 2019 is my comeback as a fitness professional, and I couldn't be any happier Fitness is not only my profession but also my passion. I'm so lucky to be able to combine both of them together!

Over the years, I have always identified myself as a long distance runner and completed numerous full and half marathons over the years, but the wear and tear of the sport led me to find alternative forms of exercise like yoga. I was immediately hooked because of the physical and mental benefits of yoga. I wanted to take it one more step further and completed my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training under Tanner Bazemore and Johnna Smith at Y2 in winter 2018. I then completed my mentorship under Dorie Joy in March 2019.

No matter what format you may find me teaching, I would describe my training style to be effective, appropriately-paced, informative, but slightly sneaky. I typically put a large number of compound movements to incorporate a full body workout in a short amount of time. As always, I aim to give numerous modifications or levels to welcome all fitness levels and lead by example.

I find the simple act of teaching/instructing/leading anything fitness related is super gratifying. I love teaching anyone how to find that a-ha moment where the light bulb goes on and they finally get why they showed up.