Flow level 2 with Carrie Janell Hamner

This former Rockette conjures up a mixture of vinyasa flow and hatha yoga through an Ayurvedic lens in her class.

Flow Level 2 with Carrie Janell Hamner at Liberation Yoga
Carrie Janell Hamner
Type:  Vinyasa / Good 4 Regulars
Teacher(s): 
Carrie Janell Hamner
Neighborhood: 
Hollywood
Location: 

Liberation Yoga, 124 S. La Brea Ave.

Date/Time: 
January 14, 2013 - 4:28pm

Recognize Carrie Janell Hamner? She just might look familiar since she graced the cover of LA Yoga magazine December/January 2012. This former Rockette conjures up a mixture of vinyasa flow and hatha yoga through an Ayurvedic lens in her class. What does that look like, you ask? Well, for starters, Carrie is attuned to the weather (yes, there are seasons in LA). Liberation Yoga, where she teaches, has a partially outdoor garden studio, and even with heaters, it is still a bit chilly in the winter – but Carrie adapts. She had us do a flow series that started with us jogging in place and taught us some breath work to heat the body, plus she injected plenty of opportunities for vinyasas throughout her class. We'd describe her as high energy and fast-talking, so it's no surprise that according to Ayurvedic principles her dosha is Pitta. She wears her southern roots on her sleeve (she's a San Antonio, Texas native, BTW) when she says "y'all" to address the class when she's about to break down a pose. Toward the end of class Carrie had us hold a super long pigeon, followed by a dreamy savasana.