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Carla Koopal RYT 3000, NTS, NMT, CMT, LPN, BS, Yoga Therapy.
Enhancing quality of life, through Yoga, Yoga Meets Dance & Advanced Pain Relief BodyWork.


I'm currently offering 7 weekly online Zoom classes + 2 in-person classes - click momoyoga.com/carlakoopal to register.

Carla's Zoom Yoga Schedule:

Mondays 10:45am-12noon (Pacific Time) Gentle AllOneYoga*

Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:45pm (Pacific Time) Gentle AllOneYoga*

Tuesdays 7:45pm-9:00pm (Pacific Time) Restorative Yin Yoga

Wednesdays 10:45am-12noon (Pacific Time) Gentle AllOneYoga*

Thursdays 7:45pm-9:00pm (Pacific Time) Restorative Yin Yoga

Fridays 5:30pm-6:30pm (Pacific Time) Gentle TGIF AllOneYoga*

In-Person Yoga Classes:

Fridays 2pm-3pm (Pacific Time) Chair Yoga In Person
@ 150 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA - Free

Saturdays 9:15am-10:45am (Pacific Time) In-Person Yoga
@UC Berkeley University Village Gymnasium, 1123 Jackson, Albany, CA - $8 for drop-in

*AllOneYoga is Carla's signature eclectic blend of the 28 yoga styles that she studied singe age 14.
Additional inspiration comes from 40 years performing Advanced Pain Relief BodyWork,
18 yoga teaching certifications, plus degrees in Education in Nursing.


"AllOneYoga" for Health, Healing and Happiness

With the Wide World of Yoga as her mentor, Carla's teaching style is joyful, holistic, and informative. She incorporates insights from many yogic traditions into her classes, reaffirming TKV Desikachar's assertion that "it's all one yoga"! To Carla this is no different than exploring and learning from all cultures of the world. In her early teens, Carla spontaneously started stretching yogically. At 16, she embarked on 7 years of daily Raja yoga classes, and after completing degrees in Education & Nursing, Carla immersed herself in 7 years of Iyengar yoga studies, and thereafter went on to complete 18 yoga teacher trainings in different yoga styles: Ananda Seva Yoga Therapy 500, Integrative Yoga Therapy 500, Kripalu Yoga 500, Iyengar style, Anusara style, Adi Yoga, AyurYoga, Kundalini Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Svaroopa Basics, Pilates Mat & Pilates Fusion, Yin Yoga, Yoga of the Heart, Yoga Meets Dance, Mini Yogis for Kids & Tweens/Teens, Full of Joy Yoga, and Yoga Movement. Carla continues to study predominantly Kundalini Yoga, plus the teachings of Angela Farmer, Bihar Yoga, Shadow Yoga, TriYoga, Viniyoga, and Yin/Yang Yoga. Often on the cutting edge, 4 decades ago she combined manual therapy with yoga, and today she continues to create her "AllOneYoga!", an inclusive eclectic yogic blend featuring highlights from 28 yoga lineages. Last but not least, studying with various Tibetan & Vipassana Meditation Teachers has offered priceless guidance toward greater inner peace. Carla also brings to her teaching 45 years experience in Bodywork and Natural Therapeutics, as well as degrees in Education and Nursing.

"It's all One Yoga!" ─ T.K.V. Desikachar

1-on-1 Yoga & Yoga Therapy

*Available via Zoom!

1-on-1 Yoga, which is how yoga was traditionally taught, offers you the personal attention that no group class can give you. This ideal setting can help you create your own yoga routine, help determine which of the many styles of yoga would best suit your needs, or get you up to speed for group classes. Whereas 1-on-1 Yoga focuses on wellness and prevention, Yoga Therapy can help address specific health challenges or imbalances.


Massage & Bodywork

*In-person sessions not available during pandemic!

"Heal & Renew your Irreplaceable Body"

Carla Koopal has 45 years expertise and training in medical massage, bodywork and natural therapeutics. Virtually any health problem would benefit from any or all of these holistic therapies. Carla had a successful private practice, before joining the Marino Center for Progressive Health, a pioneering complementary care clinic in New England. Warm, friendly and professional, Carla has extensive experience in providing fast and effective relief from most acute/chronic musculoskeletal pains; she often gets results even when nothing else has!

Carla's Massage and Bodywork can effectively relieve or reduce: * acute & chronic pain * auto accident pain (whiplash, etc.) * repetitive stress injuries (carpal tunnel, bursitis, tendinitis, tennis elbow, etc.) * muscle & joint pain (TMJ, torticollis, spasms, "frozen" shoulder/neck) * fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue * mystery/undiagnosed pain * headaches & migraines * pinched/entrapped nerves (lumbago, sciatica) * postural misalignment (scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis) * plantar fascitis * surgery rehabilitation * stress, depression & exhaustion * poor circulation, stiffness and soreness

Carla's training includes: Medical Massage - St. John Neuromuscular Therapy - Structural Release - Advanced Myofascial Release - Myofascial Meridian Strategy - Body-Mind Clearing - Subtle Ayurvedic Therapies - Muscle Energy Technique - Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation - Benjamin Muscular Therapy - Isokinematic Lymphatic Drainage - Looyen Work - Biosomatics - Deep Tissue - Trigger Point Massage - Advanced Sports Massage - Swedish Gymnastics - Shiatsu - Polarity - Craniosacral - Reiki - Reflexology - Kinesionics - Kinesiology - La Stone Therapy - Alexander Technique - Posture and Movement Re-education - Yoga Therapy - Basic Ayurveda and Herbalism.

Carla also has 18 Yoga Teaching Certifications, as well as degrees in Education and Nursing.

Yoga Meets Dance ~ Global Dance(TM)

*Available via Zoom by special request

Yoga Meets Dance ~ Global Dance�, created by Beth Rigby, is a wildly fun transformational workout for body and soul. It is for dancers and non-dancers, lovers of yoga or those who have two left feet. Anyone can do it, regardless of ability or fitness level. Sessions begin with gentle yoga, then soar into cathartic, liberating dance movement, with creative visualizations to unleash the dancer in anyone and set the body, mind and spirit wildly free. Global Dance includes elements of ethnic dance, fun-filled interactive movement, and free dance. Laugh hard, sweat, connect with others, and make new friends in a rich communal experience.

Carla Koopal is a certified Yoga Meets Dance teacher. She grew up dancing in the Caribbean, performed in an African dance troupe, and also explored swing, latin, ballroom, folk dance, trance dance, dance jams, and Dances of Universal Peace. Carla's classes are set to an eclectic mix of music, drawing on her 7 years experience as a Global Music public radio DJ.


Client Testimonials

She makes the pain "go away" Leon G., Hospital Administrator

Carla's work is most definitely respected in the health care community Virginia A.-B., former president American Massage Therapy Association

Very impressed with her knowledge and skills ... a true professional in her field Linda R., MD

A Master of this art Carolyn G.

Always on the cutting edgeEdward L.

Carla has been my Miracle Healer Vangie A.


I'm currently offering 7 weekly online Zoom classes + 2 in-person classes - click momoyoga.com/carlakoopal to register.

Customized classes and workshops - available by request

Yoga for Office Workers - I'm available to teach at your workplace.

Yoga Meets Dance celebrations - Customized to enhance any type of event.

Intro to Massage - Please contact me if interested. No prior experinece required.


Contact Information


Email: carlakoopal@hotmail.com

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