Carmen DeRusha

Carmen received her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2023 with Yoga Farm Ithaca. She started teaching in 2023 and started with Small World Yoga in January 2024. She is passionate about encouraging curiosity in each of her students. She believes yoga is for everybody and teaches mindfully with verbal adjustments and props to suit everyone’s needs. She loves yoga because it has helped her heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Carmen enjoys teaching yoga because it gives her the opportunity to help others heal as well.

Outside of yoga, Carmen really enjoys hiking, silversmithing, and any other creative art form. She plans on returning to Yoga Farm Ithaca in the fall to train for her 500-hour Kundalini and Ayurveda teacher training.