Carrie Gaynor BSN, RN, E-RYT, BCSI, CFST


Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST)

KMI Structural Integration (Structural Bodywork)

Anatomy Trains® Course Instructor and other short courses


TriYoga® Flow

Yoga - For the Health of It - Yoga Classes for enhanced well being


Carrie, aka, "the space maker", has been working with the body and its relationship to structure for over 20 years. The practice and teaching of Yoga is a continuous thread through a network of related academic and training pursuits.

The past 10 years she has focused on the emerging science of fascia. Initial exposure to the fascinating world of fascia came through her longstanding and close relationship with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for the Manual and Movement Therapist (2001, 2009 Elsevier).  Through Tom Myers / Kinesis, LLC, she was certified as a KMI structural integration practitioner in 2004 and is now a senior faculty member, teaching Anatomy Trains and other short and long courses internationally.  More recently, she began her studies with Ann and Chris Frederick, leaders in the field of stretching professional athletes and other movers (Stretch to Win®) for optimal performance. She is certified by the Fredericks as a Fascial Stretch Therapist™.  

Carrie’s private practice in Rochester, New York specializes in “making space” for growth and transformation. She offers individual work in both KMI Structural Integration, Fascial Stretch Therapy and individualized yoga practices.

Carrie co-directs ABSOLUTE yoga & wellness, where she teaches Triyoga® flow classes and her own specialty series - Yoga for the Health of It.  Carrie credits Mark Sandler, Esther Myers, Leslie Kaminoff, Victor van Kooten and Kali Ray as her foundational teachers. 



Yogic Education

Yoga Teaching Certificate ;

 earned through comprehensive program with Ester Myers 500 hour / 2 year program.  2000

TriYoga Teaching Certificate earned through internship and certification process. Direct study with  Kaliji and senior TriYoga teachers             Martha Hamilton and Theresa Shay.  2009 

PerspectivesRelationships with Formative TeachersKali Ray, Victor van Kooten, Leslie Kaminoff, Esther Myers, Mark Sandler.

Continuing Studies 1995 - present

  • 2016 -KaliRay - TriYoga 7 day intensive, Santa Cruz, Ca
  • 2015 -Kali Ray - TriYoga 5 day intensive - Spring Mills, Pa
  • 2014 -Kali Ray - TriYoga 5 day intensive - Spring Mills, Pa
  • 2013 - Victor van Kooten 7 day intensive - Rochester, NY
  • 2013 -Kali Ray - TriYoga 2.5 day intensive - Kripalu, Mass
  • 2012- Kali Ray - TriYoga 5 day intensive - Spring Mills, Pa
  • 2011- Kali Ray - TriYoga 2.5 day intensive - Kripalu, Mass
  • 2010- Kali Ray - TriYoga 2.5 day intensive - Kripalu, Mass
  • 2006 - Meditation as Medicine - T.K.V. Desikachar and Kasthub Desikachar - Boston, Mass.-3 days
  • 1998 - 2005 - 2 day seminars with Leslie Kaminoff - Rochester, NY 
  • 2002 - Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten - Yellow Springs, Ohio - 5 day intensive
  • 2002 - The Ocean of Yoga - T.K.V. Desikachar and Kasthub Desikachar - Omega Institute - 5 days
  • 2001 - Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten - Yellow Springs, Ohio - 5 day intensive



Accademic Education and Trade Certificats

Certified Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist. 2015

Certified Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist. 2012

Board Certified Structural Integrator. 2010

Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher, Kinesis, Inc.  2008

Certified Kinesis Myofascial Integration practitoner.

BSN University of Rochester. 1993


Work Experience

Carrie began teaching Yoga classes at Absolute Yoga and other community locations in 1995 and has been teaching an average of 6 - 10 classes per week ever since.  She loves the theraputic benefits of yoga and has directly benefited from this natual means of healing and balancing the body.mind.spirit.  


Board Work

Certification Board for Structural Integration

International Association for Structural Integrators



-Structural Integration

-Fascial Stretch Therapy

-Tri Yoga

-Continuing Education