Wise 50 Over 50 Award™
Carmelita Morgan – Carma Yoga with Carmelita Morgan
Before beginning my yoga teacher training, I was working in an accounting/office administration setting. At the urging of a friend who was looking for a yoga teacher to instruct a small community group, I accepted and agreed to offer an 8-week Beginner Yoga session and this turned out to be a life-changing experience for me.
My business began with that small group when I was 54 years of age and since then, I have grown to a business that teaches seven classes per week along with hosting my own yoga retreats in beautiful Gros Morne National Park and presenting at many other retreats in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
My mission is to make yoga accessible to everybody and every “body”; to show people that yoga is going to improve their lives and their longevity and that they don’t have to be a certain body type or age or in perfect health to benefit from this very healing practice; to teach them the gentle art of slowing down and enjoying every beautiful moment this life has to offer us and to help them weather the difficult times that come to us all.
I could never have imagined where this journey would lead me and I am so grateful for the blessing of yoga in my life. To think that this would become a successful business for me after the age of 50 is proof that we can achieve anything at any age, and probably be more successful with the wisdom we have gained over the years. I look forward to practicing and teaching yoga for decades to come!