Carolyn Schmidt – Wellness Facilitator
About, Career, & Passions:
Carolyn Schmidt is in a long term relationship with human movement. As a Stretch Therapist, Breathwork Facilitator and Movement Educator, Carolyn brings a lifetime of experience, passion and curiosity to each session and class she leads.
After years of dealing with frustrating dance injuries, Carolyn found herself on a healing path, learning how to unwind and re-pattern her own body from 20 years of intense physical training and related emotional impacts. As a part of her healing journey, she discovered Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) – a gentle yet powerful modality that helps the body heal at a nervous system level. She became a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist in 2017 and holds the highest level of training in the method. Breathwork has also been an integral part of Carolyn’s own personal healing, and through working with her breath and having profound experiences, she realized that physical pain is so much more than simply physical. Carolyn has studied with Robin Clements of Breathwave, and is a trained facilitator of Conscious Connected Breathing.
In conjunction with Stretch Therapy and Breathwork, Carolyn is a skilled movement coach with a sharp eye and nurturing energy. Carolyn has studied a wide range of movement practices and somatic body-mind therapies including Franklin Method (Eric Franklin), Anatomy Trains Body Reading (Tom Myers), Laban Movement Analysis, Counter technique, Alexander Technique, BodyMind Centering (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen), Yoga (various forms), Pilates (classical and contemporary), movement improvisation and more.
Carolyn is co-owner of The Stretch Space in Vancouver – a studio for Stretch Therapy, Breathwork and Movement. Carolyn enjoys working with 1-1 clients, small intimate groups, retreats and large workshops. She has worked with humans of all kinds, from age 3 – 93.