- professional actress and model
- Hatha Yoga certified teacher
- trained in corporeal consciousness (Théâtre du mouvement)
- voice and intuitive dance
- somatic movement and expressive arts therapy and nonviolent communication with Tamalpa Life Art Process.
- and a proud mother…
Some background experience…I was born in Canada but grew up in Arizona and California. I always had a deep longing to understand what I’m doing here on this planet and how the rest of the world lived and saw life. When I was 19 I modelled in San Francisco (Ford Agency) and was sent to Milan, Italy (Names Agency) in 1998 where I modelled and acted for some big names but got quickly tired of the superficial life style. I bought a Volkswagen bus with a friend in Germany and started traveling and performing circus street shows (I learned juggling and acrobatics in the nature and performed in the evening) I traveled in a camper for 10 years where I lived mainly in Italy and traveled to hot countries in the winter like Brazil, India, Thailand, China, Mexico, other parts of Europe and other places, but it’s a bit long to list !
I loved traveling, especially being so close to nature. I performed in hundreds of street theater festivals in Europe with a one-woman comic circus, corporeal mime show (see my show/ acting web site www.carlyko.com). I moved to Paris in 2007 where I studied theater (AIDAS), painting with Edgar Saillen, contemporary dance (Micadanse, Menagerie de Verre) and corporeal mime (Théâtre du Mouvement). I practiced a lot of different types of yoga especially Iyengar (120 hours) (Yog-ganga in Rajpur, India), some Ashtanga (Ashtanga Yoga Paris), Bikram (Bikram yoga mesa) and Kundalini. Yoga had been part of my life physically since I was a teenage
r but it became a huge part of my spiritual path when I was pregnant with my son in 2009. In 2010 I was licensed in Hatha Yoga (200 hours) in Sedona, AZ (7 centers yoga center). I regularly attended workshops or events in therapeutic clown, free dance, shamanism and singing. I also did a Vipassana meditation retreat in Belgium and practice daily. I teach yoga, theater and dance in France from 2010 until present. I am currently studying Tamalpa Life Art Process, healing through movement, expressive arts, writing, drawing and NVC (non- violent communication) in France and in San Francisco, USA.
I live and teach between the Bordeaux area in France and the USA and am organizing more yoga dance nature experiences all over the world… (if you want me to come to your area, or some exotic beautiful location… let me know… 😉