Cara Quinn is an artist and yoga teacher. She started a meditation practice in college, while she was pursuing a minor in Art at Adelphi University. During college, she was also on the swim team and found the link to mind, body and spirit strongly connected. It was during this time that she found she was most happy: when she created art, was swimming everyday and meditated daily.
Cara’s art instruction and love of the arts started at an early age. She has travelled extensively though out Europe, specially has spent a great deal of time in Ireland and Spain. She attended The Ursuline School in Westchester County, New York for high school and concentrated on Art while she was there. She would often take free classes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art offered to high school students on the weekends.
In the 1998, Cara found herself taking a few yoga classes when she could. Over the next couple of years, she pursued more yoga classes and found that they were a great way to compliment her swimming, relieve her body of stress and tension all while also maintaining flexibility and confidence.
In 2004, he mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was during that time that she found Gilda’s Club on Houston Street in NYC. There, they offered free yoga classes to cancer survivors and their families. It was at that moment she decided she wanted to become a yoga teacher, specifically to help people with cancer.
In 2008, her mother passed away and a few weeks later, her father did as well. After attending the Livestrong Challenge in Austin for the 3rd time in 2009, she decided to make Austin her home to heal her heart. That February, she moved from the Upper West Side of New York City and now calls Austin, Texas home.
In 2011, she followed her dream to become a certified yoga teacher. Since that time she has studied with Gary Krafsow, Leslie Kaminoff, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Rod Stryker. She has also taken an advanced course on Yoga & Oncology at M.D. Anderson in Houston, TX.
She combines her art & yoga to help heal herself and others, through a gentle yoga practice sprinkled with a creative side that is uniquely hers.
This combination of studies and real life experience has molded Cara into the person she is today. She is happy to be part of a thriving artist & yoga community in Austin.