Rising Moon School of Yoga

2020 Pilot Programs

Meet Caroline Cardino, Our Yoga Teacher Trainer!

Therapeutic Yoga, Visionary Craniosacral Work, and Spiritual & Life Coaching

I’ve been called a teacher’s teacher and a healer. I see myself as a Seeker, having explored many yoga, meditation, and spiritual traditions for over 20 years in search of integration: connection to my Self and to Spirit.


In 2007, I began teaching yoga full time, and in 2008, I started learning and practicing Visionary Craniosacral Work. Over the years, my teaching has evolved into a non-dogmatic blend of the movement and energetic practices that resonate with me most.

I’ve taught classes, workshops, and trainings at studios in Los Angeles, Austin, and Portland. Since 2007, I've completed three Forrest Yoga Teacher Trainings, and trainings in Prenatal & postpartum Yoga, TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises), tai chi, qigong, Zen Shiatsu, massage therapy, and Visionary Craniosacral Work. 

I was also a licensed massage therapist in California for 6 years, and have been in a Master’s program studying Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine for four years. I currently live in Portland, OR, and offer yoga teacher trainings & retreats, Visionary Craniosacral Work, private yoga, guided meditation, qigong, spiritual coaching, and trauma healing sessions in both Portland and Los Angeles.

Check out Caroline’s Yelp reviews!


My teaching is student-focused: each class is intuitively sequenced to meet the needs of the people present. I love helping people discover new ways to inhabit and relate to their bodies. I love witnessing students grow stronger and more fearless in their practice. I love facilitating spiritual and energetic journeys, and I deeply value the way my own journey evolves in the process. I believe there are as many ways to practice yoga as there are people, and that my role as a teacher of yoga is to help others uncover their practice.

With 12 years of experience working with hundreds of people seeking pain relief, emotional healing, or energetic alignment, the approach I’ve developed to teaching addresses what I see as the two fundamental issues that arise from our modern, western lifestyle: chronic postural pain and psychospiritual-somatic disconnect. Whether I’m teaching a class of people or a single student, my intention is to help them discover the root of their pain or disconnect, inquire within about what is needed to heal, and hold sacred space that allows their system to realign itself. The yoga is the tool; I facilitate the use of that tool; but the student is the one who does the deeper healing work from within.

Rising Moon School of Yoga and Teacher Training

Co-creating the Rising Moon School of Yoga with Rachel has been a deeply fulfilling opportunity to share the full spectrum of Yoga with other seekers. Under the umbrella of RMSY and assisted by Rachel, I’m excited to launch Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training in January, 2020: an accessible, six-month distance-learning program bookended by two intense, experiential Immersion Retreats. My intention in creating this Teacher Training is to offer and promote a non-dogmatic, integrated, embodied experience of yoga for those in a process of transformation and self-evolution; and to education and empower trainees to be fantastic yoga teachers.


Please feel free to email me (below) with any questions regarding the yoga programs I’m offering through Rising Moon School of Yoga.

Join me for yoga at Elk Rock Yoga in Milwaukie, OR: my weekly classes are Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:45pm, Wednesdays noon, and Sundays 5pm. I’m also available for virtual yoga sessions.

Inquire about Visionary Craniosacral Work, private yoga therapy, or coaching! I work out of my treatment room in the Mississippi neighborhood of Portland.

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