Carol Swagerty

I was scared into Yoga years ago after I discovered I had lost an inch in height and was diagnosed with mild Scoliosis. I didn’t want to shrink in height like my mother and be in the constant pain she was in due to her osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and scoliosis in her spine. Over the years, her back had twisted to the point that her organs and overall quality of life were affected. At that time, I had no idea how to help her. I just knew I didn’t want to wind up in that condition.

Leaving my first Yoga class in 1997, I was in love - I knew I would be practicing Yoga for the rest of my life. The relief I felt in my back and my entire body after one class was amazing. In 2001, I completed a 200 hr. Yoga Teacher training at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. Teaching and sharing my love of Yoga with others has brought joy and meaning to my life and a sense of service to others.

Several years later, I realized I could help so many more people by becoming a certified trainer in Yoga for Scoliosis. I completed my training and practicum under Elise Browning Miller. It is exciting to help people with Scoliosis through Yoga, combining my Kripalu Yoga teachings of compassion and self-discovery with the teachings of Elise Browning Miller - empowering people with the knowledge and tools to allow the body to realign itself and ease chronic pain.

My home is Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, where I teach classes and work with Scoliosis clients in private sessions. My summers are spent sharing my love of Yoga in Red River, New Mexico, thirty minutes north of Taos, where I host Yoga retreats, Scoliosis retreats and teach yoga classes each summer. The knowledge I now have and share would have helped my mother so much. Personally, I credit my yoga practice with stopping the progression of my Scoliosis. In addition, I have now gained back half of the height I lost years ago prior to beginning my personal Yoga journey.

I have studied with Ana Forrest, Judith Lasater, Elise Browning Miller, Jeff Kaplan, and others.

I encourage you to allow me to share my yoga knowledge and experience with you. Namaste!

See my website at for information about my classes, Yoga retreats and Yoga for Scoliosis. You may also email me at or phone me at 817-371-4800.