Carol Krucoff

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and codirector of the Yoga for Seniors teacher trainings. An award-winning journalist, Carol was founding editor of the Washington Post’s Health section and is author of several books, including Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less and Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain. She is coauthor, with Kimberly Carson, of Relax into Yoga for Seniors:  A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Pain Relief. Carol has practiced yoga for more than 40 years, has studied with master teachers from around the world and was profoundly influenced by her primary teacher, the late Esther Myers.

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Upcoming Programs


  • Chair Stand Practice to Boost Strength as We Age

    One of life’s most common activities—getting up from a chair—is critical to maintaining independence and quality of life for older people, says Carol Krucoff.

  • Gentle Yoga to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

    Carol Krucoff offers a gentle yoga sequence designed to help relieve pain by stretching tight muscles, strengthening weak ones, and enhancing relaxation.

  • Adapting Yoga Postures for Older Practitioners

    Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff have created a method to help yoga teachers learn how to skillfully adapt postures to suit the individual needs of older populations.

  • Teaching Yoga to Seniors

    Like many Americans, older adults are increasingly drawn to yoga. This presents both an extraordinary opportunity and a serious challenge for yoga instructors.