Carol Krucoff

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where she offers classes, private sessions, and workshops for people with health challenges. An award-winning journalist, Carol served as founding editor of The Washington Post’s health section and is the author of several books including Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain and Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less. She is codirector, with Kimberly Carson, of the Yoga for Seniors teacher training, and they are coauthors of Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • 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.