Kimberly Carson

Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, E-RYT, a yoga therapist and mindfulness educator at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, uses yoga and meditation with patients living with pain, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. She codirects Mindful Yoga professional trainings for chronic pain and cancer, and codirects Yoga for Seniors teacher trainings with Carol Krucoff. Kimberly coauthored studies at Duke University Medical Center, OHSU, and Kaiser Permanente using yoga and meditation for patients with chronic low-back pain, metastatic breast cancer pain, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, opioid dependence, and multiple sclerosis. In addition, Kimberly teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. .She is coauthor of Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • 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.

  • 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.