Meet RA MA Institute Teacher Carla Ashton-Carroll

Carla Carroll Teacher Photo

We sat down with RA MA Institute teacher Carla Ashton-Caroll. Here’s what she had to say….

How did you discover Kundalini Yoga? 

While attending a spiritual workshop I noticed a man who radiated beautiful energy. It turned out that he was a Kundalini teacher so I started classes with him.

What are some ways that you use the technology of Kundalini Yoga for success in your everyday life?

I try to integrate it into my daily life. Besides sadhana, I use times when I am  waiting to practice One Minute Breath to stay centered, Conscious walking with Sat Nam to stay grounded. Long deep breathing when I am on the computer to increase focus and clarity.

What’s your go-to kriya or meditation to get out of a negative thought stream? 

Kirtan Kriya, one of the most powerful meditations in the practice of Kundalini. Washes the consciousness clean

What do you recommend for people to stay grounded during these times on the planet? 

Become Earth to Self, 3 breath meditation using VICTORY, Alternate Nostril Breathing

If your life were a playlist, what are 3 songs that are on it?

  • Nafanta by Ismaêl Lô
  • Laya Mantra by Sat Kartar
  • Stone Flower by Antonio Carlos Jobim

What are 3 things you do to keep a healthy glow?

  • Body scrub with a stiff brush before a shower
  • Eating as much fresh organic fruits and vegetables as I can
  • Practicing Sodachan Chakra Kriya to stay balanced

What’s one thing you hope someone experiences in your classes?

I hope students make a connection with the teachings to feel uplifted and radiant. My wish is that there are practices available to address any problem and I encourage them to ask me.


Catch Carla Ashton-Caroll for her last month of in-person classes at RA MA Institute New York this October!