Carole Pepe spent over 25 years as a Special Educator and outdoor enthusiast. Carole found Yoga in 1998, after an injury and the practice felt like a natural fit in exploring the physicality of asana as well as the connection of the self to the natural world. In 1999, she delved into a 200 hour teacher training certification training in therapeutics and the Bharaivi tradition with Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati (Kirin Mishra). She began teaching yoga to children and adults at that time. After a life-altering diagnosis of cancer in 2003, yoga became prominent in the heart of her healing process. Amar Jyothi (Bonnie Pariser) at Yoga Loka in Frenchtown, NJ, became one of the principle guides in her healing journey. Carole obtained certification from OM Yoga, NYC, to teach yoga to cancer survivors in June, 2009. In June 2010, she completed the 500 hour yoga teacher training program with an emphasis on therapeutics at Yoga Loka. She founded Yoga for Cancer Care offering cancer care classes, Restore and Renew classes, and outreach programs. She is also an assistant instructor for the teacher trainees at Yoga Loka. Her intent is to share with others, especially those with cancer or chronic illness, the strengthening and healing benefits of a yoga practice that can add peace and ease to our daily lives.