Carolina Portago

Yoga INstructor, Santa Fe Thrive

Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, Carolina spent the last decade based in New York and Los Angeles. An avid traveler from a young age, she’s explored many foreign countries, climbed one of the world’s highest peaks, and met some incredible people.

During her time in LA, Carolina undertook a Yoga Works 200 hour teacher training in an effort to develop her own practice. What she discovered was a profound desire to deepen her understanding of yoga and share her experience. She went on to attend Off the Mat, Into the World’s week long intensive before jumping into Maty Ezraty’s rigorous 100 hour teacher training at Exhale in Venice Beach, CA. Simultaneously completing her 500 hour teacher training at Yoga Works and teaching regularly at a homeless shelter in Santa Monica, CA, Carolina witnessed just how impactful yoga can be. With a strong emphasis on alignment and safety, she creates a space where everyone has fun while working hard.

Carolina holds a bachelors of science in psychology from The New School and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in the Eastern Classics Program at St. John’s College. Her greatest achievement to date is the birth of her son.