Class Facilitators

Kimberly Carson

Kimberly Carson, M.P.H., C-I.A.Y.T., E-R.Y.T. is a health educator and yoga therapist at Oregon Health & Science University, specializing in the therapeutic use of mindfulness and yoga for seniors and people with medical challenges. Kimberly has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for close to 20 years. She currently offers mindfulness classes to cardiac, oncology, chronic pain, and internal medicine patients. Kimberly has developed and taught yoga programs being researched at Duke University Medical Center and OHSU. The Mindful Yoga Program, developed by Kimberly and her husband Jim, has been shown in research trials to significantly reduce pain, fatigue and emotional distress in various patient groups. She co-directs national professional trainings for yoga teacher at OHSU and Duke Integrative Medicine. For more information, please visit her website: or email