We had the good fortune of connecting with Carolina Herrera and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carolina, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I find my Personal yoga time to be my unique time to explore breathing and meditation, on my own terms. Slowing my breathing down and allow me to connect to my brain in a conscious manner. I created Personal Yoga Books, and groups to continue to learn, stay committed and grow with this personal practice. SUCCESS: For me, its a 7 letter word I practice success, 7 days out of the week. I created a system that works to remind me about success at achieving calm and getting to my personal yoga Space. Whether it is at work, home, or my own personal needs. Life is hectic,.. and success gets put on hold as our daily routine takes charge. And life goes on. And on. I want to look back one day and say! wow! I did it. I was successful after all. I accomplished and helped accomplish calm in a frantic world. Personal Yoga is the art of Breathing oxygen in, and manifesting a state of calm along with learning new information that is valuable to me as a human- OFF my mat and ON my mat. Being successful is to show up for my breath, body, and mind. Unplug for 10 minutes, from whatever it is that I am working and commit to the now and be present. Camp out on a space, make it unique and attend to my surroundings. The most important aspect of those 10 minutes is to stay committed to slowing down the breath from a normal rate to half the rate and move accordingly. After each practice, I get this calm awesome feeling, that’s when I can say. Mission accomplished. I get to give myself that extra minute of savasana and enjoy the flow and glow with the flow! Success is to practice what I preach. Stay committed, learning and growing on and off the mat!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a health coach. I work a full-time job and have my Personal Yoga as my outlet to explore more about who I am in this world. I’m a busy health care worker. Registered Nurse by background and yogi at heart.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Welcome to Dallas! Work out at home/hotel/or outside. Volunteer time at a POP garden. You must do Brunch-it’s a thing here: Knox/Henderson, Victory Park, Bishop Arts, Deep Ellum, Highland Park Go to a pool and relax Go for a walk at a museum/park or river. For Dinner, Knox/Henderson, Victory Park, Bishop Arts, Deep Ellum, Highland Park. All places are amazing, they are charming but here are my favs: Gemma, Parigi, La Boulangerie, Jimmy’s, Cake Bar, Houndstooth, El Bolero, LDU coffee … the best … the list is endless but those are my top go-to places.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I told the story of how I met Bill Walsh and his team one day to a friend. It was so interesting- it almost sounded surreal to me. I will share it here: One day I was strolling the city, and found my self at a Small Business event at a local hotel. Sat down, and listened for a while. I took a Selfie with the man (Bill Walsh). Was so enlightened and excited about his speeches that I signed up for some coaching. I am a health care worker- not a businesswoman. I realized I had personal yoga inside of me and was open to exploring what could be done. I attended his conferences for a while, met a few key members like a Woman named Cheryl, and an awesome lady named Angel Tuccy, along with others, like a guy named Rey Perez. All super fun entrepreneurs and all have taught me and coached me a lot! To Power Team International and rainmakers, you all rock! Let’s keep inspiring one another. Shoutout to you and thank you! Another shoutout to Marie Forleo- thanks for the writing coaching. I needed you to teach me what you taught me.