Carissa Pope

Hi my name is Carissa Pope and I grew up here in Bakersfield. I went to college in Colorado and that’s where I fell in love with spin and yoga. Being an athlete my entire life, I strived to find something that was competitive but also gave me the same escape as sports did. Whether I’m on the podium or on my mat, I’m able to completing surrender and leave everything else going on in my life outside the doors and that’s what I strive to do as an instructor. I have always been obsessed with music and was actually offered to train as a yoga instructor because I started curating playlists for their studio! Outside of instructing, I also love hiking, traveling, attending concerts, and a good margarita. I am currently getting my masters degree for social work. I am a huge advocate for mental health, and as someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, I strive to make my classes all inclusive of the mind, body and spirit. My class will be a place where you can connect to yourself deeper, push yourself, and leave better than you came!