Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine, part of the Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina, and an award-winning journalist. She served as founding editor of the Health Section of The Washington Post, where she worked as a reporter and editor for 10 years, and her syndicated column, "Bodyworks," ran in newspapers around the country from 1988 to 2000. A frequent contributor to Yoga Journal, she writes for numerous national publications and her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Reader's Digest, Prevention and Health. She is co-author, with her Duke University cardiologist husband, Mitchell Krucoff, MD, of "Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve and Prevent Common Ailments with Exercise" and is creator of the audio home yoga practice CD, “Healing Moves Yoga.” Her book "Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain" is scheduled to be published in 2010 by New Harbinger.
Carol specializes in articles on "movement as medicine" and practices what she preaches. A registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org), she is a Yoga Therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine (www.dukeintegrativemedicine.org) where she creates individualized yoga practices for people with health challenges. Since 2007, she has co-directed a yoga teacher training program, Teaching Yoga to Seniors, designed to adapt the practice to older bodies, minds and spirits (www.yoga4seniors.com). Carol is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (www.iayt.org), and is on the Peer Review Board for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She has trained in adapting yoga for people with heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses through the "Yoga of the Heart" program (www.abundantwellbeing.com) and is a graduate of Esther Myers’ Yoga Teacher Training (www.estheryoga.com). Carol teaches yoga in a variety of settings in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, (www.healingmoves.com/carol/yoga.html). She is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and serves as a spokesperson for that organization (www.acefitness.org). As a second-degree black belt in karate and Sensei, Carol taught karate for four years at Karate International of Durham.
Widely-quoted in periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and on programs such as NPR's Talk of the Nation and The People's Pharmacy, Carol presents talks and workshops designed to help people of all ages and abilities bring healing movement into their lives. She has been an invited speaker for a variety of groups including the American College of Sports Medicine, the SAS Institute and the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. On the Internet, she has served as fitness expert for numerous sites, including Disney's Family.com, Natural Journeys and Atkins University. She is a guest lecturer for the University of North Carolina’s Master’s Degree Program in Medical Journalism. http://www.jomc.unc.edu/medicaljournalism/carol_krucoff_534_498.html
Carol began reporting on exercise science through a deep personal commitment to physical activity and the healing power of movement. She has been practicing Yoga for more than 30 years, started running in 1980 after interviewing Jim Fixx, has lifted weights with Arnold Schwartzenegger, done aerobics at Jane Fonda's Workout in California and spent her early years training in dance. With her children Max and Rae (now both in their twenties) she practiced martial arts for a decade, earning her second degree black belt and the honored title Sensei. She has been married to Mitchell Krucoff, MD, since 1974.