Carrington Kernodle Epperson



Carrington Kernodle Epperson
Carrington is Assistant Director of Contemplative Engagement at the Contemplative Sciences Center. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2018 with degrees in African-American and African Studies and Philosophy. She has practiced mindfulness for more than 11 years and led guided meditations for more than six years. At UVA she taught group exercise classes and was a personal trainer for IM-REC Sports. During her 4th year, Carrington was head chair for Sistahs Get Fit, a program created within the Office of African-American Affairs to help Black women on Grounds obtain support and resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In March 2020, she completed her 200hr RYT training with FlyDog Yoga in Charlottesville and received the Black Yoga Leaders Scholarship, allowing her to obtain a Level One training certificate from the Baptiste Institute led by Baron Baptiste. She also received training in trauma-informed teaching for children with behavioral issues and disabilities from Baptiste.
Carrington became interested in mindfulness practices at the age of 14. Practicing and learning more about yoga philosophy led her to discover Ahimsa, the principle of non-harming, which inspired her to be vegan. Carrington’s mission is to uplift the oppressed so they can feel thought of, loved, and at peace within. Her teaching combines formal education with self-study and centers around cultivating a well-rounded lifestyle, applying lessons from yoga practice to all aspects of life. Her classes typically include self-inquiry, guided meditation, heart openers, and mind-body connections.