During a distinguished fifteen year career in the social innovations space, Carl Hildebrand applied his project management skills and solutions-driven approach to build and lead diverse initiatives that have strengthened community awareness and involvement while making a positive impact on the world around us. He is orginially from Honolulu, Hawaii and comes from a military family, both parents are retired Naval officers and sister is a Doctor Colonel in the Army.
Building upon that legacy and background, Carl has pioneered a new personal frontier into the integrative medicine space to become a Yoga Health Educator through the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Center in Grass Valley, California. Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
For the past five years, Carl has studied a number of different healing modalities to understand the different manifestations of “dis-ease.” These include becoming a Third Degree Reiki Master Practitioner and an Advanced Pranic Healer. These healing modalities address energetic imbalances within the etheric body which is clairvoyantly seen as a double or a twin of the physical body. He also teaches chair yoga, strap streches, breathwork, and use of Hyperice products to help relieve tension and unlock sore-stiff muscles. Carl also has a Bachelor of Arts – International Relations from the University of Miami, Master of Arts – International Relations from American University, and post-graduate studies in International Business from the University of Oxford.
With over a thousand hours of yoga teacher training, Carl has had the unique opportunity to bring yoga and meditation to guests at Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale, Faena Miami Beach Hotel, doctors at Mount Saini Hospital, youth in rehabilitation facilities, and people in drug and recovery centers, and 12-Step houses. For the last two years, he has partnered with Kula for Karma and Y12SR to help address the “issues in the tissues” and bring a sense of courage, strength, and hope to those with drug, alcohol, and other substance dependencies.