Carmen has worked with health and fitness since the age of 17, to positively influence people of all ages by cultivating mind, body and soul. In her homeland of Puerto Rico, she founded Chiqui-Yoga, a company that offers children's yoga classes combining art, creative movement, and other disciplines. Dancer by nature and inspired by a rich Latin/Caribbean culture, she started dancing when she was 4 yrs old taking ballet, hip hop, tap, salsa, among many others. After she took a break to study and raise her family, she completed her Zumba training and joined the Zumba Instructor Network in May 2011. In addition, she has a '200 hours Yoga Alliance Certification', and often incorporates yoga stretches in her cool down routine. Carmen recently relocated to Oakland, CA with her family. Come join her Zumba class and experience the magic of her Puerto Rican/Cuban flavor!!