About Me

"There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction."

- Franz Kafka 

If you told me 20+ years ago my passion would be learning, practicing and teaching about anatomy, movement and healing, I certainly would never have believed you! I started my professional life in accounting and finance, putting in long hours, stressing about deadlines, checking email at all hours...doing all the things one does when trying to advance their career. Except I wasn't happy. In fact, I was kinda miserable. Then, I found yoga and it set me on a completely different trajectory. 

Today, I'm a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and a licensed massage therapist. I love, love, love learning about the body and movement, and following all the amazing research that's going on around fascia, corrective exercise and movement today. I love working with my clients and putting my analytical skills to work helping them understand patterns of tension and how it's affecting their movement or vise versa, how their habitual movement patterns are creating tension and what they can do about it. I love sharing what I know and educating my clients in ways that empower them to take charge of their health. I love when my clients come to me and say our work together has made a difference in their lives. 

Most of all, I love knowing that we don't have to fall victim to illness, injury or the aging process. We can accept where we are today and work for improvement from there. In reality, you can't start from anywhere other than where you are. But you can start and you can improve!


Have faith in yourself, learn what you need to learn and do the work. You'll feel better, move better and live better!

My office is located at:

Change Your Pace Therapeutic Massage

1511 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold


Monday: 9:00am -2:30pm

Wednesday: 2:00pm- 7:00pm

Thursday:  1:00pm-7:00pm

Friday:  9:00am-1:00pm

To schedule an appointment visit:

Change Your Pace Therapeutic Massage

or email me: carolyn@carolynsmithlmt.com 


Annapolis, MD, USA

©2018 by Carolyn Smith Therapeutic Bodywork & Yoga