"Kari's teachings are pure LOVE. Going to the heart of the matter."
"I have never felt more embodied! This was the best instructor I have ever experienced. She made personal adjustments, was mindful of everyone and actually taught: thank you for a very beautiful day experience."
"I appreciated Kari's clear prompts. Her guidance really is part of the practice as I never sensed I was 'listening to directions' but more that the practice was so well choreographed that it was almost intuitive. I felt Kari's words were affirmation of how the practice would naturally unfold if I was on my own moving my body and that is a rare thing. I hope more people will experience Kari's wonderful expression of yoga."
"Thank you all for all you do for me and others! Namaste"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
"What is Yoga?"
YOGA IS A SCIENTIFIC, TIME-TESTED, 6000 YEAR OLD SYSTEM OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT. THERE ARE
MANY FORMS OF YOGA, BUT HATHA YOGA, WHICH INCLUDES USING THE PHYSICAL BODY IN
POSTURES (ASANA) AND BREATH WORK (PRANAYAMA), IS TYPICALLY THE PRIMARY PRACTICE FOR
MOST WESTERN STUDENTS. THE WORD YOGA ITSELF MEANS “UNION”, AND SEEKS TO BRING
ABOUT A STATE OF HARMONY IN MIND/BODY/SPIRIT. THROUGH ITS RELATED SERIES OF EXERCISES
FOR BOTH BODY AND MIND, HATHA YOGA TECHNIQUES ARE INTENDED TO REJUVENATE AND BRING
INTO PROPER BALANCE ALL ASPECTS OF THE BODY (THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM, VASCULAR
SYSTEM, NERVOUS SYSTEM, AND MUSCULAR-SKELETAL SYSTEM), AS WELL AS ENCOURAGES
INNER ATTUNEMENT TO THE PROCESSES OF THE MIND AND SPIRIT.
"Why do Yoga?"
THE TECHNIQUES OF YOGA ALLOW YOU FEEL BETTER THROUGH THE DIRECT STIMULATION OF THE
PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, YOU WILL FEEL MORE RELAXED,
HAPPIER AND INSPIRED; NOT TO MENTION YOU WILL START TO GAIN FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH,
BALANCE AND CLARITY! WHEN PRACTICED REGULARLY, YOGA RELIABLY INCREASES OUR SENSE
OF PHYSICAL HEALTH, EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING, MENTAL CLARITY, AND SPIRITUAL CONNECTION.
"What do I wear?"
BE COMFORTABLE AND READY TO MOVE! GENERALLY, THE SAME CLOTHES YOU MIGHT USE TO
EXERCISE OR WORKOUT IN ARE APPROPRIATE FOR YOGA. TRY TO AVOID ZIPPERS AND BUTTONS,
ESPECIALLY IN YOUR PANTS/SHORTS.MEN: SHORTS OR LOOSE PANTS WITH A DRAWSTRING OR
ELASTIC WAIST. A TOP/T-SHIRT THAT IS TIGHTER FITTING IS BEST SO THAT IT DOES NOT FALL OVER
YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU BEND OVER. WOMEN: MANY WOMEN WEAR LOOSE OR TIGHT FITTING
ATHLETIC PANTS THAT HAVE A DRAWSTRING OR ELASTIC WAIST. AN ATHLETIC TOP THAT KEEPS
EVERYTHING IN PLACE IS RECOMMENDED. IF YOU WEAR A SHIRT OVER THE TOP, CHOOSE ONE
THAT WILL NOT SLIP OVER YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU TAKE A FORWARD FOLD.
"I'm too tight to stretch"
ISN'T THAT WHY WE WANT TO HELP BUILD FLEXIBILITY? ONE OF THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS
ABOUT YOGA IS THAT YOU NEED TO ALREADY BE FLEXIBLE TO DO IT. HOWEVER, YOGA TRULY IS
FOR EVERYONE, AND WE HAVE A VERY WIDE RANGE OF CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AND ABILITIES.
YOGA IS ABOUT LETTING GO OF YOUR INHIBITIONS AND EMBRACING YOUR TRUEST FORM OF SELF,
SO DONT LET YOUR TIGHT HAMSTRINGS HOLD YOU BACK! (AND WE BET THAT THEY WILL NOT BE
SO TIGHT ANYMORE...) THE FIRST STEP IS SHOWING UP.
"I am self-conscious and feeling nervous that I will be out of place."
WE WANT TO SEE YOU. YOGIS COME IN ALL SIZES AND SHAPES. AND IN TRUTH MOST
EVERYONE ELSE IS JUST AS SELF CONSCIOUS. THE FIRST STEP IS SHOWING UP!