Mindfulness and Relaxation with Kari
Kari teaches public classes throughout the Bay Area, travels internationally for retreats and trainings, and sees clients privately for yoga and Craniosacral work.
Yoga and Meditation
Kari teaches a variety of classes in the East Bay, calling The Green Yogi Berkeley and Innerstellar Yoga and Pilates her studio homes. Her extensive experience in Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, along with insight meditation, inform her offerings to the Bay Area community and beyond.
Yin Yoga Restore the body and harness the mind with Yin Yoga. A beautiful complement to more active styles of yoga, Yin Yoga lets the body's deep layers of connective tissue begin to unwind through a sequence of passively held floor-postures. Sequences are designed to stimulate the body’s meridian system which brings balance to the nervous system. Yin yoga asks us to take shape, stay for awhile, and be present. Leave class with a stronger practice of mindfulness and a brightened awareness of body, heart and mind.
Yang Yoga: Forrest & Vinyasa Find a deeper connection to your strength and flexibility. These yang practices have a strong focus on active breathing to create vitality and awareness in the body, core strength to build heat and stability in the practice, and flexibility to explore the body's potential for increased mobility and ease.
Retreats, Workshops, and Trainings
Kari offers workshops throughout the year, focusing on mindful awareness and relaxation through Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga. These 2-3 hour experiences are often paired with Craniosacral work and meditation.
Kari offers a yearly retreat to the beautiful Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica for a step away from regular life into the beauty and relaxation of this remote tropical land. Join her in February 2019 for her next trip!
Kari is also a long-time faculty member of Cat Kabira's Yoga and Energetics Teacher Training, and has ushered students through their teacher training journeys for over five years.
Craniosacral Therapy is a highly meditative form of bodywork. Through an assessment of the craniosacral system, areas of restriction are located and addressed through light hands-on bodywork. CST is an excellent complement to the yoga practice as it helps the yogi develop a deeper awareness of how they carry tension. This modality can also be very beneficial for those with daily stress or for individuals battling a uniquely stressful time. Practitioners learn to drop into a more rested state. Kari has completed CST trainings with both the Upledger Institute and Hugh Milne and continues to augment her learnings with trainings each year.