Kari found yoga at a community centre more than 10 years ago and kept going back to it until a knee injury made yoga a crucial recovery tool. The relief from pain, increased strength and sense of community helped deepen her commitment to a daily yoga practice.
In 2011 she continued her journey by participating in Halifax Yoga’s 200HR Teacher Training Program, as part of the inaugral class.
While Kari loves her current job with the Federal Governement, her true passion is teaching and learning from each and every student that walks through the door.
Kari truly believes that yoga is both a healing journey and an adventure and is committed to diving fearlessly into both ~ and helping others do the same!
|Hometown:||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Nickname:||I never had one, always wanted one|
|Favorite Word:||“scrumptious” (can be applied to anything!)|
|I wish for:||Patience (NOW!)|
|I am thankful for:||My amazing family and friends|
|What gives you peace?||Being out in nature, especially by the water.|
|Why Yoga?||It is healing journey and an adventure all in one!|
|3 words to describe you:||Strong, fiercely loyal and genuine|
|What/who inspires you?||My 6 year old twin cousins, who live life so fearlessly and say exactly what they are thinking!|
|What you can’t live without?||A good book, great conversation and chocolate (not necessarily in that order).|
|Favorite yoga pose and why?||Ardha chapasana (bound half moon pose) because it opens my heart and my hips|
|Secret comfort foods?||Mangos and Dark Chocolate!|
|Words to live by (or your favorite quote):||“This above all- to thine own self be true.” -Shakespeare (from Hamlet)|
|Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?):||“How you do anything is how you do everything” (Sherry Zak)|
|Words to describe your teaching style?||Steady, strong and from the heart|
|What do you love to do for FUN?||Travel, hang out with friends and yoga (of course)!|
|When/where/with who was your first yoga class?||My first yoga class was a Hatha style series through the Department of Recreation in 2002 at Cole Harbour Place.The instructor inspired me to take a second session. Eventually I made my way into classes taught by Sherry Zak and Krista Watters and my love of yoga was cemented.|
|Local escape:||One of the Shubie park trails that winds around the lake. There is a natural stone bench there that has been my thinking spot for many years.|