Kara fell in love with a vinyasa practice back in 2007 when she practiced invigorating and empowering flows taught by a young American teacher in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Upon Kara's return to the US from her study abroad she kept up her yoga practice and in a year's time attended an Iyengar workshop with Francious Raoult which opened her eyes to a deeply alignment based practice. Kara practiced at an Iyengar based studio and had a consistent home practice for six years before making the big decision to attend a teacher training in hatha-vinyasa. She trained with Kimberly Waugh, ERYT 500 of Radiant Life Yoga School, RYT for her 200 hour initial teacher training. She used her valuable teaching skills to then teach vinyasa classes to beginners and advanced students in Busan, South Korea where she also practiced Ashtanga-based classes and then Acro Yoga with Kaizen Korea, eventually she became a member of the Kaizen Acro Crew which gave her the opportunity to train hard, push her physical boundaries, and perform acro yoga for events around South Korea.
After leaving South Korea, Kara spent one month in Indore, India training for her 300 hour YTTC in hatha yoga and yoga therapy at the Paramanand Yoga Institute. Kara had a wonderful experience of living at an ashram and deepening her knowledge of meditation, pranayama, and yoga therapy. More recently, Kara has continued her yoga education by attending workshops with Mindy Sisco of Kaizen Korea and world renowned vinyasa teacher, Jason Crandell.
Kara has taught internationally in South Korea, the Philippines, Greece, and Canada. Kara has been teaching in Jamestown, NY since October 2016 when she first started teaching at Phoenix Rising and then in 2017 at Sun Moon Yoga Studio where she currently teaches workshops and special events now and again.
Kara is happy for the opportunity to extend her teachings to Warren at the beautiful Peace Love & Wellness studio where she will have students utilize props to find proper alignment in comfortable and challenging postures, and in doing so they will learn about themselves by learning about their body's amazing abilities.