kara_MG_2384I first discovered the power of yoga when I moved to Boston nine years ago for college and started suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. The practice of yoga helped me to heal and learn how to manage and control my anxiety.

After dabbling in yoga for 10 years, I found myself back on my mat after being laid off from an exhausting stint in the corporate world. I looked at this as a huge blessing and opportunity to take time to reflect on what brings me true joy and where I wanted to focus my time and energy moving forward. After traveling to Thailand, Cambodia, and Costa Rica for discovery and perspective, I kept coming back to yoga. A wise coach and dear friend said to me, “Stop asking yourself what do you want to do and instead ask yourself who do you want to be.” I decided it was time to start being true and authentic to myself and embrace what naturally felt like me – yoga.kara_MG_2311For me, yoga is so much more than just the physical practice. I view yoga as the opportunity to check-in mentally and emotionally and learn more about ourselves. It’s a chance to clear away the ego and constraints of the mind and tap into our most genuine, compassionate self. I strive to cultivate this merriment of the physical and mental practice of yoga in my vinyasa flow classes so students walk out with a clear mind and an open heart. I bring my passion for the practice and compassionate wisdom to each and every class.

I completed my 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2014 at Back Bay Yoga Studio with Lynne Begier, Ryan Cunningham and Goldie Graham. I’m also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who offers holistic nutrition & culinary coaching. I strongly believe that nutrition and yoga are synergistic and that the mindfulness component of yoga practice can help influence and support my nutrition clients to adopt a more intuitive approach to eating. I currently offer yoga and nutrition services in the Boston area.