KARA grew up travelling and living around the tropical Pacific, learning to deeply understand, respect, explore, utilize, love and embody the ocean and the life it supports. Having been exposed to many unique people and places from a young age, she frequently explored and discovered universal concepts and practices that run deep through all people and things, such as sustenance and Love. She began a more traditional yoga practice at the age of 15, and she is now 500 hour certified through Kripalu School of Yoga and Shiva Rea’s Prana Vinyasa Program. Yoga has been one of Kara’s true loves for over a decade and will always be a foundational path for her life.
She has taught yoga throughout Hawaii and internationally, including Indonesia and Pohnpei, Micronesia. She started a yoga in the workplace program at the NOAA office in Honolulu while she was working in fisheries management and marine education. Beginning as their pro-bono Yoga teacher, she is now on the Hawaii Advisory Board for the Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. She also offers privates and teaches regular classes for Power Yoga Hawaii and the North Shore Yoga Co-op.
Kara’s classes are inspired by the ocean and utilize blends of vigorous vinyasa flows, power yoga, traditional hatha practices and meditation. She truly believes in the opportunity for personal and spiritual growth and expansion of consciousness in every experience of life, including on the yoga mat. Her goal as a teacher is to create a space for truth, openness, adventure, knowledge, acceptance, challenge, fun and authenticity, to keep it real, and to spread the Love.