Karla is inspired to share the practice of Yoga to enhance awareness of breath, movement and conscious rest in everyday life. Karla is dedicated to refining the art of sharing Yoga through mindful inquiry based language, subtle yet effective touch, and integrated embodiment through self-renewing, effortless effort.
Karla has practiced yoga since 1994. She completed a three-year teacher training apprenticeship at the Auckland Yoga Academy in 2002, teaching extensively here from 2000-2008. Karla began study with her current teacher and mentor, Donna Farhi in 2002, completing her advanced teacher training in 2005. Since then, she has assisted her teacher on various intensives and Teacher Training’s in New Zealand and Australia and is now part of Donna’s Advanced Teacher Training faculty. As well as teaching weekly classes and private lessons, Karla is one of the primary tutors of an internationally accredited and comprehensive yoga teacher training program based in Remuera, Auckland. In 2015 Karla co-founded of the Centre for Contemporary Yoga Studies, a school dedicated to excellence in mind-body approaches to yoga.
Karla also co-facilitates weekend retreats at the Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel.
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