About Karla

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 and completed a three-year teacher training apprenticeship
at The Auckland Yoga Academy in 2002. She taught Hatha Yoga at The Yoga Academy
from 2000-2008. Karla began study with her current teacher, Donna Farhi in 2002 and in 2005
she completed Donna’s comprehensive advanced teacher training. Since then, she has
assisted Donna on various intensives and Teacher Training’s in New Zealand and Australia.
Karla is currently 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
Yoga teacher Training program currently held at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany.

This year the Teacher training program will relocate to Remuera, Auckland,
where the training will grow to offer ongoing in-depth study and mentorship.

Karla also co-facilitates weekend retreats at the Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel.

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Karla in the press

Karla in NEXT magazine
Interview with NEXT magazine