As the eternal promise of the rising sun marks a new day, we invite you to join our yoga instructors for a morning to remember. After gathering at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge parking area, we will depart on a 1/2 mile moderate hike to a stunning overlook. There you will orient your mat and spirit to the cresting sun as you enjoy a private, hour long yoga practice. You will feel your soul swell, as your yoga instructor leads you in a moving meditation that keeps time with shifting patterns of morning light. Before returning to the trailhead we will take time for self-reflection as we absorb the canyon views, the distant sound of the Rio Grande, and the fresh scent of desert sage.
Instructors are prepared to meet you where you are physically and guide you into your body, your senses, and more intentionally reconnect with nature in this majestic space.
All levels invited: No yoga experience necessary and seasoned practitioners welcomed. Walking 1/2 a mile comfortably on uneven terrain both before and after the yoga session (a total of 1 mile) is required.
Kari wants to help clear your mind of can’t and inspire you to find your best self both on and off the mat. A Yoga and Fitness Instructor based in Taos, NM, Kari was led to yoga as a compliment to athletic endeavours in her youth and her teaching began as a process of answering other people’s inquiries about a practice she found more from than just a good stretch. In an effort to advise, Kari sought deeper training in yoga and yoga philosophy and that opened the door to so much more. Her Yoga schooling began in Mysore, India under Yogacharya Barath Shetty, a disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar, in the IndeaYoga Practice where she earned her first teaching certificate in 2012. IndeaYoga combines Hatha, Ashtanga, and Iyengar styles including elements of meditation and breath work with movement aimed at improving mobility, balance, and self awareness.
Further studies led to a focus on body specific care such as: Hip Bliss, Shoulder Recovery, Myofascial Release, and Yoga and the Aging Body. Kari challenges her students to develop strength and resilience through awareness and to get stale energy moving through and out of the body with classes such as Yoga for Stressed Bodies, Fundamentals for all Level yogis, Cardio Yoga Sculpt, Vinyasa Flow, Mindful Morning, Restore & Relax and more.
Kari particularly likes to work with yoga nay-sayers to show them how the practice can keep us doing the things that we love.