A yoga practitioner since 1989 and teacher since 2000, Kari is a mother of two and a certified yoga teacher, teacher trainer, massage therapist, infant massage instructor and birth educator with a passionate and extensive specialization in the childbearing year and healthy family living. Her classes are highly regarded for their revitalizing and centering practice, educational content, and warm, nurturing community. Kari's vision through yoga is to support women in their physical, emotional and spiritual journey into motherhood. To support this vision, she weaves into classes the opportunity to share openly, to discuss aspects of birth preparation and parenting, to practice techniques for deep breathing and relaxation, and to meditate, deepening inner awareness, connection to baby, trust in the body, and appreciation of the sacred. Kari designs prenatal classes to increase comfort and fluidity in the rapidly changing pregnant body, enabling women to feel a greater sense of strength, vitality, grace, calm, confidence, and playfulness. Postnatal classes include songs and poses with baby along with a focus on yoga poses to help moms feel restored, energized, strong, open and ready for the joys and challenges each day brings. Kari also offers workshops for expectant couples in yoga and massage for labor and in Calm Birth childbirth meditation, and teaches prenatal and postnatal modules in yoga teacher trainings.