While studying at the University of Washington in Seattle in the early '90s, began studying physical health practices to support physical and mental health, especially as a diabetic. Includes various forms of yoga, starting with Hatha and Power forms of yoga (Ashtanga and Bikram) but also tai chi, and aikido. However, she has continued practicing and studying techniques to help with health management and stress reduction exercises, yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido, and nutritional health. Karin has studied with local and international pioneers in yoga such Seattle's Bob Smith, Kathleen Hunt, Lisa Black, Shiva Rea, and Ana Forrest. Yoga forms Karin has studied include Vinyasa, Shadow, Jivamukti, Samadhi, and Vinyasa forms.
Since April 2010, have led yoga classes at King County's Exercise Center, as well as to occasionally to school children at her son's schools. Her teaching is designed to promote mindful and playful movement to align and strengthen an awakened state of breath, body, heart and mind.