Veronika Kartasheva

San Diego, CA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

11 Reviews


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

11 Reviews

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Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A gifted and rare yogi

I've been honored to have been lead by Nika for 2 classes and left both feeling nurtured both physically and spiritually. She has a very calming nature about her and has an innate ability to be able to read her audience and lead them where they need to go.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I love working with Nika!

I worked with Nika at The Retreat in Costa Rica, and it was one of the best yoga experiences of my life. Often we were one-on-one, and she was able to cater our practice to fit exactly what I needed in a given day — some days were intense and physical, others were restorative, and others were a bit more spiritual and meditative. She described the movements flawlessly, but provided adjustments as necessary, and always made sure everyone in the class was comfortable and had modifications if they needed them. She's so committed to safety, she often comments on my Instagram pictures of poses to give me tiny tweaks on my form. I love, love working with Nika — I only wish we lived in the same place.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Costa Rica - The Retreat

Yoga in Costa Rica, with this loving, spiritual and talented instructor, opened up opportunities for my practice that I had never imagined. Veronica, takes the time to plan and adjust the practice, bringing the focus on each of her practitioners needs. We need more caring and informed instructors like Veronica here in the Midwest. It was an honor to practice and learn from you. Thank you.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful Experience

We truly enjoyed our experience with Veronika at The Retreat in Costa Rica. Her ability to explain positions was great. What was most unique about our classes was her ability to sync positions with breathing where we would flow through our positions with our breadth. Further, our classes lasted longer than scheduled because she really just responded to the moment and went with the experience. Truly, a special bond where she reaches out to her students and connect through the breath.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Reiki Session

I had a reiki session with Veronika, and it was truly magical, peaceful, and healing! I love her approach and how she explains the healing process. I highly recommend her services!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing teacher, healer and soul.

I had the pleasure of taking Veronika’s yoga classes for a week. She is an expert with the mind/body connection as demonstrated by her deep understanding and explanation of breath and movement. Her classes flowed beautifully and I always left feeling a sense of peace when I was Finished. It was an honor to meet her and I hope to take her classes again someday.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful yoga teacher and reiki practitioner

I met Veronika at The Retreat in Costa Rica, where she was giving our morning yoga class, and immediately connected with her. She has a sweet and positive energy about her and gave an awesome yoga class, gentle and rigorous at the same time, adapting to the needs and wished of the group. I also had a private session with her, in which she explained in great detail the adjustments to be made to different yoga poses to avoid injury and get the greatest benefit. She also treated me and various other guests in a healing reiki session - everyone had a great experience. Last but not least, she is a really nice and sweet person, always understanding and ready to help!

Veronika KartashevaMarch 23, 2018

Claudia, it was a pleasure to practice together, thank you for your kind words!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I was a hesitant to try yoga, too old and inflexible I thought, until I met Veronika. She was patient and supportive, encouraging me to go as far as I felt comfortable. With each subsequent session she helped me progress further than I though possible. I now look forward to each session with her.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Nika is amazing. Super attentive, connected, and personal

I've been taking private classes with Veronika and attended her group lessons. She uses mindful approach to the body, her private classes are tailored to a specific body type and issues. I had problem with my neck and yoga sequences we crafted together are still helping me to restore after surfing sessions. I highly recommend practice with Veronika as it will provide you with "custom" tools to maintain healthy body and high spirits.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Spiritual, calming, experienced and trusting

Veronika has been teaching me private practice yoga/meditation for 2 years now. She exudes the most spiritual, calming energy I have ever experienced from a human being. She demonstrates with ease the poses I am working on as well as verbally explaining what I need to do to improve my poses. She is extremely friendly and approachable, but maintains a calm, grounded persona. I ask for adjustments, so she gives them to me.


She is always concerned about any new injuries I have and makes sure to take this into account when providing me a lesson. Not only does she help me with yoga, but she is like a guru to me. She genuinely cares about my overall well-being. She provides insight on nutrition for my ayurvedic body type and mentality. She explains in great detail how to improve my meditation practice as well. I would highly recommend her to any yoga studio or individual looking for a quality yoga instructor.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful teacher

Veronikas explanations were easy to understnd and demonstrations easy to follow. Down to earth, low pressure but still manages to challenge you. Great experience