To thine own self be true. ~ Polonius
Hello! My name is Kari.
I am a true blue, water lovin,' singing mermaid living in Teton Valley, Idaho with native Iowa roots.
For my work in the world, I am an Intuitive Health Coach, Reiki/Energy Healer and Yoga Teacher who supports souls like you in reconnecting to the wisdom of your body and to your own inner wellspring of peace, joy, resiliency and healing through my weekly Yoga Classes, Sound Bath Meditations, and Private Energy Yoga and Reiki Rebalance sessions.
Professionally, I have received a B.A. from University of Northern Iowa in Leisure, Youth & Human Services and a M.S. from Nebraska Methodist College in Health Promotion Management, and am a EYT-500 Certified Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, a Foundations Teacher for Energy Medicine Yoga, a Reiki Master/Energy Practitioner and a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
My weekly yoga classes and private Yoga For Your Body sessions are a fusion of alignment, inspiration, and energy medicine practices to support you in releasing stress, relaxing your mind and body deeply, and recharging the systems of your body. Energy Medicine Yoga® (EMYoga) is an integrative practice, uniting two ancient healing traditions – yoga and Energy Medicine. By focusing on both our physical and energetic structure, we work to balance our underlying energy systems to restore and support the body’s natural state of being promoting optimal health, vitality and a resilient immune system. The practice includes asana poses, breathwork, chanting & sound, meditation and Energy Medicine techniques such as acupressure holds, Neurolymphatic Reflex self-massage, and energy channel clearings. These practices are accessible to students of all levels as the asanas are of a gentle and restorative Hatha yoga nature with the use of props and modifications are offered.
My Sound Bath Meditations offers you a deeply meditative, restorative and transcendental experience that nourishes your mind, body and soul. Sound waves calm the nervous system, helping to relieve stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression. During this 1 hour experience, your senses will be delighted by the soothing sounds of Crystal singing bowls, medicine songs, the buffalo drum, koshi chimes and tuning forks.
These take place in our Greenhouse Studio.
My individual Energy Healing treatments address more specifically what you are working with in your mind, body and soul. Energy Healing modalities such as Reiki and Sound Healing are ancient healing practices rooted in Eastern tradition that work with power of our bodies’ life force energy, also known as Chi/Qi or Prana in yoga traditions. Disharmony in your body’s energy can manifest as stress, fatigue, illness, anxiety, depression, tensions, or soreness in your muscles, and can create blockages in your natural energy flow. These gentle energy healing treatments work to dislodge stuck energy and restore your body’s natural harmony.
What is a Holistic Health Coach?
According to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, A Health Coach, also known as health counselor, is a supportive mentor and wellness authority helping clients feel their best through food & lifestyle changes by tailoring individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.
What makes a Holistic Health Coach unique?
Relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person.