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Breathe Life with Kara Alaskan Yogi

Hi, I'm Kara.

I empower students worldwide to nourish their mental health with resiliency, self-compassion, & trauma informed yoga.

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Hey there!

I'm so happy you found your way here. Yoga means union. It is so much more than just a physical practice. It also directly impacts your mental and emotional health. If you can breathe, you can do yoga. The practice has transformed my life in ways I never thought possible. It is my passion to share this healing practice with you.

She Will Rise Community

Connect with women in a sacred and healing space who have experienced loneliness, heartbreak, trauma, anxiety, or grief. We learn to thrive with abundance through self-love, self-compassion, & resiliency. An inspirational haven offering knowledge & wisdom. Coming Spring 2021!

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Virtual Yoga Studio

Join me for connection with a likeminded community in a sacred space online in my new virtual yoga studio. Enjoy soothing classes such as restorative, yin, yoga nidra, chair yoga, gentle, slow vinyasa flow, & meditation targeted to release stress & inspire your life.

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Alaskan Yoga Wellness Retreats

Join myself & Dr. Christie Wisel for an exclusive yoga wellness retreat at Salted Roots Cabins in Seward Alaska. Nourish yourself with acupuncture, Ayurveda, gentle yoga, meditation, & seasonal meals. It is a lasting experience at one of the most unique cabins in Alaska!

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My mission?

Inspire students to wake up each new day with vitality, joy, and ease. Whether you've never stepped on a mat before or you are an advanced practitioner, there is space for you here.

The first step is showing up just as you are.

Hello, I'm Kara! :)

I'm here to empower you to nourish your mental health and cultivate self-love & compassion. 

A little bit about me: I'm a yoga teacher, traveler, author, mental health advocate, and inspirational leader. I am obsessed with my tiny 5 pound cat Duchess, in love with all things Alaska, hiking, and exploring the natural beauty of this enchanting place.

I am happiest when I am immersed in Mother Earth & creating global connections. I love my seaside home Seward.

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"I’ve practiced with Kara for the last three years. She’s an amazing teacher. Slow and gentle when I need, but also encouraging and pushes me when she knows I can do more. I had never heard of yoga nidra before. She led me through and opened my eyes to a wonderful practice.

Her zoom classes have made it possible to continuing practice through distance and corona virus. She’s a gentle spirit and is truly living the life she believes in. Following her passion. Her workshops are informative and inspirational. I’m so thankful she came into my life."

Margie - 67
Retired Nurse

"Kara's yoga classes are fantastic and I recommend them to my friends and family. Kara was born to be a yoga instructor, her teaching seems to flow from the root of her personality. She is particularly good at showing how yoga and meditation are tools to help process past trauma.

Her openness about her own experiences with trauma, mental health, and depression helped me to better understand and process my own personal experiences. As far as I can tell, it's not about the yoga. It's about using yoga to untangle those things we all struggle with as human beings."

David - 32
HVAC Mechanic

"I had the opportunity to take one of Kara's virtual classes, and it was a wonderful experience. She is kind, gentle, and encouraging. She is also real and raw and vulnerable. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. I highly recommend working with her on your yoga journey, whether you are advanced or a beginner. Can't wait to practice with her more. Thank you, Kara! ❤"

Laura - 32
Writer & Yoga Teacher

Become Part of the "She Will Rise Community"

Now more than ever, we need to come together as a community and support each other. Our world is experiencing collective trauma & we are living in constant anxiety.

As women, we have the power to heal together & use yoga as a means to improve mental calmness, ease painful symptoms, & thrive with resiliency. It starts with you! Coming Spring 2021


A gift for you to start receiving relief from anxiety & depression today. Download it & practice anytime you need a break.


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