Karina lives in Woodend with her husband and two children.
Karina has just returned from living (a lifestyle change) in Hoi An, Vietnam where she taught (in very warm humid climate) Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga to backpackers, travellers and hotel guests.
She has been practising yoga since 2011. Yoga initially at first was just a way to spice up her fitness routine and de-stress but little did she know, it would change the course of her life.
Her husband, Chris played local Australian Rules Football in Victoria for 25 years and is now a keen yogi over the last 2 years. He always says “I wish I started yoga in my teen’s while playing footy”.
Karina’s classes are about strength, opening the heart and “getting the heart rate going” which is why, she loves teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa. The Ashtanga Basic class is slower and more detailed version of the regular Ashtanga. Ideal for yoga beginners, those new to the Ashtanga practice, as well as those wishing to deepen their practice though better understanding of the Ashtanga system.
The great health benefits of this practise is an increasing concentration and perception in the body. Ashtanga is also good for those who need cardiovascular activity as the movements can be done quickly and practice can effectively increase the heart rate. Ashtanga yoga also works very well in relieving stress, burning fat, toning and strength in muscles as well as increasing flexibility. Karina’s background/qualifications is 200 Hours Yoga Teaching Training, Teaching English (TESOL) and 25 years working in Real Estate industry.