Karla is a qualified, skilled and experienced yoga teacher who has taught yoga throughout Auckland for over 20 years. Her offerings are founded in the study of natural movement patterns and somatics. Karla is inspired to share the practice of yoga to enhance awareness of breath, movement and conscious rest in everyday life. Karla is dedicated to refining the art of teaching through mindful inquiry based language, subtle yet effective touch, and integrated embodiment through self-renewing, effortless effort.
Karla has practiced yoga since 1994. She completed a three-year teacher training apprenticeship at the Auckland Yoga Academy in 2002, teaching extensively here from 2000-2008. Karla began study with her teacher and mentor, Donna Farhi in 2002, completing her advanced teacher training in 2005. Since then, she has assisted her teacher on various intensives and Teacher Training’s in New Zealand, Australia and more recently in Spain. As well as teaching weekly classes and private lessons, Karla is a Co-founder of the Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training and Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera, Auckland.