Kari Harendorf is an E_RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Holistic Heath Facilitator. She merges spiritual practice with asana and health science to help people feel and be their best.
A teacher of teachers, Kari is on faculty for the 200-Hour Teacher Trainings of Yoga Shanti and The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in New York and the Berkshires, respectively. She is also a Master Trainer of Urban Zen’s Integrative Therapy Program, teaching Reiki, aromatherapy, yoga therapy, meditation, breath awareness, and nutrition to future caregivers in hospital settings and private practice.
Kari playfully focuses her teaching on helping students and teachers achieve precise anatomical alignment, to awaken the body’s innate intelligence, and foster a sense of awareness and healing through yoga, nutrition, and healthy living. She leads weekly asana classes and anatomy workshops at Yoga Great Barrington and Kripalu’s R&R Retreat Center and Healthy Living Program. Kari holds multiple yoga certifications but since 2005 has been studying exclusively with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee, for whom she now assists in their workshops and trainings around the world,
In 2004, Kari founded the East Yoga Center studio in New York’s East Village, where she famously merged her passion for yoga and dogs with a monthly “Doga” class. This led to features in publications including The New York Times, Yoga Journal, The Wall St. Journal, appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, ABC News, Fox & Friends, and her own TV Show, K9 Karma, on Discovery’s Animal Planet.
Today, Kari lives in the mountains of Great Barrington, MA with her husband, three children, and six rescue dogs. Kari grew up in Toronto, CA and holds a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.