Kari Harendorf is an E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Integrative Therapist, 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 Yoga Teacher Training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and is a lead faculty in Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman’s 300-Hour advanced yoga teacher training program. As a Master Trainer of Urban Zen’s Integrative Therapy Program, Kari initiates Reiki practitioners  and teaches essential oils, yoga therapy, meditation, breath awareness, and contemplative care 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 the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as leading seasonal anatomy yoga workshops in New York City and The Hamptons.

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, five dogs, and other creatures.  Kari grew up in Toronto, CA and holds a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

“Kari’s dedication, knowledge, passion, and ability to communicate are astounding. She studies arduously and teaches yoga in a way that is approachable and just plain fun. Her competency is unparalleled. Everyone that enters Kari's classroom will walk away inspired and delighted."

Colleen Saidman Yee



Kari Harendorf - Yoga Teacher Public Classes

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
11am Asana Clinic
12pm Vinyasa


Hiking and Yoga Retreat October 2018

Annual Tulum Retreat
March 24-30, 2019

"Kari is the kind of yogini that is taking modern yoga to its next incarnation. Through her sincere study she is piercing through the knots of her own illusion and awaking to a light that reveals a more honest way of living in the world. She also understands how to educate and integrate yoga into the institutional world of health and wellness. She honors us all with her integrity and her deep embodied knowledge resulting from Yoga."

Rodney Yee


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