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

Yoga GB
Tuesday 9am-10:15am
Align and Shift

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


Spring Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop

Yoga Great Barrington

Saturday 1:00-3:00pm , May 11th, 2019


Spring Workshop Series

Shanti Tribeca

Friday 1:45-3:45pm, May 17th, 2019


Psoas It Is Workshop

Bodhi Spa
Saturday 1:00-4:00pm, May 18th, 2019



Annual Tulum Retreat
March 24-30, 2019

Teacher Trainings

Yoga Shanti 200-Hour Summer Intensive

June 3rd-26th 2019   Brigdehampton NY


200-Hour Teacher Training Intensive

September/October 2019  Island Yoga, Aruba 

In the Berkshires

Integrative Yoga Therapy Training 

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

March/April 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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