Kari Harendorf is an E_RYT 500/ C-IAYT Yoga Teacher and Therapist, Reiki Master, and Holistic Heath Facilitator. She merges physical and spiritual practice with health science to help her students achieve their highest levels of physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being.

Kari is a teacher of teachers who leads 200 and 1000-Hour Trainings and Anatomy and Injury Prevention Workshops at The Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. She is also a Master Trainer of Urban Zen’s Integrative Therapy Program teaching Reiki, essential oils, yoga therapy, and nutrition to medical caregivers. For the past decade, Kari has been leading teacher trainings and workshops with her teachers and mentors Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman of Yoga Shanti in New York and Sag Harbor.

Kari teaches weekly asana in the Berkshires at Kripalu and Yoga Great Barrington. Her classes are designed to help students recognize the body’s inherent perfect design and innate desire to be healthy, as inspired by her teachers Abbie Galvin and Nevine Michaan (Founder) of the Katonah Yoga Method. Kari’s focus on pursuing precise anatomical alignment helps her students build self-awareness and self-healing.

Kari is the founder of New York’s recently closed East Yoga Center studio and the former star of Animal Planet’s K9 Karma TV Show, where she famously merged her passion for yoga and dogs with a monthly “Doga” class. She has been featured in publications including Yoga Journal, The New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Real Simple and on television for The Martha Stewart Show, ABC News, and Fox & Friends.

Kari lives in the mountains of Great Barrington, MA with her husband, three children, five rescue dogs, horses, chickens, and rabbits. She grew up in Toronto, Canada 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

Yoga GB  Thursday 9am-10:15am Align and Shift Beginning December 2nd 2019 

Yoga GB Sunday 9am-10:30am All Levels Flow 2 Sundays a month, refer to schedule

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



Fall Into Winter Workshop 

Sunday December 15th 1-3pm at Yoga Great Barrington

New Year’s Day Celebration Workshop

Wednesday January 1st 9-11am at Yoga Great Barrington

Winter Wellness Essential Oils Workshop

Sunday January 12th at Yoga Great Barrington

Restorative Series with Chairs 

Saturday February 29th, March 14th,  April 4th at Yoga Great Barrington



Woman’s Retreat Ser Casasandra Holbox Mexico February 2nd-6th, 2020 please email Kari directly to book/inquires SOLD OUT

Annual Retreat Amansala  Tulum Mexico March 19-25th, 2020 please email Kari directly to book/inquire


Teacher Trainings

200- Hour Teacher Training 9 Weekend Format   January – May 2020 Yoga Great Barrington, MA

200-Hour Teacher Training Monthlong Intensive  October 4th-30th 2020  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health Stockbridge, MA





"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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