Kari Harendorf is a C_IAYT and E_RYT 500 Yoga Teacher Trainer , 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.
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Dear Yogis, I’m writing this blog post on Wednesday, August 14th, which happens to be GLOBAL YOGA THERAPY DAY. WOOHOO! So, I wanted to let you know that I will be co-leading a 5 day Yoga for Injury Prevention and Management training this September that is all things yoga therapy. Yoga has definitely gone global and the gaining popularity…Read More
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