I was born in Switzerland and moved to California with my parents when I was three years old. I grew up with two younger sisters and after many moves
our family settled in California . During high school, I found I had a passion for working with wood and had the good fortune of going back to
Switzerland to apprentice with an uncle as a cabinet maker and eventually became the owner of a wood working business which I still have today.
After the devastating loss of her mother, Kari turned to yoga to heal herself from years of self destructive habits, to deepen her spirituality and to
reclaim her health and vitality. As she became more involved in yoga and the breathing techniques which are the cornerstone, subtle change began to
occur. Her outlook on life and priorities began to shift into a much more positive direction. Inner peace and happiness became more of a reality on a
Marcel has been practicing yoga for over 35 years. She is trained in vinyasa yoga, pranayama techniques, yin, restorative and kundalini, as well as yogic
philosophy and ayurveda. She is C-IAYT through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and has 500 and 200 hour certification as a yoga teacher.