What We Do
We have many specialized classes alongside our regular classes for athletes, restorative yoga and yoga for seniors.
Each of our Yogis has a specialization that brings something unique to their class experience.
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 daily
“I spent 18 years in the stressful world of Mortgage Banking, had a good career and nice income, but it wasn’t enough, I wasn’t happy. Yoga opened up a whole new world for me and suddenly success and money were no longer a top priority in my life”
When the opportunity arose for Kari to “retire” from her career in the Mortgage field and pursue the dream of teaching yoga, she jumped at the chance. With the support of her teacher Fran Zabica, the founder of Inner Harmony, she obtained her teaching certification in Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness. Kari credits Fran with changing her entire life. Fran has spent endless hours mentoring and assisting Kari in developing her teaching skills, and for that she is forever grateful.
When Fran became ill and was unable to teach, Kari stepped in and took over the day to day running of the studio and teaching the majority of classes. So, it was an easy transition for the students, when Fran decided to devote her full energies into healing and for Kari to take over as the new owner of Inner Harmony. Unfortunately, Fran passed over September 30th, 2005. Divine Soul, Dear Friend, she is sorely missed by many. “I honor Fran daily through the continuation of Inner Harmony. This was her dream.”
“When I look back at how different my life was just a short time ago, it amazes me. I’m just so happy when I teach. Helping my students reach their full potential is my priority now, and I find that much more fulfilling than money or power ever could be.”
It is Kari’s honest and down to earth approach to yoga that appeals to many of her students. She is able to relate to her students, whether they are on the yogic path to spiritual enlightenment or just in need of healing their bodies and minds from years of excessive stress.
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.
Through the years, I have explored and studied different modalities for expanding consciousness with the goal of becoming a better person. Reiki, Tai Chi, Meditation and the Sound Technology from the Monroe Institute were among some of the tools I gathered. Around 1998, I discovered Yoga and soon realized that the consistent practice of it helped me achieve the balance and harmony I had been seeking; it brought a sense of calm into my life. I felt through the practice of Yoga I had not only become a better boss; but, even more important, a better husband and parent.
In 2014 I decided to take Yoga teacher training with the intention of deepening my personal practice. During the training, I had the desire to share these gifts as a teacher. Now, as a Certified Ananda Yoga Teacher, I am honored to offer the teachings I have learned to all those who wish to receive them with the hope that Yoga will enhance others’ lives as it has mine.