Kari Levine, MS CYT
Kari has been a dedicated student of yoga and meditation since 2011 and has been teaching for nearly just as long. A self described teacher-at-heart, from the moment she stepped on her mat, she felt called to share these powerful practices with others.
In 2012, Kari earned a Masters Degree in Sociology from Florida State University, studying Yoga, Embodiment, and Social Psychology. After graduating, she received her 200 Hour Yoga Certification in 2013, and her 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Certification in 2017.
Kari draws from various styles of yoga, as well as complimentary practices like Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, Breath Work, Sound Healing, and Guided Meditation in working with her clients. She views each individual as a fully embodied psycho-spiritual-social-emotional being. This holistic perspective, in combination with the wide net of healing technologies from which she draws, allows Kari to creatively weave together practices to most benefit clients on all levels.
Regardless of the style or modality that Kari is using, her goal is always the same — to guide students to recognize, experience, and activate the innate healing power of their own bodies and minds. It is her belief that while she may guide you to healing, it is you who does the work to transform yourself.
Yin Yoga — A deeply meditative style of yoga, where postures are held in a relaxed state while seated or laying down for several minutes at a time. This method penetrates beneath the musculature layer of the body and directly accesses the connective tissues, joints, deep layers of fascia, and the meridian system of chi (energy).
Restorative Yoga — Fully restore body, heart, and mind, with total relaxation. This style of yoga uses yoga props to support the body in long held poses, allowing the nervous system to enter a state of complete rest. Here, the body passively opens and aligns, while releasing deep layers of physical and emotional tension.
Vinyāsa Yoga — Translating as, “to move in an artful way,” Vinyāsa Yoga is an active and invigorating style, where poses are fluidly linked together with mindful breath and movement. This style builds strength, endurance, flexibility, mental focus, and increases our capacity for prana, or life force energy.
Aṣṭaṅga Vinyāsa Yoga — In this style, sometimes called “Yoga Cikitsa,” or Healing Yoga, practitioners are guided through a set sequence of active poses that progressively access deeper and deeper layers of the physical and energetic body. Poses are added one at a time as the practitioner progresses.This style is ideal for those looking to develop an active and consistent home practice.
Guided Meditation and Breath Work— Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not intended to stop thoughts from occurring, but to observe them while remaining peacefully nonattached. With practice and patience, the thinking mind is transcended and we enter a space of deep stillness and inner peace. In these sessions, you will be guided through various meditative techniques, allowing you to discover which ones are most effective for you.