- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I have been teaching Hatha Yoga for over 8 years. I have owned two yoga studios, and taught thousands of students in that time. I love getting to know my students, and helping them achieve their personal health goals through their yoga practice.
Karlie has a special way of making each student feel welcome. She creates an environment that is conducive to growth in one's individual yoga practice while at the same time facilitating a fun and energetic yoga community. I have practiced with Karlie for over 3 years and she gives precise instruction in a calm and even manner. Karlie has the ability to know when students are ready to progress and push to the next level in their practice. She guides students with the perfect balance of gentleness and confidence with positive results. Her classes have a fantastic pace and I always feel energized with great mental clarity at the completion of class.+ Read More
Karlie is a wonderful teacher. She is experienced and thoughtful as she guides each individual in her classes. Her soothing tone of voice imbues her students with confidence and an inner calmness. I love her classes and think she is a perfect teacher for both the experienced student and beginner.+ Read More
Love, Love, Love Karlie!! I mean who couldn't love 90 minutes of hot Bikram being guided by an Aussie :) I love yoga and have been practicing Hot Yoga, Hatha and Vinyassa back east for 10 years. Recently having moved from east coast to west coast, where everything is different including yoga, I needed to find a new studio. So I did... Coronado "Bikram" Hot Yoga. I thought....if its HOT then I knew it was familiar and exactly what I needed....SWEAT to get my now 55 years young body back in shape, whatever shape that was, I knew that it was yoga that would do it. My first class I immediately found out that "Bikram" is very different than anything I had been practicing. 90 minutes of verbal instruction of 24 poses x2. Hence is where Karlie came into my life on the yoga mat. Karlie taught me some very important lessons in spite of my years of other yoga styles with some very respectful instructors: First, be kind to myself. I demand so much of my mind and body and am often disappointed in one or both. Working to accept my limitations while still pushing myself to grow and learn is always a challenge and Karlie would remind me "there's a savasana after this." Second, my life is a journey. The fact each class is studiously called a practice helps reinforce this message. Everything I do or think or learn is part of my path. Embracing the journey helps me to put many things in better perspective and allows me to enjoy and laugh where previously I may have pushed or despaired. Third, it’s only about me. I don’t need to compare myself to others, either in the class, or in life. I find this one harder as I envy those whose practice allows them to do yogic feats that still elude me. But now, I make every effort to view those individuals as inspiration. Fourth, shortcuts only cheat me. I want to do poses my body wasn’t ready for and would sacrifice form to achieve something that meant more to me at the time. Now, I understand the importance of taking each step so I gain the learning through the development. Fifth, my mind and body are fully connected. The more I understand and respect this fact, the more peace I find in my life and in my relationships. Sixth, and most important, Karlie is always on the mat with her students...we are all practicing together, the same body and energy together in the hot room and I am ever so grateful to have practiced with her :)+ Read More