Instructor — Kari Kemper

Kari discovered yoga during her university days, sampling the various styles, but never landing on one to develop a deep practice. Formerly an avid runner, Kari found vinyasa flow via Sellwood Yoga in 2009, which allowed her to work with the structural challenges that occur as the result of longer distances and an aging body. Initially working with yoga to heal many a running injury, break a sweat, and build strength, Kari found a deeper meaning within yoga that allows her to move her body, connect her breath, and settle her mind. This awareness and the supportive Sellwood Yoga community led her to complete her 200-Hour RYT Teacher Training, taught by Savonn Wyland and Bill Wyland.

In addition to teaching at the studio, Kari—along with fellow Sellwood Yoga Teacher Training graduates India Downes-Le Guin, Carrie Booth, and Delainey Knewtson—created a Teens and Anxiety Yoga Program sponsored by a local family mental health agency that is offered at an area high school.

Kari brings an openness and sense of humor to her classes and is excited to share the gifts of yoga, however they appear in each student.