“Kara has a natural way of making clients feel safe and heard. In our sessions I felt not only that she was listening to me with complete presence, but she was also able to gently and organically lead me into a deeper listening for myself. I would recommend yoga therapy with Kara to anyone!”

–Liz Reynolds

“Practicing Phoenix Rising Yoga privately with Kara has enabled me to reach deep within myself as I continue on my healing journey and the emotional roller coaster of breast cancer. The sessions bring me peace and equanimity. The asanas conform to my needs in each session. It’s been remarkable, I leave both energized and calm.”

-Donna Markey

“Kara’s small group sessions were just right for me!  She created a safe space, free of rules and judgments, where each individual could focus on her unique needs and respond to her own body’s truths.  Movements and exercises were offered as invitations, not commands.  I appreciate the holistic healing that I received.”

-Joyce Allan

“I signed up for a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy group class with Kara shortly after a serious epilepsy accident. I had spent a week in the hospital and was having lots of memory issues. It was my intention to get out of the house, re-engage in life and find a purpose. I’ll admit it was difficult for me at first. I didn’t think I would go back to the second class. But the atmosphere, the positive benefits, and the way I felt about myself afterward were totally worth the effort. When the first four weeks were up, I signed up again! And then again when the next four week program began. I am no expert at mediation or yoga, but Kara helped me find the confidence to have compassion for myself and embrace meditation in a way that is effective for me. “ 

-Kelly Falk

“Doing Yoga with Kara (meditation, Yoga therapy or just simply Yoga) has been an essential part of my wellness journey. At times, it is a challenge being a plus size woman. Her expertise has led me to total freedom from the taboos that a larger size body is not able to practice Yoga. I am living proof that “I did, I can, I do and I always will!” I thank Kara for working with my mind, my body and bringing that glorious flow and fun thru it. She is awesome and she is a “Difference Maker!”

-Meg Rossi-Ferro

“It was not until I started regularly attending Kara’s yoga classes that I truly felt at one with my body.  Kara teaches in a way that I leave each class feeling cleansed and balanced…ready for the rest of my day.  She incorporates poses that are difficult physically and relates that to one’s emotional state, so that I felt like I could work through my emotions using my body.  After a year of taking her classes regularly, I feel strong inside and out.  Kara has become a friend and a mentor to me in my practice and in life.” 

-Sarah Sartory

“Kara excels in the area of interpersonal skills, instruction, and positive encouragement to reach one’s personal goals. She is always very approachable, cheerful, and kind which is very important for a counselor, or a yoga instructor in a multi-leveled and multi-aged class.  She provides clear, concise, multi-sensory yoga instructions supporting and adapting for individual needs. Internalizing Kara’s yoga practice, I am able to find peace and physical relaxation wherever I may be.”

-Kathleen Frenette, M.Ed.

“I had an opportunity to hear Kara speak about Phoenix Rising Yoga and felt it may be a good fit for my daughter who was at a time in her young life where she was having some struggles. My daughter signed up for the sessions knowing Kara through youth programming and, again, felt a good connection with her. Kara has the ability to make you feel very comfortable, and when she is working with you, you feel like you are all that matters.
I signed up to take yoga with Kara at the local Health food store and fitness center. I found Yoga with Kara so very relaxing and at the same time exhilarating because she has the ability to encourage you to push yourself that extra step and get all you can from yourself.  She also encourages you to listen to your body and to do only what you feel your body can.”

-Dee James  LMT, LNA

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