Kari has practiced yoga and meditation for over 30 years. She formally began with transcendental meditation at age 18, but recalls much earlier memories of loving to sit quietly in the meditation garden at her grade school. Her 20s brought her first trip to India, a yoga practice, Vipassana (Insight/Mindfulness) studies and chanting with Tara Brach, a decade of intense work and travel, and the launch of her lifelong commitment to the path of spiritual awakening. In her 30s Kari birthed her two children and shifted her work into the healing arts, developing an extensive specialization in the childbearing year and women’s health through meditation, yoga, bodywork, birth preparation, and women’s circles. This work expanded the past decade to include leading yoga and meditation retreats, meditating through the lineage and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and Self Realization Fellowship, and devoted study of the Yoga Sutras with Kate Holcombe and of Bhakti yoga with Jai Uttal and Nubia Teixeira, all of which deepened profoundly with two more trips to India at ages 40 and 50. Other important influences on her meditation path include Robert Newman (Tibetan Buddhist meditation), Sally Kempton (devotional contemplative tantra), and Anand Mehrotra (Himalayan Sattva Yoga). The greatest gift of meditation to Kari is the direct experience of higher consciousness and communion with the Divine. She delights in holding sacred space for others on their journey to a tranquil inner temple, transformation, and Self-discovery.