Hi! I'm Kari and I'm originally from Wisconsin. I started practicing yoga 6 years ago when I worked a full time, high paying job and attended acting school full time. I needed a way to destress! When I moved to L.A. in 2014 to start my acting career, a dear friend of mine introduced me to hot yoga. It was love at first Savasana! A year after moving to L.A., one of my favorite teachers suggested I enroll in teacher training. With a gentle nudge and tons of support from my mentor, I decided to take the leap into teaching yoga! I have been teaching full time since 2016 and am certified in Power Yoga (200 hours), Yoga Sculpt, and Yoga for Traumatized Populations. I also teach Vinyasa, restorative, and kids yoga, and I am a certified advanced Reiki practitioner. In May 2018, I will be traveling to India to receive my 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training. There are too many words to express how much this beautiful practice has affected my life. I hope to create a safe space for my students to explore their practice and make it uniquely their own, as well as inspire a life long curiosity and love for yoga, health, and wellness. I love connecting with each and every single one of my students, and would be overjoyed to grab a tea with you to talk about yoga, life, the Universe, and everything!
Kari Cowell instructs the following:
Sculpted Warrior - Hot
Sculpted Warrior. Offered in the hot yoga room and non-heated yoga room. Rock out to upbeat tracks as you boost metabolism and build lean muscle mass. You’ll combine the Warrior Flow 2 sequencing with free weights and cardio to intensify each yoga pose while mixing in strength-training moves like squats, lunges, planks and bicep curls. This dynamic resistance-training yoga method uses compound movement with your own bodyweight, weights, blocks, bands and sliders to provide a full body workout.
Candlelight Exalted Warrior - Hot
Exalted Warrior. Set sequence. Offered in candlelight in the hot yoga room. With a series of specific yoga postures performed in systematic order, Exalted Warrior blends the detoxifying and meditative qualities of hot yoga with the intensity of power yoga. This harmonious practice strengthens the mind and body and when performed consistently deepens ones yoga practice. Exalted Warrior works to detox your body, strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility and balance.
Warrior Flow 1 - Hot
Warrior Flow 1 - Good choice for beginners. Offered in the hot yoga room and the non-heated yoga room. Warrior Flow 1 is a slower-paced vinyasa flow class geared towards those new to yoga or prefer a slightly gentler class. Unroll your yoga mat for an invigorating full-body flow where you’ll explore the yoga postures and fundamental principles of Vinyasa yoga. You’ll flow continuously through strong sequences of traditional Sun Salutations and standing postures, linking breath with movement and building confidence and strength as you push the edge of your balance and flexibility.
Tranquil Warrior - Non - Heated
Tranquil Warrior. Offered in warm yoga room. Reboot and rebuild with a series of holding postures that focus on stretching and breathing. This class is designed to alleviate soreness, work the connective tissues in your body and give your mind a well-deserved moment of reflection and relaxation. Restorative yoga is about healing the mind and body through simple poses often held for a longer time, with the help of props such as block, pillows and straps.
Exalted Warrior - Hot
Exalted Warrior. Set sequence. Offered in the hot yoga room. With a series of specific yoga postures performed in systematic order, Exalted Warrior blends the detoxifying and meditative qualities of hot yoga with the intensity of power yoga. This harmonious practice strengthens the mind and body and when performed consistently deepens ones yoga practice. Exalted Warrior works to detox your body, strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility and balance.
Gentle Warrior- Non-Heated
Offered in the non-heated yoga room. Aimed with knowledge of the medical conditions of the class participants and the ability to modify poses to accommodate each participant’s health circumstances, our well-informed Yoga instructors guide the yogis through gentle movement and stretching. Teaching them to breathe and move on their mat will help them breathe and move off the mat. Yoga has many health benefits such as reducing swelling in joints while increasing joint mobility and improving balance and strength.