A lifelong dancer, I began my healing arts and yogic endeavors over 23 years ago.  After a bit of confusion - feeling lost and empty after college, on a whim, I moved to the bay area from the east coast to attend massage therapy school
.  Landing in the bay area was a truly magical experience that led me on a journey to healing, seeking and yearning for the Divine.  Since then I have dedicated my life to continual study and exploration in consciousness and the healing arts.


My studies include modern yogasana practices including the Baptiste Method (Magaña and Walt) - Ashtanga Vinyasa - modern vinyasa, and ancient Himalayan yogic/meditation practices including Vinyasa Krama and the Himalayan Kriya System of meditation, yoga and vedic philosophy, ashram life in India, ayurveda and conscious high pranic living based on the soli-lunar calendar, bhakti yoga, yoga nidra, mindfulness, energy healing, middle eastern dance, spiritual movement, massage and other healing modalities. 


I studied Kriya Yoga meditation and other Himalayan practices under the guidance of a Nath Yoga for several years before meeting my present Satguru in which I was initiated into Kriya Vinyasa, an advanced pranayama and solar meditation practice of the Nath Yogis.


I attended Alive and Well Institute of Conscious Bodywork for my initial bodywork certification and received additional training at other schools through the years - with studies in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Structural Foot Balancing, Ayurvedic Shirodhara Balancing and Reiki.  My sessions are grounded, intuitive, thorough and detailed using a combination of techniques catered to the individual. 

My teaching is focused in traditional yoga including vinyasa krama (The Himalayan Vinyasa Krama system that Krishnamacharya taught Srivatsa Ramaswami for over 33 years and Yoga Vinyasa Krama of the Hansa Yoga tradition - based in yoga philosophy), pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra and yogic lifestyle.   My main Vinyasa Krama influences are Srivastsa Ramaswami and one on one mentoring with Pam Johnson - and informed through my studies with my Satguru, His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, an ordained Himalayan Monk, Nath Yogi and Vedic/Sanskrit scholar. 


I enjoy sharing the healing, therapeutic & spiritual benefits of traditional yogic science, using the breath as the guide for transformation and self empowerment.  Following these wise words - "yoga is a superscience, it shouldn't be practiced casually".


I have been practicing bodywork since 1996 and teaching yoga and meditation since 2003.​​​

Certifications

Massage Therapy (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Structural Foot Balancing, Thai)

Baptiste Method of Yoga (Magaña and Walt)
Magaña Baptiste Method of Dance Orientale
Reiki (Suzanne Louise)
Greenpath Ashtanga Vinyasa (Clayton Horton)
Ayurvedic Shirodhara Balancing (Dr. Helen Thomas & Dr. Narendra Pense)
Vinyasa Krama (Srivatsa Ramaswami)
​Trauma Informed Yoga (Uprising Yoga)

Yoga Nidra (California College of Ayurveda)


Kara Weimer - Yoga  & Breath Coach, Bodyworker  707.235.1413, 

kara@karavinyasayoga.com