Kara Weimer - Yoga  & Breath Coach, Bodyworker  707.235.1413, 

kara@karavinyasayoga.com

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 has been studying yoga and the healing arts for over 23 years.  She is dedicated to traditional yogic/vedic teachings, self study, and upholding the integrity of yoga.


She is a devotee and initiate of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda.  His Holiness is a Himalayan monk of the ancient Vedanta order, who is a kriyāyogi and a meditation master from the combined heritage of rishi sages and nath yogis. He was awarded the degree of Mahāmahopādhyāya (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India due to his scholarly and meditative interpretation of Sanskrit literature. He teaches cardinal philosophies of Vedanta, Sankhya and Yoga with exquisite clarity and initiates seekers into Himalayan meditation techniques. He is the spiritual founder of Self Enquiry Life Fellowship and head of the Hansavedas Mission.  He has lectured around the world as an emissary of peace, bridging spiritual traditions and sharing the universal teachings of Vedic wisdom. 


Under the guidance of His Holiness, Kara studies yoga/vedic philosophy including ayurvedic high pranic living based on the soli-lunar calendar, mindfulness, Himalayan yoga/meditation and was initiated into Kriya Vinyasa, an advanced pranayama and solar meditation practice of the Nath Yogis.  


Kara's teachers in Yoga Vinyasa Krama inlcude His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishanda, Pam Johnson (founder of Heights School of Yoga and Breath the Pulse of the Universe, devotee and initiate of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda and student of Srivatsa Ramaswami for over 25 years) and Srivatsa Ramaswami (disciple of Krishnamacharya for over 33 years, expert in Vedic chanting, yoga philosophy, vinyasa krama, pranayama and recognized as an Institution of National Importance by the Government of India, Ramachandra Medical University and Yoga Brotherhood). 


Her background also includes Kriya Yoga meditation and other Himalayan practices with a Himalayan Yogi, Ashtanga Vinyasa, modern vinyasa, and Baptiste Yoga (Magaña and Walt). Early in her yogic journey, Kara traveled to India and experienced ashram life, immersing in bhakti yoga and a contemplative lifestyle which shaped her relationship, devotion and deep respect for the sacred yogic wisdom that has been shared with the west.


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


She has been practicing bodywork since 1996 and teaching yoga and meditation since 2003.​​​