Kara-Leah is moving to Tauranga in March – stay tuned for details on classes there.
“Wow what a day!! Thank you so so much – can’t believe how much that class meant to how I was feeling today! What a shift in both mind and body!! An overwhelming sense of relief, growth and calmness. You are a really special teacher, I feel really lucky to have you in my life!” ~ Francesca Ngan
I never had any ambition nor plans to be a yoga teacher but one day, the yoga teacher at my regular gym class didn’t show up.
Familiar with a Power Yoga sequence from my home practice, I offered to take the other two students in the class through a practice.
That was the beginning. Opportunities to teach kept arising, and eventually I found my way to yoga teacher training with Twee Merrigan & Prana Flow. I did two modules with Twee before finally making the trek in 2010 to LA for a full Immersion with Prana Flow Master Teacher Shiva Rea.
It rocked my world.
And in 2011, I completed the study requirements for my Prana Flow 200 Hr Certification.
I’ve now been teaching for six or seven years – everything from one-on-one private yoga, small group classes, large classes, workshops and outdoor events.
I teach intuitively, with a class plan, drawing on a multitude of influences including Shiva Rea. Ultimately, the asana, while important, are an opportunity to help students discover their own connection to the inner teacher – the breath, or Prana.
When we make this connection, we discover that our bodies contain infinite wisdom that knows how to systematically release the accumulated tension of a lifetime.
This is yoga.
In class, students learn how to connect to Prana via a focus on breath-led movement and exploration, and vinyasa sequencing.
In many ways, it’s not that I’m teaching this, but modeling it so students can find their own way there. I’m there to facilitate connection, invite connection, encourage connection… and be connected. Breath is the real teacher.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes with Kara-Leah Grant
Want to know more about Kara-Leah’s yoga teaching? Contact her for further details.
Watch a video series of Kara-Leah teaching a Creative Sun Salutation here.
Watch an interview with Kara-Leah from a film by Josh Brown and Dee Carran, Fit for Life, here. Filmed in Dunedin, September, 2010.
Yoga Rhythms: Yoga Trance Dance with DJ R.I.A