YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FACULTY MEMBER
Karusia is a lifelong dancer and yogini. She has danced ever since she can remember and began practicing asana in 1967. Karusia earned an Honours BFA Dance Degree from York University in 1992 and is a certified Yoga Therapist through the Rocky Mountain School of Yoga and Ayurveda (RMIYA) in Boulder, Colorado. She is also recognized as an E-RYT 500 through the Yoga Alliance of North America. Her studies have included Western and Eastern approaches to kinesiology, anatomy (both applied and experiential), healing, injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as expressive performance arts.
She began teaching asana in 1996, and has been invited to develop curriculum and to teach many preliminary and advanced teacher trainings in Toronto during the last 15 years. Her asana practice is framed by her studies with Baba Hari Dass and the Ashtanga Yoga Fellowship, which initiated her into Yogic Philosophy, pranayama, meditation and chanting in 1998. She practices Yoga Therapy privately, and through the Athletic Edge Sports Medicine (AESM) clinic in toronto. Karusia has had the good fortune to study with many gifted teachers in Yoga, healing and dance over the years.
She approaches Yoga as living, breathing art as well as a science, and shares her knowledge in a down-to earth and infectious manner, sprinkled with the sensibility of the artist and mystic. In the spirit of continuing education Karusia has been studying qigong (Chinese Yoga), and is certified by international master Daisy Lee to instruct the Radiant Lotus Women's Form.
Karusia keeps her toe in the dance world through taking and teaching Belly dance classes. She has a passion for horses, and grooms and massages them weekly at a downtown barn in Toronto. Karusia is also an accomplished Tarot card reader and Reiki practitioner.
Karusia is currently not instructing any classes.