Hi everyone! Kara here! I am a former professional dancer turned fitness professional turned entrepreneur turned stay at home mom in 2019. A mover, a teacher, a wife, a mom, an artist, a life-long learner, a virgo, there are many more titles to describe me! I have been passionate about moving and learning about the human body for as long as I can remember, and I have pursued this passion through performance, training and teaching for the past 13 years.
My formal education comes in the form a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance & Pedagogy from the University of Texas (hook 'em!) and I am an E-RYT 200 hr yoga teacher. I have taught yoga since being certified in 2011. Yoga and movement trainings include study with the Yoga Institute of Houston, Mind Tribes, and Yoga Medicine as well as many more anatomy, thought and movement leaders through workshops and short courses. I have also studied Pilates, Barre, Myofascial Release, and Strength Training techniques because I believe all kinds of movement serve our bodies at different times. I have worked as a full time fitness professional since 2013, have worked as the Head of Barre Training for a boutique studio as well as opened, operated, taught and developed trainings at my own yoga studio before transitioning to full time motherhood.
After a performance career as a dancer and due to personal injuries, biomechanics plays a large role in informing my style and teaching. I believe fitness should be fun, motivational, effective and personal--meeting us where we are, wherever we are in the flow of our life. I created Nflow Fitness as a way to share my love of movement with you all despite distance and different phases of life!
Fun facts: I have traveled to 12 different countries (Spain being my current all time favorite). I LOVE to dance and will randomly burst into movement as celebration while eating good food, hearing good news, or if pretty much any song comes on! I have performed in a multitude of roles including ancient goddesses, Disney princesses, and mixed-media modern dance pieces! I am a dreamer and a doer, feeling most fulfilled when creating something I am passionate about--hence Nflow Fitness!