"You have always been one of my biggest cheerleaders. You've taught me how to be a Spiritpreneur. Karuna means compassion. Her practice created space for me to put my heart at the center of my healing. How to be conscious of painful experiences; treat them with compassion and transform them into spirit weapons. Thank you for teaching me how to live my strength."
Linda Wells, M. Ed., E-RYT 200
"Karuna has the unique ability to create a therapeutic atmosphere that is attuned to each child. She meets students where they are at, makes powerful and memorable connections, and gives children choice back in their life through art. Karuna’s art and yoga work with adolescent complex trauma victims is impactful, lasting, and innovative." Rebekah Roulier General Manager, Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.
"Karuna cultivates a community of acceptance, kinship, and celebration. Her classes have helped me practice self-compassion and embody my strength. Forrest Yoga has been a building block of my recovery from cancer treatment. Karuna's classes enliven me and leave me feeling so loved and whole." Anna
"Karuna is a beacon of committed authenticity. I have worked with her over the course of several years in various formats, from regular group Forrest classes, to a 10-week mentored Practice Circle, to private lessons that helped prepare me for my own yoga teacher training. She offers very real, basic tools that have helped me to find refuge, presence, and groundedness, along with physical strength and a vibrant community. While she is sincere in her spirituality, Karuna is careful not to alienate students by imposing doctrine or new age motif, and is welcoming across difference. By way of clear intentions and robust inquiries, she has become highly skilled in her areas of expertise and is, importantly, a joy and a relief to be around."
India Clark, Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Arts Educator