Karli Erickson

Karli Humble Balasana

Karli has been a student of movement and meditation since she discovered it as a teenager in Salt Lake City, UT.  Her personal practice is rooted in studying the anatomical body and the emotional response, while embracing these concepts by fostering compassion in a mindful movement.  Her teaching style stems from practicing under strong teachers who focus on alignment, body mechanics, and meditative techniques that contribute to a peaceful, self-reflective practice. She seeks to provide an accessible approach to yoga that serves the individual person’s needs, while offering several anatomical cues and modifications to lead students through an effective and therapeutic practice. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to do what feeds their soul, and that which enriches the beauty of life—especially on a foundational, physical level. She has traveled to Thailand in pursuit of a more expansive yoga practice, and uses her personal experience to inspire a deeper understanding of individual needs in hopes to raise confidence and a higher level of self-awareness. She recognizes the expansive benefits of molding physical actions around the subtle fluctuations of breath, and emphasizes the power we encompass by using our body to our advantage. In addition to teaching, she studies Community Health at Portland State University, which continues to contribute to her overall approach to teaching full-body awareness. She is Certified as a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Instructor, and continues to seek growth as a teacher and student.