Kara Knott Sangha at Gazella YogaKara Knott received her 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Institute of Yoga, in Lenox, MA. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to study under master teachers Devarshi, Steven Hartman and Jovinna Chan. Kara chose this training because of the lineage’s belief that yoga can be made accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability or experience. She is daily grateful for the education she received in both yogic philosophy and asana but also, and perhaps more importantly, how to assist the student in the development of compassionate self-awareness. It is from this space of non-judgmental, witness consciousness that yoga begins to grow in the body, translating to the unveiling of the true self.

Kara transmits her joy of life by incorporating fun and experimentation to her yoga classes. By endeavoring to live in the present moment and cultivating a sense of playfulness, the student develops a yoga practice that can clear away all that has been layered over the true self, clouding the inherent divinity. From a strong foundation in anatomy and alignment Kara guides students to explore posture adjustments that work best for their bodies in that moment. Students can be expected to be both challenged and reassured as they practice.

Kara believes that everything you need and desire dwells within your body’s infinite intelligence. Yoga’s focus on mindful movement, when paired with meditative breath is the most effective way to unite your spiritual intelligence with your human consciousness.

“Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself.”
Pantanjali, Yoga Sutras