Kari Tomashik’s compassionate and light-hearted style of teaching yoga includes clear and careful explanation about the alignment and healing power of yoga. She has a deep knowledge of the workings of the human body—derived from her personal practice and her many years of teaching. She approaches each individual as a unique person and treats all with respect.
Kari has over 25 years of yoga experience and teaches nationally yoga classes, healing workshops, teacher trainings, athletic warrior sequences, wilderness yoga retreats, and individual yoga lessons.
She helps students heal from injury and pain with her diamond-sharp focus, insights, and knowledge of energetic healing.
Kari is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Experienced Level-500 (E-RYT 500) with the Yoga Alliance. She studied extensively under the late Yoga Master Roger Eischens, who studied directly with Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, and his two children, Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar.
Kari continues her studies with Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers and with Karma Yoga Master, Sri Dharma Mittra. In addition, she researches and studies a variety of yoga and yoga-related topics, including anatomy/physiology, fascia, kinesiology, neuroplasticity, Ayurveda, and energy medicine.
Kari is an authentic, natural born teacher, who shares her experience from deep down in her beautiful heart. Any practitioner would benefit from their yoga study with Kari.
Kari Tomashik is a true and kind teacher of Eischens Yoga. She has taken Roger Eischen’s groundbreaking work much further. Kari is both a very clear communicator who can help the uninitiated and experienced practitioner to learn about their body/mind/spirit, and an experimenter who keeps her ego out of the way of her focus on the learner.
I met Kari on my travels in Pai, (Thailand). I was so lucky to have the chance to practice with her on my morning sessions. Kari showed me with a few words and gentle adjustments the way to open my heart. But more valuable to integrate & strengthen that open heart. Kari is an authentic,natural born teacher who shares her experience from deep down in her beautiful heart! Everlasting gratitude."
I had the distinct pleasure of studying yoga and taking classes with Roger and Kari in Madison for around four years. I learned volumes! As another student put it, their method of teaching is like the “philosopher’s stone” applied to yoga. Classes were both insightful and delightful on account of Kari’s whimsical sense of humor. The vibe was intense and focused yet without taking anything too seriously. We had fun while devoting ourselves to precise alignment. I highly recommend their Iyengar-style technique and Kari‘s personal teaching style!"
I have known Kari for a number of years. She is unequaled in her dedication to using yoga as a vehicle to understand her place in the world and make an impact in the lives of those she encounters. She has a deep knowledge of the workings of the human body – derived from her personal practice and her many years of teaching. She approaches each individual as a unique person and treats all with respect. Besides that, she has a great sense of humor and an assured yet gentle manner."