War in Ukraine: Prayers for Peace I tend not to write about political issues in my newsletters not because I am oblivious, but because I prefer to offer positive, alternative ways to stay centered and grounded, rather than getting swept away by tumultuous events. But Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine is deeply unsettling. As I […]
AWAKENING YOUR PSOAS PRANAYAMA, Extraordinary Spiritual Potential by Goswami Kriyananda Clear and comb your aura (p. 8) 1. TADASANA with block between inner upper thighs. 2. TRIANGLE with 4 actions in both legs and connect w/ feet (to access the psoas and gluteus muscles). 3. VIRABHADRASANA 11 (Side Warrior) with 4 actions in legs. 4. UTTHITA PARSVAKONASANA (Side Lunge) with 4 actions […]
The Flow of Prana by Kari Prana is part of the respiratory cycle that transfers life-force energy to the trillions of cells within you. Prana, also is cosmic vibration that nourishes and transfers life-force energy to every living creature, rock, plant, tree, water, food, fungi, bacteria, insect, bird, fish, sun, moon, and cloud. Each time […]
Heart and Lung Meditation by Kari Lay or sit in a comfortable position. With your eyes soft, gently close your eyelids. Gaze downward and inward towards your third eye (between the eyebrows). With your yoga gaze (drishti), light up the void within, like turning a headlamp toward your inner world, and illuminate what is perceived […]
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Fall’s Release by Kari In turning, I meet my spirit as she draws me closer, inward, to this time of quiet transformation. I walk in the forest and I witness our tree relatives standing together, in perfect harmony, as a brilliant array of different colors, confidently displaying who they are in their awesome diversity. Standing unashamed and naked, each tree spirit […]
Yoke yourself back to your spirit heart with these simple, supported inversions. When I go upside down I experience a natural and powerful sense of relief. My mind effortlessly lets go of incessant thoughts. I naturally breathe deeper. Once I am in sync with the rhythm of my breath, I breathe in the thankfulness of […]
Gentle Office Chair Yoga by Kari Seated Twist – Bharadvajasana – Seated twist on a chair Sit sideways on a firm but comfortable chair with your knees hip width apart and your feet firmly planted on the ground. Turn towards the back of the chair and grab the back of the chair with both hands. […]
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."
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."