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About Chris Boortz: Chris has dual yoga certifications under Roger Eischens and Kari Tomashik’s Eischens Yoga in Madison WI, and through Didier Razon’s Hatha Yoga program operated out of Ponte Vedra FL. Chris has loved and practiced yoga for 22 years, and been teaching for 8 years. She has never taken a yoga class she didn’t like! And never had a teacher that she couldn’t learn from as everyone has something to offer on this journey. Chris teaches from the heart with attention to alignment and a sometimes dry sense of humor (but you don’t have to laugh at her jokes!) Chris has taught many private classes, yoga therapy sessions, and recently has taught classes at Now & Zen. This is her first workshop series.
About Kari Tomashik: Kari is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. Kari studied extensively under the late Roger Eischens, who studied under B.K.S. Iyengar in India. Since Roger’s passing in 2004, Kari became the Director of Eischens Yoga. Kari has over 20 years of yoga experience and nationally teaches yoga classes, healing workshops, athletic warrior sequences, wilderness yoga retreats and individual lessons.
Kari’s philosophy: To be truly seen with the one heart of compassion, through the eyes of the Guru within/without, is truly transformative. My aim is to point you back to your True Self with light-hearted, compassionate explanation about the artful alignment within each pose, so your awareness lands on your flowering heart.
Session: Saturday, March 14, 2020 • 1 pm-3 pm. Cancelled due to Covid-19
A workshop for those interested in the ancient Indian system of homeopathy. You will learn your “dosha” type, lifestyle and diet tips, and experience music, yoga sequences, and aromatherapy suited to your dosha. Chris and Kari have over 40 years of yoga teaching experience between them!
Ayurveda Diet and Lifestyle Guidelines:
Open to all Levels — Everyone is Invited!
Cost: $25 per person
Capped at 14 yogis
Inspiration: “Ayurveda is the science of life and it has a very basic, simple kind of approach, which is that we are part of the universe and the universe is intelligent and the human body is part of the cosmic body.” — Deepak Chopra
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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 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."
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!"