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Kari Riedel

Yoga Flow

Stretch & Recover

Fitness Background:

I'm a long distance runner who discovered yoga over 10 years ago. I came for the physical benefits of yoga - strength and flexibility - and stayed for the mental and emotional benefits of this practice.

What Led Me to iGnite:

I started iGniting in 2022 based on the recommendation of a friend who doesn't live in Austin, but saw iGnite's Instagram posts and though I'd like it. I was craving more strength workouts in a supportive, empowering environment and I found that (and more) with iGnite. This community is welcoming and inclusive to anyone looking to get their sweat on. 

Where I find inspiration:

I'm inspired by Divine Love and how it's expressed in so many different ways throughout the world. I feel particularly inspired while traveling or in the mountains.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

My Teaching Philosophy:

Listen to your body - you are your own best teacher.

When not teaching I'm...

Reading, hiking, hanging out with family.

Secret talent:

I can stand on my head...working to be able to stand on my hands now!

Guilty pleasure:

Spy shows like 24 or The Americans.

My Favorite Thing To Do For Fun:

My husband, Lance, and I have been married for over 20 years but met over 35 years ago as camp counselors. Our teenage sons - Gabe and Beck - are our greatest loves.

Something People May Not Know About Me:

I love talking about kids' books! I run an edtech platform, Bookopolis, that's like "Goodreads for Kids" and I facilitate kids' book clubs. I'm usually reading at least 3 different kid books at any given time.

Can absolutely not live without:

Coffee and a walk in the mornings!

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