Working with Karla was truly an investment in health and wellness. Her program was grounding, practical, and doable, and her presence is kind and supportive. Karla doesn't just teach; she radiates all that she shares in her program -- she lives this. Working with Karla helped me integrate what I know about self-care in a way that also allowed me to drop the "should's"and tap into my body's wisdom about what I need to thrive. Now we're in a pandemic, and it's stressful, but I'm using everything learned in Root, Rise, Thrive daily to stay afloat, manage multiple roles and responsibilities, and lean into the slower pace to find joy in a difficult time.
“Karla is the real deal! She has a wealth of knowledge about healing the body, mind and soul and has a wonderful way of being 100% supportive and non judgemental, while gently challenging me to make slow and steady shifts to be more grounded in my body, and to create/maintain habits that are nurturing and life-giving. She’s curious, grounded, relatable, and so very kind as she helps her clients find what feels right for them. I’ve been able to create sustainable practices that have really helped me to step into my authentic self, thrive during a global pandemic (!!) and to become a much more grounded and responsive mother and partner." --Jessica G, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Adoptive parent ____________________________________________
"Words aren't enough to thank you for bringing your light and energy into the work you do and making the space for connection through Root Rise Thrive! You model the principles that you teach so beautifully. It is truly an inspiration! This group with your guidance helped me learn to parent from a place of deep listening, to take care of myself to create space for all of our needs to be met, to tend to my body when I am being triggered and feeling out of my zone of tolerance, to slow down, to be present, to let go of fear and to trust! There will still be many bumps and uncertainties ahead, but for this moment I am holding deep gratitude and joy in my heart.
“The word hopelessness is no longer in my vocabulary. I feel like I am truly alive again, not just living.”
--Amy C ____________________________________________
My experience with Root Rise Thrive was absolutely life giving! I came into the course stuck in my head, disconnected from my body, without really realizing it. One of the most impactful moments was our very first session when you defined what it means to root down, feel your physical body on the earth and connect with it, dropping consciousness away from thought and into being in my body. That’s a daily practice for me now and I find grounded-ness through it, paired with a few deep breaths, every day. Looking back at my life prior to RRT I realize that I’ve started allowing myself a lot more grace - forgiving myself for thoughts, listening to my body and asking questions instead of judging. Finally, there is nothing quite like the feeling of connecting with a group of women, all on different paths in life but taking one hour each week to root down and rise up together. That feeling is priceless to me. (Tearing up). I guess you could say I’m really thriving now, more comfortable in my body and mind, judging myself less and playing more!
“Working with Karla has helped me to be true to what was best for my own health. I’m already finding that as I receive restoration, and extend patience to myself, I have so much more patience and grace to extend to my family and those around me.”
--Christa P ____________________________________________ “In working with Karla,I learned so much about self-forgiveness, gentleness with myself, and how self-care is more loving to others than constantly feeling frazzled and almost resentful of other’s needs for my time.”
“Karla is a miracle worker. She has provided me a way to navigate through the world with far more ease and grace than I would ever have thought possible. I can think of no person who offers as much useful knowledge and guidance and who, herself, radiates goodness.”
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"The Ayurvedic habits course has changed my life, and I believe that it has also changed my child's life. Because he is seeing me practice self-care, it is becoming normalized for him. He'll grow-up thinking that self-care is just what you do. As my best-self emerges, I know that these habits work, and I'm grateful to be able to share these practices with my son. It's a gift that will keep on giving. Also, new opportunities for connection between us are being born. As I do with my own feet, I rub oil on his feet before bed. It's become an important time of connection for us through touch and conversation.
Working with Karla was the best decision I made when I went through my recent big life transition. She served as a trusted, non-judgmental place for me to go to work through the feelings I was having each week. She was well-organized, professional, consistent in helping me stay accountable, all without ever putting any pressure on me to move faster than my body and soul naturally wanted to move. Together we worked in partnership, and through her contributions, I discovered so much more than I might have on my own. Karla is gifted with a natural intuition and "knowing" that contributed greatly to me during my journey of healing. I learned so much about Ayurvedic principles and practices during my time working with Karla. I appreciated that she was not wed to any one approach and did not push me in this direction, rather she enlightened me on Ayurveda and the associated benefits while also introducing many other self-care practices that contributed to my healing. I learned so much during our time together about how to sustain my personal growth once our coaching time concluded. All that she teaches and facilitates is very sustainable.
"I cannot say enough about the knowledge, commitment, care, and intention that Karla offered to me in the course. With a gentle approach, devoid of judgement and pressure, she effectively communicates how to bring the vital and beautiful principles of yoga and Ayurveda into your home, your routine, and eventually into your life as a way to support a healthier you. It has become a lifestyle shift for me. "