Karina Stewart began as a fitness instructor in 1996 and to advance her skills and disciplines and to offer as much as possible in a health club environment attended Yoga classes. With an ambition for advancement she qualified as a Personal Trainer in 2000 and found herself drawn more and more to Yoga. After reading an advertisement offering traditional one to one teaching to be a Hatha Instructor she embarked on an intensive year of classical study and practice with 'Under The Sun School of Yoga and Healing Arts’ which she successfully completed. Karina has been teaching Hatha Yoga ever since and to complement her teachings she is also qualified as a Massage and Reiki Therapist.
Karina now trains others to become yoga teachers and the 200 hour course is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Karina’s particular passion within her Yoga teachings is for Mantra which she incorporates into her classes, workshops and retreats. She attends as many Mantra workshops as she can and pilgrimages to India each January on a spiritual journey of Mantra and self discovery.
In the little free time Karina has which isn’t spent with her children and grandchildren she runs. She has completed three marathons, Lochaber twice and New York Marathon in 2006 with a team of friends and clients and takes part in many 5k, 10k runs and half marathons.
Karina also offers personal fitness training as well as personal yoga tuition.