Karrie AuBuchon is the founder and owner of Yoga Bala. She has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1991. Karrie is a yoga instructor and fitness trainer with certifications from Tim Miller Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga for Parkinson's Disease, Mini Yogis, Yoga Education, and International Sports Sciences Association. She is also certified at the highest level 500 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. Karrie attended the Krishnamacharya Yoga Festival in San Francisco in 2003 where she was able to learn from the highly renowned T.K.V Desikachar. In 2004, she traveled to India for a month long study under the guidance of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois; the true master and creator of the Ashtanga Yoga System, and his grandson Sarath Rangaswamy. Karrie has had the privilege of learning from some of the most highly regarded yoga instructors including: Noah Williams, Tim Miller, Dominique & Matt Corigliano, Rolf Naujokat, Maia Heiss, John Friend, Kate Potter and Baron Baptiste. Karrie’ s primary training and personal practice are with the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga which is true to her heart. She also enjoys mixing it up a bit in her Vinyasa Flow classes which combine the practice of Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and Anusara. Karrie encourages all of her students to move past their own pre-conceived limitations, let go, and enjoy. Though she teaches yoga in its true traditional form, lightheartedness and laughter are a part of every class. Karrie regards Noah Williams and Kiki Flynn's instruction, to be the single most influence for the development of her yoga practice. It is because of their words of wisdom she founded Yoga Bala.