Karin Ebner, Founder of Pura Vida Yoga & Wellness, is an Independent Yoga Teacher & Holistic Well-being Consultant. Karin leads trauma-sentitive & therapeutic yoga classes, and offers dynamic Vinyasa and Hatha Flows, inviting you to connect with your inner strength, along with contemplative meditation practices, with an invitation to be still, observe, allow. She also teaches restorative practices, infused with philosophical inquiry, offering a journey inward. Through intelligent sequencing that benefits the nervous system to help find balance and harmony, Karin offers unique classes for both beginners as well as seasoned & advanced practitioners, to help explore new stages in their personal practice. A Yogini of 20 years, Karin has studies with many renown teachers around the globe, and has been teaching in various locations in Costa Rica, the USA and Europe.
Over the last decade Karin has also immersed herself in the studies of nutrition, holistic healing, and the Science of Ayurveda, adding her services as a Holistic Wellness Consultant to her repertoire. Karin offers guidance on simple practices we can incorporate into our daily lives, to help facilitate healing (on an emotional, mental, physical level & beyond) and bring harmony, balance and longevity into our lives. To live a life rooted in well-being, we need to learn to practice fierce self-care, and counter the imbalances we've created on this planet, to achieve Svastha - complete health.
But life hasn't always looked like this for Karin. An Austrian native, Karin took her first yoga class in 2001, while living in the USA - yet it wasn't until 2005 that she truly discovered the magic of a consistent yoga practice. For many years Karin was caught up in the rat race, running a successful business, which enabled her to be her own boss, but got her wrapped up in living a stressful, unhealthy life on the go. It was through the practice of yoga, which taught her to take care of herself first and foremost, and to honor her own unique journey, that she finally was able to jump fully into life and allow her Dharma to guide her. Yet the greatest changes took many years to learn, and will always be a lifelong journey. Patience with oneself. Compassion for self, and for others, and even those who cause harm. And, all experiences serve as giant stepping stones, and teach us how to tap into the innate transformative power that resides within all of us. She draws from the schools of Samkhya Yoga, and her inspirations have encompassed Patanjali's Yoga Sutras & the 8-limbed Path of Yoga, and the Upanishads, along with many other philosophies and sacred texts. More recently she began to also include the Tantric practices of the Vijnana Bhairava - the practice of centering awareness - to her studies, and is sharing it's teachings through Yoga Nidra classes. The power of the teachings of the Yogic Traditions, and how they can transform our lives, is immense. By sharing this light with others, one person at a time, we can transform life on this Planet.
Karin ended up listening to her innermost call and found sanctuary in Costa Rica, where she now shares how to return to a life of well-being, and hopes to inspire others to live a life rooted in well-being. She teaches private yoga classes, workshops and events, and helps people find their own way back to harmony through soulful yoga retreats in beautiful sanctuaries around the globe. Coming up soon - Yoga & Ayurveda in Costa Rica!