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Karuna Erickson

Nelson, BC V1L 5P6, Canada

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About Karuna Erickson

Karuna Erickson is a devoted yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) as well as a psychotherapist, practicing in both fields since 1970. The focus of her work is the integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit. She is the director of the Heart Yoga Center, a registered yoga teacher...

Karuna Erickson is a devoted yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) as well as a psychotherapist, practicing in both fields since 1970. The focus of her work is the integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit. She is the director of the Heart Yoga Center, a registered yoga teacher training school with the Yoga Alliance. She has trained yoga teachers for over 20 years. She teaches yoga internationally, interweaving Sufi poetry and Buddhist practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation. She leads annual retreats in Canada and Bali.

Karuna has assisted Rodney Yee in several of his yoga teacher training workshops and courses. She has taught many workshops, classes and retreats with Andrew Harvey. Karuna and Andrew have co-authored a titled Heart Yoga, which has received outstanding reviews from teachers such as Caroline Myss, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, and Judith Lasater, and they plan to publish it in 2010.

She draws upon her profession as a psychotherapist in her yoga teaching, to explore the union of body and mind. Her style of teaching is compassionate and heartfelt, and her students experience transformation on many levels.   In 1970, Karuna journeyed into the wilderness near the Yukon Territory for one year with her partner, Paul, and a life-changing book called Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar. Since then she has practiced yoga almost every day, and keeps falling deeper and deeper in love with this ancient wisdom tradition.   Karuna has lived in the mountains of British Columbia for over 35 years, and her teaching and practice are inspired by her love of the peace and beauty of the mountains.

Join Karuna for a yoga practice, and connect in the vast spaciousness of the true essence of yoga.  Weekly classes are held on Thursdays at the Moving Centre in Nelson, BC from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.  You may be inspired by a peaceful yoga and meditation retreat at the Tipi Camp, and our transformational retreat/ yoga teacher training and certification program in Nelson, British Columbia, or a magical yoga retreat and cultural journey in Bali

Education and degrees:

  • B.A. cum laude, Psychology, Stanford University, 1968
  • M.S.W., Psychiatric Social Work, University of California, Berkeley, 1970
  • D. Min. (student) Wisdom University
  • Registered Counselor, Canadian Counseling Association
  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher E 500 (experienced)
  • Interfaith Minister, Metaphysical Interfaith Church, 1998

“Karuna is delighting us with her authentic and intense inquiry into spirit.  Her yoga is inspiring!”
Rodney Yee

First Registered May 2000
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

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The Moving Center

February 2011 - Current
533 Baker Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4H9, Canada
First Registered May 2000
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP® Profile 

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