Karin has been teaching yoga since 2002, first in Winnipeg, Manitoba then in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador till she moved to Port Alberni, BC in 2016. Karin holds an internationally recognized Level II certification through the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada. She has studied with many senior teachers from across North America and have been fortunate to study with the Iyengar family in Pune, India on multiple occassions.
Karin is committed to her personal practice and ongoing learning as a forever student. She enjoys motivating and encouraging her students and supporting their exploration of yoga.
I would like to acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional unceded territories of the Tseshaht and the Hupacasath First Nations. Both nations are members of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, which consists of 14 nations located on Western Vancouver Island.
Karin also holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy which has given her another lens into the importance of slowing down through self awareness and being in the present moment. Yoga is a wonderful way to help with that process.
Judy is a retired family physician living in Goose Bay, Labrador.
She was introduced to Iyengar yoga by Karin Rensfelt in 2014, and began teacher training in Iyengar yoga with Deborah Lomond in Nova Scotia in 2017. She continues to be mentored by Karin and Deborah, and is now working towards her Level 1 assessment.
Judy currently teaches a weekly Iyengar Yoga class at the YMCA in Goose Bay.
She is married with 2 adult children and 3 little grandchildren who live in Ontario and BC.