Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned teacher, writer and retreat leader. Millions of people have been impacted by the articles, books and videos she has published over the last ten years.
Her passion is liberation in this lifetime through an every day path of dissolving layers of the conditioned mind into deeper and deeper presence.
Her work, through her teaching, writing and retreats, focuses on using the process of inquiry to reveal conditioned mind and so help people to drop down into beingness and presence.
Kara-Leah is the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox and the creator of the Forty Day Process – a method to change or install habits into your daily life.
Her practical and potent book Forty Days of Yoga , which draws heavily on her own experiences, has helped thousands of people establish a regular home yoga practice. She is also the author of The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga.
Daily yoga practice has been the anchor of Kara-Leah’s life for more than a decade now and her deep and varied practice has taught her into how to practically apply the tools of yoga to our daily lives on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.
As a result, the way she teaches ‘yoga’ has evolved past asana classes and into her retreats, presentations, seminars and workshops. No matter how she’s delivering what she does, Kara-Leah’s passion is helping people wake up to their potential as unlimited beings.
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“THANK YOU for being my yoga teacher! I am very lucky to have met you. I have done yoga here and there for years but you are different and the best teacher I’ve ever had. I enjoyed every moment in your class, you have taught me how to practice yoga from the inside out, and how to be in tune with my body. You are amazing & inspiring.” ~ Irene Siu
I trust Kara-Leah totally and highly recommend her one-to-one yoga tuition. Kara-Leah has a penetrating understanding of yoga, a profound wisdom and deep compassion. She has an amazing ability to read where my energy is and seems to know exactly what needs to happen next, and this has produced some astounding results (not that yoga is about results!). Her teaching style is rooted in tradition and yet innovative, and Kara-Leah is comfortable adapting in the moment to suit my needs and restriction. Kara-Leah is a gifted teacher…she’s also fun, so expect to laugh as you learn. ~ Tim Roberts
More about Kara-Leah.
I’ve been a freelance journalist, a speechwriter for Ministers of Parliament, a go-go dancer, a waitress, a traveller, an office manager, an event organizer, a radio presenter, a model.
I’ve written for the Prime Minister, although I’ve got no idea if he read what I wrote. I’ve interviewed politicians and sports stars and actors on live radio. I’ve been stood up on live radio by Jason Gunn. I bet he doesn’t remember, and yes I was pissed at the time but didn’t have the guts to call him on it. Maybe he forgot and was on the loo.
Oh there’s so many stories I could tell you, wild stories and heart-breaking stories, nail-biting stories and stupid stories. Oh the stories… the people I’ve been and the places I’ve seen!
Yoga has totally transformed Kara-Leah’s life. Ten years ago she was in serious daily agony with major back issues. Her right foot was half numb, she walked with a limp, and was headed straight to surgery for yet another spinal fusion – she had her first spinal fusion at age 16.
Instead of buying into the viewpoints of the doctors Kara-Leah decided she was going to take responsibility for her own health and figure out a different way to heal herself.
Yoga was one of the tools that over time, with patience and persistence, healed her back. No more limp, no more numbness, no more surgery.
It was probably inevitable Kara-Leah would end up teaching yoga – she was the child of two teachers, and she taught dance teacher and math as a teenager. Teaching was just in her blood. And in the end, she didn’t have much choice in the matter – one day her yoga teacher didn’t show up for class, so Kara-Leah voluntarily stepped up.
That was in 2006 and Kara-Leah has been teaching yoga ever since.