Kara Stafford

Woodinville, WA, United States
YTU Training Type: 
Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training
Love. Play. Explore! Kara has a passion for movement and anatomy that began with dance and extended into teaching Pilates as an apprentice at the age of 17. A few years later, she was the youngest teacher to enter and complete the certification program from the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Kara's love of anatomy led to a certificate and career in diagnostic ultrasound but after working in the field for several years she realized how much she missed teaching movement. Kara came to yoga hoping to cope with stress, but she left with so much more: a peace and a sense of calm that she had never known before, as well as a physical challenge that was different from her previous forms of movement. Kara completed Baptiste’s Level 1 teacher training program in 2012 and Tiffany Cruikshank’s (Yoga Medicine) 200-hour program in February of 2014. In 2017 she added to her knowledge by completing Jason’ Crandell’s 500 hour yoga training and became a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher in April 2020. She is also certified and teaches Aerial Yoga Play and loves spending time hanging upside down! She enjoys studying various styles of Yoga from international and local master teachers. Combing her love of movement and anatomical alignment, she hopes to spark and inspire joy and playfulness and curiosity through her teaching. In addition to teaching, she is the owner and creator of her own custom yoga wear company, Zebra Mama Yoga.