About

Karla Oman Yoga is headquartered in Kent, Washington.
Karla was introduced to hatha yoga in 1976, when she took a class from the University of Washington’s Experimental College. Little did she realize the profound effect this would have on her life! Through all the surprises life can bring, yoga has remained a constant.

Compassionate and loving yoga instruction
highlighted the many benefits to yoga practice, and inspired Karla to pursue the 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT) from 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, Inc., which she completed and graduated from in Spring 2010. She continues her YTT, completing the 5-day intensive with Donna Farhi (September 2010), the Essential Low Back Training with Robin Rothenberg and Essential Yoga Therapy (October 2010), and Advanced Studies with Robin Rothenberg (Spring-Summer 2011). Karla is a student of the Essential Yoga Therapy 500-Hour YTT (September 2011 through November 2012).

Karla observes that “each and every student is my teacher.
The beauty is that we bring our own uniqueness to yoga practice. As I move through life, I am constantly reminded to release expectation, and allow the layers to unfold.”

Inspirations include
Evelyn, her 93-year-young mother-in-law, who has practiced yoga for the past 30+ years.

Karla enjoys
working with individuals and small groups to develop their personal practice, and also leads classes from 1 to 15 attendees in the corporate environment.

A networker par excellence, Karla looks beyond the obvious to other possibilities that may be available. If you are stumped, stuck, or otherwise searching for an answer related to your yoga practice, or for local resources (no matter where you live), contact Karla.

Additional Info
Karla is a performing singer/songwriter – she’s been singin’ since she was born. She currently performs as a member of Alex Perlman’s West Coastal Folk and occasionally performs with Joe Perlman. For additional information, see http://heartlandcountrychoir.com and http://alexperlman.com.

Karla says, “Music is such a life sustaining force. To me, it’s as necessary as breathing and eating. There are other things, intangibles, that elude and collide into our beings in bursts of welcomed color… or yank us into the depths of soul searching. I find that my search for meaning, and putting that into words for a song sends me looking for the Divine in everyday life.”

Our logo is a high design representation of the Chakra of Sahasrara

Sahasrara is described with 1,000 multi-coloured petals which are arranged in 20 layers each of them with 50 petals.

Sahasrara chakra symbolizes detachment from illusion; an essential element in obtaining supramental higher consciousness of the truth that one is all and all is one.

Often referred as thousand-petaled lotus, it is said to be the most subtle chakra in the system, relating to pure consciousness, and it is from this chakra that all the other chakras emanate. When a yogi is able to raise his or her kundalini, energy of consciousness, up to this point, the state of Samādhi, or union with God, is experienced.

Meditating on this point is said to bring about the siddhis, or occult powers, of transforming into the divine, and being able to do whatever one wishes.