Kari found her passion for Pilates through her dance background. She loved what Pilates did for her body and mind, and it quickly became part of her everyday routine. She decided to make it her career in 2009, through Balanced Body Pilates. Kari trained in Cleveland, OH with Troy McCarty and in Asheville, NC with Jennifer Gianni. Kari likes to focus on personalizing each individuals experience with Pilates, directing clients to listen to their body as the key for their practice. She enjoys embracing the fundamentals of Pilates and it is represented in her teaching style, which would be a classical style base to remember the nature of the practice, with a contemporary mix for flow, fun and modifications. Kari is also a Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor and holds a degree in Business management. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, crafting, and spending time with her family and her dog, Felix.