"Starting from the beginning, you learn a lot about yourself and others. I thrive off that! There were some tough times, but you enjoy and appreciate the good times ..."
Wanderlust Weekly: Congrats on the growth of Karma Yoga! What inspired it's creation? Carrie Brackin: I have been a teacher for 10 years and decided that my next step of growth was opening a studio! I have a competitive athletic background and also worked in the fashion industry. This combo along with my love for yoga allowed me to see a clear vision to open a studio. My ideals of a studio was a space to practice, breath, move and build a community. I also wanted to include a full retail space and spa like facilities. Karma Yoga has 2 state of the art studios, women's and men's locker rooms and an entire retail space. I am happy to say my dreams came true!
Wanderlust Weekly: You've built a strong community following in San Francisco, what are some of your proudest moments? Carrie Brackin: Starting from the beginning, you learn a lot about yourself and others. I thrive off that! There were some tough times, but you enjoy and appreciate the good times. I was a part of every aspect of the studio from the research of the location, conception, building department, codes, construction, scouting talent and building an amazing team!Being a part of something allows you to get really intimate with the community. Our community is the core of Karma Yoga. I am proud of what I've done thus far and it's only the beginning.
Wanderlust Weekly: We wish you continued success in 2017, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Carrie Brackin: I recently was asked to be a lululemon Ambassador and I'm excited for this partnership to begin in April. With that I have a lot on the horizon for 2017, Teacher Training in the Fall, Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica, many outdoor community events and collaboration with fitness studios. I'm also looking to expand Karma Yoga's schedule by 30% by the end of 2017. So much gratitude and love for my teachers, the space and this amazing community! [ learn more ]