Yoga with Karyn Bristol

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Santa Cruz

Yoga with Karyn Bristol

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Santa Cruz


When new students walk into their first yoga class, they often fear that they’re not fit or flexible enough.

They worry that they don’t have the right body type or that they’re too old, that injuries or physical limitations will stand in their way. But yoga has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re young or old, large, small, or in-between, flexible or stiff, athletic, or just starting to know your body, yoga can help you.

Let me show you how.


I have been passionate about yoga for the past thirty years.

I started studying yoga in midlife and it’s been transforming my life ever since. My practice has brought me physical well-being, a deep connection to myself, and a growing relationship to my own spirituality.

As an Iyengar yoga teacher, my greatest joy is watching students grow through the natural evolution of yoga in their lives, seeing it transform them in so many levels: increasing flexibility, reducing pain, healing mind, body and spirit, increasing joy, inspiring lifelong commitment to health and well-being.

Let me share the gift of yoga with you.

Catherine Murphy

“Karyn is an outstanding yoga teacher. She prepares careful and purposeful sequences for each class session and gives clear directions and demonstrations. Karyn has taught me that yoga is an individual practice with room for continual improvement and growth. Through her encouragement, patience, and kindness, she’s helped me overcome my fears of specific poses by guiding me step-by-step, modifying how I do the pose, and integrating the use of props to help me achieve good results. At the end of each class, I always feel strengthened and peaceful.”

— Catherine M.

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