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Hi, I'm Kara
As a seasoned yoga and meditation teacher of over 10 years, my journey with yoga and meditation began a quarter of a century ago when I was 25. I took my very first yoga class with an inspirational 75-year-old yoga teacher named Elsie. She inspired and instilled in me a deep appreciation for the benefits of these practices, particularly as we age. 

I've been self-employed my whole adult life (except for 3 years when I lived/worked in Germany), creating 3 successful businesses that all shared the same goal of creating a peaceful and serene environment for my guests. Beautiful spaces where they could escape the busyness of daily life and find much-needed calm within this busy and loud world.

In my early 20's and very close to finishing my Bachelor of Business degree, with a major in accounting, I decided to take a leap of faith and embark on an adventure that led me to Germany for three years (because learning a new language, immersing myself in another culture and skiing every day after work, on Germany's highest mountain was way more fun than uni!).

I eventually returned to Australia and finished my degree (which may or may not have had something to do with breaking my leg on said mountain).

When I was 25 I opened my first Day Spa in a Gold Coast hotel which rapidly grew to 3 Day spas, with a team of beautiful staff. I ran this business for 15 years before doing my Yoga/meditation training and selling my Day Spas.  I then renovated a gorgeous 80 year old Masonic Hall in the beautiful township of Canungra, to transform it into a stunning 2 storey yoga studio.

I loved creating and maintaining a thriving yoga community for more than a decade whilst also running my retreats, which has now become my full-time passion. Over the past decade, Find My Calm has hosted well over 50 weekend retreats for people who are tired, overworked, and seeking a more peaceful existence.

I run weekend retreats - both Silent and "Semi-Silent" - mainly at Springbrook but I've also hosted several Sunshine Coast silent retreats, Byron Bay yoga and meditation retreats, one in India and in 2024 I'm hosting my first Bali retreat. I am so excited to share this beautiful island and it's incredible people and traditions. 

As a massive introvert , I understand the importance of finding lots of periods of stillness and solitude in our busy lives. I am deeply dedicated to carving out these spaces for my clients, where they can reconnect with themselves and the world around them. 

I've also created 2 gorgeous holiday rentals on Tamborine Mountain where guests can find a little slice of paradise amongst the rainforest and find their calm.


My guests leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and equipped with practical strategies to bring that sense of calm back in to their everyday lives

And that's me in a tiny, little nutshell - 50 years young, excited, a little scared, and immensely curious about what the future holds.

Thanks for reading. If I haven't met you yet, I really can't wait to, whether online or in person at a retreat.


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