My name is Kristie, and I am the founder of Karuna of Wellness Centre. My journey into the health and wellness world began when I attended tai chi classes in 2006 at the age of 19.
I was participating in the class to help treat the chronic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis I have had in my knees since the age of 6. When I began tai chi at 19years of age, there was a major flare up in my knees at the time. After attending classes for 18months, and a fashion career change of heart, I decided to attend a ‘tai chi for health’ teacher training.
From there, I started my first class in June 2008. Practising and teaching tai chi has definitely improved my knees. From a decrease in stiffness and pain, to a more relaxed feeling throughout my mind and body, I have enjoyed many benefits of not only learning tai chi, but teaching it, too! From tai chi, the journey into meditation unfolded, and I began the necessary study to become a meditation teacher.
In 2009 Karuna Wellness Centre was born. I wanted to create a relaxing and healing space for students to enjoy their tai chi and meditation practice. I love that I get to do this work. It is challenging, yet fulfilling, and yet I wouldn’t want to do anything else. While I run classes at the studio, I also teach seated tai chi at various nursing homes, disability care, and dementia groups.
I will also be conducting astrology consultations from 2018 at the studio which I am very excited about!
Hope to see you soon,