My name is Kari Dane Matlock, RYT 200 in the Dallas area. I like to climb rocks, drink coffee, and do yoga every damn day. what can i say? the world is my oyster.
I began my yoga journey in 2011, when I stumbled upon a yoga class offered at a local coffee shop. i was just so inspired by the community of individuals, and their praise for one another's improvement, as well as my own growing understanding of mind/body connection, that i went back every weekend to participate...and to drink delicious fresh brew, french press! seriously, they even named a drink after me.
I loved yoga so much that I started incorporating it into my other activities, and now i am the creator behind the cyber crag, an online ebook that uses yoga as a guide geared toward, but not limited to, rock climbing. i am also available for online instruction, and travel for workshops or SUP/Hiking classes, detailed information provided here.
so why a pearl? Pearls symbolize purity, and stimulation of the mind in clarity and wisdom. pearls are believed to enhance personal integrity and help focus one’s attention, which is my personal goal every time I set foot on my mat.
"A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."
now, as a teacher, i hope to encourage others to pursue their passions to “be their best self” by incorporating their activities into a targeted yoga class. because i honestly believe that everyone is truly capable of achieving anything, and absolutely everything. all it takes is just a little faith, a lot of dedication, and to simply try. Because what strikes the oyster does not affect the pearl, and I believe everyone is their own little pearl.