My Story


Hi there, I'm Kara Troglin.


I'm an experienced trauma-informed yoga teacher, educator, writer, and yoga therapist.

Seward, Alaska is my home. A tiny seaside town surrounded by mountains and a temperate rainforest located on the Kenai Peninsula. 

Yoga has been an invaluable healing resource in my life. As a trauma survivor, it opened up pathways to recovery where I felt empowered and connected. 

It is a passion of mine to share therapeutic practices that also support students in their healing journey.

My focus is to make yoga accessible to each student's individual needs and honor their lived experiences.

I am passionately dedicated to trauma-informed space holding, inclusivity, and accessibility.

My teachings are a fusion of rest, psychology, neuroscience, and evidence-based practices. I teach with a nervous system approach and the integration of the Polyvagal Nerve Theory.

I also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including offering trauma-informed yoga classes and wellness retreats.

I strongly believe in the importance of community care and integrating this work into our communities to support connection, collaboration, and safety. To honor and respect the wholeness of our shared humanity.

In class, I offer variations, celebrate choices, and weave in the science of yoga. 

You will experience a compassionate and empowered space as a reminder you are more than enough.

Currently, I host nature-based yoga wellness retreats called Nourish in Nature in Seward, Alaska.

You can also practice with me through my online offerings, workshops, and digital courses. Including my online trauma-informed yoga membership Thrive where I offer weekly live-streamed classes. 


I am greatly inspired by the work of my teachers.

I have trained and studied with numerous yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and psychologists in the mental health field.

I am an E-RYT 500, YACEP, Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, Certified Mental Health Aware Yoga Teacher, and Certified Yoga Therapist.

I have also completed continuous education in yoga nidra, yin, restorative, yoga for grief, yoga for mental health, trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed yoga.

Trainings and Qualifications:

E-RYT 500 with Zuna Yoga in Bali, Indonesia 

Breathing Deeply: Yoga Therapy Training

Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Certification with Alaska Pacific University

Zabie Yamasaki: Transcending Sexual Trauma with Yoga Teacher Training

Mental Health Aware Yoga Training with Dr. Lauren Tober - Yoga Psychology Institute

Cultivate: Trauma-Informed Training for Professional Space Holders with Katie Kurtz

Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Yoga Psychology 

Lauren Toolin of Yoga Vidya: Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Amy Weintraub: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Yoga for Your Mood 

Monique Minahan: Yoga for Grief Training

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Course with Sarah Ball Counseling

Other teachers that have inspired my work: Dr. Arielle Schwartz author of Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery, David Treleaven - Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, and Judith Hanson Lasater.

I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Arkansas in Creative Writing including studies in psychology, biology, and certified TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

"I teach for myself. I practice for my students."

- Judith Hanson Lasater

"Kara’s smile is contagious. She has a wonderful disposition. Very easy to talk to, laugh with, and take instruction from. In the one on one time I have had with her, she has been extremely patient with me and supportive."

- Jennifer

Seward, AK

Kara has led me through meditations and yoga asanas. She also introduced and guided me through multiple yoga nidra sessions.

I have learned so much from her throughout the process. She taught me about the benefits behind the practice and discussed the different states emotionally and physically I may experience.

She’s a very intuitive teacher and emotional guide. I’ve learned and grown from her and am looking forward to practicing more yoga together!

- Kelly

Nurse Practitioner in Anchorage, AK