Karusia is a lifelong dancer and yogini and she has danced ever since she can remember, and began practising asana in 1967. Karusia earned an honours dance degree from York University in 1992 and is currently completing a post-graduate course in Yoga Therapy through the Rocky Mountain School of Yoga and Ayurveda (RMIYA) in Boulder, Colorado. Her studies have included western and eastern approaches to kinesiology, anatomy (both applied and experiential), injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as expressive and performance arts. Karusia has been teaching asana since 1996, and have been invited to teach in many preliminary and advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings in Toronto during the last 10 years. Her asana practice has been rounded out through studies with Baba Hari Dass and the Ashtanga Yoga Fellowship since 1998, where she was initiated into Yogic Philosophy, pranayama, meditation and chanting.