About Parts Work
In this 7 minute Power Point presentation, Karina outlines Internal Family Systems (IFS) model.
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I have the privilege of witnessing miraculous things everyday.""In recent years, both IFS and Yoga have exploded in popularity. I'm blessed to have studied both since the mid-90's.
Since 1998, Karina has helped countless people gain clarity, confidence, and relief. Her somatic approach to whole-person healing is informed by her nine years in disabilities massage therapy, 25 years as an international yoga educator, and 15 years as a Parts Work practitioner. Karina holds a compassionate container for people to explore their inner lives. Her greatest joy is witnessing others access their own internal wisdom and healing resources. In 2018, Karina wrote her first book on Parts Work & Subtle Yoga, and founded Yoga Mindset Coaching (YMC). Since then, she's been training yoga teachers, psychotherapists, healers, romantic partners, and self-helpers to use parts theory, inquiry, and embodied techniques. Karina also is a seasoned retreat leader. Most who travel with her once, return year-after-year. Karina is committed to inclusivity and accessibility. She is honored to work with all identities and levels of ability. (See her Approach below)
Degrees & Certification
Yoga Alliance Registries: E-RYT500, YACEP (2004-present)
Karina offers CEU's for yoga & meditation teachers
MA in East/West Psychology (2009)
Masters of Arts, (focus in IFS): Antioch University Midwest
IFS Coaching Certificate (2018)
IFS Institute - Internal Family Systems
Religious Trauma Certificate (2023)
Global Center for Religious Research
Healing the Healer Certificate (2004)
IFS & Buddhist Psychology: Tom Holmes, PhD (WMU emeritus)
BBA in Entrepreneurship | Minor in Holistic Health (1998)
Bachelors in Business Administration: Western Michigan University
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling stuck in your life, Karina believes you deserve genuine care and support. Parts Work helps you identify and work with the conflicting aspects of yourself, or parts that may be holding you back or causing pain. Subtle yoga interventions and nervous system regulation techniques integrate the mind and body for lasting change and peace.
Pedagogy & Ethos
The biopsychosocial approach systemically considers, biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions. This view informs understanding a person's unique needs.
“Modeling open and honest communication is the first thing a client should see within the therapeutic relationship in the client centered approach. It shows what is possible and that the therapist is willing to show vulnerability to the client, just as the client will do for the therapist. It’s a reciprocal relationship.” - Minkyung Chung, MS, LMHC
Antiracism & Intersectionality
.Antiracism is the active process of changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably. Intersectionality is a metaphor for understanding how multiple forms of inequality or discrimination can compound to create obstacles that often are not widely understood.