Owner and Operator
Welcome!! I will start by introducing myself. My name is Kara Yahn, 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through the Yoga Alliance. I am so excited for all of you to experience physical art known as Yoga. Balance is strategically set up to help you “balance” your lifestyle physically and mentally.
Originally from Clinton, Iowa, I came to the beautiful campus of the University of Northern Iowa in the fall of 2003. I was recruited by the UNI Track and Field team as a hurdler/sprinter and I chose to major in Worksite Health Promotion. My 5 years at UNI were some of the best ever. School was wonderful and I had a lot of success in track and field, but not near as much as my fiancé Tyler Mulder. Tyler signed a Nike contract with Oregon Track Club Elite, which took us to Eugene, Oregon.
While living in Eugene, I managed a weight loss company called Metabolic Research Center. Helping people achieve their health and fitness goals has always brought such joy to my life. One year into my residency in Eugene, I encountered hot yoga. I LOVE the heat and love to sweat so when I heard about this I knew I had to check it out. The studio I went to, Zen Spot, welcomed me with open arms, and I absolutely fell in LOVE. Hot yoga was something I had never heard of in the Midwest so my mind started turning. I immediately thought about what I could do to bring this love of mine back to Iowa.
I practiced yoga, intensely for 2 years before getting my certification through Zen Spot. Throughout the process I had been in contact with a dear friend of mine and fellow UNI track alum Brent Dahlstrom about this “hot yoga.” He and I decided it would be a great fit for Cedar Falls and UNI. Together we created a beautiful, welcoming studio right next to UNI’s campus on College Hill.
My goal for this studio is to challenge practitioners to take a chance and see what Balance has to offer. My staff and I are so excited to enhance your yoga practice. Please contact me with any questions by phone at 319-768-7234 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.