KARA SULLIVAN | instructor, coordinator, Reno/Tahoe community, CYT-200

Kara comes to us from the Akron Ohio area. She graduated from Kent State University and made the move out west to San Diego for about 5 years shortly thereafter. Upon her return to the great state of Ohio in 2013, she decided to switch gears in her career and deepen her yoga practice. Kara acquired her 200 hr CYT from Awaken Yoga in Mentor and met Melissa shortly after at a B&B class in Cleveland!

She now lives in beautiful Truckee, CA and is the Reno/Tahoe market manager for Firestone Walker Brewing Co. She still teaches classes at various studios near Tahoe whenever she has the opportunity. She also enjoys drinking craft beer, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, lake-stuff, and hanging out with her CA native boyfriend Adam, and her Tijuana native dog, Ruby.

A bunch of questions with | KARA

What is your day job? 

Reno/Tahoe Market Manager for Firestone Walker Brewing Co

What lights you up?

Tearing up snow on my skis or board. Tearing up dirt on my bike. Both preferably with my babe.

A favorite TV show?


A favorite local spot?

Donner Lake. Sugarbowl.

What do you love about Balance & Brews?

Everything. Love that it gives people the chance to practice yoga in a casual, non-judgemental space, and then enjoy a good beer with other cool peeps. A marriage of 2 of my favorite things- whats not to love?

What's a dream vacation spot?

Costa Rica & Fiji

Hey, you got a nickname?

Depending on who you're talkin to: Sully, K-Fresh, Kay-Ray, Rinski.

A favorite quote? 

Not really a quote gal, but I do enjoy the bumper stickers that say 'Don't Be a Dick'.