Practitioners


Innate Vitality Practitioners

Kara Krause

Kara Krause MA, NTP, CPT

Founder of Innate Vitality

In 2009, Kara decided to follow her passion and make a career change. Nutrition and movement fed her soul, so it was high time to pursue that passion and embark on a journey to share it with others! It was through her work with the YMCA that she harnessed her commitment to the individual “health seeker” and realized that health is deeper than a good workout. Kara is a STOTT trained Pilates instructor, AFAA certified personal trainer and a Certified Nutritional Therapist. She loves watching participants develop their strength and seeing their hunger for movement and healthy eating abound!

In her free time Kara enjoys being active in nature with her husband, David, and their mutt, Sasha. Her latest obsession is mountain biking! She is amazed at how her core strength, developed through her Pilates practice, has made this new sport so attainable for her.

“My mission is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to take control of your own health and well-being. This journey will help you recognize that your body is truly amazing, and empower you to develop your innate ability to heal and strengthen yourself.”

 

Katie McNamaraKatie McNamara

Innate Vitality Practitioner

Katie McNamara has been pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle in Seattle since 1992, when she moved here from Vermont. Aerobics classes, all types of yoga, free weights at the gym, running, swimming, biking, rollerblading, she’s enjoyed it all! And if you haven’t run into her at the gym or the yoga studio, you may have seen her at the local natural food co-op.

Katie owns, operates, and teaches at a small, private preschool in West Seattle where she lives with her husband and 10 year old daughter.

Katie holds a Washington State ECE certification from Seattle Central Community College, and an Early Childhood Teacher Certificate from Burlington College in Burlington, VT.

Katie has her 200 hour Power Yoga Teacher Certification from CorePower Yoga (December 2016), and her Barre Teacher Certification from Adrienne Kimberly’s Barre Bohemian (June 2016).

 

 

tabithaTabitha Fletcher

Pilates Mat

Tabitha has been doing Pilates on a weekly basis for the past 3 years.  Her motivating motto is, “This is the one body I get to have, so I have to do the best I can with it.”

Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2010 and through diet, exercise, and acupuncture has learned to manage pain without daily medication.  Her hobbies include hiking and the outdoors, reading and travel. Her primary focus in teaching mat class is to focus on movements and postures that decrease pain and promote strength and flexibility.

 

 

 

 

Danielle Kurtz

Yoga

Danielle has been practicing and sharing her love of yoga for over 20 years with her friends and family. She believes that yoga has magic to offer everyone and gives us access to a calmness and radiance that is our true divine nature. She teaches both a mindful, gentle vinyasa yoga and yin yoga encouraging self-love and the wisdom of the body to emerge.
She is a 200 hour RYT certified yoga teacher with Alchemy of Yoga and a Yin Yoga certified teacher with Twist Yoga. She has completed further trainings in Chakra Yoga, Shamanism and Meditation. She is also a master level certified Reiki Practitioner and offers private in person and distant healing sessions.

When she isn’t teaching yoga or immersed in svadhaya (self-study), Danielle is adventuring with her three year old son, Remy, and his father, Dan, and their two dogs, Coulee and Rhonda. She continues to have a deep love of travel, dance, snowboarding, dinner parties and hiking.

 

Colleen Stephens

Strength Training

Colleen has worked in the field of Fitness for over 20 years. In 2002, she acquired her NASM Personal Trainer Certification. Currently she holds her ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Bender Method Pilates Reformer Certification, and is a certified TRX Trainer. Colleen developed an interest in strength training in college as a track athlete. This progressed into a love of any and all outdoor pursuits! Her goal is to stay strong and balanced so that she can participate in the activities she loves for her entire life!

Being a mother of two young children, she understands the challenges of fitting workouts into an already busy schedule. Her classes generally include both high intensity cardio intervals and challenging strength components in an attempt to provide the most effective and efficient workouts. Her passion is empowering her clients to dig deep to find their inner strength, and in building healthy communities around her clients to support and sustain their progress. She looks forward to meeting you wherever you’re at, and challenging you so that you can reach your goals.