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About Karla  


Work honestly, meditate every day, meet people without fear, and play 

- Baba Hari Dass 

Karla Sutherland
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Author


Karla is a seasoned Ayurvedic Practitioner with over two decades of healing arts experience. After directing the Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Program for Whistler Blackcomb, she studied with Malidoma Some and Baba Hari Dass, leading to the establishment of Grateful Surf Yoga & Ayurveda in 2010. Fueled by a passion for empowering women and building a community grounded in Nature, Justice, Integrity, and Helping those less fortunate, Karla conducts workshops for Yoga Teacher Training and hosts personal retreats for both travelers and locals.

Karla's teachings center on the body's innate healing capacity through positive mental outlooks. Her diverse classes include hatha, flow, tantra, yin, intuitive readings, shamanism, chakra balancing, pranayama, meditation, vinyasa, partner yoga, and massage and physical therapy. Passionate about sharing the transformative effects of yoga and Ayurveda, Karla emphasizes holistic well-being. As a respected thought leader in wellness, her impactful sessions inspire individuals to move inward, heightening intuition and inner guidance for enduring peace.

Karla Sutherland's commitment extends beyond sessions and ideologies, making her a beacon of inspiration for those navigating wellness and spiritual journeys. Connect with her to explore transformative experiences, develop a daily routine, and empower your own well-being.

A Wellness Session with Karla
will support you to: 
  • Heal your heart from stored trauma

  • Disconnect and release toxic relationships and connections

  • Achieve your health & wellness intentions

  • Find comfort and security within

  • Be inspired and explored your creative self

  • Enhance your sense of personal power

  • Strengthen your ability to express yourself

  • Connect with your intuitive self

  • Embrace your divine purpose

  • Feel relaxed, inspired, and physically healthy 

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