Brand Ambassadors2020-05-19T12:34:20-07:00

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Brand Ambassadors

Brand Ambassador: Arica Brown

Arica Brown is the Founder , Executive and Artistic Director, and Resident Choreographer of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company and Karuna's October 2017 Brand Ambassador. Arica Brown Karuna Brand Ambassador Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (CKDC) is a 501c3 non-profit professional dance company and community dance education center in the Central West End offering dance instruction to adults and youth age [...]

September 29th, 2017|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , , , |

Brand Ambassador: Craig Miller

Craig Miller, Karuna Brand Ambassador, has been a student of Tai Chi for over 15 years, and he has been teaching for eight years. Craig Miller began his Tai Chi journey while taking his Mom to a class, hoping it would help her with her Parkinson’s disease.  He started feeling the health benefits himself almost immediately.  He noticed better balance and [...]

May 25th, 2017|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , |

Brand Ambassador: Vicki Bensinger

Vicki Bensinger discovered her passion for great food and cooking as a child. She became a culinary instructor in 1992, and she is a proud supporter of Karuna beverages today. Vicki Bensinger was born and raised in St. Louis. She grew up with her extended family, which is she where she developed her passion for cooking. Vicki began her career [...]

April 25th, 2017|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , |

Brand Ambassador: Erin Stack

Erin Stack fell in love with Bikram Yoga in 2001, which lead her to found Pure Hot Yoga in St. Louis with her business partner - and fellow Karuna Brand Ambassador - Carol Stocks. In the years before starting her own business, Erin Stack earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Truman State University. She worked as a [...]

March 21st, 2017|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , , , |

Brand Ambassador: Carol Stocks

Carol Stocks is the Co-Owner and Co-Director of Pure Hot Yoga in St. Louis, and she has been teaching yoga for over 14 years. Carol Stocks, Karuna Brand Ambassador and Co-Owner of Pure Hot Yoga in St. Louis, is a lifelong dancer and athlete. While she was working an IT consulting job, she began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2001. She was [...]

February 27th, 2017|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , , , |

Brand Ambassador: Dr. Virgin

Dr. Herbert Virgin, MD, PhD, is a professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, teaching and studying infectious disease. In his work, Dr. Virgin studies inflammatory and infectious diseases, focusing on mechanisms that operate within living organisms. He spends time reviewing host pathways, which are especially important for human disease susceptibility and resistance. Dr. Virgin’s work has [...]

December 20th, 2016|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , |

Brand Ambassador: Alison Hyde

Alison Hyde is a 200-hour E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, a Ki-Hara Master Trainer and practitioner, and personal trainer.  She began her career as a fitness professional in 2004, after realizing that her stressful job as a corporate designer was leading to anxiety disorders and an unhealthy lifestyle.  After a few years teaching a very full schedule of fitness classes, a [...]

November 10th, 2016|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Brand Ambassador: Heidi Marie Harris

Heidi Marie Harris is the Associate Concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Her first job with the SLSO was as a section violinist, which she won while still attending the New England Conservatory during her senior year of college. A few years later she secured a section position in the Chicago Symphony where she remained for three years. Ms. [...]

November 4th, 2016|Categories: brand ambassadors|Tags: , |