about the founder
Karla is a retired Doctor of Physical Therapy who is passionate about combining therapeutic foundations of efficient posture, breath patterns, and mindfulness with training in fitness, yoga, and other aspects of wellness including and metaphysical energetics. (See PRiSM's meaning) She currently practices as a Personal Trainer (Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS)) treating clients in customized training programs for optimal health and wellness. Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) has been Karla's continuing education choice and direction for growth since 2016. She is currently working on receiving her PRT credential.
Private clients also ream the benefits from her wide range of knowledge. Breath awareness and efficient diaphragmatic use is always brought into all workshops, classes, and private sessions. Yoga is used as an adjunct to provide the client with exactly what they need and desire to have in their customized routine. Her yoga encompasses ways to provide relief to specific body ailments, tips to get the most out of each yoga pose, as well as tapping into your own wellspring of health within the spiritual body. Additional stress based management techniques are implemented with clients who have anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and hormone imbalances.
Corporate clients appreciate her applicable tips to alleviate pain of workplace demands by retraining the body in posture placement and efficient biomechanics. As a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS), her evaluations and design of work stations at home or in office settings, in the field or in a specific occupational movement create a more efficient work environment and save employer's money. Her undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management helped her appreciate the employee/employer relationship. Her goal is to bring more power to a persons day with less wear and tear on the body.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT,DPT - retired)
Human Resource Management (BBA)
NSCA Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS)
Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS)
Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT)
Certified Aerial Yoga Teacher
Certified Pediatric Mindfulness Trainer
"When I first came to see Karla, I was suffering daily with excruciating, chronic neck pain. She took the time to investigate thoroughly, asking questions about my symptoms and daily routine. She was not only attentive to my physical pain and recovery, but she was also paying attention to my personality and needs on an emotional and psychological level to design a comprehensive, customized routine that worked perfectly for me. I can’t express how grateful I am to have found such a wonderful instructor!"
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- Jennifer Morrison
"Karla Hollan has brought to Sirata Beach Resort exactly what we needed. She explains postural and movement principles in ways the employees understand. She has helped our managers and housekeeping staff and we look forward to more of her customized programs for other areas of our staff."
- Sonny Pinto,
Human Resource Director
Sirata Resort & Conference Center