Katrina’s Bio

ViraII-Goddess02Who am I and what do I think I’m doing here?

Good question. I’m still figuring it out.

I’m human, and I tend swear a lot. I’m sometimes brutally honest. I live my yoga, but I’m far from perfect.

I am a singer-songwriter, peaceful warrior, and lover of laughter. Oh, and I write novels in my “spare time” (read: when I should be sleeping).

However, for if you gleam any insight from my offerings, it’s good to know where they’re coming from.

As for my yoga qualifications:

I am the author of  Yoga for Dragon Riders, a comprehensive and totally unconventional yoga manual.

Some of the teachers I’ve had in the past include: the Bhagavad Gita, Rumi, Shane Perkins, Patrick Creelman, Amy Ippoliti, Desiree Rumbaugh, John Friend, Denise Benitez, Elizabeth Rainey, Cat McCarthy, Martin and Jordan Kirk, and professor Douglas Brooks.

This reflects in my teaching. I have over 1000 hours of training (this is quite respectable in the yoga world) with internationally recognized and locally adored teachers. I’ve earned a E-RYT 500 from Yoga Alliance, which is the highest credential they offer, and have an Anusara teaching certificate (similar to a Master’s degree in yoga). However I am an independent yoga instructor which means I am bound by no one brand, but teach from the heart.

At the moment I am not teaching classes, however my book and CD make my teachings and singing available to anyone.

One of the most important aspects of yoga, to me, is living with wisdom, inspiration, empowerment, and joy. I offer free meditations and contemplations with my Doses of Delight.


Katrina Hokule’a Ariel is an old-soul rebel, a musician, and a tree-hugging yogini who swears a lot. She quit teaching yoga to be a full-time mother to twin boys, but she couldn’t stop writing if she tried.

The author of YOGA FOR DRAGON RIDERS (non-fiction) and WILD HORSE HEART (fiction, coming soon!), Katrina’s writing is entertaining, empowering, and aimed at the soul. She holds a BFA in Multimedia Design, with which she does fun things like designing book covers and picking up on every little nuance of the movies she watches (most of which have superheroes in them).

Katrina lives in the highlands of British Columbia with her man, twin toddlers, and Toby the cat. In the summer, you can find her staring at the stars and hanging out with horses. In the winter, she’s feeding the fire in the wood stove.

With five romance novels under her belt—fantasy and contemporary—Katrina writes for the sheer thrill of creation (and to appease her fervent imagination). She is extremely grateful for her readers (that’s you!).

Katrina is active in the writing community on Twitter, and always happy to meet a new friend: @KatrinaAriel

Connect with Katrina here:
Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, YouTube


23 thoughts on “Katrina’s Bio

  1. Hi Katrina,

    I’ve enjoyed reading about you! Do you come to LaPlace? I have an ADHD daugter that is 11 years old. I am looking for someone to teach us about yoga. If you do not work with children can you recommend someone who does?

  2. Lori,

    Thank you! I’m so glad you found this enjoyable. Yoga can be excellent for ADHD, as it engages the whole being – body, mind, and heart – and creates more ability to focus. I’ll email you directly to answer your questions.


  3. What are the dates for the 5 day boot camp
    And what is the cost

  4. Janice,

    Hi! You’ll want to look at the Kamloops Yoga Fitness Boot Camp page for details on dates. The cost is on the FAQ and the Registration Form, both of which can be found on that page. Hope to see you in camp – it’s so much fun!

  5. Katrina,
    Thank you for all that you share with us. Wishes do come true! When you left Kamloops, yoga just didn’t have the same meaning for me. I’m so glad you are back – even for just a while. You have inspired me to follow the path of a deeper, more rewarding practice. Life can be so complex at times and your words of wisdom and encouragement are a welcome blessing. See you at boot camp!

  6. Nancy,

    Wow! Thank you so much! The appreciation is mutual – I came back to Kamloops and have been so grateful for the community here. Your smiling face and dedication to your practice inspires me every day. I am glad to be back! 🙂

  7. Thank my teacher.
    I have so much enjoyed sharing your classes and now you mantra and your bio, it is great to know you before I know you. Namaste

  8. Bless bless, Iris. Thanks so much for choosing to be a part of what I offer and the dance that comes from it!

  9. Hello,

    Do you teach any prenatal yoga classes?

  10. Andrea,

    Hi there. I don’t teach specific prenatal classes, but I think Samantha does. I’ll send you her email directly.

  11. Hi Katrina,

    I have come across the YouTube video of you doing a beautiful yoga sequence, I’ve watched it many times as it really inspires me in my own practice. I am currently looking for a teacher who can inspire me like you have, I live on Vancouver Island and most studios are really far to travel regularly so thank you for your inspiration 🙂 Namaste

  12. Leslie,

    Wow! I’m honored to be an inspiration. Thanks very much for leaving a comment with these kinds words. I’ll keep making videos for you. 🙂

  13. Do you have your yoga workout on DVD? If so, I would like to purchase it. Lisa

  14. Lisa,

    At this point I haven’t produced a DVD with a workout/yoga practice on it, though that’s a great suggestion!

  15. Hi Katrina, thanks fir the class today. You have a beautiful singing voice!

    Turns out I don’t have your email so if you’re able to message me about your ideas for my arm that would be great.

    Take care

  16. Catharine, so glad you enjoyed the class. I’ve sent you an email as well about the wrist/hand alignment, but will also post it here in case others are interested.

    Yoga Therapy for Wrists and Hands


  17. Hi Katrina.
    I’ve so enjoyed your website and have a question I’m hoping you can share some thoughts on. I am currently training in an anusara program so have the basics covered. When I began in January I was convinced I could get to the root of the hamstring pain I experience. It is at the origin (sitbones) and is definitely worse on one side. I ask anyone and everyone hoping for some insight. Thanks!


  18. Hi Katrina. I have recently become interested in yoga, particularly anusara. Reading a lot and looking forward to diving in deeper. I love the daily delights and thank you for your interests and assistance.

    Be well.


  19. Thanks Becky. So glad you’re enjoying your exploration into Anusara yoga, and I’m happy that what I offer is adding to it. All light, Katrina

  20. Hi Katrina. I just wanted to let you know that I am loving your radio show! What an awesome idea!

  21. Thanks Connie! I’m glad to hear that. It’s a lot of fun, and an excellent way to contemplate how yoga helps us off the mat. 🙂@Connie

  22. Hi Katrina
    wow what a beautiful site! well done. thank you for the ideas.
    I love the image of the girl and the earth. I wonder if you could share how or if we could use it also? We are setting up a centre of light in Australia – Sweet Earth – learning and retreats. And the image is so perfect for what we are about. Also – we are inviting interested and amazing people in the future to come and share your knowledge, so if you are ever in the NSW area of Australia – love for you to share with us as a retreat or workshop. we are a charitable trust with volunteers and can pay fees for facilitators. love and light!

  23. Hi Kirsten! It sounds like you’re doing fantastic things down under. I’d love to come visit and teach a workshop! I’ll email you about the possibility and about the image. 🙂

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