Why choose a Kaari Bespoke Program?


Our bodies and movement patterns are all unique, and sometimes a more customized approach will be the best way to help you achieve your (also unique) movement goals.

A Kaari Bespoke Program is a good choice for you if you:

  • have been in pain for a while
  • have specific movement or training goals
  • want a fluid, customized program that evolves with your needs and schedule
  • want a program that fits around your existing fitness routine
  • want to generally improve your performance or well-being
  • need targeted work to create or maintain sport-specific mobility
  • need guidance on how to maximize the benefits of your recovery
  • do well with some accountability and one-on-one from a coach

Ready to get started? Tell us a little bit about yourself by filling out the form below, and we'll be in touch within 3 business days.

What to expect from a Kaari Bespoke program:


  • a kick-off consultation to discuss your needs and goals and to establish that we're a good fit for you
  • custom program design, customized for your body and training
  • flexible scheduling: your exercises can be fit in around your existing routine, either as standalone movement sessions or as a warm-up and/or cool-down around your regular workout
  • a fluid approach: bi-weekly check-ins (via email or Zoom) to discuss progress and modify programming as needed
  • your exercises delivered to your inbox for convenience and accountability
  • daily interaction and as much support as you need from your coach


Frequently Asked Questions



How long will my Bespoke program be?

Our customized programs are 12 weeks long. Our experience has shown us that this is a time frame in which we can reasonably expect to create meaningful, lasting changes that stick beyond the end of the program. In other words, truly improved function that will benefit you for years to come!



Can I schedule a consultation?

Yes! The first step is filling out our intake form so we can learn a little bit about you. Once you've done that, we'll be in touch within 3 business days to schedule a call to see if a Bespoke program is a good fit for you. We're excited to get to know you and find out more about your movement goals!


What if I have other questions?

We're happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. We can either chat during our consultation, or if you'd prefer, send us an email: [email protected]


Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

We put transparency and honesty at the forefront of our operation: we will not sell you a program if we don't believe we can help you, or that you'd be better served by seeing a medical practitioner or other movement professional. Our intake process is detailed and comprehensive to ensure that we'll be a good fit for you and that you'll be happy with your program!

If exceptional circumstances temporarily prevent you from doing your program (life happens, we get it!) you can defer your program a maximum of two times, for a total of no more than 60 days. Please keep in mind that significant breaks in your program are likely to negatively affect the outcome. In other words, you need to actually complete the program in order to reap its benefits. Please reach out to us or your coach if you need to alter your program or brainstorm ways to make it fit your schedule more seamlessly.

If you are unsatisfied with your coaching, reach out to us to see if your purchase is eligible for a refund.


Can I purchase coaching more than once?

Absolutely! We can continue to work together for as long as it feels beneficial and productive for you. We also offer customized maintenance programs, de-signed to help you keep your new mobility gains and recovery practices beyond the end of your program. Please reach out to us or ask your coach about this option if you're interested in having a custom maintenance program made for you.

Questions?


Send us an email! We're happy to answer any questions you might have. Reach out to us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you within 3 business days.


Our clients include CrossFit and Spartan athletes, runners and hikers, weekend golfers, casual swimmers, elite Olympic weightlifting athletes, and folks who need some help with the aches and pains of everyday life.


To get the ball rolling, fill out our intake form and we'll be in touch to schedule a consultation.

“I can’t tell you what a huge difference the coaching has made. After 10 years of chronic knee pain, I had resigned myself to a sedentary life. The exercises have totally rehabbed my knee and I've been able to go back to exercising five times a week since following the program for a few short months.


My coach was able to identify the structural weaknesses in quite short order, and assigned a doable series of exercises. The improvement was almost immediate, and several months later I am still enjoying strength, mobility and CONFIDENCE in my knees that I really had lost even the expectation of ever having again. The program was a perfect blend of mindfulness, release, strength and flexibility. I just can’t say enough good things about my results!” - AD, walker and tennis player

“When I started my program, I had been suffering from high hamstring tendinopathy for over a year; I had tried conventional physical therapy, acupuncture, and dry needling, each with only limited success. After being a runner for over 40 years, I had been unable to run for almost an entire year, and found myself not only in fairly constant nagging discomfort, but very limited in what physical activities I could do without pain.


My coach devised a program of exercises and myofascial release that could be done at home with simple equipment and in a short time frame each day. Within a few months, I had resumed running (which I wasn’t sure would EVER happen!) and I walk 18 holes of golf three or four times a week pain-free. This is a physical quality of life I wasn’t sure I’d ever enjoy again, and I appreciate every minute of it!” - AC, golfer and runner

“I really enjoyed the program. Once I got into the groove of doing it at home before going to the gym for my workout, it made for a nice routine.

 

I was initially skeptical as to whether this would be "hard" enough. (Typical rugby player, used to getting programs with sprinting and heavy lifting.) The program did not disappoint at all. It definitely helped to focus on the smaller connections instead of just "brute force" everything. It also reinforced areas of deficiency for me (balance, hips). I plan to keep doing some of my favorite exercises beyond the end of my program!” - CG, collegiate rugby player



“After years of running, I started having pain right below my glute in my upper left hamstring. After being diagnosed with hamstring tendonitis, I went through months of PT and dry needling, which relieved my pain for about 48 hours, but then my symptoms returned during my runs.


Eventually, I began having pain in the front of my leg as well, and decided I needed to try something else. After just a few weeks of following my program, I noticed a significant decrease in my discomfort, and just a few months in I’m delighted to be running pain-free again!” - SG, runner

“My coach is an inspiration and her attention to detail, a passion for and in-depth knowledge of her profession make her an expert in the field of yoga medicine! My coach worked with me to improve a persistent muscle strain in my upper thigh. I swim and walk a few miles daily and needed something different to address this issue.


My coach provided a progression of exercises and strength training to the affected area; the program and the exercises are great and I’ve had huge success with them. The program is interactive and I had the opportunity to give feedback as to what worked and the improvements I felt as the weeks went on- the dialogue was really helpful. The app was incredibly easy to use, the programming is very well laid out, the instructions were perfect, and the communication and daily support was fantastic.” - JC, walker and swimmer


“I've been doing obstacle course racing for a few years and I had always been somewhat limited by low back pain and general flexibility. Trying to lift heavy objects for various carries was a challenge due to the pain and being afraid of further injury, and trying to scramble over obstacles was difficult with the lack of mobility in my hips and low back. Over time, the back and hip pain began to bother me getting out of bed and I just had started to accept that I was getting older and that's what happened!


After talking with Jenni about the Kaari Prehab program, I decided to give it a shot and it was a complete game changer, not only for training and racing but also my day-to-day life. I've been able to train at a higher level and am only limited by when I get tired, not by pain or soreness. Even better is that now I can sleep through the night without back or hip pain waking me up, and getting out of bed is no longer a physically painful experience!” - NH, Spartan athlete

"It had been clear to me for quite a while that I was having issues with my mobility. I couldn’t squat properly, and the range of movement in my ankle and hip was crying out for help. 

 

I started working with Jenni in December 2020. I couldn't have asked for a better mobility specialist. She created a program to improve the mobility in my hips, spine, and ankles, to release the tightness in my quads, and to work on the coordination between my pelvis and lower back for better squat mechanics. 

 

Jenni is a delight to work with. Thanks to her patience, expertise, and constant encouragement, along with a well-planned series of exercises targeting the key problem areas, I was able to move better and quickly improved my overall flexibility and mobility. My lower back discomfort disappeared because I was able to properly do the CrossFit routines. I can happily report that I’m able to squat, I can feel my hamstrings, and I even discovered how to better move my hips.

 

I would work with Jenni again in a heartbeat.” - JM, CrossFit athlete and runner



“The days that I did the workouts, I could tell a huge difference: I felt stronger; more flexible, and more centered.


It provided daily motivation, curated workouts, and personalized feedback, which helped me consistently implement wellness into my daily routine - something I have tried to do for years!


Best of all, the coaches are knowledgeable, accessible, and they really do care about your personal success. The accountability factor is monumental, to hear daily from someone who cares about your health and wellbeing. This is a game changer." -JC, runner


"This has been a great experience for me, and I can tell I've gained strength and control. I've started weight lifting again, and the training I have done with you has made me much more successful; because of our work, I have the range of motion, muscle control, and joint stability necessary for my muscle memory of the lifts. Without this work, I think I would be very frustrated that I couldn't move the way I expect my body to even under light weight.

  

I also want to compliment my Coach on the balance between encouragement and accountability; I felt like you did that very well with me, and I felt challenged mentally and physically. I have felt very successful, and love that programming was adapted in response to my feedback!" - EK, powerlifter


"My experience was great. My coach was always able to answer my questions about strength and functionality as they arose, and I especially benefited from feedback that highlighted my progress during the program; this helped me feel motivated and like I was making progress even if it didn't always feel obvious to me.


The gradual ramp up in the strengthening exercises has been on point. Now that I am lifting more intensely with my trainer, I really love the MFR and relaxation techniques so I'm so glad that all of these are dovetailing so nicely! Thank you for all the education that is also included in your videos. Having the consistency of listening to the information over the last 8 months has been so illuminating." - AL, mountain biker





"When I first started working with Kaari, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to play ball without pain in my left knee. My right shoulder has also always been weak which affected my throwing. I’m a week and a half into the season (6 games) and my stats are way better than before my injury. Everything hurts EXCEPT my injuries!


I joked with my coach about my ‘old school’ training habits, which at nearly 70 years old were only sending me backwards. So, thanks again for your coaching! I have already recommended your program to a couple of my ball player buddies." - LD, competitive baseball player



About Kaari's founder and Head Coach


Jenni Tarma is a lifelong athlete, endurance runner, RRCA Endurance coach, CrossFit athlete and CF- L1 trainer, and a full-time yoga teacher. She specializes in working with an active population and coaches everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors looking to feel better in their bodies. She has multiple advanced certifications in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and is a lead teacher in the Carolina Yoga 200hr teacher training program, where she has mentored dozens of new yoga teachers. She is also a senior teacher in the Yoga Medicine 500hr program, and has created continuing education courses on teaching yoga to athletes for the YM community.

She is an enthusiastic writer who has contributed articles to Yoga Journal, Healthline, Weight Watchers, OpenFit, Reebok, Thrive Global, Parade, and Yoga Medicine®’s online forum among others, and recently released an e-book on hamstring tendon injuries.

Jenni and the Kaari team are excited to work with you! We can't wait to help you move and feel your best. When you're ready get the ball rolling, simply fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.


About our team

Please scroll down to meet our team! Kaari Coaches include movement professionals ranging from Certified Personal Trainers, RRCA running coaches, strength trainers, CrossFit coaches, and RYT500 yoga instructors specializing in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, football, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and climbing. Whether you're in need of programming to support your own training and athletic progress, rehabilitate injury, manage pain, or to keep your team injury-free and focused, we've got the right Kaari Coach for you.


Send us an email ([email protected]) or click the button below to fill out our intake form- we look forward to helping you reach your movement goals!

Michaela Martin

Michaela is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, NASM certified personal trainer, has a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics, and is currently completing her case studies for her 500 hour Yoga Medicine Ⓡ Therapeutic Specialist certification. Her multidisciplinary approach to movement creates a unique coaching experience that addresses the body in a holistic and multidimensional way to help people feel strong and confident in themselves.


When she’s not teaching, you’ll find her running in the woods with her dog, cooking with her husband and nerding out over anatomy, mindfulness, mushrooms and sustainable living.


Michaelas's specialties

Strength training, women's health, osteoporosis, myofascial release, pain science, fitness and wellbeing for older adults


Follow Michaela in Instagram @michaelaanne_movement

Jenny Maier

Jenny is a certified running coach, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, E-RYT 500 certified yoga instructor, and an avid endurance runner. She has extensive training and experience working with hip dysfunction, foot biomechanics, myofascial release, and central nervous system regulation methods. In other words, she's an expert on mobility and recovery for runners!


When Jenny isn't coaching clients, you can find her out on the trails, taking selfies with her dog. Her favorite recovery tool for athletes is sleep, and she recommends everyone figure out their ultimate sleep setup to improve their performance!


Jenny's specialties

Mobility, strength and recovery for runners, hip/ foot/ ankle function, overuse injuries, muscular imbalances


Follow Jenny on Instagram

@itsjennymaier

Tina Leaman

Tina is certified in Pilates, Yoga, Corrective Exercise, and kettlebell training. She is also a Sports Massage Therapist, and has worked as a trainer and bodyworker with a huge variety of recreational and professional athletes, including the women's T-Mobile Pro Cycling Team and athletes at the 2004 Summer Olympics. As a lover of movement, she revels in helping others optimize their physical capacity and comfort in whatever activities they find meaningful (including relaxation!)


When Tina isn't working with clients you'll find her out in nature with her dog, obsessing over cheese and learning as much as she can about the human body.


Tina's specialties

Mobility and recovery for climbers, anatomy and fascia, hypermobility


Follow Tina on Instagram

@movingexplorations

Emily Perrin

Emily is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher, 200 HR YTT and current MSW/LCSW candidate. She has tons of experience working with collegiate and professional athletes all over the US. She currently works at Duke University with the college's lacrosse, soccer, baseball and tennis teams amongst others. As a former D1 athlete and coach herself, Emily is passionate about educating and empowering athletes through mindfulness training, meditation, yoga and breath work to help enhance performance on the field and navigate life off the field. In fact, she's our in-house expert on recovery and the mental side of athletic performance!


When she's not on the field, you can find her moving through a gentle yoga flow, lifting weights and enjoying her morning coffee and meditation.


Emily's specialties

Athletic performance and recovery, anxiety, stress, injury recovery, trauma, somatics, nervous system recovery and vagal tone work


Follow Emily on Instagram

@emilylarsonp

Anna Zhou

Anna is a 500hr Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist who's passionate about using evidence-based targeted therapeutics to effectively help her clients feel their best in their own body, whatever that may look like for them.


Whether it’s long hours at a desk, a chronic condition, or a past injury, Anna loves putting her orthopedically-focused training and deep knowledge of anatomy to use in a real-life setting. Being a full-time “desk jockey” herself, she has a special affinity for those who may be experiencing chronic tension and/or pain from day-to-day stressors.


In her free time, Anna loves cuddling with her two Boston terriers Niki and Copper, spending time in nature, and more recently, learning how to pole dance!


Anna's specialties

Orthopedics, shoulder and spine function, stress management, corporate wellness


Follow Anna on Instagram

@annazhou_yoga

Emily Long

Emily is an endurance runner and yoga instructor who specializes in mental and physical recovery practices for mountain athletes and active folks of all kinds. She is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher, Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist, and a graduate student in social work focusing on clinical mental health.


Emily is passionate about helping clients build mental strength and resilience for performance in sports and everyday life. Emily is committed to meeting you where you are and working collaboratively toward your movement and wellness goals.


When she's not coaching, Emily is most likely running and hiking on her local trails, playing fetch with her high-energy herding dog, watching standup comedy, or drinking coffee with her partner.


Emily's specialties

Runners, mountain athletes, myofascial release, meditation, mindfulness, anxiety, stress and trauma.


Follow Emily on Instagram

@emilyanndc

Andrea Lepcio

Andrea is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and a Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist currently working towards her 1000h certification. She also has certifications in Tai Chi, TRX, Mat Pilates, AquaFit, Reiki and nutrition. Andrea’s playful energy and enthusiasm are contagious as she helps clients in all phases of life maintain range of motion, build strength and balance to feel powerful and confident in their bodies.


Andrea's approach is focused on aging in motion, so when she's not working with clients, you can find her hiking in Acadia National Park with her dog, working as a playwright (yoga has really helped with writer’s posture!) and a professional mime. Her role model is her mom, who continues to work out and train at the age of 87. Her dad is also a source of inspiration, having played second base for the Red Sox!


Andrea's specialties

Strength training, mobility & recovery for any phase of life, stress reduction, pain management


Follow Andrea on Instagram

@coachandrealepcio


Julie Gardner

Jules is a 200 HR RYT Yoga Teacher and certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She loves working with athletes, and uses her own experience playing and coaching lacrosse at the D1 level to support her teams.


Jules believes it is extremely important to give athletes the time and space to gain more insight and understanding of their bodies and minds in order to manage their performance in sport, the classroom, and in life. In addition to being a Kaari Coach, she also works with Perrin Wellness & Performance to bring these practices and tools to elite athletes. 


Julie's specialities

Athletic recovery, nervous system regulation, mind/body connection, recovery, trauma, mobility, stress management  


Follow Jules on Instagram

@julesgardner

Rachel Land

Rachel is a full-time yoga teacher based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Combining more than 35 years of yoga practice with thousands of hours of study in anatomy, physiology, sports training and therapeutics, her mission is to give students the tools they need to feel better in their lives - to find more physical and mental balance.


Working primarily with older students, in both group and individual settings, she is a 1000hr Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist, Yoga Alliance E-RYT500 and Continuing Education Provider, and a proud member of the Yoga Medicine® teaching team. She also writes regularly for health & wellness publications including Yoga International, Yoga Journal and Yoga Digest.


In addition to her 500 and 100hr certifications from Yoga Medicine, Rachel also has Level 3 Certificate in Sports Coaching & Development, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - Nutrition and Dietetics, and INSPYA Yoga 200hr.


Rachel's specialties

Yoga to support joint stability and balance, active ageing, and stress reduction.


Follow Rachel on Instagram

@rachelland.yoga

Sharon Iacono

Sharon is a Mixed Movement teacher based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition to her 200hr RYT certificate, she is also certified in Hatha Raja Yoga, Yin, Therapeutic, Vinyasa, Functional Movement, Forrest-Inspired Yoga, Functional Range Conditioning, and has a Sports Massage Diploma with Postural Assessment. As a massage therapist, Sharon has lots of experience working with low back pain, shoulder dysfunction, and the common patterns of neck and shoulder tension that many of us deal with.


An avid athlete herself, she works with runners and cyclists, and enjoys helping these athletes fine-tune their leg and hip function. 


When she’s not working with clients, Sharon loves to hop on her bike, take long walks with her two rescue dogs, teach cycling classes, and hit the climbing wall. Also on the agenda: 'Munro Bagging', otherwise known as climbing to the peaks of some of Scotland's highest mountains!


Sharon's specialities

Runners, cyclists/ mountain bikers, strength and mobility, frozen shoulder, postural assessment, myofascial health


Follow Sharon on Instagram @sharon_movewellyoga