Karina Hoepers is an international speaker on the human potential, self-mastery coach, dance teacher, sexologist and holistic therapist. She is an extremely skillful and experienced professional, leading by example.
(dancer bio is below)
Her main approach is teaching the direct path of self realization and Presence meditation. She is dedicated since childhood to deep self-knowledge, in a wide variety of ways, so you can expect her offerings to be very mature, integrated and playful.
Karina enjoys continuous peace since 2008 amidst all life challenges, and is whole-heartedly dedicated to live a harmonious life with all her environment.
In 2001, she graduated with a degree in Psychology from UFSC, in Brazil. She has developed extensive expertise in the areas of sexuality, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, working since 1995 as a Doula and also lecturing and helping to train new doulas, as part of the first doula school established in Norway.
Since 2002, Karina has been lecturing internationally on the topic of self-knowledge.
Karina has trained in numerous methods of self-knowledge including several lineages of meditation, Buddhism, naturology, iridology, Reiki master course, ayurvedic massage, natural and functional nutrition, detoxification and others.
Karina lives mostly in Oslo & Nesodden in Norway and a few weeks & months a years in Brazil, and travels to other countries to teach in festivals and gatherings.
Karina has 28 years of experience in teaching dance and is a great motivator! As a fun and clear pedagogue, she makes sure everyone gets the right technique! You will improve on quantum leaps! Karina is the most experienced pedagogue, performer, and choreographer in Norway in Brazilian Samba, Brazilian Zouk and one of the best internationally. Together with Arild Lekanger, they are the most experienced West Coast Swing instructor couple in Norway. They are great teachers in Traditional American Swing, Two Step, Salsa and Bachata. Karina also teaches Brazilian Forró, Kizomba, Wedding Waltz, Wedding Choreographies, Cha Cha Cha, Samba de Gafieira, Brazilian Bolero, and Burlesque.
Karina has a smooth, agile, sensual, graceful, elegant and comfortable dance. For this reason her dancer nickname is Dragonfly. She teaches moves that give the best safety for your body. She loves to focus on connection, creativity and contact improvisation. To guarantee a high quality workshop and instruction, she is available to dance with the students and will give them kind personal feedback. You will notice how much more you learn in her class & remember, than in most dance congresses and classes around the world, daily because her detail orientation and kind personal feedback. Learning correctly with an experienced teacher saves you from lots of frustration later. You can film all her workshop recaps.
Karina brought Brazilian Zouk to Norway in 2003 and brought Brazilian Samba on 2002 on a professional level. Watch Karina & her student Ingvild dancing Samba on TV:
In Zouk, she mixes the best of each Zouk style, teaching with a very good foundation of Zouk Love. In WCS, she also blends different styles, and guides students to create their own dance without missing the foundation. In Salsa, she teaches Salsa On2, On1 and Cuban. In Bachata, she blends Sensual, Italian, Dominican and other styles. In Samba, she teaches Samba from Rio de Janeiro, with touches of Samba Axé and other sensual Brazilian moves.