Growing up in the Midwest, nature taught Kapria the beauty and importance of silence, the gifts of patience, and that in order to fully appreciate and participate in the richness of life, we have to move at a pace that allows us to savor life instead of racing through it. Her years spent living in Maui deepened her awareness of the powerful influence the natural world has on all aspects of our health and spirit. Working with Humpback whales was a true gift, opening her eyes to the elements of life that are truly wondrous and magical. Kapria believes Nature is one of our best tools to discover the true inner nature of the Self.
For over 10 years, she has helped clients and students to heal what has been wounded, retrieve parts of the self that have seemed lost, and to activate a life that is filled with purpose, meaning and passion. Kapria is recognized for her gifts of discernment, intuition, compassion, and the ability to create an environment for people to appreciate their gifts and discover their authentic self and the lifestyle that will bring the most meaning and happiness.
Kapria’s coaching and teaching is rooted in a belief in interdependence and she gives personal assignments designed to build self-confidence, and to ensure that people get the most out of their individual coaching and/or group classes. Those who take her classes or work with her individually, are able to discover a path that leads to lasting change as they are given the tools to create a fresh and fulfilling way of life.
Over the past 15 years, Kapria has worked with Native American, Polynesian and West African medicine men and women, each of whom helped to strengthen her natural gifts as an intuitive, teacher and guide. As a passionate epicurean, she incorporates her knowledge of the sacredness of food into her teachings and coaching.
She is a writer, photographer and dancer with a deep love of music and the arts, which she uses to enhance her work with individuals. Some of her influences are Amma, Malidoma Patrice Some, Jacques Cousteau, Sarah Vaughan, Garrison Keillor, her grandparents and her shamanic teachers.
Kapria is also the Creator and President of The Ata Mōra Institute.