A geneticist by training, Karissa is a strong believer in a holistic approach to wellbeing and the benefits of Pilates and yoga. She put her passion for holistic health into setting up Azulfit along with Jamie, and works to make sure that all guests get the most out of their Azulfit retreat. Karissa is a reiki practitioner and is following her love of healing and holistic wellbeing.
Karissa is currently residing in California, USA with her young children, to be closer to family. Together with Jamie they have set up a teacher training center (Azulfit California), offering teacher trainings and retreats, events and workshops. Although she is missing the Fuerteventura lifestyle and especially her Azulfit family, Karissa loves the water and is a former America East record holder in the 200 Butterfly. You can still find her in the water, encouraging her little ones in all things water based! She is currently studying Ayurveda with the Dogwood Botanical school of medicine.
You’ll find Karissa behind the scenes working on our website, booking systems, marketing and working on our amazing location retreats to make sure you have the best Azulfit experience.