Karla Tafra, Yoga Teacher and Nutritionist

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Karla Ilicic is a certified yoga teacher, nutritionist, wellness coach, and freelance writer whose passion lies in helping others improve their lives either through yoga classes, meditation, self-care healing practices, delicious and nutritious food, or writing interesting, engaging, and educational articles meant to invoke curiosity and spread awareness.

She is fluent in 4 languages, namely English, Spanish, Croatian and Italian.


Professional Highlights

Yoga Teacher, Nutritionist and Health Coach

  • Worked as a Yoga teacher with world-renowned athletes such as Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic and NFL’s The Seattle Seahawks
  • Personal yoga teacher to Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic
  • Published in Well and Good, Women’s Health, Lifesavvy,
  • Taught private and group yoga classes at GAIA Yoga Studio
  • Worked with dancers on improving flexibility & core strength in order to boost performance at Dance Center Tala
  • Worked with professional athletes and taught Injury prevention classes at Orlando Fitness Studio
  • Gave yoga classes to the whole dance ensemble of B Glad Production, while being an active cast of the musical as well.
  • Taught private and group yoga classes at MCFIT España
  • Taught muscle recovery & conditioning, yoga for athletes, and performance-oriented programs to improve mobility and flexibility at Seattle Seahawks
  • Worked at where she taught Yoga for athletes and conducted performance-oriented programs aimed at improving mobility and flexibility
  • At Elite Athlete Performance Enhancement Program, she conducted yoga and nutrition programs for elite athletes as well as performance enhancement programs in conjunction with dr. Paige Roberts and her brain spotting and light therapy technique
  • Taught group yoga and barre classes at Lifetime Fitness
  • In-house nutritionist at City Sweats as well as Custom Plate where she works on various detox, cleansing and reset programs
  • Nutrition consultant and brand ambassador for Sakara Life
  • Hosted retreats and workshops throughout the US, Mexico, Croatia, and Spain


Freelance Writer and Content Creator

  • Works as a Content Creator for Karla Tafra, where her job involves Instagram and website content creation, creative writing and research
  • Freelance Writer at LifeSavvy (How to Geek) and Mend App, where she writes articles about health, wellness, fitness, mindfulness, meditation, self-care, emotional eating.
  • Wrote Health and Fitness Articles for Kali LLC in the capacity of a freelance writer.
  • As a content writer at Philip Morris, she was responsible for improving the Brand’s image through social media content creation.
  • She also served as a Community Marketing Manager for the Seattle Market at Bumble Trading Inc, while also handling as a content creation, research-oriented tasks and organizing company events.



  • International Yoga Teacher certified with Yoga Alliance


Speaking Engagements

  • Panel for Women in the Health industry
  • TechStars Seattle: The Importance of Mindfulness and Nutrition in the Tech world
  • University of Washington Foster School of Business: Starting your own business



  • Master’s Degree in Law – Specialized in IP Law from the University of Zagreb (2009-2016)
  • Yoga Teacher Course – Specialized in Vinyasa, Prenatal, and Power Yoga from Yoga Alliance (2010-2011)
  • Health coach and nutritionist graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with a specialization in Women’s Fat loss, autoimmune disease, digestive issues and an additional special course in Microbiome Health (2014-2019)
  • Pursuing Hormone Health Course from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (2019-Current)

If you wish to know more about Karla Ilicic and the work she does, visit her website or Instagram.

Last modified on: 08-09-2021