Karen started practicing yoga when she was pregnant with her first son, and has never looked back. Her practice and classes have evolved over the years to include breathwork, meditation, and hand gestures (mudra) in addition to postures. She is drawn toward a more gentle practice of yoga as she feels yoga is for every body and this style of yoga is more accessible to many students, especially those who may be recovering from injury or who are living with chronic conditions. Her goals with her students are to meet each student where they are, to create a safe place for practice, and to empower her students to find the best practice for themselves on any given day.
Karen is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, having completed over 1000 hours of yoga therapy study. She has an additional certification in teaching Yoga for Cancer Survivors and has also completed Level 1 training in Yoga for Arthritis. She attends trainings and workshops regularly so that she can continue to grow and share what she learns with her students and clients. Karen has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2008.
Karen is a life- long North-sider, and enjoys exploring the city with her family, as well as escaping to nature as often as she can to take hikes and listen to the wisdom of the trees.