Karen was raised in Winter Park, is married and has 3 daughters. She has been teaching Yoga for over six years. She is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT 200) and is working on her RYT 500 with an emphasis on Therapeutic Yoga. She also plans to complete a 100-hour certification (initially created for Veterans) in the fall with emphasis in Yoga for PTSD, Mood Balancing, Yoga for Healing Physical and Emotional Trauma. When Karen isn’t teaching at Harmony, she is connecting with her inner-child teaching Preschool and Elementary Yoga. Karen also enjoys snow skiing and traveling with her family.
Karen takes a therapeutic approach to Yoga, slowing down the practice and connecting with the healing power of Yoga. She embraces the meaning of Yoga “union”, teaching physical poses (asanas) to quiet the body, and leading breath work (pranayama), guided relaxation and meditation to clear the mind, encouraging her clients to connect with the divine within them. Karen is passionate about sharing scientifically proven methods to quiet the nervous system, and calm the mind, creating harmony in the body. Karen also offers Essential Oils in her classes, to support the therapeutic essence of Yoga.
How Yoga Serves Karen
Yoga has been a transformative journey for Karen. Karen originally found Yoga in 2007, because she was looking to build core strength after having 3 children. She immediately fell in love with Yoga and realized Yoga offered so much more than physical benefits. In 2009, Karen began her teacher training to feed her curiosity of Yoga and share her love for Yoga. Karen’s daily Yoga practice helps her approach the day with calmness and openness. Karen is extremely humbled by the opportunity to help her clients, as they experience their own Yoga journey.
Words of Wisdom for Students
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita