“The beauty of the heart is the lasting beauty: its lips give to drink of the water of life. Truly it is the water, that which pours, and the one who drinks. All three become one when your talisman is shattered. That oneness you can't know by reasoning.” Rumi
Karen believes yoga is for everyone. She teaches yoga from the heart with warmth and humor by inviting students to enjoy a mindful, structurally sound practice with awareness of breath in order to experience yoga as a form of celebration and an opportunity to discover greater joy and freedom within one's Self.
Karen's light hearted and compassionate approach to yoga helps to create a supportive and encouraging environment where students may explore their full potential, both on and off the mat. “I have learned that our yoga practice wants to feel really good, and this practice encourages me to balance the sacred with the playful. It permeates my life and touches every aspect of me in a powerfully positive way.”
Karen has studied yoga for over ten years and received her 200 hour Teacher Training Certification through San Francisco's Greenpath Yoga Studio in 2004. Her teacher, Clayton Horton, trained in India directly under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the living Ashtanga Yoga Master. She is continually studying with new and varied teachers. Most recently, she completed an intense Acro-Yoga training, and continues to study with Shiva Rea.
Karen’s classes flow seamlessly. She keeps the room warm but not uncomfortable, around 75-80 degrees. She has a gentle and encouraging way of coaxing deep awareness and strength out of her students. Her class soundtrack matches up to her graceful flow, with mantras and world beats gently playing in the background. Karen is grateful for and receptive to yoga! Her practice is a joyful reflection of the play and radiant beauty to be savored in Life.