Karen was an avid runner until she was diagnosed with severe arthritis in her knees, so she traded her running shoes for a yoga mat. Karen started practicing yoga in 2006. She walked into her first class, not knowing what to expect and discovered she had zero flexibility. She began to practice on a regular basis. Her regular basis quickly turned into a daily practice. Then Karen took her first Baptiste class, and WHOA! she was in love. She wanted to share what she was experiencing through yoga with the whole world! Three weeks after practicing Baptiste yoga, Karen said no to going back to corporate; and she applied for teacher training and never looked back.
During the period since Power Yoga on Main opened on October 1, 2010, Karen has completed Hands-On Assists training with Carmen Aguilar and studied anatomy. She has completed workshops under Master Teachers Andrey Lappa and Mara Ina Healy, as well as Philip Urso, co-founder of the Live Love Teach Yoga School, and Paulie Zink, founder of Yin Yoga. Karen has also trained under Master Teacher Robert Boustany, developer of the Pralaya Yoga System. She has continued her education on additional advanced anatomy and healing yoga.
Karen specializes in private sessions, including pre-natal and postpartum, having completed training for both.
Karen has experienced amazing physical changes. Over time, she found the flexibility she never knew she had. Her body started to tone, and strength came. These are just the physical results. What was even more rewarding is that she found mental clarity and a calmness in her life. That solace she found ON her mat permeated into her life OFF the mat. It has been an amazing journey that just keeps getting better. As a teacher, Karen can see and hear first hand from her students how their lives have changed practicing this yoga. Sharing this facet of her life is so inspiring and equally rewarding. There's nothing better than sharing the gift of yoga! It keeps giving back in so many ways. The physical AND mental rewards are countless.