Karen began practicing yoga 30 years ago out of curiosity, then later on, realized it was necessary as part of her self-care routine to prevent back problems due to scoliosis. She has recovered from a bike accident, grief from loss of a son, and nerve & joint damage from Lyme disease. Yoga has been essential in her own recovery, she is always happy to discuss with her students how to help an issue, injury (old or new) or strengthen/stretch something. Karen taught Yoga Teacher Trainings 2006-2020, is a Reiki Master Teacher (Since 2005), Certified in Natural Therapies (1995) and currently finishing a certification in Spiritual Counseling through AIHCP. Always learning more from life and students, Karen is a natural teacher and inspiration whose mission is to empower us all to love and care for ourselves.
Practicing Since 1984
Teaching Since 2002
I believe anyone can learn to practice yoga and to access benefits including greater ease in mind and body, regardless of age, ability or past life experiences.
"Karen is a very experienced and welcoming teacher. You will always feel comfortable in her classes no matter what your level is. She knows yoga very well and explains poses so that you can challenge yourself if ready or modify if not.
I highly recommend Karen!" - Mary Battista
"Karen is an excellent teacher for both beginners who need the kind of experience, attention to alignment and knowledge of alternatives that she provides with generosity and grace. More seasoned practitioners will appreciate Karen's lightness, strength, humility, knowledge and practice. Go for the top notch yoga, stay for Karen's radiant smile!" - Katrina Mitchell
"I did my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Karen and taught at her Yoga Prairie Studio for over a year. She has a broad yoga experience ranging from ashtanga and the rocket to beginner's hatha, vinyasa and even laughter yoga. She offers good adjustments and asana modifications and is very friendly, bringing some levity to a class. I recommend her classes and as a yoga teacher trainer." - Russell Bockstedt