In her 40+ years as a nurse, Karen worked primarily in community settings. Her practice was influenced by holistic health principles and focused largely on promoting health and wellness education. The health challenges she confronted twenty years ago proved transformative; she vowed to bring a greater sense of commitment and balance into her life. While availing herself of traditional medical approaches for her healing, she also embraced several complementary modalities, among them yoga. And it was the yoga that stuck; during her recovery, it was yoga that provided her with strength, balance, deep rest, connectedness, and reflection.
The more she practiced yoga, the more she loved it. A fellow nurse steered her to the 200 hour Stone Yoga teacher training, and after meeting with Charlotte, she knew that this training was the perfect program for her. Karen graduated from the teacher training in 2012, and she has been teaching ever since, offering her gentle, deeply relaxing yoga to her students, and also teaching gentle yoga as a volunteer for the cancer survivor community. Stone Yoga became Karen’s yoga home and her community, and she loves sharing the practice that so profoundly touched her life with those who want to shed stress, relax and renew.