When Karen was a young actor, a teacher told her: “To be all you can be as an actor depends on how well you know yourself.” This began a journey of self-inquiry that would lead her into the world of yoga.
Her practice started in 2001 in New York City, and her mentors have included Jackie Prete, Rudrani Farbman, Jamie Lyn Skolnick, Sianna Sherman, Desiree Rumbaugh, Ross Rayburn, and Dr. Ray Long.
Karen has traveled to Peru, India, Italy, Costa Rica, and Spain to practice yoga and relishes any chance to practice in faraway places.
She completed her 200-hour teacher training at the WYC in 2012–13 and has continued her graduate studies in higher consciousness, meditation, asana, and mentoring. Her classes are designed to incorporate alignment, contemplation, and deep reflection.
Karen teaches yoga to after-school children in a project called Seed Street Inc. through the Children’s Aid Society and is inspired to see children transform through this practice.
Continuing to study the Anusara yoga method, restorative aspects of the practice, and certified by WYC as a meditation teacher, Karen wholeheartedly continues on her path of self-inquiry.
Her favorite quotation: On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort towards spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.—Bhagavad Gita