Yoga and meditation have been an important part of Karen’s life since 2000 and after training at the Yoga Space Perth she first qualified as a Hatha Vinyasa yoga teacher in 2013. Since then she has completed further studies in Yin and Yin Yang yoga, pre and postnatal yoga and yoga therapy.
She completed her studies as yoga therapist in 2016 and specialises in evidence based yoga for trauma, chronic pain and insomnia.
In conjunction with teaching general yoga and meditation, since 2013 she has specialised in trauma sensitive yoga for military and emergency services personnel and is passionate about raising awareness of the benefits of yoga in the military community. She is a Warriors at Ease teacher and was the teacher for the Special Air Service Regiment for 3 years and as a volunteer for Soldier On for 4 years, and the Frontline Yoga Foundation for 1 year.
As a yoga therapist she is registered with Yoga Australia and the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT). She is a Warriors at Ease (WAE) Certified teacher, Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher, Drumbeat facilitator and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained.
Her style has evolved to be a fluid hatha flow with a focus on restorative movements, breath-work and elements of Yin Yang and Qi Gong. Her style is is trauma sensitive and each student receives individual attention. Classes are suitable for all, including those with injuries.
$20.00 per class
$90.00 for a block of 5
$170.00 for a block of 10
Wednesday Restorative Hatha Flow
This class incorporates a slow hatha flow with a focus on restorative movements, breath techniques (pranayama) and elements of Yin Yang and Qi Gong.
Each class begins with a standing and seated slow flow, followed by restorative movements using props so the body can be supported in comfort. A guided iRest relaxation completes the class so that the body and mind feel rested and restored.
Each class is trauma sensitive and suitable for all including those with injuries.
Each 75 minute class finishes with a short guided iRest yoga nidra (yogic sleep) which is wonderful for nourishing the body and mind.