Being a born Wanderlust, Karen backpacked throughout Europe and Asia. Finding herself in the homeland of yoga, Karen fulfilled a life-long dream of becoming a yoga instructor as she gained her 200-hour certificate in Ashtanga Vinyasana flow and chakra meditation at Ayurveda Retreat Hospital in Coonoor, India.
Naturally, Karen’s interest of prenatal yoga peaked with during the pregnancy of her first daughter, Liliana. As Karen’s family grew so did her yoga practice. Karen traveled to YoMama Yoga Studio in Boulder, Colorado, where she earned a certification spanning the spectrum of fertility, prenatal, postnatal, Mommy & me, and family yoga.
Karen is inspired by both the strength and grace of a mother. She believes in empowering mothers to live a life filled with self-love. Karen’s yoga mantra is borrowed from a quote by Barbara Rothman: “Motherhood is not about making babies, it is about creating mothers. Strong, competent, capable mothers who believe in themselves and their inner strength.”
With the birth of her second daughter, Jewel, Karen is inspired to lead family yoga classes. Karen wishes to create a healthy environment for parents and children to love and support one another. A main goal of family yoga is for families to improve communication both on and off the mat.