Experienced Yoga Practitioner

Karen provides both the novice and experienced yoga practitioner a comfortable and encouraging introduction to the challenging, rewarding, and artful joys of acro yoga. I have had the pleasure to start as one of those novices, and have been challenged to grow under her tutelage.

As part of her desire to create an inviting and safe space, Karen begins each session with a sincere and professional inquiry about any chronic or new physical ailments or beginner trepidations that an individual might have, and adapts their participation in the session accordingly. She warms us up with vinyasa flows and partner stretches to prepare us for the challenges and fun ahead. She beautifully and gracefully demonstrates each new technique, pose and transition before we attempt them ourselves. And while spotting and helping us create shapes and practice movements, Karen verbally monitors our level of comfort and can detect non-verbal cues of breathing, posture and misalignment to help guide and refine our efforts.

Karen pairs and matches participants in combinations to provide everyone with a chance to explore lifting, basing and flying. While no lightweight myself, Karen not only lifts and balances me through flying poses but others even heavier with ease. She’s worked on my individual needs of alignment and flexibility, and has gained my trust when introducing me to new challenges. On the downside (if you’re a stickler for schedules), we often have so much fun that Karen’s sessions sometimes extend beyond the allotted time. Yet she always manages to send us home after a restful savasana. I encourage you to visit a workshop to experience the pleasure of learning and improving your acro yoga with Karen!