Karen began practicing yoga in 2009. She received her 200-hour training in Hatha Yoga with Katherine Conte at Focus Yoga in May 2011 and received her 500-hour training in Prana Flow with Coral Brown at Laughing Elephant Yoga in December 2014. In April 2017 she completed a two-part Yin Yoga Immersion training with Jenn Thomas and Dr. Tracey Sondik at All That Matters. She also received her training in Reiki with Myra Partyka at All That Matters and is a certified Reiki Master.
From her first yoga class, Karen found herself drawn to the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga. Her Yin classes offer her students a chance to find a deeper connection with body and spirit through mindful stillness. In her other classes, Karen combines the styles of both Hatha and Prana Vinyasa Flow, encouraging her students to find the fluidity in their bodies and allow the sequences to flow like a beautiful dance of mind, body and spirit. As someone who found her way to yoga through a difficult time in her life, she is always aware that students may be looking for more than just a practice of the physical body. It’s Karen’s intention to help balance, energize, inspire and restore the well-being of all who join her on the mat.
Karen Powers instructs the following:
Meditating with others is great way to anchor your practice and effect change. Session may include simple guidance and/or breathwork. No experience necessary. This is a free community offering.
Vinyasa Flow I/II
This is one of our Flow
Vinyasa Flow I/II is a moderately paced Vinyasa practice that connects movement and awareness to breath in a dynamic sequence. Classes introduce inversions, backbends and arm balances as well as yoga philosophy for students looking to expand their physical practice and deepen their understanding of the many facets of yoga.
This is one of our Focused
Yin Yoga poses are performed seated or lying down using props and slow transitional movements that massage and lubricate the body’s sheath of connective tissue as well as the mind’s power of observation. Sustaining each pose for a period of time pairs intentional stillness with steady compression to signal a “rest and restore” mode for the central nervous system thus promoting digestion, muscle repair and organ detoxification.
Note: Saturday’s 3:30 pm class in SK explores the nuances of Yin Yoga from the varied perspectives of rotating seasoned Yin teachers.
Vinyasa Flow I
This is one of our Flow
This introductory Vinyasa Flow class moves at a gentle pace to establish strength, flexibility, and balance within a continuous sequence of postures. Vinyasa Flow I is designed for newer and intermediate students looking to hone in on proper alignment while honoring and exploring the connection between movement, breath and mindfulness—the fundamental building blocks of Vinyasa.