I Am A Full Time Soul
Proving it is never too late to learn or to change your life, my mission is to help you take time for yourself and find the light within. This is exactly what my practice has brought to me. I have quieted my life down significantly despite the hustle and bustle of living in NYC. I have worked through grief, injury, low self-esteem, and more. I am a forever student that honors the light. Being busy is not an achievement. Taking time to listen to your true self is.
By offering the healing modalities that have worked for me, yoga, meditation, and pranayama breathwork, I guide my classes and hold space for clients to help them find self-love, move stagnant energy blocks, and quiet the chatter of the mind. This enables us to find confidence, inner strength, and self-love.
There are many ways to work with me. I offer groups, privates, downloads and long distance via skype. Read my manifesto: I Am A Full Time Soul to see how my journey on this healing path has helped me.
A self-proclaimed workaholic, Karen discovered that yoga provided a relief from the daily grind and helped her gain a new found belief in herself. She bounced around from yoga class to yoga class for about 10 years until in 2009 a horrible hand injury prevented her from practicing. It took a year of painful occupational therapy to get the use of her hand back and an another three years before she could practice yoga again. Once she returned to the mat in 2013 she never looked back. Starting over was difficult but it renewed her love for yoga and the respect for the physical body to heal and rebuild. In 2016, at the age of 44, she joined yoga teacher training at YogaWorks. Through deepening her practice with breathwork and meditation, she was also able to heal deep seated grief, connect with her true core, find the strength to leave the corporate world and start her own business, as well as tap into self-love and empowerment to fully commit to her passions. In addition to her healing practices, Karen still nurtures her love of sewing, knitting, and vintage fashion. She is the owner of Bobbins and Bombshells and also teaches sewing, knitting, and crochet in New York City.
Certifications and Registrations
200RYT- YogaWorks with Heather Seagraves
Breathwork HT1 with Erin Telford
Breathwork HT1-3 with David Elliott
Restorative 101 with Jillian Pransky
Shape-Up NYC. Beginner Yoga / Asser Levy Recreation Center. Weekly Thursdays 12 noon-1:15pm. FREE.
"Karen is an amazing yoga teacher. She is authentic, patient, kind and plans an amazing experience. I took her breathwork class and restorative class and left feeling relaxed and centered. Karen guides her students and eases us into different poses easily during restorative. Her music selection is relaxing and her guided meditation helped me stay grounded and in the present. I highly recommend Karen's classes. If you haven't attended her breathwork class, you should go!" Nicole
"I love Karen's Breathwork classes!! I always leave feeling more relaxed and centered. Highly recommend trying it out." Julie