Ashtanga Hatha Vinyasa Meditation Prana Flow Restorative Yin
Yoga: 300hr RYT (additional certifications include: Yoga Chakra Balance, Restorative, Yin, Pre/Post Natal) Ayurveda: 100hr Ayurveda Yoga Specialist (currently in progress to become: Ayurveda Yoga Therapist / Ayurvedic Practitioner), Meditation: 100hr RMT, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, B.F.A – Dance from Ryerson University
Toronto, ON, Canada
Karen was set on a path of wellness from a young age. Her journey started on the stage, as a professional contemporary dancer and producer, eventually leading her to the corporate world - producing events. At which time, she began healing her body (from old dance injuries) with yoga. The magic of the practice soon took over, and she found herself coming back to the mat to seek balance mentally and emotionally, in addition to the many positive physical affects. Her practice took a shape of healing other parts of her life, in a way she didn't expect. By applying the tools learned on the mat, she was able to undo old patterns and develop new pathways for her mind-body to connect and overcome stress, anxiety and overwhelm. This deeper awareness eventually lead Karen to pursue further studies in the holistic modalities to learn the in-depth philosophies and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda and how how to apply them to support others affected by stress.
Her practice is focused on a truly holistic approach of balancing the mind, body, emotions and senses by leveraging the ancient practices of Yoga and Ayurveda, and applying them in the modern world. She leans on scientific backing to support these great tools and practices, and integrates this knowledge in a tangible way for people to immediately feel the affects of lower stress, balancing the nervous system and living consciously through preventative holistic health. Through personal coaching, online programs and in person events and workshops, she helps people to develop new habits through a daily practice that works within their busy lives. And in turn, leads people to bring attention to balancing one’s whole self, uncovering a deeper potential and living a more meaningful and connected life.
In 2016, Karen founded Nourished Union - focused on curating ancient practices for the modern world. Its is that wellness is the holistic balance of mind, body and soul. And that it is more than a nice to have on your to-do list. Rather, it is a right to all living beings, and the a way of living. Though for most of us, this busy world has taken us off balance. Nourished Union believes in living well everywhere we go, in all aspects of life. Whether at home, work, on the road, or with family/friends – living your most conscious and connected life allows you to experience the now, come into balance and achieve living your most meaningful life.
Learn more about Nourished Union at www.nourishedunion.com