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Summer Retreat at Mount Madonna, CA

Posted on June 4th, 2017 by Karen

Join me and Melissa Cosens for a weekend of Embodyoga® at Mount Madonna Center in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains! We will explore yoga asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, and somatic meditation over the course of the weekend. August 18-20, 2017. 

Pricing as follows: 

Price includes 2 meals per day and snacks/tea!

Arrive Friday by 4pm; check-out is 1pm on Sunday, with lunch included Sunday.

a $250 deposit will secure your place; non-refundable after 7/15/17.

Please contact Karen to indicate how you would like to pay for the balance of the program and for any other enquiries!

Kleshas part 2: sharanam

Posted on March 8th, 2017 by Karen

Taking a look at some of the causes of suffering and what we can practically do to overcome them.


Yoga Practice and the Five Kleshas

Posted on October 26th, 2016 by Karen



Posted on December 8th, 2015 in Classes by Karen

Embodyoga® begins with the premise that our entire personal self—body, heart, and mind— is a sea of Pure Vibrating Creative Awareness. We recognize that each aspect of our physical, subtle, and energetic form is an expression of this Pure Awareness manifesting through individual qualities and traits. We experience these aspects as gradations of Pure Awareness, all made of the same “stuff”, all having equal value and importance, and all interwoven to form a system that is perfectly equipped and primed for Self-Realization. 


Class Schedule

Posted on December 5th, 2015 in Classes by Karen


300-Hour Course

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 in Classes by Karen


200-Hour Course

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Classes by Karen



Posted on November 21st, 2015 in Classes by Karen


My Yoga Journey

Posted on November 19th, 2015 in About by Karen

Yoga makes sense… it just does! In the body, the heart-mind, the soul.

My yoga journey has been eclectic and exciting! I entered into the practice through the philosophy door. An old friend gave me a copy of “How to Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali”, and I saw that at the University of New Mexico, someone was offering a hatha yoga class, which I immediately signed up for. It was unclear to me at the time how the hatha yoga class and the philosophy of Patanjali were related, but I kept going, as I loved it regardless, and in 1985 began studying with Eddie Modestini in the Iyengar method.


yogas citta vritti nirodhah -- slowing the fluctuations of the mind via the body...

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 in Classes by Karen

Patanjali defines yoga in his second sutra, and states: “yogas citta vritti nirodhah” –yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind…  which is one definition of yoga, and one that we often don’t think of oddly, when we define yoga.  Whenever I ask a class to tell me what yoga means, the most common answer (and it IS a good one!) is that yoga means union, which it does, but it means other things as well. I would like to take a look at stilling the vicissitudes of the mind via the body.