Hello and welcome! Through the practice of yoga we can heal old wounds and find the light within. I offer the healing modalities that have and continue to work for me; asana (gentle flow + restorative), meditation, and active breathwork energy healing. I guide my classes and hold space for clients to help them find courage, move stagnant energy blocks, and quiet the chatter of the mind. This enables us to find confidence, inner strength, and most importantly, self-love. From there we can live a life led from the heart, guided by the soul, and filled with joy! I call this yogic soul work.
There are many ways we can work together; one on one sessions (NYC + Skype), group classes and workshops, articles, and my collection of resources to aid your at home practice. I'm also available for corporate self-care and private events. Hope to see you soon!
Weekly Class Schedule
Beginner's Yoga: Thursdays. 12 Noon-1:15pm. FREE through Shape-Up NYC. Asser Levy Rec. Center/ 23rd-FDR.
Yoga 101: Sundays. 1:15pm-2:30pm. Bay Ridge Yoga / Bay Ridge
Flow and Restore: Sundays. 2:45pm-4:00pm. Bay Ridge Yoga / Bay Ridge.
Light Within Breathwork
at Bay Ridge Yoga
Breathwork is an active meditation technique that enables us to let go and connect with our emotional selves. With our heart. With our true selves. Part yogic healing, part Shamanic energy, ALL YOU. Through an active rhythmic breath we accelerate the healing process by bypassing the mind as we fill the body with life force. This enable us to discover blocks and move stagnant energy held in our bodies (grief, anger, anxiety, old thought patterns, limiting beliefs, trauma, etc.) without the thinking self getting in the way. This group healing session may be like nothing you've done before! A single session will leave you feeling a deeper connection with your innermost self. It is from there that the healing begins. It can help you increase confidence and diminish anxiety. When you live your life led from the heart, the universe opens up to you. When you heal old wounds love energy fills those lonely spaces.
Karen will be facilitating your self-healing by holding space for you and teaching you how to do this meditation. She uses essential oils and the burning of sage and palo santo all set to a lifting soundtrack! This will aid in your emotional release and help you dig deeper and clearer. The group energy reminds us that we are not alone and that the healing journey is one for us all.
There is no yoga movement and meditation experience is not required. We will be lying down on mats and blankets. Please dress comfortably. Bring an eye pillow/cover and your own crystals if you wish.
"After my first Light within Breathwork session with Karen I realized just how powerful proper breathing can be! As this was my first experience diving into the realm of meditation I was a little skeptical and unsure of what to expect. Karen put me at ease and guided me through the breathing exercises which helped calm my endless mind-chatter and allowed me to feel at peace. Even though it was a bit of a personal, emotional experience, Karen was gracious and made these emotions feel not only welcome but a key part of the process. After the session I felt at peace with a lighter and more optimistic internal mind which is something that I hadn't really felt in a long time. I'm looking forward to practicing Breathwork much more often to help keep me focused on my emotional health which is so so important! I cannot recommend this class enough. Thank you Karen!" Nicole J (Light Within Breathwork)
Bay Ridge Yoga is located at 8020 3rd Ave// Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Fridays: March 15th, April 26th. 7:30pm-9:00pm.