A native Floridian, Karen earned her Yoga Teacher Certification, in the Ashtanga lineage, at It’s Yoga in San Francisco in 2001 while living in the Bay Area. Her first teaching positions began one week later teaching stressed out Grad Students at Stanford University, and at the Palo Alto YMCA where she taught large classes of ages 8-80. This diverse student experience was a great inspiration. Later that summer, Karen moved back to South Florida, with the goal of creating a vibrant, creative, and grounded place for Yoga classes, community and education.
After teaching solo for one year in Fort Lauderdale, Karen opened Inspire Yoga in 2002( changing the name to Red Pearl in 2004).Trained in Classical Ballet for 12 years, Karen brings alignment, detail, balance and playfulness to her teaching. She has a Fine Arts/Photography Degree from the University of South Florida and has been a Visual Stylist for Neiman Marcus since 1993. She was a competitive skateboarder and was inducted into The Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame in 2011. After a teaching hiatus, and 5 year experiment with Thousand Pound Egg, a lifestyle/gourmet retail shop, we are thrilled to say that she is back on our regular schedule!