Karen is a teacher and a healer who has been involved with alternative health since 1988. A dance career inspired her to explore yoga and become certified in yoga therapy in 2000 and become a Reiki master in 2008 during the last 23 years she continued to lead therapeutic yoga classes and individual sessions focusing on the gentle restorative nature of yoga and meditation and it’s reduction of stress and pain, and it’s support of mental well-being, In 2019 this would be her area of research and expertise, completing a dissertation and earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology, where meditation, mindfulness, and a holistic approach toward mind body wellness has been fully integrated in her life, work, and world service. Karen has used therapeutic yoga and meditation techniques to address, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Karen has been part of our Red Pearl family in the mid 2000’s offering Restorative+Reiki and bellydance classes. She has finally returned after finishing grad school and a career in mental health that took her across the country. Now, she is settling back into Fort Lauderdale with aspirations for comfort, health, growth, and expansion, hopefully inspiring others to enjoy the same.

Karen is a Lifecoach and available for private yoga therapy and holistic counseling/coaching sessions at Red Pearl!

Take 5:

  1. Favorite place to meditate?
    The beach.
  2. How did you discover Yoga? 
    I had a dance studio where my students wanted me to offer yoga. I began attending classes and loved it so became a certified yoga teacher!
  3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
    Being too busy!
  4. Favorite type of food?
  5. What or Who inspires you?
    Creative, strong, fearless, women/social warriors! RIP RBG!