Karen teaches Hatha and Restorative Yoga and practices Bowen Bodywork and Shamanic Healing at Watsonville Yoga.
Karen has been practicing and teaching yoga for decades, teaching privately and through Cabrillo College Community Education. For the past 25 years she taught 2nd through 5th grades at Linscott Charter School in Watsonville where she was a founding parent and teacher. There she employed yoga and mindfulness techniques with all her students, creating a supportive, nurturing and academically challenging learning environment.
Her early training was at the Institute for Yoga Teacher Education in San Francisco where she studied with Judith Lasater, Angela Farmer and Ramanand Patel. She was also fortunate to have the opportunity to study with BKS Iyengar in Pune, India and with DKS Desikachar in California.
Karen loves to work one-on-one with people helping them adapt yoga to their specific, individual life needs.
She is a licensed massage therapist, Bowen Practitioner, and Associate Instructor of the Bowen Technique. Currently she is a student of Shamanic Energy Healing, studying with Jose Luis Herrera, and is a mesa carrier.
Karen has also been practicing massage and bodywork for over 18 years. She is a licensed Massage Therapist, Bowen Practitioner, and Associate Instructor of the Bowen Technique. She has had extensive training in Trager Psychophysical Integration with Milton Trager, Alexander Technique, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Iyengar yoga.
Bowen Technique is a gentle, elegant myofascial release technique which takes the individual into a profound state of relaxation while efficiently addressing any physical issues.
You can schedule a private Yoga or healing session with Karen by calling 831-228-1177 or emailing