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Karen is a graduate of the Westchester Institute of Yoga, studied under Tao Porchon-Lynch and holds a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga Alliance.   She received a Master’s Degree in Public Health Education with a specialization in Health Education and Nutrition from Southern Connecticut State University.

Karen believes yoga can be a catalyst for a fulfilling life.  Yoga allows one to remove obstacles from their path.  The uncluttered path leads to dream realization.

After more than 10 years of suffering from chronic pain, Karen began practicing yoga, and now enjoys a nearly pain free life.  Specializing in yoga for pain relief, sports specific yoga, Iyengar and Vinyasa, she currently leads private sessions across America and group classes at Breaking Ground Dance Center in Pleasantville, Karen Young Yoga in Valhalla, Equinox Armonk, PFX in Pleasantville, Old Oaks Country Club, and Brae Burn Country Club.  She is the creator of ZenPump, Children: Natural Yogis Yoga Teachers Training, and Westchester’s Only Yoga for Golfers Series.

“Yoga has transformed into me a person who feels great and is ready to partake in all of life’s possibilities.  I am excited to share what I’ve learned with you.”


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foothold croppedResolutions!  I’m no stranger to them.  Before I started practicing yoga my resolutions included efforts to be “less gross”, lose weight, make more money, and be more organized.  I made action plans and created timetables. All that self scrutiny made me feel terrible!  Here’s how to give your resolutions a shiny new makeover.

OLD WAY: My resolution is to lose 20 pounds/increase my income by 15%/teach my kids to pick up after themselves/cut crappy carbs/start a garden/decrease impulse buying/stop yelling, etc.

NEW WAY: I choose to feel more like the goddess/superhero/financial Einstein/buddha-esque person I truly am, I will make decisions to support this choice.

Why? Maybe we will accomplish our resolutions by March, and we shot too low, what a letdown!  Maybe we never come close to accomplishing our resolutions because they were too lofty, leaving us to feel failure.  Maybe we aren’t willing to put in the focused work to create a new reality, leaving us feeling dispassionate.  The new way points us in the direction of how we want to feel instead of busying ourselves with a to do list.

The new way is empowering, limitless, patient, deep and satisfying.  Yoga can help by increasing our ability to be present in situations that occur and our reactions (or non reactions).  The word resolution means change, but in a digital sense, it means sharp, clear and detailed. A high resolution life, with gorgeous sharpness, amazing clarity and delicious detail awaits!

Happy New Year and may 2015 be your best year yet!

Join me for a free yoga class on Sunday, January 11th at 9:30 to celebrate Karen Young Yoga turning 3! http://karenyoungyoga.com/classes-open-to-the-public/

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