My name is Karen Wilson and I have been studying and practising yoga for over 10 years here and in America.
My training is recognised by the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). I am also fully insured.
My qualifications are:
- Yoga Teacher Training Diploma – YogaCampus
- Relax and Renew (restorative yoga) teaching certificate – Judith Hanson Lasater
- Pregnancy and Postnatal Certificate – YogaLondon
- Baby Yoga Diploma – Birthlight
- Toddler Yoga Certificate – Birthlight
- First Aid certificate
My classes incorporate the philosophy of hatha yoga with the asana (postural work) and prananyama (breath control). I also teach pregnancy, postnatal, baby and toddler yoga. (Please check out these pages for more details.)
I started practising in Chicago as a means of meeting people whilst I was on assignment with my job. On my return to the UK I continued my practice, attending various classes whilst continuing my corporate job. In 2009 I decided to re-order my life and combine my passion for yoga with the desire for a ‘career’. In the short term, this meant studying to teach yoga whilst I continued in my corporate role. Upon completion of my teaching diploma, I cut the ties to the 9-5 job and gave 100% focus to my new career as a Yogini – and I haven’t looked back since.
I have been fortunate to study with Tias Little, Judith Hanson Lasater, Liz Lark, Catriona Brokenshire, Anna Blackmore, Graham Burns, Ruth Gilmore, Sasha Marovic and Sarah Litton amongst others. I am also qualified as a Relax and Renew trainer bringing restorative yoga to those who need it most.
The last 10 years has seen a lot of change through my life, relocations, job changes, studying, pregnancy, motherhood and even the way in which I practise yoga. However yoga has been with me throughout both on and off the mat regardless of how small a time I can manage to fit in. The yoga philosophy has helped me come to understand and manage these changes and the time of my mat has helped me to hold onto something concrete whilst also understanding that even my yoga practise has to adapt with life.