“Determination and dedication makes a good practitioner, not how flexible you are.” Sharath Jois
Karen attended her first Hatha yoga class in 1995, and has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa since 2000. Loving the discipline and tradition of Ashtanga she was soon practicing several times a week.
She first began teaching in 2002, and completed teacher training in 2005 – she spent 3 months in India practicing traditional Mysore Ashtanga, immersed in the study of asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and yogic philosophy.
Miyoga opened in 2014 with the aim to provide a simple space for students to learn and practice. Students are encouraged to enjoy what they can do and not focus on what they can’t. Only by exploring do we become aware of the possibilities, and Yoga can bring great change when we approach it with an open mind.
Students come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, sometimes with injuries, illness, and other life challenges. Whatever their differences all students seek something universal – acceptance and peace. Yoga teaches us to look inward, and in looking inward we learn how to look outward with equanimity. When facing a world that is ever more confusing this is the true strength of Yoga.