A unique combination of various styles of yoga, Pilates and specialized toning exercises to invigorate the mind, body
and soul. Karen has studied extensively in South Africa, USA and India and is also qualified in Yoga Therapy, which she incorporates into her classes.
Karen is registered as an Experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500), a qualified Physical Educationist with certifications in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pilates , Aqua, FITCO (ACE equivalent), prescriptive back care, REIKI, Touch for Health and has achieved her Black Belt in the ‘Tang Soo Do’ style of martial arts. Karen is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Teaching is individualistic and prescriptive in nature. Meditation, restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra; weekend retreats, etc. Private lessons by appointment; unique birthday party experience for any age - by appointment.
At Southern Om, we offer a two vigorous styles of yoga: Southern Flow in a room heated to about 95°, and Southern
26 where the room is approximately 105°. These types of yoga are designed to challenge the body. So what does that mean if you are a beginner? It means you'll love it. You can modify every pose and know that you are getting one of the best practices of your life. This intense practice transforms your body and mind. It works.
Isn't it time to treat yourself? Senior yoga classes are great for stress reduction and alleviating minor aches and
pains. No prior yoga experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat and join us for an hour of full-body stretching. Each session starts with centering breathing in a seated position on the floor. We move to hands and knees for some warmup poses, then to standing and finally finish with a fantastic guided relaxation. Senior yoga classes are open to all seniors, 55 and older, and are held at the Ray Hopkins Mauldin Senior Center (203 Corn Road near Mauldin High School). No membership required. We meet weekly on Mondays at 1:30pm and Thursdays at 10am, and we follow the city holiday/inclement weather schedule for closings. Classes cost just $2 each.
Zen Garden Yoga is an Eco-Friendly yoga studio and Eco-Chic boutique where clients come to have a profound health
and wellness experience with their bodies. Feel confident knowing all of our teachers are at least RYT 200 or higher. With 25+ classes per week, ranging from prenatal to power to YogaWall (the only Great YogaWall (TM) in the Upstate!) you are sure to find what you are looking for regardless of your yoga background. In addition to yoga, Zen Garden Yoga offers therapeutic massage, acupuncture, Reiki, facials, workshops, teacher trainings and waxing services to enhance your experience. It is a community that truly fosters and supports the overall mind-body connection.