Director and Primary Teacher, Karen Callan
with granddaughter, Ellis Rose
Karen teaches with a genuine concern and care for her student's well-being. Her understanding of the body's mechanics and flow of energy is present in each thoughtful direction and suggestion she offers. On and off the mat, her enthusiasm for the practice, as well as her daily routine and family experience, is evident.
Her ability to teach all levels bridges wisdom with the joys of a new yogini's attitude of awe! Together, the space becomes one of great camaraderie and true friendship. Her past teaching experiences include St. Thomas Preschool, The Edge Charter School for at risk high school students, Red Monkey Studio, Salpointe Catholic High School, St. Cyril's Parish, The Jewish Community Center, and Pod 400 at the Juvenile Detention Center which she regards as one of the most rewarding and fascinating opportunities to date.
Karen has taught at the Yoga Alliance Conference in Palm Springs, The Flagstaff Yoga Festival, The Big Breathe in San Diego, and at various regional workshops and retreats.
For the seasoned practitioner, she leads with options of expanding and enhancing the learned practice. For those who are new to the practice, she is a wonderful "first teacher" due to her welcoming attitude, safe strategies, and thoughtful descriptions. She says that her class is moderate for most, easy for some, and challenging for others. A registered E-RYT 500 teacher with Yoga Alliance, Karen has taught for ten years and more than 2000 hours of yoga.
Her soon-to-be-published book, Just in Time, is based on her Grandma Rosa who practiced yoga for 50 years and shared that practice and lifestyle with Karen. A writer, teacher, artist, nature lover, orchid grower, and Broadway enthusiast. She is the wife to Kelly, her husband of 31 years and the mother to 4 wonderful children, 2 awesome sons-in-law, and one precious granddaughter, Ellis Rose!
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