Karen’s ( Mahima) Story
I was introduced to yoga in 1998, however, it was 8 years later before I started to practise regularly. After my move from the UK to Australia I began to practise Yoga Synergy, which has deep influences in the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems of Yoga. After a couple of years I was looking to increase and deepen my practice further, and it was my teacher who directed me to Satyananda Yoga.
What started as a form of exercise, turned into a way of life. It wasn’t long before I enrolled on the two-year Yogic studies and teacher training diploma in Satyananda Yoga, through what was then the Satyananda Yoga Academy in Australia.
Teaching yoga is a gift
I love sharing these incredible practices, they changed my life, not only impacting my health and wellbeing, but also my life decisions.
I have so much respect for the practices and the benefits they continuously give to people. When I teach a class, I believe I’m sharing the most incredible gift. With yoga and meditation, you are continuously discovering and learning, I feels like I’ve only just touched the surface.
My style of teaching is an authentic system of yoga that draws from the traditional practices of Hatha Yoga and its philosophy. I try to teach a very rounded class that leaves students feeling nourished – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I like to focus on my students and how they are responding to the yoga postures, to ensure the class meets the individual needs of each student.
A balanced life
Having left a long career in corporate Marketing and running one of the oldest and most established Yoga Centre’s in Sydney, I now live a much more balanced lifestyle, following Ayurvedic principals and yogic philosophy.
I continue to work in a freelance capacity in marketing but I’m able to balance this with yoga teaching to create a balanced way of life.
I love to travel and immerse my senses in new places and cultures. My time is divided between Catalonia and Australia. I also continue with my practice, annually attending meditation retreats and living in ashrams and yoga retreat centres in Australia, New Zealand and India.