"The rewards of this practice are limitless, depending only on your level of commitment and participation." 


Why Practice?

Practice is the key to healing. Yoga practice is first and foremost a commitment that you are making to yourself. It is a commitment that your health & healing are just as important as all the other things on your to do list. Yoga works when we understand & accept this as a key component to balanced living. Practice also teaches us to become an observer while simultaneously exposing our role in the power of choice. It maintains a certain level of mental clarity that aides better decision making. 

Skillfully constructed & consistent Yoga practice shows us what is working & what is not. Karen’s specialty is meeting you at that moment of conscious choosing. It is with the utmost respect for lineage & her teachers that Karen communicates & shares the traditional teachings & philosophy of Yoga while allowing room for its natural evolution to continue. Lending over 15 years of experience & knowledge, Karen can help you cultivate the courage to venture into your journey. 

Hatha Yoga utilizes physical postures (Asanas) & cleansing techniques as a way to release tension in the body to cultivate healing, mental clarity & proper energetic flow. This prepares the body & mind for the more subtle stages of Yoga such as Mantra recitation, deep contemplation & meditation which can lead to Self-realization. The Eight-limbs of Patanjali Yoga also move from gross to subtle. Karen Weber-Manz E-RYT 500 offers group & private Yoga classes with this goal in mind. Without the higher aims of Yoga, the practice is one-dimensional & the suffering continues. We are only limited by our level of commitment & effort.

Group Classes
Group classes are a wonderful way to share the Yoga experience & connect with people who share similar interests (Sanga). A group class will lead you through a practice that may include breathing techniques (Pranayama), physical postures (Asana), concentration (Dharana), meditation (Dhyana), chanting (Mantra), cleansing techniques (Kriya) & complete relaxation (Savasana & Yoga Nidra). A group class will typically have a variety of students with different levels of experience. The class description should indicate the level of instruction but a good instructor will be able to accommodate the various levels through the use of props & verbal options.

Private Yoga
Private Yoga instruction is one of the best ways to enhance your Yoga practice. The nature of a private Yoga session is total focus on you & your personal needs. We all come from different backgrounds & experiences that have influenced who we are today. These experiences can reside in our physical posture in the form of tension, in our mind as resistance & in our emotioal body as energetic blocks. In a private Yoga session we will look at your general physical & mental well-being as understood through basic Ayurvedic analysis. We will then tailor your session to fit your needs.

Whichever path you choose will enhance your well-being. Improving your posture & gaining mental clarity are the stepping-stones to a happier, healthier life. Healing in the world begins by healing ourselves.