Author Archives: Karen

Ancestral Guidance

As I watched my Aunt Pauline gear up for her sky dive at her 90th birthday, I looked at her thin, frail body and wondered whether she would make it back in one piece, or at all. Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Gratitude, Kali, Skydiving, Tantra yoga philosophy., Thanksgiving | 14 Comments

Time for Simhasana

On this crisp, clear morning, I walk into a nearby elementary school to vote. The long line of voters surprises me Continue reading

Posted in Yoga and social action, Yoga practice | 4 Comments

The Real Table Pose

As I cleaned an old pine table a few days before my 70th birthday, I began to understand something about yoga and growing older. Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Beauty, Yoga practice | 7 Comments


This is a week of beginnings–the autumnal equinox, the Jewish New Year, and, only slightly less momentous, the opening of the new studio space in my home. Continue reading

Posted in Connecting with nature, Fall equinox, Jewish New Year | 8 Comments

Into the Unknown

Throughout my life I have been cautious about making commitments, but once I make them I do not let go with ease. So resigning my Anusara-inspired status has come neither quickly nor easily. Continue reading

Posted in Anusara, Being a yoga teacher | 2 Comments

Anusara Amaryllis

When my friend suggested that I name my amaryllis, I laughed, but strange coincidences caused me to reconsider. Continue reading

Posted in Anusara, Beauty, Tantra yoga philosophy., Yoga journey | 6 Comments

Second Grade Yoga Teachers

Little did I know how much yoga I could learn from second graders, but as I thought about my day with my friend Gary Proulx’s class at PS 321 in Brooklyn, an enduring yoga theme–stability and freedom—was clarified. In yoga, we create a strong and stable Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Expansion, Freedom, Stability, Yoga principles | 8 Comments

Time Found

Time expanded for me one morning last week while waiting for a friend whose arrival time was uncertain. Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Meditation, Tantra yoga philosophy. | 6 Comments

The Road to Powerful Intentions is Paved with Awareness

In January of 2011, I thought of resolving to practice yoga for two hours each day, beginning at 5 am. Great idea!  It would feel virtuous to awaken before dawn, a daily practice would be ensured, and each day would … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Story

The universe offers us gifts at surprising times and places. Only if we notice and appreciate them can we receive them. They change the fabric of our lives.
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Posted in Gratitude, Nature of the universe., Thanksgiving, Yoga journey | 15 Comments