About The Teacher

Karen enjoys teaching and practicing a variety of yoga traditions from basic Kripalu to Power Vinyasa flows. Her E-RYT500 credential represents professional yoga teacher trainings in both Eastern and Western traditions. Karen’s teaching style is a fusion of Kripalu Yoga from her RYT trainings with the acclaimed Deva Parnell, Power Yoga – Baptiste Style under MBody founder Mark White’s leadership; and her Power Yoga Teacher Training and multiple workshops with internationally renowned Bryan Kest. Karen specializes in creating unique core strengthening and yoga body sculpting sequences. Karen founded Blue Moon Yoga and Fitness, Inc. in Ormond Beach, FL and owned and operated it from (contact info blocked) where she enjoyed exploring the benefits of studio ownership and discovering the opportunities yoga can provide for involvement in the community and in improving individual lives. This great experience led to Karen’s next endeavor as the sole proprietor of UbU Yoga & Fitness, LLC providing corporate and individual yoga instruction as well as RYT200 and Advanced 300-Hour certification programs at her home studio and Registered Yoga School (RYS). Karen is also a YACEP yoga workshop presenter. Karen’s passion is to inspire others to discover more about their unique talents and extraordinary creation through yoga. Her RYT training programs invite participants to engage mind, body, and Spirit in a journey of self-discovery and personal challenge as they learn to become inspiring and powerful yoga teachers. In addition to her endeavors with UbU Yoga & Fitness, Karen is married to Steve, Mom to three amazing adult children, Grammy to two beloved grandsons, and is the Executive Assistant to the President of a nationwide development and construction company. She has been a Fitness Expert for Chicago Home Fitness brands, a blogger on their website, and has achieved her E-RYT500 designation through Yoga Alliance with over 12,000 hours of yoga teaching and training.

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