Karen McColl Whitehorse
Karen’s first downward dog was on Salt Spring Island in 2000, under the guidance of a yogi friend. She got hooked of course, but like many people, Karen initially liked doing yoga postures for the physical benefits – it made her feel stronger, healthier and more flexible. As the years went on, she began to realize that yoga could also help relieve stress and calm her “monkey mind” (a life-long work-in-progress). This, in turn, got her interested in balancing more active styles of yoga with quieter types, like restorative and yin.
Karen did her first 200 hours of yoga training in India in 2012 and she did 40 hours of yin training with Bernie Clark in Nov. 2015. Karen teaches regular restorative, yin and Ashtanga classes in Whitehorse and continues to study anatomy and yoga in her free time.