Karen is passionate about helping people feel better in their bodies and minds while at work. She has taught yoga and/or mindfulness practices in nearly a dozen corporations and nonprofit workplaces, including Twitter, VonChurch, Kaiser Permanente, Oculus (Facebook), JFCS, Cerebellum, Genentech, Second Genome, Asana, AppD, Hirsch Philanthropy, and Heroku (Salesforce). She can tailor a class to any demographic, and is accustomed to working both in person and virtually.
* Improvement in health problems, including back, shoulder, and wrist pain caused by sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Yoga poses relieve tightness in the body, and promote more ergonomic postural habits.
* Better focus. Concentration practices in yoga train the mind to better focus, improving the quality of your employees’ work.
* Improvement in mood. Yoga teaches us how to stay relaxed during times of stress, and how to mindfully deal with conflict when it arises.
* Team bonding. Yoga classes are a great way to allow team members to participate in an enjoyable activity together and build stronger relationships with one another. Yoga also influences us to be kinder.