Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Yoga Teacher
Karen’s 15 year background in dance was the foundation and inspiration for her pursuit of bodywork as a career. In 1995 she completed her studies at The Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in New York City. Soon after, she relocated to Atlanta and worked as a Massage Therapist for triathletes. In 1998 she opened the Firefly Studio. She offers many different modalities including neuromuscular therapy, swedish massage, thai yoga bodywork, post injury/post surgery rehabilitation and prenatal massage.
In 2000 Karen began practicing yoga. After years as a dancer and runner and having endured shoulder and knee injuries, she was led to yoga for rehabilitation. Discovering the wonderful benefits of practicing yoga, she realized she wanted to share it with others. In 2006 she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta. She now offers private yoga instruction to students who want to develop their yoga practice and prefer to do that in a more personal environment. By stressing the importance of alignment and connecting with the breath, the body becomes strong, flexible and balanced. She strives to inspire her students to grow both on the mat and in their daily lives. Private sessions are offered at her studio for 1 or 2 people. Group classes can be offered at your location.
Through bodywork and yoga, Karen helps people to live life pain free, to inhabit their bodies more confidently, and to enjoy the benefits of wellness!