Name: Karen Norris
Karen Norris yoga practice spans over ten years, However it wasn’t until she started practicing at Power Living that she found a true appreciation and love of yoga. Karen completed her 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 at Hom yoga and has completed further training with Power Living. She has a deep desire to help people heal and grow. Yoga was a vehicle for Karen’s own healing and growth. She discovered the physical and mental benefits of yoga after suffering from severe scoliosis since she was a teenager. Yoga has been her remedy to the myriad side effects from spinal surgery and scoliosis. Her lived experience enhances her yoga teachings, given her unique perspective on the abilities of human bodies to find yoga poses. Karen’s classes reflect a strong focus on back care and alignment, with students being inspired to break through physical and mental boundaries. Karen is enthusiastic about sharing yoga with all students at all levels, guiding and inspiring others on their personal yoga journeys and motivating them to commit to health and wellness over the long-term.
Getting to know the crew:
What is your favourite Asana posture? Why?
It’s a tough decision but I think Ardha Chandra Chapasana (Sugarcane Pose) is a stand out. I initially thought it was called Candy Cane pose and I absolutely loved that, as I have quite a sweet tooth and always imagined myself as a stripy candy cane when in the pose. Now I know what it’s really called I still Love it. However, now I love it for the spaciousness and expansiveness that it offers the body.
Do you have a hidden talent that we would like to know about?
I enjoy decorating cakes and creating Wedding bouquets but I especially love to combine the two to make beautiful cakes covered in flowers. I love to create and I am always taking on new hobbies. Currently crafting macramé and woven wall hangings.
When you are not extending, bending and sweating what do you like to do?
I love to run, swim and bike. I am always in training for some running event or triathlon. I enjoy setting a goal and achieving it, training for a marathon is really tough and requires dedication especially in the cold winter months. But the feeling of Crossing the finishing line and knowing you have achieved your goal makes it all worth it.