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Karen Farina, RYT200

My yoga journey began several years ago when Ann offered yoga classes after school at the CORE Center of the Crystal Lake School District 47, where I was an occupational therapist working with special education students. I was feeling a lot of stress and was looking for stress relief, so I thought I would try yoga. I went to the classes that were offered and I was hooked. When the classes ended at the school district, I followed Ann to Yoga Seva studio.
I quite quickly wanted to pursue being a yoga teacher but unfortunately, it did not seem to fit into my life at the time. I continued my weekly classes eager to learn more, challenge myself, and feel energized yet calm. I made attending my weekly classes a priority in my life as I felt so much better after my yoga class. In the last few years, working in schools became very challenging. After 35 years as a school occupational therapist, I was finally able and very willing to pursue being a yoga teacher. I completed my 200-hour training this past summer with Kelley Edwards RYT-500 as my instructor. I learned so much and developed more confidence, peace, contentment, and calmness. I love how I feel energized while also calm and peaceful after yoga class, and I want to share that with my students. I look forward to learning more about yoga and teaching yoga to a variety of students at various ages/levels.
Since my retirement, I have put my health first and enjoy a variety of activities including walking outside, strength/weight training, and Pilates. My husband and I enjoy camping in our camper and snowmobiling in northern Wisconsin.

200 Hour Be Moved Yoga Teacher Training-Completed 2022

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