Karen Kurzmeyer


About Me

DO YOU REMEMBER when you considered yourself reasonably fit – you looked after your body, you exercised, you had plenty of energy, you could burn the candle at both ends and still function efficiently?

But as time went on, family/work/life commitments got in the way and somewhere along the line your health and wellbeing got buried under endless To-Do lists. You didn’t have the time or energy to prioritise taking care of yourself. You let go of your healthy routines, of what supported you the most.

That was me too.

A while back, I was a driven and over-worked business owner juggling my work, family and life and had completely lost sight of feeling grounded and centered. Realising I hadn’t had a family holiday for 12 years without taking my business with me, I finally booked my first ever yoga retreat in Thailand to clear my head and get perspective.

That week deeply affected everything on a physical, mental and emotional level. My body became more toned, strong and flexible and I felt energised and composed. Stressful situations became easier to manage and I began to sleep better… my relationship with myself shifted.

Yoga Allowed Me to Connect to Who I Really Was.

I trained ballet intensively from a young age and became a professional. When I changed careers, I closed that door as the past was the past and I needed to move on. When I started practicing yoga in Thailand, I felt like I had finally come home – 20 years later. It was the most natural feeling in the world. I loved reconnecting to my body, it was where I felt the most present. I had come full-circle.

I was certain that there were many people like me who on the outside were very skillful in juggling their family, career and life but were secretly struggling. I knew I could help them have a better life through yoga.

I returned to Thailand, completed my teacher training, sold my company and became a professional yoga teacher. I continue to invest in and regularly attend further yoga education programmes in teacher training, pranayama (breathing) and meditation.

My background as a professional ballet dancer, teacher and business owner plus being a wife, mother of 3 sons and living in a foreign country all contribute to my strength as a teacher, allowing me to help clients that are looking for a way to integrate balance into their busy lives.

I’m fascinated by the nuances in the body and how it’s able to move based on what’s going on in the mind and I love seeing the external and internal transformation my clients experience. It’s subtle at first but the shifts are significant and huge.

You don’t need the latest trendy fitness programme, the perfect yoga studio, the coolest gear or a mass of other people around you to spur you on. You just need ONE person who shows up for you, who meets you exactly where you are, who provides a trusting space and supports your individual needs. ONE person who teaches you the skills to feel more grounded, calm, strong and at peace so you can become more focused and allow your true essence to shine through.

It’s a journey and it’s as honest as it gets.

Hi, I’m Karen.

Allow Me To Help You Connect To Who You Truly Are.

Teaching Background

I completed my yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa 200 RYT and 500 RYT at Centered Yoga in Thailand, am certified by Yoga Alliance, and regularly attend continued professional development in philosophy, anatomy, pranayama (breathing) and meditation.

My teacher is Paul Dallaghan, certified by K. Pattabhi Jois (founder of Ashtanga) and a senior student of Sri O.P. Tiwari, one of the last remaining classical yogis teaching traditional and classical pranayama (yogic breathing).

My varied background as a professional ballet dancer, teacher and business owner contribute to my yoga teaching, allowing me to help students that, like me, are looking for a way to integrate yoga into their busy lives for the greatest benefit.


Ways We Can Work Together

Integrating Yoga into your Life.

PRIVATE YOGA

In your home, office or preferred space. Tailor-made to specific needs for each body type, taking into consideration fitness level, stress level, personal health and goals.

CORPORATE YOGA

Yoga in the workplace. Classes are designed to bring movement to the body, create energy and bring the mind to a place of focus and awareness.

GROUP CLASSES

In a peaceful, elegantly designed studio in the heart of Lucerne. A choice between weekly Vinyasa Flow (all levels welcome) & 6 week Beginners Yoga


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