Karen Hotston is a 200hr experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She studied Akhanda (holistic) yoga at the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India with Yogi Vishvketu. Certified to teach Akhanda Yoga® level 1 & 2, and prenatal yoga. Yoga and meditation have been a part of her life for over 17 years. She has taken courses on chakras, restorative yoga and meditation. Karen is a certified teacher of the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra studying at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Florida with Yogeshwari Kamini Desai, and Yogi Amrit Desai.
Karen is a Reiki Master (Usui/Tibetan) and has her Karuna Reiki® level 2. She has been connecting with Reiki energy since her 1st & 2nd attunements in 2002. She has also taken Spiritual Insight Training at The Lily Dale Assembly, focusing on mediumship and healing. Karen is a strong steady channel for the flow of universal energy.
Karen is also a certified Bowenwork® Therapist, studying with The Bowen Training Academy in Ottawa and Belleville, with Janet Riley.
Working in the field of social work as a Developmental & Social Service Worker for 2 decades, Karen has extensive knowledge of stress related illness and how the effects of yoga and healing arts can greatly improve your life.
Journey To India 2012
This journey for me truly started over a year ago. The decision to leave a job that was comfortable, convenient, and for the most part enjoyable was a difficult one. I was compelled to move on, to a contract position that I knew would be challenging. It was there I learned many skills, and had great insights about myself that I may never have found otherwise. The next part of my journey began when I chose my health and well-being over my career. Not knowing what I would do for employment or even what I wanted to “be” I knew that I could no longer continue with the contract. After much struggle and self doubting, it all became quite clear, the pieces seemed to fit and it all made sense – in a crazy sort of way. After years of dreaming about studying yoga in India it has finally come true.