Karen Weber-Manz 2016-10-18T21:43:36+00:00

Project Description

Karen Weber-Manz

I have been teaching yoga since 2002 and am an E-RYT 500 hr and LMT. I am a ParaYoga teacher who uses a vast array of Yogic tools for transformation including Kriya, Bandha, Meditation, Mudra & Mantra. My classes build awareness & cultivate a stable mind, make the unconscious conscious, teach the proper use of effort & surrender, & help to create new lifestyle patterns so you can live your Dharma.

I am the owner of Garaj-Mahal Studios in Batavia & Fox Valley’s 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Program. I offer workshops & lectures on Yoga philosophy & practice, intensive Yoga training for non-teachers, run women circles, lead the Blue Lotus Kirtan Band & am also a Kriya Yoga initiate, a Licensed Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Bodyworker, 200 hr Ayurveda Certified Educator, Thai Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher & proud mother of three beautiful children.

For more information please visit my websites at muktibhukti.com, www.200HRTT.com, or garajmahalstudios.com.

More About Karen

What inspires you?
My practice, my teacher, my family and the creative process

If you had 15 minutes in which to do anything, what would you do?
Meditate

Who inspires you?
Yogarupa in particular but really anyone who embodies wisdom, knowledge, honesty and creative expression

What 3 words best describe you?
Passionate, direct, expressive

Why do you do yoga?
For spiritual awakening

What must you do?
Meditate and create, sing, dance, eat and breathe

What would you rather not do?
Math, taxes, deal with authority figures

What would you like to do more of?
Paint

What would you like to do less of?
Facebook

What would you like people to know about you?
I always mean well

What is your best attribute?
Wisdom

What is your idea of heaven?
Enlightenment

Where is your favorite place?
Hawaii

Why do you teach?
Because it’s my dharma. But also because the teachings really work and can actually, truly help people when they are known and applied accurately.

What do you love?
My husband and children

What is your superpower(s)?
Precognition and an ability to see the through BS

What’s your favorite quote?
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. – Rumi

What’s your favorite book(s)?
Harry potter

What is your favorite emotion(s) to cultivate?
I do not wish to cultivate emotion, I have enough of those and they are an obstacle. I would much rather cultivate what is beyond emotion and that would be stability, awareness and limitless joy.

What is your favorite asana?
Trikonasana

What do you love to do when you’re off the mat?
Kirtan!!!

Where do you feel most alive?
While teaching and singing Kirtan

What are you grateful for?
My family, friends, my teachers & students, health, a nice safe place to live with all the comforts and this life, food and safety

What is your mission?
To share Yoga with as many people as possible so they can transform their lives for the better.