From a lifelong love of and release in music and all forms of dance, Karen has focused on creating a balance for her personal practice by integrating the joy and present-mindedness of Nia, the freedom of modern dance, and the precision, strength and lengthening of ballet. She discovered barre 7 years ago and this particular intense cardio/core-strengthening form of Urban Barre 2 years ago. She has been a passionate student since, with many intensive hours of practice and training. Blessed with the support of gifted friends at Urban Yoga, she is grateful for the opportunity to share what she has learned with other students to enable them to explore the benefits and impact of barre on the body, mind and spirit.
A Jersey girl, Karen lived her entire life in the Northeast and Germany before recently relocating to Fort Worth. With a demanding, challenging career leading international programs in the defense industry, music, dance and barre are for her soul, keeping her grounded and healthy for her family, most importantly her beautiful, growing-up-way-too-fast, son and daughter.