As a yoga teacher, writer, coach, and higher educator, Karen Costa has dedicated her career to helping others live their best lives.
Her teaching is focused on gentle, restorative, and accessible yoga. She is passionate about helping students from all walks of life, at all levels, to connect with the powerful practice of yoga. In particular, having recovered from the pervasive impact of the disease of stress, Karen feels called to help other women struggling with stress to make positive changes so that they too can "remember calm."
Karen leads various yoga workshops on topics such as meditation, time management, personal growth. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Frog Pond Yoga Centre in Princeton, Massachusetts where she was instilled with the notion that her most important role as a teacher is to empower her students to become their own best teachers. Karen is certified in Reiki 1 and recently completed her Level 1 Training with Yoga for Arthritis studying under Ann Swanson.
Karen has worked in higher education for over a decade and holds a master's of higher education and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in educational leadership. She is a staff writer at Women in Higher Education and calls Central Massachusetts her home. Her ideal day starts with a cup of coffee and is spent at home with her husband and son, playing board games, reading, and writing, letting her yoga practice appear organically as part of daily life. Two of her favorite places on Earth are Long Beach Island, New Jersey, and the amazing Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center in Western Massachusetts. Karen is an avid reader and if she's not posting about yoga on Instagram, she's probably posting about books.
You can find her on Facebook at Karen Costa Wellness or follow her on Instagram @KarenRayCosta.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS