Karen Nourizadeh

HOMETOWN
New Britain, CT
PHILOSOPHY
Karen teaches adults and children to focus on alignment and pay personal attention to their bodies.
CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa Flow, Hot Power, Beginner’s Series, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Yoga Instructor (kids and adults)
MENTORS
Rodney Yee
BEFORE YOGA
Attorney and Broker
 


Karen Nourizadeh instructs the following:
  • December 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Holiday De-Stress: Part 2 No Flurries Here
  • Join Pure Yoga and Karen Nourizadeh for a four-week intensive on how to de-stress during the Holiday season.

    Wednesday. December 6th
    Week 1: Candlelight Flow and Detox
    Mentally and physically detox after from the residue of the Thanksgiving holidays with an active 45 minute practice of twists and heart openers, in a toasty warmed space lit with candles, followed by 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra to clear the mind.

    Wednesday. December 13th
    Week 2: No Flurries Here
    This breath-flowing practice will keep you anchored and centered to manage holiday flurry and busyness. Using your intentions, step strong and firm in standing, strength and grounding poses, in a warmed room, then end with Chakra meditation with visualization.

    Wednesday. December 22nd
    Week 3: Self Care and Self Love
    With the thrust of the holiday season in effect, indulge in a sweet-smelling nourishment practice. Nestle between blankets, and relax your muscles with yin and restorative poses, accompanied by breathing practices and chanting.

    Wednesday. December 27th
    Week 4: Celebrate the Year in You
    Reflect, contemplate, then celebrate you! Begin with a joyous vinyasa sandwiched between two meditations for the New You, and New Year.

    SCHEDULE

    December 6th - December 27th

    Wednesdays | 5:45pm – 6:45pm

    PRICING

    Members | Free
    (email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com to reserve your space)

    Non Members | $25 per session

    ABOUT KAREN NOURIZADEH

    Karen Nourizadeh’s specialty is in mindfulness and meditation along with slow flowing movements. Karen teaches and trains for yoga, mindfulness and meditation in the the private and corporate realm. Her clients include Equinox, Saks Fifth Avenue, NBC, ABC, American Express, and Time-Out New York. Karen has received certifications in India and in New York City, through Pure Yoga and Sonic Yoga, and holds and E-RYT 500 certification. Karen is now completing her I-AYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) certification and, recently completed a 200-hour Hatha Yoga certification in India.


  • Yin/Yang (1)
  • This class begins with a fiery Yang(Vinyasa) practice to build heat in the body. This heat prepares the body to then melt deeply into 30 minutes of Yin yoga (restorative, deep release).

  • Meditation: Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra (Psychic sleeping) – Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. It is a powerful practice where the body and mind are liberated from their tensions and anxiety. One learns how to put the body into sleep while the mind remains fully awake. The brain wave drops into the theta state where deep levels of healing takes place on the emotional, mental, and physical planes.

  • Vinyasa (1/2)
  • Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.

  • Vinyasa Basics (1/2)
  • Vinyasa Basics focuses on correct breathing, postural alignment and sequencing of asanas in a traditional order, to help students cultivate a safe and well supported practice.

  • Meditation: Breathe
  • This class is tailored to the enhancement of prana (life force) throughout the entire human organism. The bandhas are external locks which aid to unlock the internal koshas (internal layers of the subtle bodies). It will aid the student in finding deep levels of relaxation, concentration, and self-awareness.

  • Meditation: Fundamentals
  • Group meditation classes offer students of all levels a chance to integrate conscious relaxation into their practice and to learn a variety of accessible meditation techniques.

  • Basics (1)
  • An iyengar inspired introduction to the fundamentals of yoga with an explanation of the postures combined with correct breathing techniques. Class is conducted at a more relaxed pace where students are encouraged to ask questions. Ideal for first timers

  • Restorative (Open)
  • Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing way of practicing yoga. Given props, the student achieves poses without much muscular strength, facilitating deep release in the connective tissue and calming the nervous system. Teachers may offer a meditative focus

  • Yin Yoga (Open)
  • Yin yoga is characterized by poses supported by props (blanket, block, bolster). To differentiate it from a restorative class, yin will get deep into the soft tissue of the body. It's less restful, and geared more towards a functional release of deep muscle tissue.

  • December 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Holiday De-Stress: Part 3 Self Care and Self Love
  • Join Pure Yoga and Karen Nourizadeh for a four-week intensive on how to de-stress during the Holiday season.

    Wednesday. December 6th
    Week 1: Candlelight Flow and Detox
    Mentally and physically detox after from the residue of the Thanksgiving holidays with an active 45 minute practice of twists and heart openers, in a toasty warmed space lit with candles, followed by 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra to clear the mind.

    Wednesday. December 13th
    Week 2: No Flurries Here
    This breath-flowing practice will keep you anchored and centered to manage holiday flurry and busyness. Using your intentions, step strong and firm in standing, strength and grounding poses, in a warmed room, then end with Chakra meditation with visualization.

    Wednesday. December 22nd
    Week 3: Self Care and Self Love
    With the thrust of the holiday season in effect, indulge in a sweet-smelling nourishment practice. Nestle between blankets, and relax your muscles with yin and restorative poses, accompanied by breathing practices and chanting.

    Wednesday. December 27th
    Week 4: Celebrate the Year in You
    Reflect, contemplate, then celebrate you! Begin with a joyous vinyasa sandwiched between two meditations for the New You, and New Year.

    SCHEDULE

    December 6th - December 27th

    Wednesdays | 5:45pm – 6:45pm

    PRICING

    Members | Free
    (email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com to reserve your space)

    Non Members | $25 per session

    ABOUT KAREN NOURIZADEH

    Karen Nourizadeh’s specialty is in mindfulness and meditation along with slow flowing movements. Karen teaches and trains for yoga, mindfulness and meditation in the the private and corporate realm. Her clients include Equinox, Saks Fifth Avenue, NBC, ABC, American Express, and Time-Out New York. Karen has received certifications in India and in New York City, through Pure Yoga and Sonic Yoga, and holds and E-RYT 500 certification. Karen is now completing her I-AYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) certification and, recently completed a 200-hour Hatha Yoga certification in India.


  • December 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Holiday De-Stress: Part 4 Celebrate the Year in You
  • Join Pure Yoga and Karen Nourizadeh for a four-week intensive on how to de-stress during the Holiday season.

    Wednesday. December 6th
    Week 1: Candlelight Flow and Detox
    Mentally and physically detox after from the residue of the Thanksgiving holidays with an active 45 minute practice of twists and heart openers, in a toasty warmed space lit with candles, followed by 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra to clear the mind.

    Wednesday. December 13th
    Week 2: No Flurries Here
    This breath-flowing practice will keep you anchored and centered to manage holiday flurry and busyness. Using your intentions, step strong and firm in standing, strength and grounding poses, in a warmed room, then end with Chakra meditation with visualization.

    Wednesday. December 22nd
    Week 3: Self Care and Self Love
    With the thrust of the holiday season in effect, indulge in a sweet-smelling nourishment practice. Nestle between blankets, and relax your muscles with yin and restorative poses, accompanied by breathing practices and chanting.

    Wednesday. December 27th
    Week 4: Celebrate the Year in You
    Reflect, contemplate, then celebrate you! Begin with a joyous vinyasa sandwiched between two meditations for the New You, and New Year.

    SCHEDULE

    December 6th - December 27th

    Wednesdays | 5:45pm – 6:45pm

    PRICING

    Members | Free
    (email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com to reserve your space)

    Non Members | $25 per session

    ABOUT KAREN NOURIZADEH

    Karen Nourizadeh’s specialty is in mindfulness and meditation along with slow flowing movements. Karen teaches and trains for yoga, mindfulness and meditation in the the private and corporate realm. Her clients include Equinox, Saks Fifth Avenue, NBC, ABC, American Express, and Time-Out New York. Karen has received certifications in India and in New York City, through Pure Yoga and Sonic Yoga, and holds and E-RYT 500 certification. Karen is now completing her I-AYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) certification and, recently completed a 200-hour Hatha Yoga certification in India.


  • Yin Yoga (Open)
  • Yin yoga is characterized by poses supported by props (blanket, block, bolster).  To differentiate it from a restorative class, yin will get deep into the soft tissue of the body.  It's less restful, and geared more towards a functional release of deep muscle tissue.