|Karen Nourizadeh teaches Vinyasa Flow and Hot Power Yoga at Pure. Karen's passion for yoga originated and evolved during her years while practicing law. She eventually transitioned from law into yoga with the goal of relieving emotional and physical stress/pain for New Yorkers, who endure endless challenges in their personal and professional lives.|
Her teachings focus on alignment and safety while cultivating consciousness. Karen received her certification from Sonic Yoga in Manhattan. She continued her studies of yoga and meditation in Amritapuri, Mysore and Rishikesh, India in 2009. She received her certification to teach children's yoga in Rishikesh, India.
*More about Karen
Where are you originally from?
I was born and raised in New Britain, CT.
What classes do you teach at Pure?
I teach Hot Power, Vinyasa, Beginner's Series and private sessions.
How long have you been practicing yoga?
What brought you to yoga?
Being a full time attourney at the time, I needed something to put me at ease. I started practicing during my lunch hours. I discovered a more peace in my mind and body. I felt healthier and felt more of a mind/body/spirit connection.
What do you love about teaching?
I love helping others ameliorate physical and mental stress creatively, with my own voice.
Who was your first yoga teacher and how did she inspire you?
I started practicing with Rodney Yee videos and then actually met him at Pure several years ago at his Pure debut. I learned yoga with him and fell in love with his way of teaching.
What motivates you to practice today?
The connection I have to my voice motivates me. The voice I have as a teacher is true to my heart. I teach others to heal and love themselves, and to be compassionate.
Before becoming a yoga teacher, what did you do?
I spent 10 years as an attorney and 2 years as a broker.
Aside from yoga, what other hobbies or interests do you have?
I ltravel and learn different languages. I read autobiographies and like to write. I also dance, bike, swim. I enjoy going to museums and listening to live music.
If you weren't a yoga teacher, what would you be?
A writer or a documentarian film maker/director.
What do you love about Pure Yoga?
I love the comminity at Pure and every opportunity it has to offer.