Karen Miscall-Bannon began her yoga studies in 1985 with Eddie Modestini in Amherst, MA, in the Iyengar tradition and began practicing ashtanga vinyasa in 1999. In 2001, she began her studies with Patty Townsend at the Yoga Center Amherst, where she became certified at the 200-and 500-hour levels in Embodyoga®, and is certified at the E-RYT 500-hour level by Yoga Alliance.
She taught in the YCA’s teacher trainings starting in 2004, and led 200-hour teacher trainings starting in 2009. Today, Karen lives in California and teaches in India, Thailand, California and Massachusetts.
Karen has extensive knowledge of anatomy, with a focus on yoga therapeutics, stemming from her bodywork practice of over 14 years. Karen brings a deep love of yoga and yoga philosophy to her teaching, and is known for being able to make abstract concepts accessible to her students. She gratefully brings what she has learned from her teachers and her own practice to her students, to assist them in deepening their awareness of body and mind through the practice of yoga.
In addition, Karen has recently widened the space in mantra, movement, rhythm, music, and mudra to deepen embodied yoga asana practice.
In collaboration with Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury of Pondicherry, India, Karen shares “Know Your Rhythm” (KYR) training program helps participants discover their musicality and their own sense of rhythm in life and work: within and without. Through immersive exercises in a spirit of self-culture and joy (Ananda), KYR creates ‘conditions’ for participants to experience “Aha! Moments‘ as individuals and members of the collective. ‘Aha! Moments‘ in this context could be described as moments of raised cognition that open our Selves towards spiritual transformation.
Not all teachers approach the science of yoga as such.
Take this opportunity to train with world-renowned, master yoga instructor, Karen Miscall-Bannon.
Over the past 30 years, Karen has spent thousands of hours researching anatomy, practicing yoga, traveling to India to study mantra and Sanskrit, sharing her love for yogic philosophy and demystifying the roots of common yogic thought.
This unique training, a series of 4-long weekend sessions, weaves authentic self-realization through world-class education, professional dynamic teaching methods and deep personal connection to the body, heart and mind.