Since "Saprema" was published, Karen has had the immense honor of chanting at many a generous yoga studio in Cincinnati, OH, and continues to sell this CD via download and live at various chanting workshops and venues. In the fall of 2010, she and a few friends (Ron Esposito, Janice Sunflower, Alok Narayana) chanted at a luncheon honoring His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Duke Energy Center. She also had the distinct pleasure to embellish the stage with Kristin Luna Ray at an event with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also at the Duke Energy Center. Her original version of the "moola mantra" was featured in an eye deeksha video of Sri Bhagawan of the Oneness Blessing tradition.
This record has reportedly been used as a backdrop for many a bodyworker during therapeutic sessions, energy healings, and to soothe both agitated babies and stressed-out adults. The way it has blossomed has been incredible and delightfully unexpected.
Karen was born into a family of singers. Her creativity took a more visual route for a long while, and she made her living (singing at her desk) as a freelance graphic designer. The pressures of freelance work and repetitive stress to her body led her to yoga, and long story short... voila! She became a yoga teacher. Karen has been teaching for 9 years and is certified as an eRYT200 and RYT500 with the Yoga Alliance. She teaches yoga in Cincinnati, OH at a number of beautiful yoga studios and frequently brings her harmonium and chants to her students for meditative and restorative yoga.