Karen Bentrup

Yoga Instructor

Karen Bentrup has been teaching physical movement for over 30 years in the fitness, sports and dance areas; and yoga for 18 years. She is certified as a Kripalu Yoga Instructor (200 hours) and by the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors (1,000 hours with Iyengar-certified faculty), and has been a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level with the national Yoga Alliance.

Studying yoga primarily with Iyengar-certified instructors and also in Anusara, Astanga and vinyasa traditions, Karen infuses an intensity, clarity and compassion into her yoga classes. Weaving in elegant alignment principles and a heart centered philosophy, she brings an intelligent enthusiasm to her classes and encourages self-discovery in all her students.

One longtime student said of Karen: “Her teaching is a cool blend of push – us to our limits – and give – her gift of articulating, getting more out of each yoga breath.”