yoga stylista: publicist karen green on kripalu and the bull who wouldn't fight
Posted Jun 19 2009 4:54pm
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Karen works in marketing and publicity in the arts, dealing mostly with literary book publishing. She also writes a little--journalism and poetry--and edits, a little.
When and why did you start practicing yoga? It was a while ago. I think some work colleagues (in Winnipeg) suggested going to a noon class. As to the why, I think it was a "why not?" sort of thing.
How has yoga been useful to you? Definitely. I've been doing it for years. I totally stiffen up if I miss a week.
What teachers inspireyou? I started with AshaDieleman in Winnipeg. She's an amazing teacher. I think she's out here somewhere now. I also had some great teachers at the Kripalu Center. I did a great program with Diana Damelio there. I also took classes with Dillon Cherrett in Winnipeg, also a really good teacher.
What challenging, or simply un -fun, life experience became an opportunity for you to learn? Twenty-something angst, on-going growing pains, learning to ride those waves and see them through. Yoga helps with that.
What inspires you? When people are nice to each other--little ways and big--especially when it takes a bit of effort.
How do you combat stress? Try to get some perspective.