Karen Miscall-Bannon

Karen Miscall-Bannon is a senior Embodyoga® teacher. She began her studies in the Iyengar tradition and began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa in 1999. She studied with Patty Townsend at the Yoga Center Amherst, MA from 2001-2012. She is YA-certified at the 200-and 500-hour levels in Embodyoga® and at the E-RYT 500-hour level by Yoga Alliance since 2003.  She assisted and guest taught in the YCA’s Embodyoga® teacher trainings starting in 2004, and began leading 200-hour trainings at Newington Yoga Center in CT in 2009.

Karen relocated to northern CA in 2012, where she teaches classes, workshops, and leads 200- and 300-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training programs in the greater Sacramento area. Karen is presently collaborating with Arnab B.Chowdhury of Pondicherry, India on a program called ‘Know Your Rhythm’, which weaves together yoga asana, mantra, mudra, and rhythm in explorations to help access the flow state from the inside out. She leads workshops and trainings around the world, including Thailand, Europe, and India.

Karen has extensive knowledge of anatomy, with a passion for yoga therapeutics, stemming from her bodywork practice of over 20 years.  Karen brings a deep love of yoga and yoga philosophy to her teaching, and she 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 practices of yoga.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Exploring Inner Space through the Fascial Body in Yoga Asana

    120 min | Movement Lab

    Join Karen in a yoga asana exploration of the fascial system in your body. Yoga asana is sometimes perceived to be something we do with our bodies, putting them into positions; but really, at its core, Yoga is about connection and relationship. In our posture practice, we find ourselves in relationship to Earth, Self, and Divine Source.

    Explore yoga postures from the inside out, exploring the connective tissue organ known now as the 'interstitium' or fascia. We will use some anatomy, philosophy, and mantra/sound to deepen our awareness of our connection to Earth. In exploring different aspects of the connective tissue container that each of us grows (the Body!), we deepen our relationship to Self and thus to Source.

    This is a playful, yet profound exploration of yoga through the body, accessing tools such as sound, movement, and stillness to dive deep. Learn to Embody Yoga via the fascia itself.

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