SAI SHANTI YOGA
Yoga Teacher Karen Whyte
"A lamp does not flicker in a place where no winds blow; so it is with a yogi, who controls his mind, intellect, and Self, being absorbed in the spirit within him. When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of yoga , the yogi by the grace of the Spirit within himself finds fulfillment . Then he knows the joy eternal."
~ Krishna speaking to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita ~
Bali Retreat 2016
Karen loves, lives and breathes Yoga. Practicing Bhakti yoga (the path of devotion) for the last 30 years, studying Advaita Vedanta and other Indian philosophies, with visits to Prashanti Nilayam in India, the ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba where the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are part of life.
Her journey into yoga first began with a taste at 9yrs of age. She can still feel the experience now, like something she had always known; natural and innate. Karen came to yoga again when she was pregnant with her eldest daughter, what a beautiful gift to be given at this stage of her life! Learning how to use asanas, pranayama, relaxation and meditation to empower and nourish herself and her beautiful baby and then again for the birth of her second daughter.
In the years to come, she experienced practising with many teachers and styles of yoga, finding a gift from them all.
Karen has completed Level 1 and Level 2 teacher training with Akash and Adam Bornstein of Radiant Light Yoga. Completing the Radiant Child Teacher training, Karen now loves sharing yoga with children in classes and schools. Also completing prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training with Ana Davis of Bliss Baby Yoga and Suzanne Swan of Yoga Baby, Karen offers specialised classes for women entering into Motherhood and beyond. Karen continues to learn from many teachers within Australia and overseas (with her greatest teacher coming from within her heart) and living yoga in daily life. Karen is a registered yoga teacher under Yoga Australia.