Karen Scott-Thomasino is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She has a strong foundation in dance, gymnastics, and figure skating. Pretty much anything that does not involve a ball or competition!! She began practicing yoga 6 years ago (at the Yoga Circle!) while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She credits her yoga practice with helping her finish graduate school, in 2011, with her sanity intact. Karen recently completed the 200 hour Teacher Certification at Birmingham Yoga under the amazing and accomplished Akasha Ellis. She also recently submitted her application for the 300 hour certification under the Shiva Rea, Prana Flow™ method. She hopes to complete that training by 2014. Karen’s class is Vinyasa flow style with a strong Ashtanga foundation. Various Pilates type movements are also incorporated in the flow. Her class will help you build strength, compliment any athletic training you are currently involved in, help you to relax, and foster a greater awareness of the interconnectedness of all living beings. Karen works in the financial industry and spends her free time volunteering with local animal rescues/shelters, advocating for various animal rights issues, running, cycling, dancing, and spending time with her various conventional and non-conventional pets. Come to Karen’s class ready to move dynamically, sweat, laugh, and groove to some fun music!