Karen Lutz

I live and teach in the Birmingham Bloomfield area and started practicing yoga later in life after a friend of mine suggested I try yoga because I was experiencing pain in my back. Yoga has been a healing and compassionate avenue, and it stayed with me as I continued the practice and studied for the 200 and eventually the 500 RYT certifications. 

For approximately 5 years, I taught children’s yoga (YogaED. certified) at St. John Providence and enjoyed the energy of the kids. Actually, they taught me more than I could ever teach them! 

For the past seven-eight years I have been focusing my teaching to those over 50. I currently teach the senior populations and find this to be quite rewarding. My classes vary from gentle yoga on the mat, to chair yoga and yoga for memory care. I also enjoy facilitating group meditation sessions weekly. 

As the days move on, yoga will always be a part of my life and I hope to continue this awesome journey, learning as much as possible.

My most “favorite of favorite yoga poses” is Eka Pada Rajakapotasana ( One-Legged King Pigeon Pose).    I love the way it feels after a long hold. Oh yes, Updog and Downdog are always welcome too! Actually, it is the pause in between the asanas that always feels the best, and not to forget the welcome sounds of yoga mats as they roll onto the floor !