Karen Kow

Posted by admin on 15 Jul 10

Karen has worked in the corporate environment and also in a clinical setting as a psychologist in Kuala Lumpur. She is also an aspiring author with her first book to be published in August 2010.

As a psychologist, she has borne witness to the constant dissatisfaction in the lives of the rich, successful and famous. she has also seen the psychosomatic illnesses that people developed due to mental and emotional stress, lack of self esteem and disillusionment.

Throughout this however, Karen has continued to progress her yoga practice with many teachers including Ann Barros, a senior Iyengar teacher with over 30 years experience, who taught and guided her on how to teach yoga for conditions such as sciolosis, backpains and insomnia.

Karen’s passion for yoga led her to train under the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (Registered Yoga Schools RYS®) founded by Swami Vishnu-Devananda, a committed student of Swami Sivananda from Rishikesh, India. Living the yogic lifestyle in an ashram following the gurukala system under the guidance of Swami Atmaramananda, Swami Krishnadevananda and Swami Durgananda. During this time, she has became even more convinced that there is so much more to yoga than just fancy poses and health benefits.

Since then, Karen has extended her learning and practice to Ashtanga Vinyasa as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the teaching methods of B.K.S. Iyengar. To further advanced her training, she has also studied the speciality of prenatal and postnatal yoga with Sonja Rzepski who is based in New York.

Karen strongly believes the most important thing she has learned regarding being a teacher is to always remain purely as an instrument of yoga and that remains her aspiration. To facilitate and allow yoga to unfold gracefully and gently into each students life, at their own individual pace. That they may reap all the benefits through sincere practice, inquiry and discipline.

Karen humbly wishes each eager student, a wonderful journey of discovery and experiencing of the beautiful practice that is yoga – a journey one will not regret – the journey to inner peace and self realisation.

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3 comments for “Karen Kow”


Hi Karen,
I trust you are well.
A small group of us are keen to start classes in the Bangsar area on Saturday. Am writing to find out if you are keen to teach? Will be glad to hear from you.

February 15th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Hi Karen,

My wife and I keen to learn yoga. Do you do private classes. We are staying in Taman Desa. What is the fee and usually how long per session.

Thanks and await your reply.

April 26th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Hi Karen
Keen to learn yoga frm you
Hope to hear frm u

September 10th, 2014 at 10:32 am

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