Karen Oakley – Principle
Karen Oakley – Principle and Founder of ‘Yoga for Peace’, previous owner of the very popular yoga studio ‘Body Yoga’ is an accredited Shanti Yoga teacher, trained under internationally renowned yoga master Shanti Gowans, founder and director of the Meditation Institute on the Gold Coast.
Karen has owned and managed yoga studios in and around the Berwick area for many years to a long standing clientele, her dedication, commitment and love of yoga in conjunction with a long association with the health industry enables Karen to bring an incredible energy to her classes.
After 2 years of study in 2001 I obtained a Certificate 4 in Yoga Teaching Training. The study was such a life changing experience for me that I decided to continue my studies and went on to obtain a Diploma in Yoga Teaching. I then did further studies in the yoga sister science of Ayurveda for 12 months in 2008. In 2012 I further developed my education by travelling to India with Shanti Gowans, Australian renowned teacher, to enhance my awareness of the ethos & principles of yoga. I am at the moment near completion of a 4 year Yoga Therapy Post Graduate Course with Yoga Therapy Australia.
I feel honoured to share my enthusiasm and the knowledge I have gained to the students who come to me to help them build a healthier, stronger body and Immune system by encouraging them to apply the philosophical basis of Yoga so that they don’t force their bodies but rather work with awareness and breath so that their practise is both satisfying and safe.”