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Karen Russell


Karen Russell started her movement career at the age of six in Erie, Pennsylvania. By the time she was in her early twenties she performed professionally on stage, in feature films and on television. She has worked with legends such as; Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bette Midler, Kenny Chesney and Alice Cooper. 


Karen is a registered 500 hour certified advanced teacher with the Yoga Alliance organization worldwide. She started her passion for yoga in 1997 while studying Iyengar in NYC, but it was a dance injury in 2000 that guided her to a professional yoga career. She enhanced her knowledge of yoga while studying with top yoga professionals. 


Since 2003, Karen has been an active teacher, producer, community outreach representative, ambassador for Lululemon, CEO and owner of the Yoga Groove Studio. Karen contributed her business, management and creative skills for several successful companies (Corepower Yoga, Naam Yoga La, Tantris Yoga and Retail Center, Mandala Center, and Industry Venice) and is excited to own the Yoga NoHo Center located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. 


Enjoy Karen’s 200 hour Teacher Training course, Restorative Immersions course, Yoga Groove DVD, Yoga Groove Meditation CD, Yoga Groove Conscious Tone and Fit Barre method, and soon available the Masters of India (which was shot in southern India during her guided retreat) collection. 


Karen looks forward to many adventures with the Yoga NoHo Community, and to continue to collaborate with like- minded individuals as to enhance the lives of others to live to their fullest potential. Live, Love and Inspire Others.

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