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K A R M I C   V O Y A G E

The Journey of the Body, Mind & Spirit

Through Yoga, Movement, Breathwork, Meditation and More!

Join Karen and Valerie

 
Karen Livanos-Centauro

My yoga journey started over 25 years ago as a participant in a local gym's yoga class.  I loved the way the yoga postures, breath work and meditation made me feel and decided that I wanted to share my passion by becoming a yoga teacher.  In 2007, I graduated from Naturally Yoga’s 200 hour yoga training program and I have been teaching at least two yoga classes
a week ever since!

Over the years, I have developed a style of teaching which allows all levels of students to enjoy my classes, whether an entry level beginner or a well-seasoned yoga practitioner.  My Yoga Stretch class begins with simple yoga poses and stretches.  As the body warms up, class postures move towards more challenging yoga poses. I offer very detail instruction, teach on the mat for visual clarification, and offer lots of modifications.  If you can figure out your right hand from your left, you will be perfect in my class!! I like to focus on poses for the hips, shoulders, neck and core areas to help release any stress being stored within the body.  Every class is different and each class incorporates some breath work, mudra and meditation. 

Recently, I have found a new passion for the Ancient Chinese art of Medical Qi (chi) Gong (kung), which like yoga, uses movement, meditation, breath work and tapping-massage to move energy to improve how you feel.   I have combined the practices of yoga and Qi Gong to create my own signature class, “Yoga & Qi Gong Fusion”, which is a combination of yoga and slow-moving qi postures, breath work and meditation to improve your health and increase your energy levels.   

​My classes are about attaining a feeling of relaxation and energetically balance while participating in class.  Much of my classes are done with eyes closed to avoid comparison and self judgement, as well as allowing the eyes to rest, while you enhance the brain with just the auditory process. The goal is to allow the body and mind to become stronger and more flexible while you learn to relax and release stress.  Each class will also help you feel rejuvenated and offer you a time and place to help heal yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually!

In addition to the above class styles, I have created YOG-A-THLETIC'S, a customized yoga program for high school athletes and club teams. See additional details under Classes. 

I also enjoy co-collaborating workshops with Valerie and some other very special friends! The workshops have included healing circles, summer and winter solstices, spring and autumn equinoxes, full moons, Angels and Archangels, sacred geometry and crystal grids, chakras, vision boards, restorative & reiki, and many more!! I love working with crystals, stones, singing bowls, meditations, yoga, breath work, chants and hand mudra’s, reiki, and other holistic modalities to help shift and elevate your vibrational energy! 

I am blessed to be surrounded by my wonderful family, friends and amazing teachers, who miraculously appear whenever I am ready to move forward on my own spiritual journey and enlightened path.  With a grateful heart and soul,
I bow to all with gratitude.

Namaste!

RYT200 with Yoga Alliance since 2007

Reiki Master

Gate Energy Facilitator

Healer Within Medical Qi Gong Certification

CHILL - Chumpi Illumination

& Enthusiast of Shamanism, Crystals & Stones,
& Vibrational Energy

Valerie O' Connor

My yoga journey began in 2004, when I became introduced through an adult education program. Always staying active, I thought yoga would be relaxing, help to alleviate some stress, and provide a complement to my usual workouts. I was hooked from day one, and the practice has become a daily part of my physical and spiritual life.

After studying with some amazing teachers, I got inspired to get my yoga teaching certification. Each time I step onto the mat, I discover a little more about myself -- some days it’s strength, some days it’s laughter and some days frustration, but it is all part of the process. I love integrating the breath and movement of yoga with a positive spiritual outlook. I believe yoga is a simple, everyday tool to heal our bodies and awaken our spirits.

Always practicing Vinyasa, I've recently discovered a love for restorative yoga and understand how important it is to find balance in both our practice and our lives. Teaching restorative yoga as well as the prenatal yoga helps to fulfill
my nurturing spirit.

In my classes, there is a strong emphasis on the breath, meditation and mindfully moving through the asanas. My teaching technique is a combination of gentle and at the same time challenging, making yoga accessible to all fitness levels and promoting students to develop their own style and grace. Students are encouraged to listen to their own bodies, modifying poses as necessary. Yoga should be fun while helping to peel away our layers and finding out who we really are. While we can be serious about our practice, we do not have to take ourselves so seriously.

 

Off the mat, you will find me taking yoga classes, deepening my yoga practice, reading, cooking and devoting time to my family and two very spoiled dogs as well as co-creating workshops with Karen and our very special friends.

RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance 

Reiki Master

Pre-Natal Certification

Restorative Immersion Certification

Spiritual Seeker

ABOUT US

 

CLASSES

Karen's Classes

TUESDAY EVENINGS

ON ZOOM

Yoga Fusion & Gentle Stretch

Movement, Meditation, Mudra & Breath work,

7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Suggested Donation $10 per Class 

Email karmicvoyageyoga@gmail.com

to receive the weekly Zoom link

SUNDAY MORNINGS

ON ZOOM

Yoga Fusion, Gentle Stretch & Qi Gong

Movement, Mudra Breath work & Qi Gong

9:15 am to 10:25 pm

Suggested Donation $10 per Class 

Email karmicvoyageyoga@gmail.com

to receive the weekly Zoom link

INTRO to Qi GONG Virtual

ON ZOOM

Ridgewood Community School - Wednesday April 14 & 21, 2021

from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - $44

Class 478 Call 201-670-2777 to Register

YOGA IN THE PARK

SUNDAY MORNINGS - Spring 2021

9:15 am -10:25 am 

OUTDOOR Yoga & Qi Gong 

Waldwick Boro Park Pavilion B Waldwick, NJ

YOG-A-THLETIC'S

Customized Yoga Program for High School Athletes & Club Sports Teams 

 Yoga & Qi Gong Privates by Appointment & Reiki Appointment - On Zoom

Valerie's Classes

JOSEPH T. ST. LAWRENCE CENTER

Gentle Yoga

MONDAY EVENINGS

 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

115 Torne Valley Road Hillburn, NY

Currently Members Only

SATURDAY MORNINGS

ON ZOOM

Gentle Yoga 

Every Other Saturday

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Suggested Donation $10 per Class 

Email karmicvoyageyoga@gmail.com

to receive the weekly Zoom link

Feb. 13, Feb. 27 & March 13, 2021

 

YOGA at the BARN

SATURDAY MORNINGS - ON HOLD

Due to Covid-19 -Studio Closed

65 N. Central Ave, Ramsey, NJ  

Certifications in 200 Hour Yoga,

Prenatal Yoga & Restorative Yoga

Reiki Master

Privates by Appointment on Zoom

 

PRAYER WALL

Prayer for Peace

St Francis of Assisi

-

Make me an instrument of Thy Peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

Oh Divine Master,

Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;


For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
It is in dying to self, that we are born into eternal life.

Serenity Prayer

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

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God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings be happy.

May all my thoughts, words

and actions contribute in some way

to the happiness of all beings.

 

CONTACT US

To reach Karen or Valerie contact us at 
KarmicVoyageYoga@gmail.com
Karen: 201-264-5314 or Valerie: 845-641-5931

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