K A R M I C   V O Y A G E

Join Karen and Valerie

welcome to

The Journey of the Body, Mind & Spirit
Yoga, Stretch, Movement, Breathwork, Meditation and More!

 
Karen Livanos-Centauro

My yoga journey started over 25 years ago as a student. I fell in love with the flow of movement, connection to breath and the zen-like qualities of a yoga class.  In 2007, I decided to share my passion and become a yoga teacher. I have been teaching multiple weekly classes ever since!  My teaching style is a combination of gentle yoga poses and stretches, infused with breathing techniques, hand mudras and a meditation to close class.  My goal is to raise the student's "chi" or life force vibrational energy levels.   As an experienced yoga teacher, I create each class as a unique sequence of poses, with detailed instructions and modifications.  Classes are geared for all levels to enjoy, whether you are an entry level beginner or a well-seasoned yoga practitioner.   I focus on "stress holding" areas in the body, like hips, shoulders, neck and torso.   I often joke that the most difficult part of my class is figuring out your left hand from your right!  In addition to the yoga flow, my classes frequently include the slow, flowing movements of Qi (chi) Gong (kung) and chi tapping, which help to improve health, reduce stress and increase energy levels.  I love to teach and want my students to experience a body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. 

 

I also love collaborating classes and workshops, which included gong and singing bowl sound healings, healing circles, solstice and equinox celebrations, full & new moon releases, Angels and Archangels, sacred geometry with crystal grids, chakras clearings, vision boards, restorative & reiki, crystal healings and more!! If you are interested in something special, I would be happy to customize a workshop for you.

 

I am also Reiki Master, with private sessions available by appointment and the creator of YOG-A-THLETIC'S, a customized yoga program for high school athletes and club teams to improve flexibility, strength and concentration. See additional details under Classes. 

 

I am grateful for all who have helped me on my enlightened journey and love being a spiritual teacher, healer and lightworker! 

RYT200

Reiki Master

The 7 Rays with Lee Ann Somers

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.

ERYT200 with Yoga Alliance 

Reiki Master

Pre-Natal Certification

Restorative Immersion Certification

Spiritual Seeker

ABOUT US- Yoga & More!

 

CLASSES

Yoga, Stretch & More

Karen's Classes

TUESDAY EVENINGS

ON ZOOM

Gentle Stretch & Yoga

7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Energy Exchange - $15

ZOOM Meeting ID  556 721 1351  

Passcode: yogakaren

SUNDAY MORNINGS

YOGA IN THE PARK- 

& ON ZOOM! 

Waldwick Boro Park

98 Pine St, Waldwick, NJ 07463 

Gentle Stretch, Yoga & Qi Gong 

9:15 am - 10:25 am

Energy Exchange - $10

Come early and settle into your space!!

 

For those who can't be in person -

ZOOM Meeting ID  556 721 1351  

Passcode: yogakaren

YOG-A-THLETIC'S

Customized Yoga Program for High School Athletes & Club Sports Teams 

RYT200 Yoga since 2007 

Healer Within Medical Qi Gong Certified 

Reiki Master

The 7 Rays with Lee Ann Somers

CHILL-Chumpi Illumination

Yoga, Qi Gong Privates & Reiki by Appointment On Zoom

Valerie's Classes

JOSEPH T. ST. LAWRENCE COMMUNITY CENTER

Gentle Yoga & Stretch

MONDAY EVENINGS

 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

115 Torne Valley Road Hillburn, NY

Community Center is now

open to Guests

$10 fee all ages-Please check website for Covid Safety

ERYT200 with Yoga Alliance 

Certifications in 200 Hour Yoga,

Prenatal Yoga Certification

Restorative Yoga Certification

Reiki Master

Yoga Privates & Reiki by

Appointment On Zoom

Image by Rodrigo Soares
 

PRAYER WALL

Prayer for Peace

St Francis of Assisi

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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

for Yoga, Stretch & More!

To reach Karen or Valerie contact us at 
KarmicVoyageYoga@gmail.com

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Karen: 201-264-5314 or Valerie: 845-641-5931