Karen Allgire is a Level 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor and a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She began teaching teaching dance and movement in 1983 and Iyengar Yoga in 1998. Karen has made five trips to Pune, India for a month of yoga study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. She has written over twenty published articles on the subject of yoga, seen in Balanced Living, Yoga Samachar and other periodicals.
Green Tara Yoga & Healing Arts is the only Iyengar Yoga studio in the Cleveland area. Karen and her team of Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are inspired to share the innovative teachings of Iyengar Yoga with students of all ages and abilities. Karen specializes in blending anatomical information with rich imagery to bring about transformation in posture and body awareness. She brings her knowledge of yoga philosophy into every class, helping students apply the teachings of yoga to the art of living.
Karen is also a singer and aspiring pianist and composer. She studies jazz piano, the Great American Songbook, and composes chants to support community and healing.