Karen Buxcel began her journey into yoga after 40 years of living life and raising 4 children. What began as a committed daily practice of asana and meditation soon sprouted into the deep dive of becoming an instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. 

Karen has studied with Real Evolution Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, The Prison Yoga Project and the folks at AcroYoga. She is a student of medical qigong and weaves those elements into her classes. Though she has received many certifications and trainings, the title and role she holds most dearly is that of "Mom".