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Karen Breneman Kirkness

Yoga anatomy in living colour

First Verified Feb 2017

First Registered Apr 2012 Teacher Profile

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About Karen Breneman Kirkness

Karen started practicing yoga while at university in Florida, in 1999. Since then, she has studied Ashtanga vinyasa yoga as well as restorative techniques to prepare the body for the rigours of dynamic yoga practice. She holds Masters degrees in Fine Art and Human Anatomy from the University of Edinburgh. Karen is founder of Meadowlark Yoga, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Karen is fascinated by the gross and subtle design principles that underpin modern postural yoga practice.Using a range of innovative teaching techniques, such as life drawing and body painting, Karen offers unparalleled instruction in her Anatomy for Yoga trainings perfect for anyone interested in the connection between sacred geometry, anatomy, and yoga.


Karen teaches Anatomy for Yoga workshops that bring to life the concepts of biotensegrity relevant to the anatomy of asana. So… what is biotensegrity? Dr Steven Levin coined the term biotensegrity to describe the emerging science concerned with the attenuation of forces in biological systems via the semi-conducting, crystalline matrix spectrum of connective tissues. This holistic view of anatomy is practical, easy to feel in our own bodies, and completely suitable for yoga practitioners to learn at any stage of experience.

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