Karen Lee

Yoga is the experience of being in this moment, right now, fully inhabiting this body-mind, creating a state of clarity from which we can act with authenticity, or at least have a moment before impulsive reactions set in. Cultivating presence we relax about getting it or not getting it and surrender to the moment as it is.


As owner of Breathing Time Yoga, Karen is dedicated to creating a community and space for healing through yoga. Karen is an educator, teaching the students what they need to know to practice and how to match the practices to their unique needs and interests.


Karen has been studying Viniyoga since 1994 with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI). She is an AVI Yoga Teacher (500-hr) and AVI Certified Yoga Therapist. Karen also holds an MAT from RISD.

Karen Lee instructs the following:
  • Meditations on Death and Dying
  • Death is the greatest teacher you will ever have. When you get comfortable with death, you can get comfortable with living.

    Death is certain, the where and when are unknowable. Fear of death is instinctual — “I” will cease to exist! But you have to know this, really, the leading cause of death… is birth.

    The more we fear death, the more we hold onto the very source of our suffering — our sense of self. We each maintain elaborate maps of self. I am what I think and feel. I am what I do, what I have, what I know, what I believe, the groups I belong to.

    But really, if you think about it, has everything you ever thought, felt, done, had, known, believed, belonged to remained static and stable?

    Of course not! If you’ve ever had a major loss count your blessings, because you have come to know how your sense of self is temporary. That the self you are today is not the self you were 20 years ago, a year ago, or even yesterday.

    Relaxing about the groundless nature of our very being is a profound liberation that offers freedom in each moment, each here, each now we can show up and let go of what used to be and relax about what will be. It frees us up to be present with what is, authentic, grounded, and yet open to the limitless possibilities that are arising in every instant.

  • Foundations of Yoga Āsana for Core Strength
  • Foundations of Yoga Āsana: Core Strength and Stability

    Deepen your practice by mastering the relationship between your breath and your spinal movements. Understand breath and movement like you have never before.

    This series will focus on creating a strong and stable core, building strength through your body as well as increasing bone density.

    Learn how to create a balanced āsana practice that results in an overall feeling of strength and ease. Discover how to create an intimate awareness of your body by moving from the inside by utilizing breath as guide for movement.

    This class offers a structured progressive curriculum. Expect to learn more than you would in a standard open yoga class. This class welcomes everyone from beginners to long time yogis Nail down the basic foundations of yoga āsana practice, suitable for beginners, any student wishing to refine their practice, and those considering Yoga Teacher Training, who would like to activate the power of the breath in āsana practice.

    Every Sunday for 6 Weeks, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    No class on Sunday 11/26/17 

    6 week series: $30 members, $90 non-members
    Drop-in: $15 for members, and $20 non-members



Breathing Time Yoga is a community where people are nourished physically and spiritually.

We offer yoga as affordable health care, with a diversity of classes for a diversity of individuals.

We teach yoga as a path to equanimity and grace.

541 Pawtucket Ave. Box 105  |  Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 722-9876  |  info@breathingtimeyoga.com |  View Mobile Site 

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