Karen “Blossom” Hester Dawes has been teaching yoga in the Charlottesville area since 1999. She completed Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification with Jennifer Elliott and Sandra Pleasants in 2004.
She loves sharing the practice of yoga through teaching. By continuing to grow as a student of yoga, she is able to teach from her personal experience. She teaches self-compassion and mindfulness, and offers yoga as a way to create positive patterns in body and mind. Blossom lives in Crozet, Va. with her husband and two children and four furry friends. She loves nature, science, art, and poetry.
Blossom teaches Multi Level Yoga at our Ivy Studio on Tuesday evenings (6-7:15pm) and Wednesday mornings (9:15-10:30am).
Multi-level Yoga is a medium intensity practice that allows students to work at their own level in a group setting. We will practice simple meditation and breathing techniques to help us tune in, focus and calm the mind. And we will combine breath and movement as we move through a full body practice of poses to strengthen and stretch. Class finishes with a conscious rest in our peaceful studio.