Karen Schwartz, LMSW, TCTSY-F, C-IAYT
I am a
Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)
Licensed Healthcare Professional
About Me

I have more than 25 years of experience helping people live happier, healthier lives. With patience, persistence and deep inner listening, we can learn to let go of beliefs and behaviors that limit our potential and, instead, allow ourselves to flourish and bloom. No matter what challenges we face, I believe change and growth are possible!

My approach to Yoga

I’ve worked with people of all ages, identities and economic circumstances dealing with a wide range of issues, including trauma, addiction, eating disorders, domestic violence, depression and anxiety, as well as with people seeking personal growth, greater well being and a deeper expression of their spirituality. I have a warm, empathic approach infused with humor — because sometimes, we just have to laugh! I also deeply respect each person’s autonomy, and do my best to support the ability to trust oneself and follow the guidance that comes from within.

The Yoga I teach is
Therapeutic / Individual
Adaptive / Accessible
Specialized Classes
My Yoga Qualifications

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, Center for Trauma & Embodiment, 2016

Certified  Yoga teacher, White Lotus Yoga Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA 1997;

Advanced Yoga teacher, White Lotus Yoga Foundation, 1998, 2005, 2018

Certified Meditation Teacher, senior Shambhala Teacher David Nichtern, 2012

Other Healthcare-Qualifications

NY State Licensed Master Social Worker

My programs & services

I offer individual and group trauma sensitive yoga sessions; individual yoga therapy and health coaching services; and approved continuing education in trauma sensitive yoga therapy for C-IAYTs. I also work with organizations to provide trauma informed yoga to clients, and yoga and mindfulness to social service staff to help combat vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.

Connect with me!
185 Hall Street, Brooklyn, New York 11205