About Karen

My intention, as a Holistic Health Practitioner, (an accepted expression, which implies natural, and preventative methods to a-whole-person approach to care) is to aid in the relief of pain and stress by helping to increase general health. To make sure that happens, I’ve harmonized an array of techniques and perspectives, which I have experienced together myself; mainly crafted from Massage Therapy, Yoga and Homeopathy, into one practice called, Integrative Classical Homeopathy with Therapeutic Massage & Yoga. This offering gives clients an array of choices for optimizing their health and wellness, through a mind/body approach--entering the sphere of integrated wellness using any one or more of these approaches, wherever they feel drawn or need.

I began my holistic journey by studying Nutrition, Indoor Air Pollution, and Stress Management at the Empire State College in Nyack, New York, and then, graduated in 1993 from the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, New York.  I bought a massage practice, in Nyack, NY, at that time, where I  maintained a full-time clientele.  After moving my residence to Westchester County, in the year 2000, my business had evolved into a full-time clientele from both Rockland and Westchester counties. Currently, I am conveniently located in the Village of Tarrytown, NY; close to both counties and major highways, and very near to the cut-through to the Saw Mill River Parkway, neighboring Pocantico and East View.

In my early years of my massage practice, I augmented my education throughout incorporating skills such as, trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy and viewpoints from my Neuromuscular Movement Therapy Training. I’ve become experienced with helping those with conditions like, arthritis, fibromyalgia, torticollis, scoliosis, sprains, whiplash, tendinitis, anxiety, headaches and Parkinson’s disease. I am also certified in Prenatal Massage & practice meditation regularly.

My homeopathic-foundation training was received at the Hudson Valley School of Classical Homeopathy, in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York, where I earned 620 hours of basic and advanced instruction. At the Homeopathy School International of Loveland Colorado, I earned the required clinical training hours prescribed by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. Some other homeopaths who have influenced the refinement of my skills are, Dr. Luc De Schepper, Dr. Will Taylor, and Dr. Farokh Master. A personal understanding of this profound healing method was also attained, prior, through my experience as a homeopathic client, for many years, which I hope will also be an asset in helping others through this modality.

Yoga Teacher Training and additional training in Yoga for Arthritis was completed at Integral Yoga of NYC, which comes on the heels of a long established personal Yoga practice with several well-known Yoga instructors including, Andes Bell, of Energy Yoga Therapy, and Nevine Michaan, of Katonah Yoga.

Throughout most my life, I have sustained an ardent devotion to the harmonies in nature, which have attracted me to my profession. The heart of my therapeutic approach is to develop a set of individual goals, for each client, then, as an art and science, use my knowledge and experience of the healing process to ensure those intentions are achieved.