As a former finance professional and like many working in a high-stress environment, Karen suffered from lower back and shoulder issues. It was then that she was exposed to the amazing physical and mental benefits of barre and Pilates.
Initially, she took the teacher training courses for her own benefit – to deepen her knowledge and improve her practice. But she discovered that she enjoyed teaching and has not stopped since. She loves working with students and showing them how their bodies can benefit from proper alignment. She finds joy in seeing the positive change, not just in their bodies but also in their outlook, as they get stronger and more flexible with each class.
Karen is co-owner of Barre 2 Barre with locations in Hong Kong, where she is based, and Singapore.
Each day she enjoys the blessings of wonderful family and friends. She also loves good food and wine, reading, baking, and hiking.