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My name is Karen Sands and I live in Nottingham. As I entered my fifties, following 10 months travelling the world with my husband, my career as a senior manager in social care and housing was beginning to feel 'just not me'.  After experiencing Rosen Method Bodywork, I began to make some changes to my life which has led me to set up my business offering Rosen Method Sessions and Yoga Classes.

After receiving my first Rosen session in 2018 I was amazed by the insight and the transformation the session gave me. After many more sessions and an understanding of myself that I had never known before, I found I wanted to know more and so started to train as a Practitioner in the autumn of 2019. I reached the requirements for the Internship Programme in May 2023. This allows me to practise (charging a reduced rate) with the support and supervision of the Rosen Method UK School.

I have practised yoga, on and off, all of my life but only seriously in the last 10 years. I completed my Yoga Alliance 200 Teacher qualification in July 2023 at Breathing Space Yoga Studio, Derby. Studying yoga philosophy and yoga humanities has enriched my life and deepened my practice and my understanding of myself.

I also completed further study with the Yoga Alliance accredited Trauma Informed Yoga (20hrs) in October 2023 and Yoga Nidra (40hrs) with Melanie Cooper in December at Breathing Space Yoga Studio, Derby. This has equipped me with knowledge and skills to plan and practice a way of teaching yoga that is sensitive and supportive,allowing those who have experienced trauma to benefit from the wonders of yoga and faciitate restorative relaxtion through Nidra.