I was having back pain and no matter what I did it never helped. After going to the Pilates individual sessions with Mary, my back started feeling so much better! Pilates is amazing, and the regression machines that they use make it a great experience. They have mat classes every Saturday and while I'm still going to the individual sessions, I highly recommend both! The individual sessions are great to start strengthening your back and finding out where you need to focus most on. After going to just a couple of sessions my back feels so much better!
Karen Reisdorf first stepped onto a yoga mat 24 years ago. What began with curiosity and a determination to find truth and meaning became a life singularly devoted to improving the health, wellness and spiritual connectedness of others. If her limitless creative energy is any indication, she is just getting warmed up.
Through Blue Pearl Yoga, her award winning studio located in the heart of Batavia, New York, Karen provides a joyful space that encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore the full range of their existence in both the physical and spiritual realms. Her honest, creative approach, rooted in generosity, compassion and a touch of mysticism, inspires her students to find their unique selves and to experience the liberating joy of expressing their truth. A naturally warm and welcoming person, it is at once apparent that Karen’s greatest pleasure is in sharing her love of yoga with her students.
While nearly in her 20th year of teaching, Karen considers herself a lifelong student of yoga. Her education began at Shakti Yoga in Geneseo, New York and the Kripalu Institute. Since then, Karen has been fortunate to learn from a variety of luminaries in the fields of holistic wellness, meditation, yoga philosophy, Qi Gong and Ayurveda. Currently a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and Oneness Blessing Giver, Karen continues to find and develop ways to improve the lives of others.