- Gary Karten E-RYT-500 Certified Yoga Instructor
I began my yoga journey in 1990 while studying Martial Arts. Yoga brought me to understand the power of healing after some serious injuries from competition in Tae Kwon Do. This journey opened my eyes to what I was searching for - I realized that yoga was the direction I needed to go full time to heal all the injuries that impacted my body. In 2007 I began my true yoga journey and realized the huge benefits of yoga. With the proper teaching & guidance, anyone is capable of healing through yoga practice. I began teaching immediately in 2007. A few years into my teaching, , Yoga Master & Healer, Ana Forrest, approached me and offered me a position to assist & manage her trainings worldwide. After many years of teaching & traveling with her I returned home to Rhode Island to reunite with my family and friends. Now home, I can share all of these wonderful gifts that I have learned. Feeling very grounded and strong - my journey still continues to grow 25 years later, change always evolving……..,forward...
I have refined my teaching of Yoga foundational techniques to communicate to all types of practitioners; Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga , Forrest Yoga, all styles are welcome. This method I call Quonny Yoga. Come work with me to consciously strengthen and deepen your own practice in order to unveil shielding and stagnant energies through expansive breath work, muscular and skeletal alignment, and deepened poses. Students learn to heal and rebalance their body safely in carefully sequenced poses that will strengthen the core and allow for self exploration and release.
I challenge my students to awaken their senses and to connect to their whole being, Students learn to practice struggle free by working at their own level. A heated environment allows for the release of toxins, as I compassionately encourage them to safely find release in exchange for renewal and rejuvenation. In my classes you will grow, evolve and transform, reenergizing and honoring your inner environment.
My teaching expertise is attributed to my experience assisting Ana Forrest world wide, at Teacher Trainings, Advanced Teacher Trainings, Continuing Education Trainings, Workshops, Yoga Journal Conferences, Wanderlust Festivals, multiple international Yoga Intensives, I assisted Ana in Santa Monica California, San Francisco, , New York city, Washington, Massachusetts, Canada, Korea, Singapore, Shanghai, Africa Johannesburg, England, Berlin, Amsterdam, Austria, Italy, Syria, Hong Kong, in many other places, thousands of hours as an assistant & Teacher to Yoga Master Ana T. Forrest. I have also taken Workshops with Baron Baptiste, Brian Kest and Tias Little. With my background in Martial Arts, I have the discipline and practice to provide you with tools to practice safe yoga, strengthen your core, and process life experiences in a whole new way. The Quonny Yoga way,
Learn to practice yoga safely so you can completely heal your body.
Gary heals injuries
- deepen your practice
- opening layers of emotional shielding
- breath work to expand your lung capacity
- practice to heal
- strengthen your core
- grow, evolve and transform
- alignment of muscular system
- and skeletal system
- release stagnant energies in your body
- feel renewed refreshed and reenergized