Karen Long

Karen teaches Iyengar yoga with an emphasis on finding a way to be in the poses with less effort. She feels passionately that yoga is not just a form of exercise but a practice to benefit mind, body and spirit, and that the beauty of Iyengar yoga is that it offers something for everyone.


Karen has been practising yoga for about twenty five years and qualified as a Junior Intermediate (level 3) Iyengar teacher. Having tried other styles of yoga over the years she felt at home with the clarity and precision of the Iyengar method.

She was a long-term student of Silvia Prescott and is greatly influenced by Advanced teacher Christian Pisano. Through her experience of major surgery a few years ago, she learned a great deal from another eminent long-term teacher, Mira Mehta.
Over the years, Karen has taught people of diverse backgrounds, ages and levels. She now lives in Marseille, France, where she teaches, and so her workshops here are a rare opportunity to be taught by her!

Karen Long instructs the following:
  • Christmas restorative workshop
    A great way to ease you into the Christmas Intensive, or a stand alone session, this workshop is dedicated to recuperative, nurturing postures to deeply unwind and end the year feeling clearer and calmer.

    All levels, although 18 months minimum of Iyengar yoga is recommended.

    Cost: £26

  • The Annual Yogahome Christmas Intensive

    A four day intensive to be present to yourself... like a mini retreat!

    December 28th - December 31st 2017, 10am - 1pm each day.

    Immerse yourself in your practice with Iyengar yoga teacher Karen Long, and make the most of your Christmas holiday without having to leave town! Each day we will focus on a different group of yoga postures, starting with the more basic poses and working, progressively, toward some more challenging asanas.

    The intensive is mornings only so you will still have time for family and friends the rest of the day and you may find that, after spending a bit of time working on your practice, you can appreciate that time more fully. The perfect antidote to an overdose of plum pudding!

    All levels but not for complete beginners as you will be expected to understand basic alignment in poses. At least 18 months Iyengar yoga practice recommended.


    Cost: £130 for four mornings, £40 for single mornings.