About Karen

British Wheel of Yoga Dip. Tutor
Vini Yoga Therapist

I began my Yoga journey in 1980. I qualified as a BWY teacher in 2006. I have been running Aruna School of Yoga teaching classes and retreats ever since.

My main interest is in Vini Yoga, in which I first studied an introductory course with Mike Young. Later, I completed a foundation course with Ranju Roy before gaining a diploma with BWY with Faye Beddowes. I have also done several retreats, workshops and studies with Ranju Roy, Mike Young, Paul Harvey, Peter Hersnack, Dave Charlton and my teacher Yvonne Summons, all of whom I am forever grateful to.

I see Yoga as an holistic way of living and I love the fact that I can continuously learn, discover and develop through my own practice, study with my teachers and indeed I learn so much from my students.

Vini means suitable application, adapting the practice to suit the needs of each individual. The style is meditative, focused, involving the breath and mindfulness throughout the practice. It also incorporates all aspects of Yoga, offering many tools and techniques to deepen awareness of ourselves on many levels and therefore become more understanding of others.

I am a native of Pembrokeshire with local knowledge of places, people and events.
We are neutral to all beliefs, religions and spiritualties.

Karen of Aruna4u

Karen is a fantastic host and couldn’t have been more welcoming on my stay. Not only was she great company but she’s also a great teacher and really got me back-on-track with my yoga. Karen’s home is warm, welcoming and such a peaceful place to stay. If you’re looking for some time-out with someone who really cares that you enjoy your stay, go and stay with Karen! You’ll be in great hands.


Sept 2012