Power of the Heart: A Nepal Benefit Class

Practice for a cause! Please join us Saturday, July 18th as we raise money for earthquake survivors in Nepal. This evening will consist of a candlelit, mindful flow class taught by Karen Macklin, live music by Sean Feit and a closing Buddhist meditation on compassion.

All proceeds go directly to Upaya Zen Center’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, which works closely with organizations in Nepal. Cash donations are preferred, but checks can also be accepted. The suggested donation is $25. All donations will be collected in class on Saturday, July 18th. Thank you in helping for sharing your practice for a cause.


About Karen Macklin:

 Karen Macklin (RYT-500) has been studying yoga and meditation since 2000 and has received training in the yoga traditions of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Shadow Yoga, AcroYoga, Therapeutic, and Restorative, as well as in various forms of Buddhist meditation, yogic philosophy, and the science of Ayurveda. She has studied with many wonderful teachers, and has been most influenced by Scott Blossom, Sean Feit, Chisandra Fox, Gary Kraftsow, and Jason Crandell.

She teaches with an emphasis on building internal and external strength, creating mindfulness, and establishing a deep connection with the energetic body. Her classes are typically strong but slow, rhythmic flows that incorporate hands-on adjustments, verbal alignment cues, and an opportunity for students to enter a space of meditation and inquiry. Karen has also written about yoga for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, FitYoga, Tricycle, San Francisco Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Visit  Karen here.