Karen Lawrence is mum to seven children. She lives with her family in Billericay, Essex. Karen brings a wealth of skills and experience to helping people relax and discover their inner freedom.
Before qualifying as a Yoga instructor and Reflexologist, Karen worked as an NHS Midwife and Health Visitor.
Karen loves teaching people in all stages of life how to relax and feel better.
She is also in her element supporting pregnant women and new mums.
Karen Lawrence holds a Yoga Alliance recognised specialist qualification as a Yin and Restorative Yoga Instructor.
She has also completed full training recognised by the Federation of Antenatal Educators which qualifies her to teach Pregnancy, Postnatal and Mother and Baby Yoga.
Karen is a qualified professional Reflexologist, specialising in holistic therapy for pregnancy, menopause and women’s health.
She has completed accredited training in Closing the Bones and Postnatal Recovery Massage.
Karen holds a qualification in Aromatherapy for Birth. She has trained with MAM as a Three Step Rewind practitioner. She is a qualified Baby Massage instructor.
Karen is a Registered Midwife and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), although she is no longer actively working in these roles.
Karen believes in a gentle, holistic and compassionate approach to yoga, parenting and life in general.
Yoga and meditation have helped her cope with some of the challenges of being a midwife, a health visitor, a mother and simply a human being.
Karen loves to care for carers. Karen has a daughter with special needs. She knows all about the pressures of caring for others, both personally and professionally.
Karen understands how important it is for carers to be able to rest and relax. Many people with heavy caring responsibilities come to The Calm Space for rest, empathy and relaxation.
When Karen isn’t practising Yoga, giving therapies, or being a Mum, she enjoys swimming outdoors, writing, walking, spending time in nature, knitting, crocheting and chilling out with friends.
Karen studied English Literature at University many years ago. She loves writing, reading and poetry, and she often finds inspiration for yoga classes in poems and quotations.
You can read some of Karen’s writing at her other website, www.karenlawrenceauthor.com