Yoganize is a unique combination of Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pilates and specialized toning exercises, along with Qi Gong, Reiki and meditation to invigorate, balance and heal the mind, body and spirit.
Yoganize originated in South Africa and was developed by Karen Noonan.
To Yoganize your life is to learn to love and accept yourself NOW – in THIS MOMENT and to move forward with true enthusiasm for life.
To Yoganize is to respect and honor oneself in body, mind and spirit ….to know that
‘I am already enough!'
Karen Noonan is the owner and sole member of Yoganize LLC.
Karen is registered as an Experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500), a qualified Physical Educationist and English teacher with numerous certifications in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pilates , Aqua, FITCO (ACE equivalent), prescriptive back care, REIKI, Touch for Health and she has achieved her Black Belt in the ‘Tang Soo Do’ style of martial arts. Karen is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She has trained with and studied under many renowned teachers.
Karen has been studying and teaching movement and yoga since 1984, in South Africa, the USA and India. Her background in Physical Education, participation in various individual and team sports; gymnastics, karate, swimming and continued studies in Kinesiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga, Pilates and Yoga Therapy are the reason behind the prescriptive nature of Karen’s yogic practice and teaching style. She owned a healing/movement studio in South Africa for 8 years.
Her intuitive teaching style ensures that each and every person feels comfortable and loved. You will always work at your own pace and be educated that your ‘perceived’ limitations are a gift when you learn to listen to your body. In this way you can only grow in strength, flexibility and endurance – this is the balance we seek, not only in the mind/body/heart connection, but in all aspects of our being. Our aim is to stay as youthful and comfortable in our bodies as possible – pain is not an option and can be treated and prevented with the right attitude and movement therapy for YOU, the individual.
Born in Zimbabwe, Karen moved with her family to Pretoria, South Africa in December 1981 as a teenager. Pretoria was home for 17 years where Karen opened her first movement studio – Sculpto Dynamix (Sculptonetics™), with the help of her husband. The Sculptonetics family helped Karen raise two little girls and in the creation of her first video.
The family relocated to the USA in 1998 where she opened Yoganize in Greenville, South Carolina. This beautiful haven was filled with love and happiness and became the Yoganize family the starting point for the Yoganize Teacher Training – 200 hours (RYT200) and the home of two new DVD's – Loving Self (2011), for all levels and ‘Healing Yoga Therapy' (2013). These two DVD's are available for sale from Amazon and are a must-have in your DVD movement collection.
The Yoganize Cross Mat (Patented in 2011) is a unique and necessary addition to your home practice and, this too was created by Karen, in SC. This is available for purchase.
In June 2013, Karen moved with her husband to Munich, Germany for his work and where she focused her attention on continuing her passion studying and for healing globally.
In December 2017, Karen relocated back to Greenville, South Carolina.