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Karen Preece Smith is a senior yoga teacher who has completed training in Bikram yoga (in Hawaii with Bikram Choudhary and Craig Villani) and Fierce Grace hot yoga (in London with the founder Michelle Pernetta).

Karen has taught in London for 10 years and has taught a number of high profile celebrities and athletes as well as busy, stressed individuals. She has recently re-located to Cheltenham with her husband and two young children.

In London Karen regularly practices classes with Stewart Gilchrest of Jivamukti. She took a workshop at The Royal Opera House with Sri Dharma Mittra as well as taking his classes regularly in New York. She has attended the Lux Yoga retreat in Nice with Benjamin Sears and assisted Dechen Thurman' s (the actress, Uma's, brother) Jivamukti intensive in Iceland. Karen was a senior yoga teacher in leading Bikram London studios for 5 years.

Karen has trained in pregnancy and post partum yoga and has taught private and group classes.

Karen is also a health journalist, writing for Om Yoga magazine amongst others. She is a registered Nutritional Therapist (DipION) mBANT, CNHC seeing clients on a private basis for various health conditions. She is trained in Nutrigenomics (how our genes, diet and lifestyle interact).

Karen's classes are upbeat and intense with a calm undertone. Come take her Bikram classes on Friday nights at 19:30 (90min) and Sunday mornings at 07:00 (60min).