KAREN KIRKNESS

Karen Kirkness, MFA & MSc Human Anatomy from the University of Edinburgh, is a yoga practitioner with broad and branching roots. Originally an Ashtangi, Karen has been practising yoga since the late 90s. She is the author of Spiral Bound: Integrated Anatomy for Yoga, a multidisciplinary approach to understanding how biologic spirality is expressed in human movement. Karen codifies this spirality as the Five Filaments, motion meridians based in the morphologic constraints of fascia explained in the book.  
Always adapting, Karen’s style now incorporates unconventional movement exploration and fascination with helical patterns found throughout nature. Her teaching is informed by early influences of endurance sports and, more recently, motherhood. Karen is a Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) and weaves threads of theory, creativity, and healing into her fascia-aware approach to yoga.
Karen is an E-RYT 500, YACEP & Senior Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. She is a PhD candidate with research in Medical Sciences and Anatomy Education at Hull York Medical School. In 2008, Karen founded her current studio, Meadowlark Yoga, and since then has embraced an inter-lineage approach to yoga. She seeks to foster community and facilitate a constraints-led journey toward self-care and personal growth for all levels. Karen presents creatively in both art and science festivals and is a member of the Anatomical Society and the International Symposium of Clinical and Applied Anatomists (ISCAA). She lives with her husband Simon and their two young kids in the Scottish Borders.
Get in touch with Karen’s work through her website karenkirkness.com.

KAREN KIRKNESS

Karen Kirkness, MFA & MSc Human Anatomy from the University of Edinburgh, is a yoga practitioner with broad and branching roots. Originally an Ashtangi, Karen has been practising yoga since the late 90s. She is the author of Spiral Bound: Integrated Anatomy for Yoga, a multidisciplinary approach to understanding how biologic spirality is expressed in human movement. Karen codifies this spirality as the Five Filaments, motion meridians based in the morphologic constraints of fascia explained in the book.  
Always adapting, Karen’s style now incorporates unconventional movement exploration and fascination with helical patterns found throughout nature. Her teaching is informed by early influences of endurance sports and, more recently, motherhood. Karen is a Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) and weaves threads of theory, creativity, and healing into her fascia-aware approach to yoga.
Karen is an E-RYT 500, YACEP & Senior Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. She is a PhD candidate with research in Medical Sciences and Anatomy Education at Hull York Medical School. In 2008, Karen founded her current studio, Meadowlark Yoga, and since then has embraced an inter-lineage approach to yoga. She seeks to foster community and facilitate a constraints-led journey toward self-care and personal growth for all levels. Karen presents creatively in both art and science festivals and is a member of the Anatomical Society and the International Symposium of Clinical and Applied Anatomists (ISCAA). She lives with her husband Simon and their two young kids in the Scottish Borders.
Get in touch with Karen’s work through her website karenkirkness.com.