Karen K. Sommers RYT500, MS, is a visionary leader who has worked in the healthcare and wellness field for over 25 years. She has developed and directed two area holistic healing centers, St. Joseph Hospital’s Healing Arts Center and Memorial Hospital’s Center for Integrated Healing. She has been a Vice President of marketing and business development as well as an oncology administrator.
Karen started practicing Yoga in 1996 and became a Yoga teacher in 2002. Her training was with Kathleen Flanagan and Dancing Feet Yoga.
For awhile Karen had a half hour TV program titled "The Art of Healing" on WNIT/TV Channel 34. Each program contained interviews with area holistic health practitioners and ended with a Yoga pose and its benefits.
Karen enjoys working with all levels of health, age and fitness; in addition to her public Yoga classes Karen started Yoga for Cancer Survivors at Memorial Hospital in 2003 which continues today.
In May of 2015 Karen started a new position with Beacon Health System as the program director for the Ornish Reversal Program. Karen leads two teams, one at Elkhart General Hospital and the other at Memorial Hospital. The goal of the program is to assist participants with lifestyle changes to reverse their heart disease through exercise, nutrition, group support and stress management. Karen currently teaches Yoga classes in Indiana and Michigan.