About Karen

Karen Patterson runs yoga classes and yoga teacher training courses in and around Taunton, Somerset in the South West of England.Karen Patterson

I have been teaching yoga since 1992. My initial love for the physical movement with its simultaneous mental calmness is now evolving into an understanding that yoga can be a profound tool for helping each individual develop their own creative potential. My wish is to make it possible for more and more people to develop a calm ability to shape their actions out of clear, free thoughts.

I attained a yoga teaching qualification at the Heinz Grill Yoga School in 1993. This approach to yoga has formed the basis of my practice and teaching to this day. In addition I hold a British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma. Many other styles of yoga and other disciplines such as Pilates and Alexander technique have also informed my teaching.

After 17 years working as a state registered dietitian I gave up NHS employment in 2005 and I now run vegetarian cookery workshops that explore the spiritual meaning of food and the relationship we develop to it as well as scientific nutritional knowledge.

My life long interest in singing has led me to become musical director of Taunton Ladies Chorus. I am continuing to explore how in singing we can use our creative ability to give the songs shape.