About Me

Hello, my name is Karen Whitfield. I have been practicing Yoga for around 20 years and completed a 500hr Practitioner Training Program with Paul Harvey in 2016. I am passionate about the art of Yoga as a personal journey: developing practices and routines according to individual goals and needs; that evolve intelligently and adapt to change.


The Yoga that I both practice and teach was developed by Sri Krishnamacharya, considered the father of modern Yoga, and passed down to me by Paul Harvey based on his many years of study with Krishnamacharya's son TKV Desikachar.

I am a Mum to two young boys, currently living and working in Exeter.I know first hand how impossible it can seem to make time for yourself in this busy world and how important personalised and holistic support can be. Taking a few minutes each day to create a space for your own needs amidst the chaos and bustle of life is no easy feat and as such is worth fighting for!



  •  CYS Yoga Teacher and Yoga Practitioner Training Programme (500hrs); 2016. Delivered by Paul Harvey at the Centre for Yoga Studies.

    • British Wheel of Yoga: Registration number BWY-0026910

  • Emergency First Aid at Work; 29/07/2020

  • Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace, Level 2; 23/06/2021

I am working towards the following qualifications:

  • CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist

  • EUFNY European Teacher Registration