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Iyengar Yoga Classes with Karen Allgire at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Sunday, July 20 at 11:00 am and Sunday August 3 at 11:00 am, $12 or $8 for museum members.

From June 22 through September 7 the Cleveland Museum of Art will host Yoga: The Art of Transformation. This exhibit is the first of its kind, reviewing the history of yoga through visual art, and appearing at only three locations in the United States. For more information about the exhibit visit

In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum is offering a series of yoga classes with instructors from local studios. Karen Allgire, an Intermediate Junior II certified instructor, is delighted to be teaching on Sunday, July 20 at 11:00 am and Sunday August 3 at 2:30 pm. Classes are 75 minutes in length, $12 for the general public and $8 for museum members. Students are asked to bring a sticky mat. To register visit

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About the Author
KAREN ALLGIRE, MFA, CIYT, RYT, started teaching dance and movement awareness in 1982 and has been teaching yoga since 1998. She received her MA in Dance from Ohio State University and her MFA in Dance from Case Western Reserve University. Karen taught modern dance and movement awareness from 1982-2000 at many Ohio institutions including Hiram College, Oberlin College, Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland State University. Karen's interest in movement as a means of self awareness led her to the study of Iyengar Yoga. Karen is an Intermediate Junior III Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has made four trips to India to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Karen was a member of the IYNAUS Newsletter committee from 2003 – 2008 and has contributed several articles to Yoga Samachar. She served as Registration Chair for the 2011 Midwest Regional Iyengar Yoga Conference in Chicago. Karen’s teaching and practice has been profoundly influenced by Mary Dunn, and she continues to study regularly with Dean and Rebecca Lerner and other senior Iyengar teachers including Laurie Blakeney and Manouso Manos. Karen is the owner and primary teacher at Green Tara Yoga & Healing Arts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. In 2016 she completed the Yoga for Scoliosis training directed by senior Iyengar teacher Elise Miller. Karen specializes in blending anatomy, imagery and philosophy to nurture transformation in our yogic practices and our lives.

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