Karen Ellis
 

Karen Ellis

Location: Tasmania; Circular Head District; Smithton township

E-Mail: karen.jane74@yahoo.com
Postal Address: Forest Post Office, 256 Mengha Rd, Forest, Tasmania 7330

About Me: My parents introduced me to dance studies at a young age. I eventually taught various styles of dance before having three children. While dancing I began practising the Iyengar method of Yoga & continued this after dance, during pregnancies & still do today. Through personal challenges ( an unknown longer right leg causing challenges with my back) I furthered my interest in stretching & flexibility in 2006 studying with Internationally renowned Stretching & Flexibility author & teacher Kit Laughlin, who I continue to study with each year. Kits method of working with the body gave me knowledge & practical skills which allowed me to work with my longer leg & I am now free of discomfort. However, my body while flexible & free of pain was not strong, that was until I started training with Kettle Bells. I now look forward to increasing my strength and helping others to build stronger & leaner physiques. I respect & admire Steve’s work ethics & approach to training. My classes are a combination of Kit’s stretching & Steve’s strength training using kettle bells & body weight; I enjoy & welcome individuals of all ages & abilities to attend the classes and work towards achieving their goals.
I have also trained in Stretch Teaching, Stretch Therapy, Naturopathy, Kinesiology & Nutrition and am currently completing training in Nutritional Medicine & Western Herbal Medicine.

Classes
Classes follow the Tasmanian public school holiday timetable and are held at The Uniting Church Hall, Emmett St. in Smithton, North / West Tasmania.
Monday 6 – 7pm Kettle Bells 7.15 – 8.15pm Stretch class
Wednesday 9.15 – 10.45am Kettle Bell & Stretching combo class
Thursday 6 – 7pm Kettle Bells 7.15 – 8.15pm Stretch class focused on ‘Overcoming Neck & Back Pain’
Friday 9.15 – 10.45am Kettle Bell & stretching combo class
Friday night 6 – 7.30pm Yoga style stretch class ( held at Stanley Primary School)