About Karen

About Me

Thornhill Meditation & Yin Yoga (meditation for mindful living) was founded in 2007 and is operated by Karen Kofman. It is located in Thornhill, Ontario.

Karen has been certified in Meditation instruction (samatha and vipassana) by Bangkok Natural Healing Academy. In the winters of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Karen travelled to Thailand to study with monks and master teachers.  Her teachings are based on Buddhist principles and she continues to study under the guidance of her teacher Jess Koffman.

A well as teaching Meditation and mindfulness, Karen is certified in Hatha Yoga. She teaches Yin Yoga classes on Zoom.These are intimate, gentle classes which include meditation instruction.  With her reiki background(level 3 – master) she teams with Mindy Zeifman to offer a Yin Yoga & Reiki Healing Class.

Karen also teaches meditation individually in addition to teaching  introduction courses several times a year.  She has taught in educational establishments including High school’s (both teachers and students), Seneca College, Business corporations and non-profit organizations(no charge).

In February 2019 Karen teamed with Reiki teacher and mindfulness instructor Salima Pirani and hosted a 5 day Retreat in Costa Rica.  This retreat will run again in February 2022.

In January of 2021 Karen began to offer weekly group meditations.  These are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join.  No fee.  Please contact Karen for more information on these group offerings.

Karen's Teaching

In January, 2013, Karen achieved certification in Hot Yoga. In November, 2014, she became certified in Yin Yoga as a student of Tracy Soghrati. Since the Fall of 2015, Karen has continued her yoga teacher training under the guidance of Galina Silberberg.

Weekly Yin Yoga classes are offered at Karen’s home studio in Thornhill, These classes are infused with meditation and mindfulness teachings in order for the student to bring awareness to each posture and to gain skills to become more calm and relaxed in both mind and body.

Karen has also taught in corporate settings, as well as for the Toronto Board of Education.(grades 9 – 12) Workshops are offered free of charge to non-profit organizations.