Karin Stephan

Welcome to Iyengar Classes and Workshops


Karin working with student

Karin Stephan's yoga classes are based on her studies with B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Dona Holleman and senior teachers of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga system. Karin's classes are small in size. This allows her to teach each student through direct observation.

Karin focuses primarily on refinement in the asanas related to alignment, balance and working from within. Paying attention to small details alters how the entire body moves.

Students are encouraged to study their own movements without having a preconception of the pose. The teaching develops a sense of stillness in the work as well as a relaxation of the mind and will. Karin bases her work on intuition, observation, an aesthetic sensibility, metaphor and thirty years of teaching experience.

Karin on the dunes

-- photo of Anne Curtis


Anne Curtis studied classical ballet and modern dance for 14 years in Berkeley, California. After her undergraduate studies, Anne earned a Ph.D. in biology at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1996 Anne started studying Yoga and slowly began to devote herself to Yoga as a way of life after using Yoga to heal from an upper back injury sustained by lifting both her newborn and toddler. In 2003 Anne did her Iyengar based teacher training studies in Palo Alto, California with Larry Hatlett. She then completed the Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification with Val Spies, founder/director of The Lotus Pond in Tampa, Florida.

Anne currently lives in Belmont, Massachusetts and is continuing her Yoga studies with Karin Stephan and other advanced Iyengar teachers. She now teaches a Monday and Tuesday morning class at The Loft in Cambridge and a Friday noon class at The Cambridge Friends Meeting House. She also teaches occasionally on Friday night at The Arlington Center.

Anne is devoted to teaching in a student-centered way, in which each student's unique characteristics are taken into account. Her goal is for each individual to find their way toward greater understanding of their own body and how to work with the Yoga poses to bring about a finely tuned mindful balance. Anne is loved by one and all for her kindness, her wonderful sense of humor, and her highly empathic nature.



winter semester
January 2nd - March 31st, 2018
Monday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
(taught by
Anne Curtis)
Levels I/II 10 classes
no class 2/19, 3/26
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 p.m. Level III/IV 13 classes
Wednesday 8:30-10:00 a.m. Levels I/II 13 classes
Wednesday 6:30-8:00 p.m. Levels II/III 13 classes
Thursday 9:00-10:30 a.m. Levels II/III 12 classes
Saturday 8:30-10:00 a.m. Levels I/II 12 classes
Sunday 9:00-10:30 a.m. All Levels 13 classes

Note: The first class of the Winter Semester begins with Karin's Tuesday evening class 1/2/18.

Class prices listed below.
Please reserve in advance! Space is limited!
All classes at The Loft • Porter Square area • Cambridge, MA
(call or email for directions)




Karin working with student

Workshops taught by Karin Stephan are: Yoga Asanas and Internal Organs, Yoga for Depression, Alignment and The Asymmetric Body, Yoga for The Injured Body, All About the Feet, Building Strength in Your Upper Body and The Advanced Studies Course in The Art of Yoga Therapeutics and Healing.

These workshops will help students deepen their understanding of themselves and their own bodies and will offer an opportunity to look at the Yoga asanas from a number of different perspectives. They will enrich the student's understanding on how to heal oneself through Yoga and how to stay healed throughout one's life.

Yoga, Scoliosis and The Organic Body with Deborah Wolk

February 23rd - February 25th

Scoliosis, and other back issues are musculoskeletal conditions but these conditions impact and are impacted by our organs.  Deborah will offer techniques in the asanas to address these imbalances. She will also propose techniques to use the  organs themselves to offer the spine more support. Understanding the specifics of your structure caused by back issue related asymmetries, one can learn to sense organic imbalances which have formed deeper within and how they impact one's health. This workshop is for all levels and teachers who work with students who have scoliosis are welcome to attend as well. 

Friday, February 23rd - 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 24th 10:30 - 1:00 pm, 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 25th 10:30 - 1:00 pm


Full Workshop

$255.00 by January 25th
$280.00 after January 25th

Full Day Saturday
$135.00 by January 25th
$150.00 after January 25th

One Session Only
$75.00 by January 25th
$85.00 after January 25th

For more information and or to register:
karinstephanyoga@aol.com, 617-497-0218, 617-529-1632


Special Workshop in New York City with Karin Stephan

March 3rd & 4th, 2018
at Samamkaya Yoga
119 West 23rd Street
Suite 406

Over the course of this weekend, Karin will introduce the various ways that the yoga asanas help heal and strengthen our organs and how this work influences and is influence by our structure asymmetries and symmetries. Throughout the weekend, Karin will introduce the concepts involved in tying these two aspects of your body - the organic and the structural - together. Each session will focus on different organ pairs based on the principles behind Traditional Chinese Medicine and include studying and practicing the asanas that are most related to them.


Saturday, March 3rd
9:30 - 12 noon - liver/gallbladder and heart/small intestines organ pairs

2:00 - 4:30 pm stomach/spleen/pancreas and lung/large intestines organ pairs

Sunday, March 4th
9:00 - 12 noon - bladder/kidney organ pairs and the reproductive system


Full weekend
$170 Early Bird if paid by February 3rd
$195 After February 3rd

Saturday only
$110 if paid by February 3rd
$130 after February 3rd

Saturday morning or afternoon
$60 if paid by February 3rd
$70 after February 3rd

Sunday only
$70 if paid by February 3rd
$80 after February 3rd

For more information and or to register:
Samamkaya Yoga
119 W 23rd Street
Ste # 406
646 964 5772