Karen Samuels, Ph.D.

Karen Samuels, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, has married the practice of yoga to her healing work as a psychologist and therapist for more than 30 years. The founder/director of COPE: Community Outreach to Prevent Eating Disorders, she received the 2014 National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy.

Karen began her yoga practice in 1970 and trained as a yoga teacher in 1980 at the Yoga Institute of Miami. She taught yoga full-time in the 1980s while pursuing her PhD and has dedicated her life to the field of eating disorders. Her personal mission is guiding others to integrate yoga throughout their lifespans.

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