has been interested in movement arts for more than a decade, including
training to the rank of Nidan (second degree black belt) in Shorin-Ryu Karate
and studying Taijiquan at
Magic Tortoise School of Taijiquan
since 1994. She also participated in the Teacher Training Program at the
Magic Tortoise School.
She has taught karate and has designed special Awareness Through
Movement® workshops for both "hard style" martial artists (karate, TKD)
and Taiji players. Karen meditates regularly and notes the influence that
her meditation practice brings to her Feldenkrais work. Karen
formerly worked as a research
biologist at a large pharmaceutical company in Research Triangle Park.
She is currently a full time Feldenkrais practitioner and offers
Functional Integration® lessons weekdays and weekends.
Karen is also a certified Bones for Life® teacher and is a provisional Bones For Life trainer.
Nancy Agnew also has a martial arts background. She was awarded the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) by Grandmaster Eizo Shimabukuro of traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate. She (with Karen) has designed special workshops for "hard style" martial artists, incorporating Awareness Through Movement lessons. She also participated in the Teacher Training Program at the Magic Tortoise School of Taijiquan, having begun studying Taiji in 1994. An enthusiastic choral singer, Nancy has participated in the Choral Society of Durham since 1985 and has presented workshops for singers using Awareness Through Movement lessons. Nancy tests software (part-time) for SAS Institute in Cary. She is available for Functional Integration lessons on Tuesdays and Fridays during the day, as well as evenings and weekends.
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Functional Integration®, and Awareness Through Movement® are registered service marks; and Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM and Guild Certified Feldenkrais TeacherCM are certification marks of The FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America.