About Karuna Yoga Buffalo

Traditional Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness


Karuna Yoga Buffalo is a nurturing environment where you can learn and practice all eight limbs of traditional yoga, including posture, relaxation, meditation and philosophy. With regular practice you will become stronger, more flexible, and more balanced not only in your body but in your mind and spirit as well. There is a strong focus on concentration, relaxation and letting go of things such as fear, pain, sorrow, anger, doubt, guilt, attachment, negative self image and anything else that does not serve you. It is our philosophy that human beings are here on this earth to ENJOY and to learn from life. It is our mission to help each and every one of our students cultivate the joy that is within, gain insight into what causes individual suffering, and bring relief to that suffering. 



Our Workshops are back!

Karuna Yoga Buffalo offers dozens of On-Site, Specialty Workshops/Classes for Your Group, Workplace, Learning Environment, Health Fair, etc. We tailor the material to Your Individual Needs (stress-relief, concentration, motivation, general health and well-being) and bring the Peace right to Your Location. Call us at (716)432-5857 for more information on designing the best workshop/class for you or email: karunayogabuffalo@gmail.com


Our Teachers:



Jean Stinson has been practicing yoga since 2001 and studying mindfulness and eastern philosophy since 1995. She received both her 200 hour (2014) and 500 hour (2018) RYT certifications at the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo, NY and continues to deepen her knowledge of traditional yoga, including pranayama, meditation and ethics through daily practice and study. Jean's main inspirations throughout the years have been the Himalayan Tradition, Rolf Sovik and Thich Nhat Hanh. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College with concentrations in both Psychology and Philosophy.


Joanna Paris began her yoga journey in 2003 after the birth of her second son. Struggling with postpartum depression, she looked to add a holistic component to her recovery. Self-taught for many years, she took her first community class here at Karuna Yoga Buffalo. Both diligently and naturally, Joanna absorbed the teachings of the Himalayan Tradition and the meaning of karuna as compassion in action. Soon after she began and completed her 200 hour RYT certification at the HImilayan Institute in Buffalo, NY. Joanna also has a bachelors degree in Food Systems Management from Buffalo State College and has been working for the last fourteen years in child nutrition in an educational setting. Her greatest hope is that she can spread the healing benefits of yoga to everybody and all bodies.







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