Karen Soltes

Karen Soltes is a clinical social worker and certified iRest® yoga nidra teacher. Her professional work has led her to integrate 35 years of clinical experience with the practices of yoga and meditation in a variety of settings with both children and adults.

For the past 7 years, she has taught iRest, a guided meditation, at the Washington, DC, Veterans Affairs Medical Center to veterans with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, substance abuse issues, and other war-related challenges in the Integrative Health and Wellness Program.

She has served as the director of Therapeutic Yoga Programs at Circle Yoga in Washington, DC, and is a founding partner in Warriors at Ease, whose mission is to train yoga and meditation teachers to work in military communities.

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