The Verve Difference emerged from Verve Yoga. Today, The Verve Difference is not so much a company or a service. It is more of a movement—one wherein we move forward together, sharing our passions and taking responsibility for our lives mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Come join me!
My name is Karen E Shea, and I am an entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and responsible strategist with a 30-year span of achievement in various work environments. I have demonstrated success in navigating the fast-paced field of corporate training as well as conceptualizing and building a wellness business.
As a mother of three boys, I am adept at actively managing change. Some would describe me as confident and poised in interactions with individuals at all levels, detail-oriented, and well-versed in the importance of differentiating between multitasking and focus-tasking.
I am an excellent communicator, a skilled organizer, and a creative problem solver. My passion for learning, sharing, and all things related to food and travel inspired me to go on many adventures around the world. I am often told that my calm demeanor, good humor, and enthusiasm under pressure are what make me a true lover of life, living each day to the fullest and offering my best every day! My greatest goal is to bring my varying experiences and undying passion for wellness and share it with others who are open and ready to live The Verve Difference.
Working in a “virtual office” as a corporate trainer in 1995 was cutting-edge stuff at the time. I adapted to this virtual environment as I learned and trained for company-proprietary software and communication programs. I spent seven years developing courses along with related syllabus, curriculum, and materials, coordinated logistical needs of training sessions, and procured employee/client feedback for training evaluation. During this time, I was also keen on exploring new things and allowing myself time to pursue dreams. My persistence in learning led me to become a certified mind-body yoga instructor.
As my family grew and wanderlust prevailed, I quit my previous job, sold my house, and traveled together with my loved ones for an extended time to Ireland, Italy, Singapore, and Australia! These were not the first or the last of the many travel jaunts I will be taking! While enjoying time, freedom, and flexibility, I delved into motherhood and my growing passion for yoga and meditation. I also practiced with teachers, which enabled me to experience new cultures and teach styles while deepening my personal practice.
After returning to Boston, I started teaching yoga, combining my strengths from the corporate world with my teaching experience in yoga. After, I established Verve Yoga in 2004. I was certified in foundations of energy healing, including Reiki healing, therapeutic touch, vibrational touch, and energetic approaches. Through Verve Yoga, I have offered services across many business parallels, including insurance companies, independent living facilities, spas, and health clubs. I secure contracts with companies and educational institutions to provide wellness solutions for their employees and students.
In 2004, I was certified in “Color Me Yoga for Children” and have enjoyed teaching young ones throughout the years at homes, birthday parties, schools, and after-school programs!
I am always eager to learn something new and share my knowledge with people. My love for food and cooking blended well with my philosophy that food is a healing agent, and when prepared and eaten with reverence, it nurtures your whole being. I began offering whole food nutritional cleanses, an experience that led me to become an urban farmer. I grow my own produce on my roof deck during the warm months and in my kitchen during the cold ones using my vertical growing aeroponic system called the Tower Garden.
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Most recently I have added SUPERIOR HYDRATION to my health and wellness journey and it is the pinnacle foundation of vibrancy! I invested in an Enagic K8 Water Ionizer. The K8 is an antioxidant producer! It generates 5 versatile types of water to meet all your needs. Drinking plenty of water on a daily basis is vital to our health. Water carries nutrients to cells, helps with digestion, flushes out toxins, helps prevent headache and fatigue, and can even aid in weight loss or maintenance. Our bodies are up to 75% water, and staying well-hydrated is critical to our optimum health and survival. Please contact me for more information on how this life-changing water can impact your health and vitality!