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I'm a mom, entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. My most recent book, “Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation,” will be published in November 2017. I'm the founder of, a website focused on training women leaders to help others move from worn out to well-rested and create a culture of global wellness. My goal is to re-teach women how to rest to improve their own lives, their communities and the planet.

Here's how you can join me:

Read the book, Daring to Rest.

Become a Daring to Rest facilitator.

Come hear me speak about rest.

Rest is pretty simple, and yet today it's hard to do. The moment I found yoga nidra, a sleep-based meditation technique, I recognized this easy-to-learn tool has the power to re-teach us rest, and provide us with that much-needed pause that can in turn improve our lives and the planet.

Rest is deeply healing on all levels.

I hope you'll join me in this movement to dare to rest.

Let's do this,



Here's my official bio.

Karen Brody is a women’s well-being and leadership expert who helps women journey from worn out to well rested and then dream big in their work and lives. A certified yoga nidra instructor, she is the founder of Daring to Rest™, a yoga nidra-based self-empowerment program for women. She has an M.A. in Women and International Development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, and a B.A. in sociology from Vassar. Karen is also a playwright, and Birth, her theater-for-social-change play has been seen in over seventy-five cities around the world and raised over one million dollars to improve maternity care. She is the mother of two boys and met her husband in the Peace Corps. She resides in Washington, DC, but considers the world home.