Clare Karp Co-Owner and Peaceful Monkey Creator/Teacher
"Hi friends a little about me and this whole Monkey business. I am the wife to Justin, and Momma to Elizabeth, Oliver, Sawyer, and Simon. We live in Cincinnati not far from the studio. I grew up in Phoenix, AZ with my 7 siblings, playing, competing and pretending outside. My siblings are all incredible movers and have their own sports/interests/crafts. This exposed me to a wide range of athletics, strength, conditioning and self care methods at a young age. I personally swam, played basketball and competed in triathlons. I worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, taking my 200hr Yoga teacher training in 2010. Followed by years spent seeking experts in different fields of Physical and Mental health and traveling the world to their student. In 2017 I attended my first weekend workshop with Ido Portal Movement Practice. I had followed Ido's work online for years but never met him or his students. This practice brought everything I loved about being human into a daily practice. I have been a student of Ido's movement practice since. I started bringing parts into my Yoga classes and never stopped slowly creating Peaceful Monkey classes and dreaming of a the space that is Peaceful Monkey Studio. I love the movement community and want to share it with those in Cincinnati. I will always continue to be a seeker and student and I am beyond grateful for the Peaceful Monkey Studio but more importantly the humans that fill it. Providing classes, holding space for a community of all different aged humans to come play, grow and move together. I hope to get the opportunity to move with you soon."
Paul Keating CO-OWNER AND MONKEY BUSINESS MANAGER
Paul manages most of the monkey business that occurs beyond the mats, so that the monkeys and their parents can remain peaceful, engaged, and uninterrupted during their experience with the School. Paul has years of experience in the accounting and finance industry, as well as an owner of a landscaping business here in town.
Paul graduated from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business with bachelor degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Operations Management.
Paul and his wife, Elyse, have three sons and reside in Anderson Township. Paul's family loves to remain active in their daily routines; from physical exercise to community involvement, they all share the core values of the School!
Justin Karp Co-Owner and Manager of Monkey Operations
I have the privilegeofbeing married to Clare Karp. Together we have 4 crazy kids, 2 dogs, and a bearded dragon (not my choice). I have always stayed active just like the other head monkeys. I played multiple sports growing up and I am excited to apply that knowledge to our company. I owned a landscaping company for 15 years so needless to say I enjoy physical work. I graduated from The University of Cincinnati (Carl H. Lindner College of Business) with a bachelor’s degree in business management. As operations manager, I handle several different areas of Peaceful Monkey. I was the contractor and helped design the new eco friendly studio. I also make sure that all our monkey systems are in place, so everyone can enjoy themselves and swing freely.