Welcome to De-stress Express

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”  Anais Nin


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  • Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or stuck?
  • Would you like to experience calm and peace?
  • Has it been awhile since you have had fun or spent time playing?
  • Are you longing to connect to your creative self?
  • Would you like to gain more clarity in your life?


I’m Karen Fried and I help women just like you move from chaos to calm.

If you are ready to make changes in your life,  email Karen today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation!

Everyone needs the opportunity to step back from their daily routines, ringing phones, and stressful work projects in order to refocus and recharge. Taking an hour to concentrate solely on yourself is the best way to reemerge more focused and productive.

Located in Santa Barbara, California.   My goal is simply to help people de-stress using art, yoga, guided meditation, movement, writing, and spiritual life coaching.  I am also a Soul Coach (R) facilitating Denise Linn’s process of clearing away what is no longer needed to connect to the true essence of who you are.


Why Choose De-Stress Express?

Owner Karen Fried founded De-Stress Express because she wanted her clients to feel happier, healthier and more fulfilled in their lives. She feels it’s important to relax and center one’s self in order to live a more peaceful, joyful life. To do that, she provides clients the opportunity to “De-Stress” through yoga, meditation, spiritual life coaching, intuitive painting, and Reiki.

In addition to a Master’s Degree in spiritual psychology, Karen brings a longstanding passion for helping other and healing the mind, body, and spirit.


“Having been to soul coaching sessions with Karen, I can lay testament that she is an amazing soul coach. Karen, with her soft gentle manner that makes you feel completely safe whilst achieving brilliant results!” Trish Casey Clinical Coordinator, Austrailia

“What a wonderful instructor Karen Fried is! Her teaching opened me up to my place in the world and has allowed me to improve my life significantly. If you are lucky enough to have an opportunity to take a class from Karen, I strongly recommend taking advantage of your good fortune!” Andrea W.

“After our chat the other day, I am now looking at the world in a much more positive light!” Sara M.

“Karen was able to help me through a very difficult period in my life. Her calming voice, reassuring and professional guidance cleared all the anxiety, fear and anger out of my mind. Since that time I have been free of those thoughts and feelings thanks to her.” George B.

“The soul coaching class is an all encompassing, life changing journey to the soul that I would advise everyone to take. It gets into the nitty gritty of life, clearing obstacles I did not even know existed and then it gives you options for moving forward in a deep and spiritual way. Karen demonstrates great knowledge as a soul coach and is a passionate leader. She created a safe environment and her intuition is amazing. Thank you Karen; the class has really had a profound effect on me and I know i can go back to the information and help myself even more.” Mary V.

I had a great experience in Karen’s workshop, sharing time and getting to know the other women through this medium, and gaining deeper insight into my own thought and subconscious thought processes which the art work seems to natural draw out. The flow from connecting with each other, to digging under the layers of daily mind activity to the more meaningful innate knowledge that resides within us, capturing it first in idea form and then letting it come out uninhibited by the conventional limitations of our conditioning, as our own personal relationship to our creativity, was extremely rewarding. I would do it again and recommend it to anyone who would like to find a deeper sense of their own true nature.  Sri V.

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