Libby Volckening, E-RYT 500, Director (413-834-4524 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
A graduate of the 200- and 500-hour embodyoga™ Teacher Training at YogaCenterAmherst, Libby has been leading group exercise classes since 1988 and has held certifications from the American Council on Exercise and YogaFit®. Libby teaches a breath-centered style of Hatha yoga influenced strongly by the Viniyoga tradition, in which flowing sequences of postures are woven into a balanced, whole body-mind experience.
Bill Francis Barry (Bharata) (413-625-6944 or email@example.com)
is a certified teacher of Mantra and Vedic Priest. He has been a student and practitioner of mantra, yoga and Vedic studies since 1969, including in-person training with Namadeva Acharya (Thomas Ashley-Farrand), Yogi Bhajan, Swami Muktananda, Swami Satchidananda; plus study of the works of Sadguru Sant Keshavadas. His academic credentials include M.Ed, M.B.A., B.A., and B.S. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, as well as 500+ hour Yoga Teacher Training. Bill teaches workshops in Sanskrit mantra, puja ceremony, Inner Nada Yoga and offers puja services and private consultations. For more information visit his website: mantravijaya.com
Sara Coblyn, RYT 200 (413-230-4833 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sara rediscovered yoga after experiencing a significant life transition when she found that yoga and meditation provided a space where she could reconnect to her own inner strength and balance. A 2012 graduate of Nirvana Yoga‘s 200-hour teacher training, Sara seeks to share the power of this practice with her students. With her calm demeanor and sense of humor, Sara creates a peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere in her classes. A gardener and educator with over 15 years of experience, Sara combines her love of gardens and yoga in family and children programs through her business, Sweet Roots Gardens. She especially loves doing yoga with her daughter who always has a thing or two to teach her.
Gail Connor (413-522-0417 or email@example.com)
Gail graduated from the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA. One of six sexagenarians taking the program, she focused on how to help the 50+ population optimize their yoga experience in positive ways, without fear of injury. Mindful of physical challenges that age can bring, Gail sets up a safe environment in her classes that is filled with caring energy and motivation. In another life she taught high school English, Art and Theatre in Western Massachusetts and has practiced various types of yoga for over 25 years with great joy and enthusiasm.
Lisa Enzer, M.Ed. (413-367-2658 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lisa received her 500-hour Purusha Yoga teacher certification with an emphasis on therapeutic yoga in 2005. She founded Klaros Movement in Montague, to help our growing senior population with the challenges of longevity through yoga and Flourish at 50+ programs. Her unique interplay of experience in movement arts, creativity, and theater education, encourages participants to trust their personal explorations in safe and meaningful ways. Lisa also provides chair yoga workshops for seniors through Mass Housing, is a certified Warriors at Ease instructor for veterans, active military, and their families, and volunteers for LifePath wellness programs.
Morgan Kent (413-774-1909 or email@example.com)
has trained in the art of Indonesian Kung Fu since he was 11 years old. First attracted to this style because of the spectacle found in martial arts movies, Morgan soon found that the practice could be so much more than fancy stunts and flashy kicks. Currently a 3rd degree black belt, he is committed to bringing the benefits of Kung Fu to as many people as possible. In addition to teaching at Spirit of the Heart and Green River Yoga, Morgan offers classes in many local after-school programs including Ryan Road and Greenfield Elementary Schools, teaches special needs kids at Whole Children, and brings Spirit of the Heart to the hills of Ashfield.
Joyce Landau, MEd, MSW, LCSW, RYT 500 (617-921-8217 or firstname.lastname@example.org) is a yoga teacher, and a psychotherapist in private practice. She offers yoga as a practice that anyone can use to find stillness, develop ease and strength of body and mind, and build a core of physical and emotional well-being.
Lisa Newell (802-380-0546 or email@example.com) Percussionist Lisa Newell has been immersed in the traditional drum and dance music and culture of West Africa since 2000. She studies and performs with master drummers in the US and in West Africa and travels there regularly. Lisa has been asked to teach the rhythms as they are becoming lost, and she holds this task with much respect. She teaches classes and workshops for all ages and performs all over New England with various ensembles, including the all-women drummers Gaia Roots. Lisa is also a body-based trauma therapist practicing in Brattleboro since 2004.
Kate Peppard (617-669-4891 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
After a hectic decade and a half in the city of Boston, Kate finally decided it was time to make a major life change, and made yoga a foundational block for that shift. She immersed herself in studying and practicing yoga asana (primarily hatha, vinyasa, and Jivamukti inspired flow), and also incorporated vipassana meditation practice into her life. Kate firmly believes in the inherent power of humans to transform ourselves, and also believes in the power of yoga practices in providing a key to positive transformation, transcendence and compassionate living. These practices inadvertently led her to the foothills of the Berkshires where she pursued her 200 hour teacher training in Bhava Flow yoga with Tracy Donahue at Bhava Yoga. She currently teaches at Green River Yoga in Greenfield, MA, and Pure Yoga in South Deerfield, MA, as well as community yoga classes in her hometown of Heath, MA, the Franklin Community Co-Op yoga series, and private and group yoga sessions at a resort in Halifax, VT. For more info, please visit her website: www.highlandyoga.studio.
Nancy Rothenberg (413-585-1661 or email@example.com)
has been the director and head instructor of Spirit of the Heart in Northampton since 1993. In addition to teaching at her own studio, Nancy also instructs classes at Smith College and Holyoke Community College, as well as for the Hilltown Charter School and Bridge Street School. Nancy is thrilled to be offering her Kids Kung-Fu Program again this Fall at Green River Yoga. She hopes to inspire self-esteem in every child through the practices of meditation, movement, self-defense, assertiveness training and martial arts.