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LibbyVolckeningLibby Volckening, E-RYT 500, Director (413-834-4524 or info@greenriveryoga.com)
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. 

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BillBarryBill Francis Barry (Bharata) (413-625-6944 or bill.barry@mantravijaya.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 Masschusetts, as well as 500+hr 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
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Binaural Beat Brothers: Chris Sturk & Casey Ray (BinauralBeatBrothers@Gmail.com)
ChrisSturkandCaseyRayare a therapeutic sound and sacred science duo that creates moving and meditative harmonically-rich soundscapes, and presents educational programs on cymatics and sacred sciences. Binaural Beat Brothers are Chris Sturk and Casey Ray. Chris Sturk is a multi-instrumentalist certified in therapeutic sound work and has over 20 years experience with music composition, theory, and performance. In Binaural Beat Brothers he plays gongs, metal singing bowls, drums and percussion, an analog ribbon synthesizer, and he composes. Casey Ray is a mathematical, acoustical cosmonaut surfing ethereal waves harmonic with a passion to communicate concepts of Sacred Geometry, Science, Music, and Souls. In Binaural Beat Brothers he plays didgeridoos, drum and percussion, and composes. He holds a MA degree in Math and Physics from the University of Toronto. Learn more by visiting www.BinauralBeatBrothers.com or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BinauralBeatBrothers/

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AChesnesAndrea Chesnes (413-824-7100 or soleyogabuddha@gmail.com)
received her 200-hour certification from Nirvana Yoga (formerly known as Mama Nirvana's New Yoga) in Amherst, MA. Andrea's classes incorporate pranayama, asanas and meditation, and she assists students in maintaining mindfulness through each and every pose, guiding them to stay in the present moment, using movement and breath to achieve greater moments of peace and joy - on and off the mat. Andrea's yoga practice is an integral part of her life and supports her ideals of minimalism and self-reliance, and helps her to share and achieve a level of peace, love, and compassion that would not be otherwise.

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GailConnorGail Connor (413-522-0417 or gconnor@comcast.net)
Gail graduated from the renowned 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, Massachusetts. 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.

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MorganKentMorgan Kent (413-774-1909 or masmorgan@gmail.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.
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JoyceLandauJoyce Landau, MEd, MSW, LCSW, RYT 500 (617-921-8217 or joyce.landau@gmail.com) 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.
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LisaNewellLisa Newell (802-380-0546 or lisajnewell@gmail.com) Percussionist Lisa Newell has been immersed in traditional drum and dance music of West Africa for over 15 years, traveling to the region frequently to study and perform with master drummers and dancers. Lisa performs all over New England with the all-female, folkloric drum, dance, and vocal ensemble Gaia Roots (since 2004) and many other music projects. Director, founder, and primary teacher of the Jaama Rek School of West African Drumming, she teaches workshops and classes for all ages students of djembe and doundoun.
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PattySmythePatty Smythe (512-626-2783 or pattysmythe@hotmail.com)
is a certified 200-hour yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga for 23 yrs. She brings her experience and knowledge of myofascial release and intuition into every class, helping students explore and enjoy the practice of yoga. Patty is also a massage/muscular therapist with over 20 years experience and a private practice in Greenfield. For more info visit www.PattySmythe.com or on Facebook @pattysmythelmt.
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NancyRothenbergNancy Rothenberg (413-585-1661 or nohokungfu@gmail.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.
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Moti Zemelman, MFA (413-475-2651 or moti@contactimprov.com)
MotiZemelmanMoti began practicing Contact Improv Dance 24 years ago. Over the past 17 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-9 he taught as Dance Professor at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been both a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA, and he was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Company (Holyoke, MA, USA). As a musician, Moti plays vocal-electronic music for Contact Jams, and in 2007 he released his debut CD, Doorwaves. He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com. In addition, Moti is a professional photographer. His latest project "The Dancer's Tarot" is a photographic tarot deck, using dancers as models to embody the traditional Tarot archetypes.
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Green River Yoga & Movement Arts, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA 01301
 413-772-2050  or 
info@GreenRiverYoga.com

Last updated 5.30.2017
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