Yin Yoga Teachers in the United States

This directory contains the names and contact information for yoga teachers and studios in the United States who offer Yin Yoga classes and workshops. If you can not located someone near you who offers Yin Yoga, join the Kula discussion group and ask for assistance locating a teacher. If you are a teacher who would like to be listed here you can apply via the Kula board as well. To navigate within the directory simply select a state or city from the list below and go from there.

Alabama Birmingham
Arizona Carefree and Cave Creek
Arkansas Bentonville
Little Rock
California Berkeley, El Cerrito, Oakland, Walnut Creek
Cardiff by the Sea
Corte Madera
Costa Mesa (Orange County)
Gilroy & South San Jose area
Half Moon Bay
Los Angeles
LA: Longbeach & Cypress
Mammoth Lakes
Mill Valley
Newport Beach
Pasadena/Glendale/Los Angeles
Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Menlo Park
Palos Verdes Peninsula
Point Reyes Station
Redwood City
San Diego
San Jose
San Francisco
San Ramon
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Santa Monica
Santa Rosa
Woodland Hills
Colorado Boulder
Colorado Springs
Fort Collins
Connecticut New England
Florida Atlantic Beach
Boca Raton
Bonita Springs
Delray Beach
Fruitland Park
Miami Beach
New Smyrna Beach
St. Augustine
St. Petersburg
Georgia Athens
Hawaii Maui
Idaho Coeur d'Alene
Illinois Batavia
Chicago - Arlington Heights
Chicago - Northfield
Indiana Indianapolis
Iowa Des Moines
Kentucky Lexington
Louisiana Lafayette
Maine Biddeford
Maryland Annapolis
Kensington & Silver Spring
Massachusetts Acton
Michigan Ann Arbor
Grosse Pointe Woods
Sault Ste. Marie
Minnesota Eagan
Perham, Fergus Falls, Battle Lake
Missouri Columbia
Kansas City
Montana Stevensville
Nevada Las Vegas
New Hampshire Gilford
North Sandwich
New Jersey Belvidere
Cherry Hill & Margate
Hudson County
Marlboro Township
New Mexico Lemitar
Santa Fe
New York Baldwin
Greenlawn (Nassau & Suffolk Counties)
Long Island
New York City
Putnam Valley
Upstate New York
North Carolina Asheville
Chapel Hill
Fort Bragg & Southern Pines
Ohio Cincinnati
Oregon Albany
Pennsylvania Ardmore
Camp Hill
Elkins Park
Rhode Island Middletown
Portsmouth & Jamestown
South Carolina Columbia
South Dakota Rapid City
Tennessee Chattanooga
Texas Allen
Highland Village
San Antonio
The Woodlands
Utah Salt Lake City
Vermont Brattleboro
Virginia Alexandria
Oakton & Reston
Virginia Beach
Virgin Islands St John
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
Washington State Seattle
Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell
West Virginia Morgantown
Wisconsin Green Bay & Door County



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Kate Jenkins Kate Jenkins    Birmingham, Alabama

Kate has been practicing Yin, Vinyasa and Bikram Yoga since 2008. She attended Bikram Yoga teacher training in 2009. She is a runner, cyclist and Iron Tribe (functional fitness) athlete, but her true passion is Yoga.

Kate is a native of Nashville, TN. She attended Loyola University in New Orleans and earned a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy. Kate has made Birmingham home since 2004. She attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 in Palm Desert. Later, she attended Bernie Clark's Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver in 2014. She is a member of Church of the Highlands and keeps her style of teaching Christ-centered. She is also proud to be a 4 year lululemonathletica ambassador.

Kate maintains a strong connection to her Indian reservation - Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. She has created a non-profit called Native Strength Revolution: a program teaches yoga/ fitness/ nutrition to Natives on the reservations of the Southwest and eventually through all of North America.

Web: www.kivahotyoga.com
Email: kate -AT- kivahotyoga.com
Phone: 205-824-2626
Studio: Kiva Hot Yoga

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Michelle Ryan Michelle Ryan     Mobile, Alabama

Michelle teaches hot yoga, vinyasa with weights, Pilates and yin, incorporating mindfulness, encouragement and compassion in every class. Since 2011, Michelle has practiced hot yoga. Though she has integrated other styles along the way, hot yoga has continued to be a passion. In June 2015, she earned RYT 200-hour certification from Sterling Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, where she took her first yin class and found it a welcome balance to not only the hot yoga practice, but also to life itself.

In May 2016, Michelle completed a 50-hour intensive and training with Bernie Clark and Diana Batts in Vancouver. She is pleased to offer students the challenge of embracing a yin practice, relaxing into its postures, and deepening their connection between mind, body and breath. Michelle is committed to her personal practice and professional development, believing that empathy, experience and knowledge can be the best teachers.

Email: miryan2000-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile

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Donna Helm-Yost    Phoenix, Arizona

Donna initially began practicing yoga and exploring Eastern Philosophy at the age of twelve. Her life path allowed her to return to the formal study of yoga in October of 2000, and she completed teacher training with At One Yoga in the spring of 2002. Donna is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Licensed Psychologist.

Donna has studied Yin yoga with both Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, and David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga influence her vinyasa teaching style. Donna recommends her Yin class as a needed balance for more energetic yoga practices and for athletes and others looking for deeper opening through long holds.

Web: www.practicekindness.com
Email: donna(at)practicekindness.com
Studio: www.AtOneYoga.com

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Michele Dante Michele Dante    Chandler, Arizona

Michele Dante is dedicated to teaching relaxation and meditation to help people find peace within. Her compassion and heart-felt teachings are supported by a rich inner wisdom and a keen observation of physical and energy anatomy. She is a nationally registered yoga teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist, trained and certified Thai Yoga Therapist, Co-director of yoga teacher training programs, Co-Owner of Inner Vision Yoga and the Co-Founder/Director of the YogaVision Yoga Conference.

Web: www.innervisionyoga.com
Email: michele-AT-innervisionyoga.com
Phone: 480-632-7899
Studio: Inner Vision Yoga
1949 W. Ray Rd. #8
Chandler, AZ 85220

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Aaron Goldberg Aaron Goldberg    Chandler, Arizona

A serious injury led Aaron Goldberg to study the art of Yang and Chen style Tai Chi with Master Jin Hung Lee. After many more years of trying to heal his body of chronic pain he began studying Yoga. Within eight months the pain that had plagued him for sixteen years was gone. Aaron is a co-owner of Inner Vision Yoga. He teaches each class in a flowing style that encourages students to move past old limitations with discipline and compassion.

Aaron Goldberg has studied extensively with Paul Grilley and has been teaching Yin Yoga for four years. He is thoroughly trained in anatomy and the energetic effects of poses. Aaron believes in the therapeutic effects of Yin Yoga and teaches the healing effects of Yin Yoga.

Web: www.innervisionyoga.com
Email: aaron-AT-innervisionyoga.com
Phone: 480-632-7899
Studio: Inner Vision Yoga
1949 W. Ray Rd. #8
Chandler, AZ 85220

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Jeff Martens Jeff Martens    Chandler, Arizona

Jeff Martens has been teaching yoga and holistic principles principles since 1989. His understanding flows from diverse sources including a Psychology and MFA degree, a deep love of sacred stories, and a three year study of the world's sacred texts. His classes combine timeless wisdom, internal adjustment, practical philosphy and inspiring affirmation in a dynamic flow unifying the teachings of Classical and Tantra Yoga. Jeff is a writer, teacher trainer, co- founder of the Yoga-Vision Yoga Conference, founder of the Student Yoga Program at Arizona State University and co-owner of Inner Vision Yoga in Chandler, Arizona.

In addition to an extensive education in anatomy, physiology and biology (including psychoneuroimmunology), Jeff has studied with Paul Grilley and practiced yin and yin related disciplines for over a decade, using the techniques to heal and align his own body by balancing yin and yang practices.

Web: www.innervisionyoga.com
Email: jeff-AT-innervisionyoga.com
Phone: 480-632-7899
Studio: Inner Vision Yoga
1949 W. Ray Rd. #8
Chandler, AZ 85220

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Betsy Andrade Betsy Andrade    Chandler, Arizona

I was first introduced to the practice of Yin Yoga in 2001 when attending a workshop on yin yoga with Jeff Martens. The following year I met Paul Grilley through the Yoga Vision Conference in Tempe, and have attended a workshop with Paul at every opportunity since that time. I have been fortunate that my studio has offered a variety of yin yoga classes since that initial introduction in 2001, and I have studied consistently with Kat Myers, Aaron Goldberg and Jeff Martens throughout that time. In 2004 I was offered the opportunity to begin teaching yin yoga classes at Inner Vision Yoga in Chandler, Arizona.

The practice of yin yoga drew me in with its wonderful hip-opening and lower back-strengthening poses -- areas of my body that need its nurturing attention. Once involved in the practice, I became aware of the delightful meditative and contemplative quality of the slow, deep movements, which speak to my soul as much as to my body. It is my priviledge and pleasure to be a yin yoga instructor, and offer this beautiful practice to my students.

Web: www.innervisionyoga.com
Email: marina(at)innervisionyoga.com
Phone: 480-632-7899
Studio: Inner Vision Yoga
1949 W. Ray Rd. #8
Chandler, AZ 85220

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Harumi Maejima Harumi Maejima    Carefree and Cave Creek, Arizona

Harumi has been practicing Yoga since 1997 and has 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She registered with the Yoga Alliance and member of the Kripalu Teachers Association. Yoga with Harumi is an opportunity to explore the mind-body connection.

Web: www.HarumiYoga.com
Email: harumiyoga(at)me.com
Phone: Cell: 480.768.7570

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Stacey Coffey Stacey Coffey    Cottonwood, Arizona

Stacey Coffey has been practicing yoga since 1997 and decided in 2006 to share her love of the practice with others. Stacey is a certified teacher trained in Yin Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Meridian Yoga, Prana Flow and Yoga Nidra as well as a practicing Reiki master. Studying with Paul & Suzee Grilley, Shiva Rea, Daniel Orlansky, Johnny Kest, and at the Kripalu center several times a year, Stacey is a dedicated student as well as inspirational teacher.

As a former runner and weight lifter, Stacey has brought many strengths and overcome many weakness in her own personal practice. After over working the body and dealing with several injuries, Stacey was able to create a unique style of teaching... one of strength, focus, compassion and fun.

Web: Spirit Rising Yoga & Healing
Email: yoga -AT- spiritrising.guru
Phone: 928-649-9989
Studio: Spirit Rising Yoga 1045 N. Main Street Cottonwood AZ 86326
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Jan Rominger RYT    Flagstaff, Arizona

Jan's delight in life is to inspire humans to laugh easily more often and to truly enjoy their Spirit experience on the physical plane. Her playful and friendly instruction is perfect for those seeking a fun and sacred space to use for transformation and positive self discovery. Jan weaves yin poses with heart loving Reconnective Healing energy and divine guidance.

Email: janrominger (at) hotmail.com
Studio: Summit Health and Fitness
1301 W University Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

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Pamela Joy Pamela Joy PhD, LMT, CST    Sedona, Arizona

Pamela Joy is certified in CranioSacral, yoga and meditation therapy. She has been teaching yoga classes and conducting private yoga therapy sessions since 1998. Her wellness yoga classes are therapeutic in nature, with gentle yin poses anyone can do, regardless of age, health status, or flexibility level.

Email: pam-AT-CranioSedona.com
Phone: 928-282-0683
Web: www.CranioSedona.com
Studio: Advanced CranioSacral, Yoga & Meditation Therapy
35 View Drive, Sedona

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 Adriana Ruane  Adriana Ruane Bretell     Sedona

I was drawn to yoga for something deeper and more meaningful in life; during the height of the progressive movement in the U.S. Yoga has given me a fulfillment in my life that I hadn't experienced before. My introduction to yoga was in 1970; at that time we held our poses longer, similar to the Yin practice. I've studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and was inspired by The Secret of the Golden Flower by Carl Jung.

My first love is mediation and by joining a spiritual group I was able to find peace and contentment. There have been challenges, but the benefits have been immeasurable. I've embrace all my teachers and experiences life has given me. I've practiced Yin for five years. Yin maybe is new to some; however, it has a long history. I feel blessed that the universe has introduced me to Bernie Clark.

Web: Adrianayogi.com
Email: adrianahike-AT-gmail.com
Phone: (760) 271-1145

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Sharon Discorfano Sharon Discorfano    Tucson, Arizona

Sharon is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, having completed her 250-hour training in Hatha Yoga at The Providence Institute in Tucson, AZ. Her specialized certifications include Yoganesha Training (Yoga for Kids) with Anne Van de Water and Prenatal Teacher Training certification from renowned Prenatal Yoga instructor, Janice Clarfield. She completed her specialized teacher training in Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers at Santa Barbara Yoga Center. In addition, Sharon has attended classes at many well-known yoga havens including Jivamukti Yoga (New York), OM Yoga (New York), and Bikram Yoga (NYC and Tucson) and has participated in workshops given by prominent instructors such as Ana Forrest,Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, and Arun Deva. Sharon has served as a board member of the Arizona Yoga Association, and was Editor of the quarterly publication Arizona Yoga from 2005-2008.

Web: www.lyricyoga.com
Studio Lyric Yoga and Wellness

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Michelle Marks    Tucson, Arizona

Michelle teaches from all that she has absorbed as a student embodying the natural flow of life. She is inspired by the eternal flow of movement, exploration of the sacred, the subtle body, poetry, and music. Michelle's classes are creative and dynamic. They invite a turning within, an opportunity for contemplation and a waking up to all aspects of ourselves. She believes in the wisdom of the body, the guidance of the breath, and the experience of the heart, and that through yoga and meditation one can hear their own divine teachings.

Michelle has been teaching since 2001. She teaches yin yoga and vinyasa classes, as well as prenatal yoga and trance dance. She has done teacher trainings at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta ashram and at Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia. Her teaching is deeply inspired by her studies with Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley and Shiva Rea.

Studio: Tucson Yoga
Email: ty (at) tucsonyoga.com
Phone: 520-988-1832

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Joe Barnett     Tucson, Arizona

Joe Barnett has extensive training and experience teaching Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Taoist Yoga. His primary teachers are Paul & Suzee Grilley, and he works as their teaching assistant at 100-hour Yin Yoga teacher trainings. He also specializes in teaching yoga to people with cancer, studying intensively under Jnani Chapman, a leader in the field of yoga for cancer patients and survivors.

Joe's teaching is infused with a passion about organic alignment. In addition to teaching Yin Yoga and Yang-style Vinyasa classes at Tucson Yoga, he is the director of the Yoga department at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Catalina.

Studio: Tucson Yoga
Email: ty (at) tucsonyoga.com
Phone: 520-988-1832

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Ashley Leal Ashley Leal     Tucson, Arizona

Ashley began practicing yoga in 1997. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Yoga Connection in 2004 and has been teaching yoga ever since. She was an AFAA certified personal trainer for five years. In addition to Yoga, she also teaches the Pilates Method, which she learned in a 450-hour mentorship program through BodyQuest Pilates. Most recently, Ashley attended a 30-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training program with Joe Barnett and Michelle Marks. Ashley has nearly nine years of teaching mindful movement, strengthening and flexibility from a wide variety of methodologies and brings this vast experience into her teaching. She is also an experienced astrologer and meditation teacher. She was initiated into the Kriya lineage by her Guru, Sri Goswami Kriyananda, in 2009.

Web: www.liveloveyoga108.com
Facebook: Live Love Yoga
Email: liveloveyoga108-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 520-401-1367
Studio: Live Love Yoga
        2951 N Swan Rd #101
        Tucson, AZ 85712
        (Inside of Ignite Fitness)

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Pamela Ronstadt Pamela Ronstadt E-RYT    Tucson, Arizona

Pam came to the practice of Yin Yoga through happenstance and her teaching hasn't been the same since. Drawn to the deeper and meditative qualities of the practice, Pam incorporates traditional Chinese meridian theory as well as her background in Hatha and Kriya yoga. Her classes are intense, reflective and releasing. As an E-RYT, Pam also guides 1 or 2 yin teacher trainings a year, growing the practice she loves with each new generation of teachers! In addition to guiding Yin classes, Pam has been teaching variety of yoga classes and styles for over seven years. A constant student, when not on her mat, you'll usually find her with her nose in a book or with a pen in her hand.

Email: ainofea42-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 520-481-8626
The Yoga Connection
Barefoot Studio

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Joanna Lynne Smith Joanna Lynne Smith M.Ed., RYT 200    Tucson, Arizona

Joanna's path to yoga began while she was in high school, searching for an alternative to gymnastics and dance. She has been practicing yin yoga for over 10 years. Joanna completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Priscilla Potter at The Yoga Connection in Tucson, and has continued to further her yoga teacher education with yin yoga trainings. She teaches her yin classes infused with yoga nidra, syncing body, mind, and spirit.

Email: joannalynnesmith-AT-gmail.com
Studio: The Yoga Connection

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Gabrielle Pietrangelo Gabrielle Pietrangelo     Tucson, Arizona

Gabrielle Pietrangelo is a musician and yogi who incorporates chanting and mantra in her teaching. She has been practicing yoga since 1998 and began teaching in 2008. She received her official yoga teacher training at White Lotus Foundation in 2014. She incorporates concepts from Chinese meridian theory, chakra theory and Buddhist meditation into her yoga classes. Her yin yoga teaching is influenced by Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley and she received her Yin Yoga Teacher Training from Joe Barnett in 2011. She currently teaches several classes at Tucson Yoga Studio in Tucson, Arizona and leads regional kirtans in the Bhakti yoga tradition.

Email: gabriellepietrangelo-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Tucson Yoga Studio

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Michael Downs Michael Downs RYT 200    Bentonville

From his first yoga session, Michael became immediately fascinated at the strength and balance required to practice the basic yoga asanas. He was so stiff he couldn't touch his toes and struggled through the hour practice. After a few classes, he saw results that surpassed all expectations, including relief from chronic low back pain and lightness in his body and mind.

Interested in sharing his practice, Michael completed his 200 hour RYT in Foundations under Patrick Creelman, a founder of PURE Yoga and preeminent trainer of yoga teachers. Michael's practice utilizes breath and mindfulness to identify the areas that need more attention to feel strong, light, balanced and free. Michael believes that yoga is for everyone and everyone's practice is different. His classes welcome everyone including those who are very stiff or new to yoga and experienced yogis.

Facebook: yogawithmichaeldowns
Email: yoga-AT-chindowns.com
Phone: 479-799-9490
    NWA Hot Yoga
    Be Love Yoga

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Rena Wren Rena Wren RYT 200    Little Rock

Rena received her RYT200 with Courtney Butler at Balance Yoga & Wellness and is currently earning her 300 hour yoga registration also with BYW. Recently, she has studied with Seane Corn, Amy Ippoliti, Bernie Clark and Diana Batts. She has experience teaching several styles of yoga, including Yin, restorative, hatha, vinyasa flow, hot yoga, private individual and corporate classes, yoga therapy and has led intensives in Chakra-Balancing Yoga, Detox Yoga, and Stress Relief Yoga. She is passionate about teaching and sharing the benefits of a yoga lifestyle and enjoys helping people help themselves by opening the door to connections among mind, body, and spirit. She strives to teach others how to incorporate yoga and meditation into their daily lives to cultivate peace, calm and balance. Rena is also a professional singer/songwriter and enjoys vegan living and supporting animal rights.

Web: www.renawren.com
Email: renawren -AT- yahoo.com
Phone: 501.655.2242
Shanti Sun Yoga (Owner)
Balance Barre (Co-Owner & Elite Trainer)
Balance Yoga & Wellness

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Alexis Mulhauser Alexis Mulhauser    Berkeley, Oakland, and Walnut Creek

As an artist of mindful living, Alexis is passionate about healing, the creative process, and empowering people to find the life that most wants to live through them. She has studied with mentors in the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts, including Paulie Zink and Sarah Powers as her primary Yin/Yang yoga teachers. In addition to teaching Yin yoga, Alexis is also a Blue Belt Nia Instructor, and offers Reiki healing sessions. "Discovering and developing these sensational tools for living in balance with nature and all beings, my life?s work is a labor of Love."

Alexis teaches Yin Yoga from her home in Oakland, California. Please email for full teaching schedule.

yoginialexis (at) gmail.com

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Cherie Carson Cherie Carson (Siri Gian Kaur)    Berkeley, California

Cherie Carson (Siri Gian Kaur) has been teaching yin yoga since 2000. She has taught classes, workshops and retreats in yoga, meditation and yoga for dancers around the US, Scotland and Costa Rica. Cherie is a performer and choreographer whose training has included understanding body mechanics through kinesiology, Pilates Technique, Tai Chi, Dance Therapy and Alexander Technique. Cherie focuses on the healing aspects of yoga in her classes.

Web: www.movingout.org
Email: cherie.carson (at) gmail.com
Phone: 510.587.0770
Studio: 7th Heaven Yoga

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Kendra Diaz-Ford Kendra Diaz-Ford PhD, RYT    Berkeley & El Cerrito

Kendra believes in the transformational power of yoga as a path of self-discovery, healing and joy. She's continually in awe of the deep personal, physical and spiritual healing available through yoga, pranayama, ritual and meditation. As a yoga teacher, PhD in transpersonal psychology, energy healer and massage therapist, she teaches yoga from an integrative lens combining these healing modalities in a grounded and accessible format. Her aim as a yoga teacher is offer the technologies of yoga in practical ways, empowering modern yogis to connect with their deeper wisdom and live extraordinary lives. Her classes are also accompanied by the soothing sounds of harmonium.

Web: www.kendradiazford.com
Email: kendra-AT-kendradiazford.com
Addison Yoga Loft (Berkeley)
Square One Yoga (El Cerrito)
Ojas Yoga Center (El Cerrito)

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Staacy Cannon Staacy Cannon    Cardiff by the Sea, California

R.Y.T., founder of Yoga Luna has practiced yoga for the last 7 years in various studios around the country. She opened her first studio in March of 2003, as a respected business person and friend to her yoga students. She is worthy of the respect and kindness she receives from them. She listens to their needs and administers to them the same respect and kindness bestowed upon her. She displays a calmness to her students that flows into the studio creating an even more relaxed atmosphere to practice Hatha yoga

Web: www.yogaluna.com
Email: yogaluna(at)hotmail.com
Phone: 1-760-331-3217
Studio: Yoga Luna Studio
766 Cathy Ln.
Cardiff by the Sea, California 92007

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Erin Flemming Erin Flemming    Corte Madera, California

Erin's enthusiasm and devotion to Yoga began twenty years ago following an extensive dance career. Her primary instructor training was with renowned Yoga teachers Sarah Powers, Erich Schiffmann and Paul Grilley. While living in England, Erin was certified by the prestigious British Wheel of Yoga in 2000.

Erin draws her inspiration from a blend of the essential aspects of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Viniyoga, Anusara, and Yin Yoga practices, as well as Mindfulness meditation traditions. Her classes are a creative, mindful synthesis of flowing postures and breath awareness. Erin leads customized yoga retreats (nationally and internationally), workshops, teacher trainings, group and private classes.

Web: www.yogadeva.com
Email: yogadeva(at)comcast.net
Studio: Bay Club Marin

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Melissa Christensen Melissa Christensen ERYT500    Costa Mesa (Orange County)

Melissa Christensen is an E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, with an emphasis on teaching yin yoga. She is devoted to sharing her passion for yoga and the gift this transformational practice offers to all of her students. With well over 4000+ teaching hours under her mat, she has embarked on a journey to spread the practices and lessons of yoga through local teacher trainings in Orange County, CA and yin yoga teacher trainings nationwide. Melissa has studied with and is forever thankful to her teachers, Paul Grilley, Joe Barnett (senior teacher for Paul Grilley), Sarah Powers, Ray Long, MD FRCSC, Bernie Clark, and Yogacharya Eric Walrabenstein, and to her friends for guiding and encouraging her as she continues to deepen her own practice and teachings.

Web: www.yoginimelissac.com
Email: yoginimelissac-AT-yahoo.com
Ra Yoga
Spectra Yoga

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Katherine Hypes Katherine Hypes    Gilroy & South San Jose

I've practiced & rotated through various asana styles since 2009. I considered myself an Ashtangi at heart, and enjoyed the sweatier side of yoga until one evening during a Power class, I experienced my first emotional release while holding Frog pose for what felt like forever. I didn't know such a reaction and release was possible during yoga, but this experience allowed me to awaken to the deeper side of physical asana work. Later on I would take my first Yin class and learned that Frog was considered a "Yin" posture.

Since then I invited more Yin into my lifestyle, while sharing the knowledge and practice with others. I believe Yin gives us the tools to become our own teachers as it forces us to slow down and pay attention. I completed my 50-hour Yin Yoga Training with Bernie Clark and am currently teaching in the South Bay Area of California.

Email: keahypes-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Yoga Bella

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Amelia Cerezo Amelia Cerezo    Half Moon Bay

My yoga practice started in 2001. I received my 200 RYT from Avalon Yoga in Palo Alto, have trained with essential figures in Yin Yoga in the US and Canada, Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga Institute and Bernie Clark, teacher and author of the Complete Guide to Yin Yoga and received certification in Aerial Yoga from Pik Chu Wong, TYS, Campbell. I look forward to our practice together!

Web: www.mojoyoga.com
Email: mojoyogahmb-AT-gmail.com
Phone: (650) 866-9231
Studio: Mojo Yoga

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Jean Friendly Jean Friendly    Larkspur, California

Jean Friendly has been practicing meditation and energy work since 1991. Since 2001, her active asana practice has been based on Ashtanga, as taught by John Berlinsky and Lea Watkins, and it has been complemented with a Yin path, introduced to her by Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley. Since completing her yoga teacher training with Sarah and Paul, Jean has continued her studies with many distinguished teachers, most notable being Ashtanga founder, Pattabhi Jois, Iyengar masters Ramanand Patel and Kofi Busia, and spiritual teacher Adyashanti. Jean's teaching style synthesizes all these influences ? bringing awareness of energetic flow and core grounding to expand a student?s sense of physical presence in each moment. Each class is an invitation to remember. An invitation to awaken into the moment - into the truth of what is.

Web: www.yogastudiomillvalley.com
Email: jean.friendly(at)gmail.com
Phone: 1-415-380-8800
Studio: Yoga Studio @ Larkspur Landing
2207 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939

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Caryne Mount Caryne Mount     Livermore, California

I dabbled in Yoga as a compliment to my competitive running and cycling career, and totally fell in love with it in 2007. I obtained my 200-hour RYT under Laurie Gallagher, Kelli Barnett, and Suzanna Spring in 2010. Suzanna also sparked my interest in my practice of Yin Yoga; eventually I pursued Yin teacher trainings with Christy Brown of Yoga Works and Lisa Jang of The Yoga Company.

I appreciate the Yang and dance aspect of a more vibrant Vinyasa/Flow practice, as I so love the focus, movement, and activity of it. In our busy, and sometimes just plain hectic, present day lives, it is important to unplug, and go deeper. A Yin practice allows for that; not only to target deeper tissues in the body, but also to deeper inside oneself, and discover one's true essence. I see Yin as a tonic for the soul

Web: www.carynemount.com
Email: caryne6-AT-gmail.com
Dragonfly Yoga Livermore
Dublin Yoga Center, Dublin, CA

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Sasha Papovich Sasha Papovich    San Francisco & Los Angeles

Sasha teaches yoga as a wisdom tradition that awakens the body, heart, and mind. Her classes offer a healing blend of yin-yang asana, philosophical depth, and compassionate awareness. Sasha has been deeply immersed in the study of Insight Yoga (Yin Yoga, Yang Yoga, Meditation, and Psycho-Spiritual Practice) with Sarah Powers for the last five years, and now assists Sarah in workshops and trainings.

Her teaching is also deeply influenced by her practice of vipassana meditation, and by the psycho-spiritual work of John Welwood and Jennifer Welwood, whose work brilliantly integrates western style psychological inquiry within the framework of spiritual practice. Sasha is also a graduate student in East-West Psychology at CIIS in San Francisco. She teaches private sessions, ongoing classes, workshops and retreats in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Areas.

Web: www.sashapapovich.com
Blog: sashapapovich.blogspot.com
Email: sasha.papovich(at)gmail.com
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David Kim David Kim E-RYT500    Los Angeles

After years of intensive practice in the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems, David Kim embraced the balance, grace, and stillness of Yin Yoga, by deepening his studies with Paul & Suzee Grilley and Sarah Powers. A Senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer, David teaches Yin and mindfulness in his workshops and retreats all over the world, and will be leading his Yin Yoga TT in several locations in 2015.

Web: davidkimyoga.com
Email: david -AT- davidkimyoga.com
Studio: YogaWorks

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Kali Basman Kali Basman    Los Angeles

Specializing in a Restorative practice to honor the yin flavored, lunar side to yoga, Kali explores the Five Elements along the Yin meridian system for deep restoration and healing. In balance, she uses the Five Vayus (the five functions, or "winds" of Prana) and the Five Elements (the five foundational energies of the universe) to invoke and embody a fresh and funky Vinyasa. She cultivates Mandala (circular) style movement to honor the cyclic nature of the universe, and challenges practitioners to think outside the realms of their four-cornered mat. Kali is an internationally recognized teacher; see her latest appearance in Rolling Stone for her Yin Yoga class at Envision Festival (Costa Rica) listed as one of the seven most transformational festivals in the world. She's lead workshops and retreats around the world, including Arise Festival (Colorado), Strings n Sol (Mexico), Healing House, (Sacred Valley Peru), KiCHIC (Mancora),Yoga Forest (Guatemala) and more.

Web: www.kalidurgayoga.com
Email: kali.basman-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Bhakti Yoga Shala

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Linda Ananda Taylor Linda Ananda Taylor RTY 200    Longbeach & Cypress

Linda Ananda Taylor is a RYT-200 Certified Yoga Instructor since February 2015. She went through the training with the vision of teaching a more meditative yoga style. Her background in energy-healing has proved invaluable in allowing these mindful aspects to be expressed. Teaching since March, Linda continued to expand her own practice and discovered a deep resonance with Yin Yoga. In attending a Level 1 Yin training with Addie deHilster in September 2015, her love for Yin was increased and the desire to share this beneficial style was born and destined. She started teaching Yin Yoga classes in early November 2015. Linda began her advanced 300 hour YTT in November with Stella Fly from Stella Luna Yoga in Cypress CA. and will attend the next Level 2 Yin Yoga teacher training with Addie deHilster in 2016. She is available for private sessions and instruction.

Web: www.lindaanandayoga.com
Email: linda.ananda.aum-AT-gmail.com
Phone: (310) 684-9381 Studios:
Stella Luna Yoga
     in Cypress
Recreation Fitness
     in Longbeach

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Michelle Kronenberg Michelle Kronenberg E-RTY 500    Malibu, California

Michelle Kronenberg has been a yoga teacher and facilitating health and wellness for more then 20 years in the Los Angeles area. Her therapeutic approach uses Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Somatic Experiencing and Iyengar Yoga. Michelle is a Yoga Therapist in private practice specializing in stress reduction, trauma, cancer, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.

Michelle has studied Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley. She has studied extensively since 1990 with some of the worlds top teachers including the Iyengars and Pattabhi Jois. She trained at Yoga Works in 1998. She is mostly influenced from the practice of Vipassana Meditation and her studies with Lisa Walford, Erich Schiffman and Dona Holleman. She currently teaches at her studio in Malibu, Yoga Works and The Serenity Trauma Healing Center.

Web: www.michellekronenberg.com
Email: Michellekronenberg -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 310.408.1948 cell

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Tessa Coker    Mammoth Lakes, California

I trained initially with Yogafit, followed by The White Lotus Foundation. I have been teaching Hatha yoga since 2001. Since then I have undergone three shoulder surgeries, not always successful. No more salutations, down dogs or arm balances for me.

Now I devote my teaching and personal practice to Yin Yoga and have found increased self-acceptance and serenity. I do not have specific Yin training but I have studied publications and DVD/audio, including work by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. I teach Yin Yoga at The Double Eagle Resort & Spa, June Lake, CA [www.doubleeagleresort.com] and at Snowcreek Athletic Club in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Email: focusedfit(at)npgcable.com
Studio: The Double Eagle Resort & Spa, June Lake

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Diana Marie Estey Diana Marie Estey    Mill Valley

Diana has been practicing yoga since the mid 90's and teaching now for over 15 years. Her love of the mountains and spending long days skiing in Tahoe led her to the quiet practice of Yin Yoga. Having studied with the Yin masters over the past 7 years, Paul Grilley, Sara Powers, and Bernie Clark, Diana has established an extensive and distinguished Yin practice in the Bay area where she teaches privately and in the classroom setting. Diana also teaches monthly half day yoga retreats in Napa and Point Reyes and week long retreats in Baja and Vermont.

By combining creative sequences, poetry, coaching tidbits, and music, Diana creates an amazing container for her students to practice and connect to their center.... and by listening into that center receiving greater insight and vitality.

Web: www.aliveanew.com
Email: diana-AT-aliveanew.com
 Yogaworks: Larkspur/Mill Valley
 Planet Granite: San Francisco

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Afrooz Afghani Afrooz Afghani RYT 200    Newport Beach

Afrooz is a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Certified Yoga Instructor with a PhD in Kinesiology and a current professor at UCLA and George Washington University. She is a published author of several books on health promotion and prevention of bone/muscle loss. She is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Spine as well as a frequent reviewer for the Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy. Afrooz combines her passion for yoga with extensive knowledge in anatomy, exercise physiology, and nutrition to provide a truly transformational experience in a peaceful space where students can practice yoga without judgement, ego, or expectation but with a focus on learning and improving. Afrooz is especially interested in teaching the yin style of yoga because it gives her the flexibility and time to share her knowledge during class while also guiding students with the poses. She has been teaching yin weekly since April 2016.

Email: afroozafghani-AT-hotmail.com
Studios: Ra Yoga in
    Newport Beach and Costa Mesa

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Andrea Orrego Andrea Orrego    Newport Beach

Andrea has been practicing Yoga since 2009. She acquired her 200 hour teacher training certificate in 2015. Andrea teaches Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. She has a passion for meditation and incorporates techniques to help find stillness in all of her classes. You will find a quiet and peaceful space to practice and learn about your mind and body under her guidance.

Email: every1yoga-AT-gmail.com

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Chika Okoye Chika Okoye    Oakland

Yoga has been a source of deep healing for me. I strive to offer ways to feel healthy and resilient, vibrant and enlivened, and spacious and relaxed through the classes that I teach, whether quieting yin or vigorous vinyasa. Moving and stretching the body helps to move the emotions and helps us to release trauma held in the body. Further, we can become more mindful, more loving, more accepting, and more R E L A X E D! Yin yoga is an especially powerful way to release tension and open up space in the body, mind, and heart. It's also a gentle way to slow down and encourage a more accepting, poised presence in our lives. Sometimes we need to sweat through a moving meditation, building strength through flowing yoga, so I love to teach vinyasa as well. There's a yoga for every situation!

Facebook: YogaWithChika
Email: chikaokoye-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Leela Yoga
1708 Lincoln Ave, Alameda

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Addie deHilster Addie deHilster E-RYT 500     Pasadena/Glendale/Los Angeles

Addie deHilster has studied Yin Yoga in Vancouver, BC with renowned teacher, Bernie Clark, as well as in workshops and retreats with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. Also a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, she continued her studies in the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in which Yin Yoga is included as an embodied meditation practice. Having earned her 500-hour credential in the therapeutic Yapana Yoga style taught by Leeann Carey, Addie brings a therapeutic perspective to the practice of Yin Yoga. The study of anatomy and the biomechanics research (especially of teachers like Jules Mitchell) is also a significant influence in her approach to Yin Yoga. Addie teaches Yin Yoga classes and leads Yin Yoga teacher trainings regionally, as well as leading the 200-hour teacher training program at Spiral Path Yoga Center, where she is Co-Owner. She also offers private sessions at the studio and at her home in Sierra Madre.

Web: www.spiralpathyogacenter.com
Email: addie-AT-spiralpathyogacenter.com
Studio: Spiral Path Yoga Center

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Lorraine Tam E-RYT 500    Palo Alto, Sunnyvale,
                                      Menlo Park

Lorraine began teaching yoga in 2004 after many years as a dancer and choreographer. She has studied extensively with Suzee and Paul Grilley. Other influential teachers include Ganga White, Tracey Rich, Sarah Powers and Jai Uttal. Lorraine teaches Yin and Vinyasa group classes at several studios in the Silicon Valley and offers Assisted Yin Yoga to private clients. She enjoys sharing the therapeutic and calming benefits of Yin with students of all ages and abilities. She hopes students will use yoga to get more in touch with their bodies and increase awareness of what goes on in the mind.

Web: www.yogawithlorraine.com
Email: lorraine -AT- yogawithlorraine.com
Studios: Various: check web site

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Mimm Patterson    Palo Alto, California

Mimm teaches with joy, humility and humor. Introduced to yoga in 1984 she began teaching alignment-focused classes in 1994. After being certified to teach Yin in 2010, Mimm shifted her attention from pure alignment and now draws from several yoga traditions to build safe and reflective practices. Mimm teaches at several yoga studios in the Bay Area. She also shares the healing power of Yin with chronic pain clients through a nationally known functional restoration program. Her teaching role models include, in addition to the Grilleys: Gary Kraftstow, Katie Holcomb and Judith Hanson Lasater.

A writer and artist, Mimm's health and wellness essays have appeared in India Currents and Yoga Living Magazine. She is a massage therapist who has studied anatomy with Gil Hedley. Mimm is beginning work toward her yoga therapy teacher training credential at Niroga Institute in Berkeley. She will complete her masters degree in transpersonal psychology with a specialty in transformational life coaching early next year.

Web: www.practicallytwisted.wordpress.com
Email: mimmp (@) mac.com
Phone: 650-815-6407
Studios: Check the web site

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Joan Cartal Joan Cartal    Palo Alto, California

Heart based teaching describes the tone of both her Yin and Vinyasa classes, Joanie brings a depth of understanding that has been cultivated for more then 25 years under the guidance of many master teachers. Currently, Joanie is studying with the Insight Yoga Institute, founded by Sarah and Ty Powers, incorporating Yin and Yang Yoga, Meditation, Buddhism and Psycho/Spiritual Inquiry. On the completion of this two-year, graduate level program, she will qualify as an Insight Yoga Instructor. She is intuitive and caring as a Yoga teacher and consciousness-based healing practitioner, Joanie is available for public, corporate and private instruction.

Email: jbcartal-AT-yahoo.com
Phone: (650) 380-0478
Studios: Planet Granite
Decathlon Club

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Shannan DiSanto Shannan DiSanto    Palos Verdes Peninsula

Shannan DiSanto has been practicing traditional Hatha, Yin yoga and meditation since 1994. She is a graduate of the Cloud Nine Yoga Teacher Training program and studied Yin yoga with Paul Grilley. In 2002 she opened and operated Peninsula Yoga Center in Rolling Hills Estates, California. She currently teaches Yin yoga at Equinox Palos Verdes and throughout the South Bay. She and her husband live on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with their three children. Shannan turns to Yin yoga to manage her Fibromyalgia, and has an authentic love for the practice.

Shannan's classes are quiet, with a mindful focus on surrender, acceptance and compassion. She holds a safe and gentle space for each individual to experience yoga uniquely. Her teaching experience is broad and extensive as she has studied under some of the World?s foremost teachers and teacher trainers.

Web: www.shannandisantoyoga.com
Email: sdisanto(at)mac.com
Phone: 310-508-5618
Studio: Equinox Fitness Palos Verdes
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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Debbie Daly    Point Reyes Station

Debbie Daly, E-RYT 500, has been passionate about teaching intuitive, mindfulness-based yoga since 1999. She has studied Yin Yoga extensively with Paul Grilley, and she specializes in teaching Yin Yoga and other yoga styles to beginners and older adults.

Debbie teaches yin yoga trainings and classes at her home studio, Yoga Toes Studio in northern California, and elsewhere. Before moving to California, for ten years she was the owner and founder of Tucson Yoga, a vibrant low-cost yoga studio in Arizona that grew to serve over 20,000 students per year. Debbie holds a degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University with a minor in Music. When not teaching yoga, she sings, performs, and leads singing workshops with her partner Tim Weed.

Read Debbie's articles about yin yoga and view her calendar of workshops and events at www.yinpractice.com.

Web: www.debbiedaly.com
Studio: Yoga Toes Studio

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Audrey DeLong Audrey DeLong E-RYT 200    Redding, California

I overcame stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2002 and know the importance of yin yoga: rehabilitation after trauma, surgeries, and a sedentary life linked to recovery, or otherwise. My personal experiences over death, broken bones, chemo, and missing body parts, gives me compassion, appreciation, and a drive to serve those who face similar situations and/or desire to create a better life. Yin Yoga is a beautiful opportunity to heal and grow in wholeness. I share my insights and wisdom with physical guidance and spiritual exploration, while fostering a safe and supportive environment. With joy being just as sacred as peace, we discover the stillness during our yin holds, an honor to the Divine, and the beauty of the moment with space to cry, laugh, and let go as needed. We are all on this journey together and it's my pleasure to share in this with you and yin yoga.

Web: www.AudreyDeLongYoga.com
Email: info-AT-OnWaterYoga.com
Phone 530-710-8870
Balance Yoga
Shasta Community Health Center

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Annetta McCarty Annetta McCarty    Redwood City, California

Formerly a ballet & modern dancer, Annetta began practicing yoga in 1999. She was immediately hooked, due to its calming, strengthening, meditative and transformative power in her life. Throughout her yoga journey she has studied & practiced: Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin and Restorative yoga. Annetta's classes are fun, intuitive, thoughtfully sequenced and well balanced, with an emphasis on breath & alignment to encourage students to develop a safe, sustainable and transformative practice. She teaches Yin yoga classes to all levels and ages. Her teaching is inspired by her own therapeutic practice, which she uses to build energy, heal injuries, restore balance and connect more deeply to herself, others, and to the divine.

Her goal as a teacher is to truly see her students and to perceive and teach what they really need. To Annetta yoga is a lifestyle, which leads to greater self love, freedom, health, happiness, contentment, peace, and bliss.

FaceBook: yogannetta
Email: annetta.mccarty -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 951-276-yoga
The Bay Club Redwood Shores
Studio Rincon, Menlo Park

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Scott Miller Scott Miller    Riverside, California

Scott Miller began practicing yoga from a book at age twelve. Along with asana and meditation instruction, the book Be Here Now included the teachings of Neem Korali Baba. His message about experiencing life as a loving, present moment engagement is what continues to inspire Scott to this day. It was the inspiration behind opening Inland Yoga Centers, and it continues to inform his personal yoga practices. The physical aspect of Scott's practice, however, is also heavily influenced by two opposite styles:

Having connected with "Ashtanga" master Pattabhi Jois in the early Nineties, Scott later traveled to India in order to receive more instructions from him, and though Scott teaches Ashtanga in a Neem Korali inspired, Be Here Now, manner, he continues to honor the sequencing taught to him by Mr. Jois. But Scott also balances the "yang" half of his personal practice, with a "yin" style yoga that he learned from Paul Grilley, and his teacher Paulie Zink. Called "Taoist Yoga," this style connects perfectly with the Be Here Now approach, and the connection is what inspired Scott to begin practicing and later teaching "Slow Deep Stretch." Plus, it is these two yin and yang yogas that became the hallmark of Inland Yoga, and while the studio is now able to offer other wonderful styles, we continue to be all about present moment balancing.

Web: www.inlandyogacenters.com
Email: scott(at)inlandyogacenters.com
Phone: 951-276-yoga
Studio:Inland Yoga Centers

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Evelyn Harlan Evelyn Harlan    Sacramento, California

Evelyn, has been practicing yoga for 10 years including Bikram, Vinyasa Power, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga and Kundalini. She completed her teacher training at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara and has gone on to study anatomy and yin yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley at Sarah Power's Insight Yoga Institute in Corte Madera. Also, she has taken Therapeutic Yoga Training with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal in Santa Barbara.

Most recently she has completed Deepening Your Practice Teacher Training at White Lotus Foundation and has studied with and continues to take workshops with Sarah Powers, Doug Swensen, Paul Grilley and others. She has a strong interest in anatomy, the restorative benefits of yoga and the belief that yoga is accessible to anyone. Involvement with outreach in the community has been a major focus in her life and the practice of yoga...both with adults and children. "Yoga has opened my body, life and spirit in ways that I could never have imagined and through teaching yoga I just want to share this experience."

Web: www.evelynharlan.com
Email: evelynharlan @ gmail.com
Phone: 916.768.2260
Studio: Fusion Yoga

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Kelli Russell Kelli Russell    San Diego, California

Kelli began her yoga experience in 2003. With her love for yoga Kelli began teaching in 2009. Kelli received her credentials from the Natural Healing institute of Naturopathy in Encinitas, CA and Yin Yoga certification from Paul Grilley. She specializes in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Budokon Yoga. Kelli teaches Vinyasa Flow, and its perfect counterpart, Yin Yoga, a meditative, deep, intense stretch of the connective tissues. Her classes will engage your mind and senses by bringing a new level of awareness to your practice, allowing you to discover new ways of seeing, acting, responding, thinking and moving. Her teaching style is uplifting, supportive, and creative.

Web: www.evolution-yoga.com
Email: kelli -@- evolution-yoga.com
Phone: 858.733.1617
Studios: Sattva Fitness Yoga Center in Enscondido;
Also Private lessons at your residence.

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Julie Quinn Julie Quinn     San Diego, California

Julie Quinn is a certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and Herbalist. As the owner of Quinntessentials Organic Essential Oil Products, she blends her diverse interests and expertise to create a vibrational healing experience. Julie grew up in Nebraska and trained early in life to be a dancer. She discovered Yoga in 1999 and explored several different styles, such as Bikram, Hatha, Anusara, Acro, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, completing seven unique teacher trainings, including a 200 hour certification with YogaWorks.

Her classes range from restorative Yin to challenging Vinyasa flow with a focus on alignment and self-inquiry. Julie is passionate about sharing a creative yoga practice that is enjoyable and accessible for all people, beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Her approach is to uplift and uncover the light within, by encouraging healing on the physical, emotional, mental, and subtle vibrational levels through asana, pranayama, meditation, aromatherapy, and reiki.

Web: www.QuinntessentialsProducts.com
Email: quinntessentialsproducts-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 773.771.7811
Studio: Ginseng Yoga in Southpark
2985 Beech St.
San Diego, CA 92102

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Dawn Deratany Dawn Deratany RYT200    San Diego, California

Dawn started practicing yoga in 2006 and from the first day she stepped on the mat, she fell in love with the mind, body, and spirit connection. She is certified in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, and completed her Yin yoga certification with Bernie Clark, and is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification with Semperviva in Vancouver, BC. She is a lifelong student and teacher and her classes focus on self-care, mindfulness, and bringing balance to life both on and off the mat. She loves to share her passion of yoga with others and teaches both group and private classes in San Diego County

Web: www.balancingyogi.com
Email: dawn-AT-balancingyogi.com
    Hapa Yoga
    Private Lessons

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Wendy Harp Wendy Harp     San Diego, California

Wendy Harp is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and has been practicing yoga since 2000. In the past, Wendy was an avid triathlete. Fitness was a part of her daily life, but something was missing in her life. In 2000, Wendy was introduced to Bikram Yoga and immediately knew that this was her path. After six years of practicing Bikram Yoga, she attended Bikram Teacher Training in 2006. In 2009, she opened her studio, Bikram Yoga Rancho Bernardo, now called Wela Yoga. She has attended countless workshops to continue her yoga education. Wendy has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and is trained and certified in Bikram Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Reiki First Degree. Yin Yoga Training with Bernie Clark and Diana Batts was a grounding and transformative experience. I enjoy sharing the peace and joy of Yin Yoga with my students.

Email: wendy-AT-welayoga.com
Phone: 858.673.9642
Studio: Wela Yoga
16473 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128

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Shauna MacKay Shauna MacKay B.P.E., C-IAYT, E-RYT     San Diego, California

Shauna MacKay is an inspiring and passionate leader, known to bring a depth of knowledge and intention to her classes that take students far beyond the physical practice. With a background in athletics and trained in therapeutics, students from a wide variety of levels find a place in her class.

Shauna is a teacher's teacher, with a passion for teaching and fueled by a commitment to never stop learning. A certified Yoga Therapist, she has acquired several advanced qualifications and certifications: iRest© Yoga Nidra training, Yin Yoga, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, Yogaworks Restorative Teacher Training - Level 2, Yoga of the Heart© Cardiac and Cancer Certification, Yoga of Awareness for Cancer Professional Training, Duke Integrative Medicine; Yoga for a Happy Back Certification, Yoga for Cancer, Chakra Yoga and Street Yoga. Shauna's successful private practice specializes in helping individuals manage stress, cancer, aging, mental illness and other diseases and chronic conditions.

Web: www.ShaunaMacKayYoga.com
Email: shauna-AT-shaunamackayyoga.com
Studio: Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla

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Lorien Neargarder Lorien Neargarder    San Jose, California

Lorien blends her knowledge of dance, fitness, meditation, yoga and engineering for a logical, intuitive and blissful class. She teaches Hatha flow, Vinyasa, Yin, and Yin & Yang yoga classes. She holds a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and loves walking the path that blends both disciplines!

Web: www.yogabylorien.com
Email: yogabylorien(at)att.net
Phone: 408-476-0487
Studios:Willow Glen Yoga
Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center

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Dina Amsterdam Dina Amsterdam    San Francisco, California

Selected as the "Best classic Yoga teacher" in SF by San Francisco Magazine for 2007. Dina Amsterdam began teaching yoga in 1994. She is certified by Kripalu (1994) where she gained her spiritual yogic roots and by Rodney Yee (1998) with whom she studied alignment oriented Iyengar yoga intensely for 3 years in his Advanced Teacher Training program. Since 1998 Dina has been practicing and studying Buddhist meditation and Yin yoga with Sarah and Ty Powers as well as other renowned teachers in the Buddhist lineage.

Dina is a certified Yoga Therapist and works with individuals and groups on transforming psychological and physiological constrictions. Her approach with clients is guided by healing principles from the yogic and Buddhist therapeutic traditions. She did her graduate research in physiological psychology at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention and values an integrated approach of eastern and western modalities for optimal psycho-physiological and spiritual well-being. Dina leads yoga retreats (many of which are held in the Buddhist tradition of silence) in beautiful places in nature around the world. If you can not get to a live class with Dina, check out her videos at Gaia Yoga.

Web: www.dinaamsterdam.com
Email: dinaamsterdam(at)gmail.com
Studio: Yoga Tree Valencia
1234 Valencia SF, California, 94110

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Tina Foster Tina Foster    San Francisco, California

My classes are warm and mindful. My exploration of the overall yogic tradition is multi-faceted and progressive. My voice is often characterized as poetic, lucid and down-to-earth. I see my interactions with other practitioners as co-creations and co-productions. My teaching of yin yoga originated from the challenge I experienced while learning to ground and meditate. I'm guided by the idea that we practice effortlessly opening and toning our bodies, but also mining for our inner gold and polishing the lens through which we view our life.

I was introduced to Yin by my first teacher during the eighties in Athens, GA. She called yin poses "ragdoll shapes." My own practice is now a primary influence and laboratory. Studies with Sarah Powers and Erich Schiffmann have especially illuminated my particular yin pathway and have provided infinitely valuable tools. Yet, every teacher and every unique approach I've embraced throughout the years has somehow inspired my Yin teaching.

Web: www.fosterandflourish.net
Email: fosterandflo -@- gmail.com
Phone: 415-531-8439

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Alexander Rosan Alexander Rosan    San Francisco, California

Alexander Rosan has taught yoga for more than 6 years. He trained in multiple modalities ultimately falling in love with Yin. He had the fortune of growing up where yoga, and meditation were common practice in the household, understanding the various challenges, and immense gifts a solid practice offers. Using a comprehensive understanding for anatomy, and the subtle energies of the body Alex teaches how we can utilize our bodies to aid our health. Alex teaches his students to start with a solid foundation from which one can realize the great potential each of us possess. He believes that when we participate in each posture with an honest surrender, becoming aware and grounded in our body, we can more decisively walk our path with sweetness, focus, contentment, and well being.

Web: JustBeSamadhi.com
Email: alexander.rosan-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 415.420.5747
Studio: The Yoga Loft

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Mimi Moncier Mimi Moncier E-RYT 500     San Francisco, California

Mimi is co-creator (with her husband Alan) and teacher at Giggling Lotus Yoga. Twenty-six years ago, she discovered the poetry of Yoga and how it is a path on which all of our vehicles can navigate. Yoga's radical openness has continued to draw her in more deeply and into the complimentary practice of meditation. Mimi began her path of Yoga as a result of a low-back injury from dance that was debilitating. Yoga helped her heal over the following months and she became absorbed in its power to heal the body, the heart and the mind. After experiencing the life-devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, she began meditating eleven years ago to more skillfully navigate the waves of impermanence that we call life. Learn more about her Yin Yoga teacher experience at her recent blog post: Why I Love Teaching Yin.

Web: www.gigglinglotus.com/mimi-moncier
Email: Mimi-AT-gigglinglotus.com
Phone: 415.934.9700
Studio: Giggling Lotus Yoga

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Lisa Jang Lisa Jang AFAA, E-RYT    San Ramon, California

Lisa Jang developed a more significant relationship with group fitness and yoga when she moved from Vancouver, BC Canada to the Bay Area 16 years ago to help her cope with being homesick and the decline in her mother's health. It only took her a few years to realize that she wanted to promote longevity of life and share steps to good health and wellness to others. Lisa started teaching group fitness and yoga in 2001. After completing her training in vinyasa yoga, she went on to a yin yoga teacher immersion with renowned teacher and author, Bernie Clark at Semperviva Yoga College. She has also studied functional anatomy with Yin Yoga master teachers, Paul & Suzee Grilley. Lisa continues her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine at McKinnon Massage Institute, specifically in acupressure. Lisa is also co-teaches the 200 Hour Teacher Program at The Yoga Company and leads the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program at both The Yoga Company and Yoga Shala San Jose

Web: lisajangyoga.wordpress.com
Email: lisajangyoga-At-gmail.com
Studios: The Yoga Company
24 Hour Fitness San Ramon & Livermore,
Crunch Fitness Blackhawk,
Club Sport San Ramon

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Misako Matsuoka Misako Matsuoka    Santa Clara, California

Misako is a lifelong student of yoga, holds degrees in Biology and Engineering, and is a certified yoga instructor registered with the Yoga Alliance. Misako?s first Teacher Training certification came from Avalon Yoga under the mentorship of Samantha Shakti. Misako has since completed an advanced immersion in Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley; has been certified in Restorative Yoga with the founder of and best-known specialist in Restorative Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater; and has studied the Shadow yoga style with Scott Blossom.

Her vinyasa style is influenced by Max Strom and Janet Stone, with a strong emphasis on the breath while keeping the flow playful with varied sequencing. Misako is an Anusara Inspired Teacher, and continues to study Anusara with internationally known Anusara teachers and Anusara?s founder, John Friend. Misako hopes to share her belief with her students that yoga can offer opportunities to discover the healing and vitality of the body and to open the heart and mind.

Web: www.sunheartyoga.com
Email: sunheartyoga (at) gmail.com
Studios: Avalon Studio, Palo Alto
Breathe, Los Gatos
Yoga at Cindy's, Sunnyvale
Almaden Yoga, San Jose

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Sean Guinan Sean Guinan L.Ac.    Santa Cruz, California

Sean Guinan, L.Ac., is a pediatric acupuncturist, yin yoga educator, & natural living expert. He is founder of Holistic Yogi, offering yoga teachers ancient wisdom for modern wellness. Sean is creator of Yin Yoga As Medicine, a teacher certification program where yogis become healers. When he's not busy making sauerkraut, hanging out with his 3 kids, or playing in the woods, you can find Sean over at www.holisticyogi.com, or facebook.

Web: www.holisticyogi.com
Facebook: Holistic Yogi
Email: hello-AT-holisticyogi.com
Studios: Offering Yin Yoga As Medicine Teacher Trainings throughout the world & online
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Lotta-Lilia Major Lotta-Lilia Major L.Ac.    Santa Monica, California

I am a certified Yin Yoga Teacher and Business/Life Coach. I discovered Yin Yoga in a time when I needed to reestablish balance in my own life. Today, my teaching practice revolves around facilitating equilibrium on and off the Yoga mat by fusing the different areas of my expertise to design a program that fits your needs. As a Yin Yoga teacher I aim to create an environment where you can safely connect to yourself and explore your capabilities and boundaries free from judgment or competitive thought. I believe Yoga is what happens within. Yin is a wonderful practice to cut through the daily noise and return to stillness and truth in the present moment. All of my classes incorporate a meditation and mindfulness practice. I am very much looking forward to meeting you on your personal Yoga and Life journey.

Web: www.lilyinyasa.com
Facebook: lilyinyasa
Email: Lilyinyasa-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 424 268 0575
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Lori Furbush Lori Furbush    Santa Rosa, California

Lori Furbush is inspired by the energy-balancing practices of Qigong, Yoga, and Reiki. Since 2001, she has been leading group classes, private sessions, trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world in places such as Bali, Costa Rica, and Bhutan, and is the author of Elemental Moves: Simple Yoga and Qigong Practices Inspired by Nature. Lori teaches weekly in her private studio and in locations throughout Sonoma County. She deeply loves the practice of Yin Yoga and is influenced by her studies in Yin Yoga with Erin Fleming and Sarah Powers.

Web: www.EnerQiHealing.com
Email: Lori (at) EnerQiHealing.com
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Via Page Via Page RYT 500    Torrance, California

Via has been teaching Yoga classes, privates, and workshops since 2004. Her specialty certifications include Yin Yoga (with Sarah Powers), Yoga Tune Up (with Jill Miller), Gentle Yoga (with Lanita Varshell) and Yoga in Chairs for MS (with Liz Franklin). She is also certified by BASI (Body Arts and Science International) to teach Pilates Mat and Pilates on the Apparatus. Via's Yoga emphasizes fun, functionality, self care, and fitness forever. Her goal is to make the benefits of Yoga (and Pilates) available to all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness and flexibility levels. Start where you are and watch what happens. Her classes blend stretch, breath, movement, posture, and meditation. Via lives in Torrance in the midst of native plants and an organic vegetable garden with a deep-felt and daily gratitude for the grace that has given her the opportunity to practice Yoga and make its teachings and benefits available to others.

Web: www.viayoga.us
Blog: www.viayogablog.us
Email: viapage20917 (@) gmail.com
Phone: 310-483-5154
Studio: Various: check web page for listing

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Doug Moss Doug Moss    Upland, California

Serving the Yoga Communities of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas and Glendora

Doug is a true yoga mutt. He has studied numerous styles and schools of yoga. He has distilled from each and fostered an eclectic yoga style that is his own. He gives thanks to those who have inspired him along his path including: Sarah Powers, Erika Faith Hattingh, Tias Little, Eoin Finn and Shiva Rea. He holds certifications from numerous yoga schools including Santa Barbara Yoga Center (Sarah Powers), White Lotus Foundation and Erika Faith Hattingh. Doug owns Green Tara Movement Arts Studio. Doug is Director of Green Tara Yoga School.

Web: www.greentarayoga.org
Email: doug AT greentarayoga.org
Phone: 951.218.6673
Studio: Green Tara Yoga
1330 Monte Vista Avenue
Suite #6
Upland, California 91786

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Jill Hines Jill Hines    Vacaville, California

Jill Hines is one of the founders and directors of Ebb and Flow Yoga Studio. She draws upon a lifetime of experience seeking out mind/body connections through her personal yoga practice, a deep love for dance, body work, and meditation...not to mention her thousands of hours teaching yoga, attending workshops, trainings and certifications in vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, massage therapy, pilates and barre. Her love for the body, anatomy and functional movement pave the way for mindfully crafted and carefully designed classes. You will find the space Jill creates to be warm, inviting and approachable. Jill holds certifications with yoga alliance, AFAA, and most recently studied under Bernie Clark in Vancouver, Canada at Semperviva Yoga.

Web: www.ebbandflowyogastudio.com
Email: jillhinesbiz-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Ebb and Flow Yoga Studio
417 William St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

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Sony Trieu    Woodland Hills, California

A dedicated practitioner and teacher for the last decade, Sony Trieu was classically trained in Vinyasa Yoga. This training provided her with a firm foundation of alignment, which led to indepth study of various styles of yoga. Having found a beautiful marriage between Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga styles, Sony is known for her intuitive ability to develop sequences which allow students to go deeply inside their practice and to trust in their own inner teacher.

Web: www.blissfulthaiyogatherapy.com
Email: blissfulthaiyogatherapy (at)yahoo.com
Phone: 818-426-1519
Studio: The Yoga Loft

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Cheryl Boyles Cheryl Boyles    Wrightwood, California

Cheryl became interested in yoga after sustaining debilitating spinal injuries. She earned her first yoga certification, and began teaching in 2003. In 2011, she completed her 200-hour teacher training at White Lotus Foundation, and is registered with Yoga Alliance.

Cheryl wholeheartedly believes consistent yoga practice promotes healing, as evidenced by her own personal experience. Recently this journey led her to the discovery of Yin Yoga. After being amazed and delighted by the effects of Yin Yoga in her own practice, she began offering the class to her students, and it has been met with fantastic enthusiasm!

Cheryl is committed to making yoga accessible to people of all body types, helping them to manage stress, increase in strength and flexibility, and correct muscular and structural imbalances. It is her goal to make every class a truly positive experience for her students, and Yin Yoga has made that goal infinitely more obtainable!

Web: www.holyveggyogi.com
Email: cherylswwyoga-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Big Pines Movement Arts

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Sara Avant Stover    Boulder, Colorado

Sara Avant Stover, E-RYT 500 and Teacher Training, is Founder and Director of The Way of the Happy Woman?. She helps modern women balance their femininity with their busy lives to connect with true and lasting personal happiness through yoga, meditation, and balanced living. She leads retreats, trainings, and workshops around the world that inspire women to live their truth and their passions with confidence and authenticity.

From 1999-2008 Sara lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand and served as one of the yoga pioneers in that part of the world. To date she has taught thousands of students in over a dozen countries and currently calls Boulder, CO home. Also a prolific writer, her work has been published in The Huffington Post, Fit Yoga, Yoga Journal, and more. Her approach blends Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Creativity, and Insight Meditation for Women. For more free articles, videos, and resources, including a Free Yoga for PMS CD, please visit her website.

Web: www.TheWayoftheHappyWoman.com
Email: info (at) TheWayoftheHappyWoman.com
Phone: 303-800-0878
Studio: www.JeanieManchester.com

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Laura Kupperman Laura Kupperman    Boulder, Colorado

Laura has been practicing yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2002. She has completed many teacher trainings, including yin yoga training with Paul Grilley and a 1000 hour certification in yoga therapy. In addition to teaching classes Laura enjoys working privately with people who have injuries, illness, or disease, including special needs children. Her style is compassionate, encouraging, and attentive. Laura is honored to share the healing path of yoga with others, and is especially delighted to offer yin classes to all the wonderfully yang people in Boulder!

Web: www.laurakupperman.com
Email: laura(at)laurakupperman.com
Phone: 303.601.4603
Studios: CorePower Yoga
Yo Mama Yoga and Family Center

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Ina Ina "Sahaja" Sajovich    Boulder, Colorado

Ina planted the seeds of her personal practice in the mid-nineties, while in high school in Austin, Texas. As a competitive athlete, she was naturally drawn to disciplined, tapas inspired practices of Bikram, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow. In her early twenties, injury and the waves of life led her to dive deeper into the exploration of Kundalini, Yin, Viniyoga therapy, pranayama and meditation. A devoted student to the flow, and teaching since 2003, she is founder of Sahaja Vinyasa Yoga, and has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2008. She teaches in and around Boulder, CO where she is pursuing degrees in Religious Studies (Buddhism and Tantric Traditions) and Sanskrit at Naropa University.

Web: www.yogawithina.com
Email: recristina108 (at) gmail.com

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Mary-Laurence Bevington Mary-Laurence Bevington    Boulder, Colorado

Mary teaches yin and hatha yoga, and was born and bred in Atlanta, GA. She did her first sun salutes while in a theatre secondary school in 1985, and taught her first hatha yoga class in Taos, NM in 1992 by magical happenstance. In her yin classes, Mary invites self-discovery, togetherness with the inner and outer cosmos, and spoonfuls of wishful thinking. Mary has studied and practiced yoga in the US and in India. Her background includes: Body Knowledge Pilates, Body Mind Centering, wilderness guiding, dharma art dance, massage and leadership. And, she earned an MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in 2007. Mary believes that the interplay of sweet yin and sweet yang helps us rediscover our deep nature.

Web: www.marybevington.com
Email: marybevington-AT-mac.com
Studios: Studio Be
Movement Climbing + Fitness

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Bari Ablon Campbell Bari Ablon Campbell    Boulder, Colorado

Bari Ablon Campbell is a Certified Registered Yoga Instructor with over 500 hours of training inYin Yoga (restorative), Vinyasa Yoga (power/flow), Hot Yoga (Bikram), Yoga with Weights, and Yoga for Athletes. She is grateful to have studied Yin Yoga with both Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. Bari continues to study and work with yoga masters and anatomy experts around the country as she strives to bring even more perspective and expertise to her teaching and practice--a journey which began in 2002. Her goal in teaching yoga is for each person to find exactly what their body, mind, or spirit needs. She holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California.

Web: www.baricampbell.com
Email: info-AT-baricampbell.com
Studios: CorePower Yoga
Little Yoga Studio

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Heidi Beachley Heidi Beachley RYT 500    Broomfield & Boulder

Heidi discovered yoga in high school when she came across Jane Fonda's yoga VHS. She only practiced yoga a few times on the hard concrete basement floor, until life circumstances forced change in her life in 2004. From the moment she stepped onto her mat, she knew teaching yoga was her destiny. Her portfolio of continuing education includes Hot Yoga, Hot Power Fusion, Power vinyasa, Yin Yoga w/Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, Pranic Breath work with Darren Main, and Yoga for Cancer Survivors w/Laura Kupperman. Her latest training is through Integrative Yoga Therapy where she has received her 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification as a Professional Yoga Therapist.

Web: www.yogawillow.com
Email: hzbeach -at- gmail.com
Phone: 720-988-7817
Studio: CorePower Yoga

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Jessica Patterson Jessica Patterson     Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jessica came to her love for Yin yoga during yoga teacher training. With life often being so fast paced and hectic, she found it to be a wonderful way to shut out the world, tune into the body and nourish the soul. She hopes to help others slow down and recognize how beneficial incorporating a yin practice into their daily lives can be.

Email: rockabetty25 (at) yahoo.com
Phone: 719-661-8289
Studio: Cambio. Studios

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Katherine Coleman Katherine M. Coleman     Denver, Colorado

After a near fatal car accident, Kate devoted herself to an attitude of gratitude, emphasizing steadfastness in nutritional, yogic, and meditative practices. Influenced by Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Baron Baptiste, and more, Kate completed her 200 hour certification at the Cincinnati Yoga School in 2008. Concentrating in yin yoga, she has since been blessed to volunteer for Yoga Bear, a national 501 (c)3 that connects cancer survivors with yoga studios. In 2011, Kate became a Master Nutrition Therapist at the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Denver, specializing in digestive and neurological disorders, food allergies, and autoimmune conditions. Currently, she works alongside Dr. Marie Starling at The Healing Center in Greenwood Village, CO providing people with access to their full potential. She believes that a happy heart and an open mind are tantamount to healthy meridian and organ systems. Get to know Kate better by check out her website/blog.

Web: www.EatStretchLoveLife.com
Email: Kat(at)YogaBear.org
or Kate (@) EatStretchLoveLife.com
Studios: Breathe and
Denver YMCA

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Elise Fabricant Elise Fabricant     Denver, Colorado

Since 2002 Elise has offered accessible and fun yoga classes for all levels. She now specializes in Yin, savoring the luscious openings available in this balancing practice. See her web site for studios that she teaches at.

Web: www.halfmoondenver.com
Email: fabricant.elise-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 720-878-1959

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Denise Cook     Denver, Colorado

Denise Cook began her journey on the mat for healing almost two decades ago and started teaching in Denver in 2000. Her most influential teacher has been Baron Baptiste as well as the countless students who she has guided throughout the years. Through Yang she traced back to Yin Yoga about 7 years ago under the tutelage of her Qui Gong teacher and embraced the stillness and peace it brought her mind and emotions. She realized the resilience of the mind is where the true practice can be developed and it begins with being. "How we do anything is how we do everything!" Her style has been described as playful, challenging, insightful and always expansive. Her accolades include being in-flight yoga for Frontier Airlines, Yoga Journal, presenter at Yoga Rocks & Friday Night Yoga Club, studio owner, Teacher Trainer and her most pivotal roll... mother of two beautiful children: Harrison and Teagan-Blue.

The Freyja Project
Body, Mind Energy Healing Center

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Alan Starner Alan Starner    Fort Collins, Colorado

Alan trained with John Childers, Erich Shiffmann, Sara Powers, Paul Grilley and others while living in California. He went through Paul Grilley's Teacher training, which included Yin Yoga and Anatomy for Yoga. Although he practices both Yin and Yang (Vinyasa flow) styles of yoga, he especially likes to teach Yin yoga because the deep stretching and long holds provide a meditative practice that really opens up the body and provides a space to explore the body's inner landscapes. Alan also likes to include some functional anatomy in his classes so people can better understand their strengths and limitations.

Web: www.oldtownyoga.com
Email: alanlstar(at)msn.com
Phone: 970-222-2777
Studio:Old Town Yoga
237 1/2 Jefferson
(East of College between Linden & Pine)
Fort Collins, CO

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Jill Mollenhauer Jill Mollenhauer    Fort Collins, Colorado

Jill has been teaching yoga for over 8 years and practicing for over 20. Her advanced training is with Paul and Suzee Grilley. She has a particular passion for yin yoga. With the knowledge of the anatomy, in particular joints and connective tissue has helped keep her students safe in both yin and yang practices. The understanding that we are all unique in how we are built has made yoga more accessible to all students. She is discovering that yin is keeping her students from injuring themselves in other activities and keeping them healthy to pursue a healthy lifestyle for life! Hopeful for the future of yoga as a way of life because she has students as old as 91 still practicing!!!

Email: the-kittycat (at) comcast.net
Studios: Elan
353 W Drake Road #140
Fort Collins
The Lifestyle Center
Raintree athletic club

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Kelli Glaze Kelli Glaze    Fort Collins, Colorado

Kelli began her Yoga journey over 8 years ago, ultimately finding her passion in Yin Yoga. Inspired by a local teacher, Kelli envisioned someday she would teach Yin yoga. She is passionate about sharing with others the magic ingredients: time, stillness and finding YOUR edge! She brings awareness to students that every body is different! Kelli recently completed a Yin intensive with Bernie Clark. She has a desire to inspire students to become aware of how each body is assembled differently. Equipping students to gain knowledge and understanding of functional vs aesthetic asanas. If you feel it, you are indeed doing it! Focuses are on allowing the body to receive the postures. Looking inward, cultivating breath. Paying attention to intentions! Achieving optimal health, wellness and examining what healing is. Exploration of the body's meridians and organ health. Kelli's classes are interactive, often asking the student what are you feeling?

Email: kglazeyoga -aT- outlook.com
Studio: Elan
353 W Drake Road #140
Fort Collins

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Charity Heggestad Charity Heggestad     Lafayette, Colorado

Charity is a Registered Yoga Teacher, certified in the Day-Star Method of Yoga, a gentle style of Hatha yoga. Her classes focus on using breath and gentle movement to relax the body as well as the mind. Her latest passion is Yin Yoga which offers deep, slow stretching for everyone: bendy or more tightly put-together. You'll love it. Charity enjoys sharing yoga with children as well as adults. As both a yoga instructor and a mother, she believes that introducing yoga to children in a fun environment provides a foundation for building a life-long yoga practice.

Email: charityjoy(at)gmail.com
Phone: 303-507-8533
Studio:Joy of Yoga

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Roberta Hughes Roberta Hughes    Parker, Colorado

Roberta has been a yoga practitioner since 1992 and a yoga teacher since 1998. She is a certified yoga instructor with Inner Connections Yoga & Whole Life Center and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She has studied yin yoga with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers and has studied Hatha yoga with Erich Schiffmann. Roberta's teaching style combines Hatha, yin, and Vinyasa (flow) techniques to exercise and nourish the body and mind. Her gentle style and intuitive nature encourage students to cultivate awareness about their bodies, minds, and emotions so that they may achieve physical and emotional balance and peace of mind.

Email: info(at)robertahughesyoga.com
Phone: 303-840-0411
Studio:The Yin Yoga Center
19555 E. Parker Square Dr., Suite 102
Parker, CO 80134.

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Shane Carrick Shane Carrick     Telluride, Colorado

My wife convinced me to go to my first yoga class. I was skeptical at first but walked out of that first class humbled and hooked on yoga. After a few years of devoted practice at the Telluride Yoga Center, the positive changes in my body and mind were undeniable. My wife and I quit our jobs and traveled to India to attend a yoga teacher training at the Shiva Yoga Peeth Ashram on the banks of the Ganges. From there, we embarked on a year of travel and inner exploration. During this time I completed a Yin Yoga training at the Myoshinji Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan. I began teaching yoga in Bali and France and finished my Yin training in London exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine with With-Yin Yoga. Now back home in Colorado, I aim to help bring peace and balance to people's lives through a fun and creative yoga practice.

Email: shanetabor-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 970-318-9905
Studio: Telluride Yoga Center

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Liza Dousson Liza Dousson     New England

Liza has studied a variety of Yoga styles and philosophy for 20 years. During 7 years travels to India and Thailand, her interest in Yoga focused on therapeutic aspects of Yoga and Thai Yoga Therapy, but equally on the cultures of those remarkable countries. One season, in need of some "therapy" herself from too much traveling, Paul Grilley's small & potent green primer on YinYoga became a deep source of exploration & inspiration, studying with Paul & Suzee Grilley a couple of years later at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. It is in the melding of kinesthetic, energetic & healing principles between YinYoga, Thai Yoga Therapy and the ancient cultures "knowing" of rest & relaxation that Liza draws on in her offerings to counter the modern, too often never-slow-down world in which we live.

Web: www.beseeknow.com
Email: info (at) beseeknow.com

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Julie Bailis     Hamden, CT

Julie's Yin classes allow the student to turn inward and explore the physical, emotional, and spiritual practice of Yin. Students have opportunities to experience quiet, stillness, and further exploration of the body and mind. Most classes include pranayama, Yin asana, and meditation. They are perfect for those new to Yin Yoga as well as those more seasoned yogis. Julie brings her own life experiences, sense of humor, and knowledge of meditation and yoga asana into the class and fosters a sense of community within each class. She has attended workshops with Sarah Powers and is greatly influenced by the work of Paul Grilley and Bernie Clark.

Web: www.yogawithjulieb.com
Email: juliebailis-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 203-288-5464
Studio:Your Community Yoga Center
39 Putnam Avenue

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Erika Halford Erika Halford     Middletown, CT

Erika playfully weaves alignment, therapeutics, and creative sequencing with poetic offerings and Tantric philosophy that embraces the fullness of life. You will find her Yin and Prana Flow classes accessible yet challenging. Erika leads monthly Prana Flow workshops to support community gathering and living yoga through group movement, sharing and journaling. She is also available for private yoga sessions.

"I think that yoga is a way of being, seeing and experiencing the world around us. The practices help us to release that which no longer serve us and integrate gratitude for the plethora of beauty that surrounds us. My intention is to combine everything I learn about yoga, ayurveda, massage, motherhood and life to help others pause and remember what's really important in life: that we love one another, that we care of one another and that we live in a way that allows the divine current to be expressed beautifully through us in all we create.

Email: erika.halford (@) gmail.com
Phone: 860-986-2017
Studio:Connecticut Yoga Center
91 Beverly Heights 2nd floor
Middletown, CT

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Megan Moss Freeman     Northampton, MA & Westport, CT

I have been teaching Yin Yoga since 2008. I have studied Yin Yoga in person with Joe Barnett, Paul Grilley, Corina Benner and Biff Mithoefer.

Web: www.meganmossyoga.com

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Kathy Lang

Dennis Lang
Kathy & Dennis Lang    Atlantic Beach

Dennis and Kathy Lang are both certified instructors of Yin Yoga. They were drawn to Yin Yoga via Paul Grilley and have been hooked since. They have practiced yoga for over 8 years and bring a different perspective to yoga instruction by co-teaching and incorporating demonstration with personal adjustments for proper alignment. The Lang's were certified in Yin and Vinyasa Flow at the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. They are passionate about sharing their love of yoga and how it has transformed their lives and improved their health. In addition, they promote the many benefits of practicing yoga through special charity based events throughout the Jacksonville area.

The married couple brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to the practice drawn from their attendance of many national workshops across the country with Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste, John Friend, Shiva Rea, Sean Corn, Paul Grilley and others. Their style is influenced by the traditions of Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Dennis and Kathy travel extensively participating in yoga classes wherever they go including New York, Phoenix, Washington DC, San Diego, Miami and Vancouver.

Web: www.everydayconsciousliving.com
Email: dennis.lang(at)prudentialnetworkrealty.com
Phone: 904-571-3154

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Tammy Heckman Tammy Heckman     Boca Raton

Tammy's Yin classes encourage students of all levels to work deeply while honoring and working with their body's abilities. Tammy's approach is with the structural differences being the most important aspect of each asana - if one feels compression while in the pose, adjust to move away from the compression in order to be safe. She guides her students to have no judgement - continually reminding them that no two bodies will look the same in the poses. Tammy loves how Yin Yoga can help her students get into a deeper Triangle pose, but it is so much more to her than that. Her mother, sister and niece all have Lupus, which brings an awareness to her teaching regarding arthritis, and the extreme benefits Yin Yoga has to the joint's health, especially when a disease is present.

Tammy holds 3 weekly Yin Yoga classes and also teaches Yin Workshops for yoga students and Yin Yoga teachers.

Email: Tammy.heckman AT hotmail.com
Studio: Home Studio - Yoga South
3500 NW Boca Raton Boulevard #731
Phone: 561-212-5001

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Danielle Mercer Danielle Mercer ERYT200, RYT300    Boca Raton

Danielle loves challenging her students and has chosen to dedicate her life to inspiring others to venture outside of their comfort zones. She is passionate about the practice including Vinyasa Flow & Ashtanga, which she recently studied in India. She is also certified as a Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance. She has taught and practiced different styles of yoga all over the world. She introduced a Power Flowing Vinyasa studio to Western Australia, and it was there that she ironically developed a love for Yin yoga.

She has found yoga to be a moving meditation that is essential in balancing a happy and healthy lifestyle. She has a background in personal training and loves to add fitness elements into her Vinyasa classes. She thinks yoga should be about having fun, non-judgment, and growing as a person. She loves teaching and feels it is her calling to share the yoga experience with others.

Email: Daniellemercer31-AT-yahoo.com
Web: www.americanyoga.net
Phone: 419-377-8155

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Lynda Artesani Lynda Artesani     Bonita Springs & Ft. Myers

Upon taking her first yoga class, Lynda fell in love with how good she felt after practicing yoga. She was drawn to the Yin style of yoga because it complimented her regular asana practice and she really enjoyed the quiet and stillness the practice brings. Lynda believes that yoga is a practice for all the seasons of life and the benefits go beyond physical strengthening. As a yoga instructor, Lynda wants to inspire others to live a more balanced, peaceful, and happy life. She is blessed to be teaching yin yoga at two studios, one in Bonita Springs, Florida and one in Ft. Myers, Florida.

Web: lyndasyogajourney.wordpress.com
Email: lynda.artesani-AT-gmail.com
  Joyful Yoga and Spa
  Yoga Bird Studio

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Dian Fitzpatrick Dian Fitzpatrick MA, E-RYT 200, RYT 500     Bradenton

I have been teaching for over a decade with an emphasis on students over 50, round bodies, and/or age related challenges. (I am all of these things). I teach different styles, using props to aid each student, but I come to Yin more often than not, even in chair yoga.

Email: yogadian-AT-live.com
Phone: 908-625-9229
Locations: Beyond the Mat Yoga
Tara Golf and Country Club
private individual and group lessons

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Alice Gomes Alice Gomes     Casselberry

Alice's journey into yoga evolved about 7 years ago. Yoga quickly became a passion and has become a daily part of her life. She is also an avid runner and has completed several marathons and other races on the East Coast. Having completed her 200 hr. Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification with Laurie Greene at Yoga Nine in Smithville, NJ, she attributes much of her inspiration and desire to teach and deepen her practice to Laurie. Continuing her training she became certified to teach Yin Yoga in 2011, studying with Corina Benner of Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia. Alice is currently teaching Hatha and Yin Yoga classes at several venues in the Central Florida area. Alice seeks a path for continual mutual growth with her students, sharing energy, spirit and love of yoga. Her classes will inspire you to stay focused and flow with your breath.

Web: www.imagineyoga.net
Email: alice-AT-imagineyoga.net
Phone: 407-637-5188
Studios: Red Sun Yoga
in Winter Springs;
Casselberry City Hall;
Check website for other local studios.

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Mindy Leventhal Mindy Leventhal ERYT     Delray Beach

I am the proud owner of Simply Yoga of Delray Beach in sunny Florida, we have been established since June of 2006. Our studio offers more then 40 creative Hatha Yoga classes of which include, Yin, Restorative, Hatha Flow, Healthy Backs, Open Yoga, Kundalini & a Yoga Alliance School of Hatha Yoga, Teachers Training Program. I have been practicing over 20 years and teaching since 2002. The practice has changed my world and I am blessed to wake up everyday to give to others the amazing gifts of Yoga.

Web: www.simplyyogadelray.com
Email: simplyyogadelray-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 248-891-7366
Studio: Simply Yoga of Delray Beach

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Dana Will Dana Will     Fruitland Park

E-RYT 200, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist. I teach a gentle, slow-flow, yin, restorative practice believing the importance of allowing the connective tissues to lengthen and release in their own time. I studied YOGA at Duke University School of Integrative Medicine, am a Certified Silver Age Yoga Teacher and I volunteer teaching yoga to veterans with PTSD. Currently studying the healing benefits of Neurogenic Yoga.

Email: dwillnov6-AT-aol.com
Studio: Offering Private Classes
Phone: 352-406-6233

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Elizabeth Henrichsen Elizabeth Henrichsen     Jacksonville

Elizabeth received her Yin Teacher Training 40 hour certificate in 2015 from Joe Barnett, senior student of Paul Grilley. She received her 200 (240) hour Hatha Yoga certification from The Himalayan Yoga Academy, RYS, in Rishikesh, India and teaches a variety of styles and students, including kids yoga, chair yoga, vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, workplace yoga.

Email: e.henrichsen@comcast.net
Phone: 904-338-6710

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Julie Kanara Julie Kanara E-RYT 200    Miami Beach

Julie Kanara is a certified 200hr eRYT and has furthered her yoga education by taking Tim Miller's Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training and studying extensively in NYC under anatomy specialist Leslie Kaminoff. Currently Juls is honored to be apprenticing with her mentors Tim Feldmann, Kino MacGregor and other esteemed teachers at Miami Life Center in Miami Beach, FL. Over the years, Juls has taught Ashtanga and Yin Yoga in Scottsdale, AZ; NYC, NY; Naples, FL; and Miami Beach, FL. It has been her privilege to introduce Ashtanga and Yin Yoga to numerous studios and watch the power of the practices ignite students' desires for more than just a physical journey. On a daily basis she is inspired by the integrity, spirituality and humility of her teachers and students. It is her humble and heartfelt wish to serve others so they may experience peace.

Web: www.yogijuls.com
Email: yogijuls@gmail.com
Studio: Miami Life Center

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Jote Kaur Jote Kaur E-RYT 200    Miami Beach

Yin Yoga is such a gift. Beginners and Advanced Yoga practitioners benefit. I am humbled and grateful to have participated in Bernie and Diana's training. Come join in Peace. Thank you. Love, Jote

Email: yogajote-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 305-915-6811
   Yoga That
   Pilates On The Beach

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Samantha Treglown Samantha Treglown     Naples

Sammi began practicing yoga in 2009 while in college when she needed to fill her electives. She immediately felt the effects of yoga in her first class. Being a distance runner throughout her school years, Sammi's need for yoga was physically beneficial and necessary. Not only did focusing on the breath and the great affects of stretching release her body, she saw that through this practice, she found her true self.

Sammi is a Naples native and her dream of becoming a yoga teacher presented itself at no better place than her hometown. Joining Yoga Loft's first teacher trainee group, Sammi's desire to share this practice with others was born. She believes the secret to being happy is accepting where you are, smiling and making the most out of it everyday. Sammi hopes to guide and help others discover all the benefits of finding their true self through breath and movement.

Email: Sammitreglown -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 239-537-2957
Studio: Yoga Loft

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Michele Benton Michele Benton     New Smyrna Beach

I have been teaching Yin Yoga classes for 5 years in Central Florida and workshops for 3 years. I have 60 hours of teacher training with Joe Barnett specific to Yin Yoga in addition to my 200 hour comprehensive teacher training certificate. I am currently working towards receiving my 615 hour certificate in alignment based yoga. I love sharing the benefit of yoga for connective tissues with students in my classes and workshops. I am available to teach workshops for Yin Yoga for spine, pelvis and easing stress. Please contact me for more information.

Web: www.omsunshine.com
Email: michele-AT-omsunshine.com
Phone: 386-956-4787
The Hub on Canal Art Center
        in New Smyrna Beach Florida
Altamonte Springs Yoga
        in Altamonte Springs Florida
Aslo, Private and Beach Classes in New Smyrna Beach Florida

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Carrie Anne Kennedy Carrie Anne Kennedy     Niceville

In 2000, Carrie Anne took her first yoga class and immediately fell in love with the unity between breath, body, mind and spirit. After more than a decade of practicing, Carrie Anne decided to broaden her horizons and share her knowledge by becoming a yoga teacher. She graduated the 2013 Dragonfly Yoga Teacher Training with Laura Tyree; during that year, Carrie Anne took her first Yin Yoga class and fell in love all over again! In August 2015, she completed 50 hours of Yin Yoga YTT with Bernie Clark. The physiological, energetic, and mental benefits of the practice, both Yin and Yang, are what drive her passion to share with others. Her overall intention is to guide others to find the grace and stillness that yoga can continuously provide on and off the mat.

Email: carryomyoga -AT- icloud.com
Web: www.carry-om-yoga.com
Studio: Dragonfly Yoga Studies

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Kellie Adkins Kellie Adkins E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT     Orlando

A true yoga mutt, Kellie is an avid student + practitioner of mindful movement in many forms: from Ashtanga to Yin Yoga to Tai Chi. Kellie had the good fortune to begin a yoga practice early in her life + seamlessly interweaves her training in yoga therapeutics, mindfulness, + Ayurveda into her classes, workshops, + teacher trainings. Kellie received her Yin yoga training from Sarah Powers in an intensive immersion: a heart-opening experience that grounded her love of Yin yoga even more deeply. She trains teachers, conducts private classes via her virtual studio, + runs a yoga school from her home in Central Florida.

Web: http://kellieadkins.com
Email: kellie -@- kellieadkins.com
Studio: Wisdom Method School of Yoga
Phone: 352-874-3272

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MyLinda Morales MyLinda Morales E-RYT 500     Orlando

MyLinda began practicing yoga in 1994 and has been devoted to the service of yoga ever since! MyLinda has over 8,300 hours of yoga teaching experience and thousands more in personal practice. In addition, MyLinda has extensively studied Therapeutic Alignment Yoga, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Energy Healing, Energy Medicine and Medical Intuition. MyLinda founded, owns and directs Altamonte Springs Yoga & Yoga University of Florida both located in Orlando, Florida.

Email: mylinda -at- mylinda.net
Phone: 407-494-5758
    Yoga University of Florida
    Altamonte Springs Yoga
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Cathy Valor     Orlando

I teach at Yin style yoga at Serenity Now Yoga studio in Longwood, Florida on weekends. I also teach a Hatha yoga class at Body In Unity during the week in Oviedo, FL. In addition, I OFFER PRIVATE SESSIONS (one hour or half hour) in both Hatha and Yin styles. My journey began five years ago when I first stepped onto the mat. From there my interest in teaching yoga blossomed into what I am now pursuing as a full time yoga teaching career. I fell in love with Yin and all the benefits it offers to the body and mind. The main one being able to lie still and focus on the pose and the breath enough to calm the body into the posture it's in; foregoing all responsibility and mind chatter by surrendering to 'the moment'.

Email: sweetsurrenderyin-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 407-340-0659
Web: Yoga Trail
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David Bryan David Bryan     Pensacola

After beginning yoga in 2012, Yin quickly became my preferred practice. After receiving my Kripalu teaching certification in 2014, I knew that I wanted to teach Yin. I teach in a manner that promotes self acceptance and fosters the students ability to observe themselves and relax the body and mind.

Email: 7hondo5 -@- gmail.com
Phone: 601-331-2034
Studio: URU Yoga and Beyond

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Arla Larson Arla Larson     St. Augustine, Florida

Arla Larson RYT 500 is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and a certified Yin Yoga and Tai Chi Teacher. Arla has studied extensively with Paul Grilley and Sarah and Ty Powers & many other yoga masters & authentic teachers. Arla received her Yin Yoga Certification after sharing a 10 day Intensive Immersion in Yin Yoga and Meditation at the Florence House in East Sussex, England. Arla is passionate about sharing a weaving and blending of Yin and Yang movement into a balanced meditative mind, body experience. In our fast paced, challenging world, to experience students surrendering & releasing into the quiet power of Yin and all its healing qualities is so gratifying to teach, share and observe. I'm honored and feel deep meaning and purpose to pass on the Quiet Power of Yin Yoga. Thank you to Deva Parnell and all my teachers along the journey. Thanks to Paulie Zink, Sarah & Ty Powers, Paul & Suzie Grilley & Bernie Clark for teaching, sharing, and guiding me on my Yin Journey. Jai! Peace.

Email: gala501(at)comcast.net
Studio: Discovery Yoga
3 Davis Street
St. Augustine Florida 32084
Phone: 904-824-7454

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Barbara J Allen Barbara J Allen RYT500 ERYT200     St. Petersburg, Florida

Barbara has been teaching yoga since 2008, starting with Vinyasa flow, moving into becoming an Inspired level Anusara instructor, and more recently Yin Yoga. She started by attending weekly hot Yin classes at a local studio, and was totally enamored with the practice. Then she studied with Joe Barnett, in the vein of Paul Grilley's methodology. She has since studied books about Yin Yoga, and reviewed Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga CD extensively. It is a very valuable practice to augment Yang oriented practices.

Web: acenterofserenity.com/
Email: jazzmine825-AT-aol.com
Phone: 727 244-3987
Studio: Living Room Yoga

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Brittani Dezeeuw     Tallahassee, Florida

I am a certified yoga teacher/studio owner and have been teaching Hot Yoga/Vinyasa since 2010. Since discovering Yin Yoga I have come to appreciate an entire new approach to energy work and the anatomy of the spine & hips. Yin Yoga has been my answer to balancing out all of the yang energy I have been creating in my body and my classes. I cannot go even a week without practicing Yin and I love introducing my students to this practice!

Email: hotyogatallahassee-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Hot Yoga Tallahassee
1950 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-577-0406

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Jason Jason Wurnig    Athens

Jason discovered asana practice in 2009 and completed his teacher training in 2013. Although his interests in yoga are eclectic, he has a deep appreciation for yin yoga and its benefits for the deeper tissues. His yin yoga background includes teacher training by Diana Batts and Bernie Clark, and a workshop with Sarah Powers. Having lived and traveled to places with population densities similar to New Mexico and Tibet, his practice is inspired by the wind, the moon, the sun, and the stars. He joyfully agrees with an assertion that when you gaze upon a mountain range, ancient trees, or the Milky Way on a crystal clear night, know that you are just as vast.

Email: jasonwurnig-At-gmail.com
 Rubber Soul Yoga
    Athens, Georgia
  Let It Be Yoga
    Watkinsville, Georgia

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Mary Ellen Smith Mary Ellen Smith    Augusta

I am 220 hr RYT yoga instructor and working my 500 hr certification. I believe yoga is a gift you give yourself and it is my passion to have others experience that gift. The beauty of yoga is that it is all about you and honoring the body that we have been given. Our body will honor us back with flexibility and radiant health.

Email: msmith7733 -AT- cs.com
Phone: 706 829-1200
Studio: Dancing Dogs Yoga Studio

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Akai Baraka Akai Baraka E-RYT 200, RYT500, RPYT    Austell

Ever the inquisitive soul, Akai began her yoga journey by exploring and practicing community yoga at the local library. As her practice has matured into a deep passion and respect for eastern philosophy, she has completed Classical Yoga Teacher Training and is registered with Yoga Alliance. As a Certified Thai Yoga Therapist she incorporates Yin Yoga, deep muscle compression, energy work and soft tissue manipulation to create a delightful rhythmic dance. The results are profound! One of a select group of registered prenatal instructors in the state of Georgia, she serves the birthing community as a Child Birth Educator, and Labor and Postpartum Doula. Akai is the owner at Embrace the Lotus Yoga and Bodywork, and as an ongoing dedication to her craft, she will complete Professional Yoga Therapy certification training October 2014.

Email: embracethelotus -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 770-896-6316
Studio: Embrace The Lotus
2105 Mesa Valley Way
Austell, GA 30106

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Susan Hopkins Susan Hopkins E-RYT 500, PYT    Cartersville

I have been studying and practicing yoga for 20 years. I have been teaching since 1999. Originally I came to yoga because of back pain, and having a medical background, I was interested in the physical benefits. After years of practice I decided to share yoga with others, becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher. In my personal journey I was drawn to the more meditative side of yoga, and discovered Yin. I have now been teaching yin along with more yang styles since 2002. I have studied with Paul and Suzee Grilly as well as Sarah Powers. One of my students favorite days is "Yin Day" at Etowah Valley Yoga.

Email: etowahvalleyyoga-AT-aol.com
Studio: Etowah Valley Yoga
18 South Erwin Street
Cartersville, Ga 30120
Phone: 770 383-3022

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Lynn Louise Wonders LPC, RYT    Marietta

I have studied, practiced and taught yin yoga over the past several years as a balance to the yang practice of vinyasa in which I was originally trained and certified. I am an experienced practioner and teacher of tai chi and chi kung as well as taoist meditation: therefore yin yoga has been a perfect compliment to my ongoing endeavor toward balance and my desire to assist my students in cultivating balance. I am the owner and director of The Yoga Room in Marietta, Georgia.

Web: wonderscounseling.com/
Email: lynnlouisewonders(@)comcast.net
Studio: The Yoga Room
2440 Sandy Plains Rd
Bldg. 13, Ste. 400
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 678-296-2006

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Kay Forrester Kay Forrester     Milledgeville

Kay's yoga journey began in early 2010 when a friend gifted her with a 10-day pass to a Bikram Hot Yoga Studio in the Seattle area. After completing the 10-day challenge, she knew that she wanted to pass along the life changing benefits of this healing practice by becoming a certified instructor. Instead of returning to corporate America after becoming an empty nester in the fall of 2013, she attended the world renowned Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, CA. She then began sharing her heart-felt passion for Bikram Yoga with students in studios across the United States until recently opening her own studio in Milledgeville, GA. In the fall of 2016, Kay attended Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher training in Charleston, SC and also traveled to Vancouver BC to study under Yin Masters Bernie Clark and Diana Batts. Yin and Aerial are now part of her studio offering.

Web: Harmony Hot Yoga
Email: kay-AT-harmonyhotyoga.com
Phone: 478-454-8806
Cell: 425-766-2690
Studio: Harmony Hot Yoga
1841 N Columbia St. Suite C
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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Christy Newsome Christy Newsome RYT500    Smyrna

Christy has been studying and practicing yoga for over 15 years. She is a registered teacher at the 500 level and is on track to graduate as a professional yoga therapist and Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner in late 2014. She came to yoga for relief from migraine pain and found healing and so much more and now enjoys sharing the gift of yoga with others. Her philosophy to teaching is that all yoga is therapy and should create space in your body. She encourages students to listen to their bodies, to let go of ego, and to honor wherever they are on any given day. She loves teaching Yin as it completes the more traditional Yang practices we see most often in the western world.

Web: www.kindheartyoga.com
Email: kindheartyoga -AT- gmail.com
Studios: Vita-Prana Yoga Studio, and
       Oni Fitness Studio
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Carol C. Herndon Carol C. Herndon RYT 500    Valdosta

I received my 200 and 500 hr YTT certification in the Kripalu tradition from Discovery Yoga, St. Augustine, FL, and have been teaching since 2002. I love the Yin practice because it is the perfect antidote and balance to our yang-like lifestyle and the chaotic society in which we live. Watching the transformation in students as they discover the benefits of this quiet, meditative practice is rewarding. Having initially studied Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, I have continued my studies with Paul Grilley and follow Bernie Clark's in depth teachings. My passion for Yin Yoga has led me to create and present workshops on Yin Yoga to teachers and yoga practitioners. It is an honor to share Yin Yoga. Yin will always have a place in my yoga teachings and my personal practice. Thank you, Yin!

Web: www.horizonblueyoga.com
Email: horizonblueyoga-AT-yahoo.com

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Ruby "Amasharan" Wong    Maui, Hawaii

To witness the transformative healing powers of yoga upon the body mind and spirit, one need only look to Ruby "Amasharan" Wong. With the heart and determination of a peaceful warrior Amarsharan has lived through and overcome cancer, a childhood spinal defect, numerous operations and a myriad of consequent health challenges. Amarsharan's perseverance has been an inspiration to others. With her gift of both Yin Yoga & Kundalini Yoga , Amarsharan's classes combine her love for the healing arts with the patience and awareness unique to the experience of radiance beauty from the inside out.

Through her dynamic infusion of offerings Ruby provides diverse and comprehensive services for transforming one's health and well-being. She has developed programs for numerous clients in the public sector such as the Departement of Veteran's Affairs, Maui Golf and Country Club, and clients with issues related to eating disorders, anger management, and disabled athletes. Her training as an Advanced Hair Stylist with Vidal Sassoon, both in London and the U.S. has her involved with the Look Good Feel Better Program with the American Cancer Society and other organizations such as Department of Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association and several others. Ruby has also taught in international settings such as Hong Kong, Brazil and the San Juan Islands.

Web: www.rubymauiyoga.com
Phone: 808.344.4980

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Sookie Kunst Sookie Kunst RYT 500    Maui

I have been teaching Yin Yoga since 2009 as I continued studying with Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley. With a foundation of Iyengar and Ashtanga practices since 1998 and teaching yoga since 2004, Yin Yoga has become my primary practice and offering. I follow scientific research on connective tissue and fascia and am passionate about healthy aging. I teach both athletes and those healing from illness or injury, and offer free classes to cancer patients through www.pacificcancerfoundation.org. If you live on or visit Maui, please join me in our beautiful spaces, outside by the ocean and tranquil yin-doors.

Email: sookie-AT-mykarmayoga.com
Web: www.mykarmayoga.com
Phone: 301-437-6661
Studio: Lumeria Maui

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Cortney Martin    Coeur d'Alene

My love of yoga began with my first class in college over 15 years ago. Many things have changed in my life, but yoga is the one constant I can rely on to keep me focused and connected to what is important. I specialize in gentle Vinyasa, Restorative and, Yin inspired yoga. My classes are designed to be stimulating, yet peaceful. I aim to keep class accessible and fun for everyone. Yoga is not just for those who are already flexible, it is available to everyone who is looking for balance and stability in their lives: physically; mentally; and, emotionally.

Web: www.cdayogi.com
Email: cdayogi -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 208-699-3395
Studio: The Wellness Room
4th Street CDA, Idaho

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Linda Karl-Dynek Linda (Sama) Karl-Dynek    Batavia, Illinois

Linda has immersed herself in the study and practice of the complete path of classical yoga and meditation for over 15 years, cultivating a breath-based, heart centered yoga practice. She has over 1000 hours of training both in the United States and in India, studying yearly at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Linda has also completed Yin Yoga teacher trainings with both Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley, who told her: "I am very gratified to know you are presenting a broad view of yoga and sharing with people more of the philosophical and spiritual sides of yoga." Linda was one of the first yin yoga teachers in the Chicago area and is humbled and honored to have introduced yin yoga to the Arusha, Tanzania yoga community in 2010.

Web: www.lindakarl.net
Email: linda.sama (@) gmail.com
Phone: 630-677-4501

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Jim York Jim York    Chicago, Illinois

Jim started out a REALLY STIFF GUY and he encourages you to take a yoga class even if it seems difficult. It is a great thing getting to know your body even if it seems at first you are at odds with it. Yoga will help to transform your body and bring balance to your life.

Jim completed Level 1 and 2 Teacher Training with Suddha Weixler as well as teacher training programs with Paul Grilley and Richard Freeman & an intensive workshop with Sarah Powers. He has been to India twice for extended stays to study backbending, pranayama and meditation.

Studio: Chicago Yoga Center
Email: jimyork -@- me.com

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Sarah Elizabeth Helt Sarah Elizabeth Helt     Chicago

Sarah Elizabeth Helt has been an avid yoga practitioner for nearly 10 years. It wasn't until her multi-style YTT on the Island of Bali in April of 2011 that she discovered Yin yoga and it's insurmountable benefits; mind, body, and soul. Sarah has trained with Gabriel Halpern, Peter Clifford, Sunny Richards-Glasser; taken cyber-Yin from Paulie Zink, Bernie Clark, and Ekhart Yoga. Sarah now teaches Power Vinyasa, Sculpt, and more importantly Yin Yoga across the city of Chicago to all people. Primarily to endurance athletes who need the slow-moving, mind-calming, non-competitive practice most of all. With intuition and humor Sarah's classes will help you discover your individual habitual patterns of body and mind, when to hold on, and when to let go.

Web: sarahelizabethhelt.blogspot.com
Email: SarahElizabethHelt-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 515-822-2993
Studios: Yoga Loft Chicago;
    Lateral Fitness
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Elizabeth Vitell Elizabeth Vitell     Chicago

Liz began her yoga journey several decades ago when she lived in South America. While in Chile, she had the amazing opportunity to take private hatha classes taught in the middle of a fragrant eucalyptus grove. After practicing different styles of yoga over the years, Liz discovered Baptiste yoga and experienced an immediate connection. She completed her Level One training and Art of Assisting in 2012 and Level Two in 2013.

In addition to her Baptiste training, Liz received a certification in children's yoga from Global Family Yoga in 2014 and enjoys offering family yoga workshops. Liz also holds a certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Children and completed a Yin Yoga teacher training in the spring of 2014. Liz is a practicing attorney, the mother of two grown children and the grandmother of three budding yogis

Web: www.lvitellyoga.com
Email: evitell-AT-icloud.com
Studio: Eb&Flow Yoga Studio

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Irene Rivera Irene Rivera RYT    Chicago

Irene walked into her first yoga class in 2009 with knee joint damage, flexibility issues, and despondent. Yoga helped with the physical issues, but what kept bringing her back to her mat were the mental and emotional benefits. Irene feels passionately about all aspects of yoga - beyond the asana. Naturally she gravitated toward Yin Yoga for the meditative aspects, as well as the ability to slow down and breathe.

Irene started teaching a Yin style restorative yoga class in November 2013 and followed up with additional training with Bernie Clark in May 2014. Irene is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and is certified in Vinyasa, Yin, and Hot yoga. She is currently working on her aromatherapy certification and starting at Ayurvedic Institute in the fall of 2014.

Web: www.YogChi.com
Email: irene AT YogChi dot com
Locations: Irene teaches both in Chicago, IL and Albuquerque, NM

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Debra LaMantia Debra LaMantia YYCT    Chicago - Arlington Heights

Debra teaches Paulie Zinks style of Yin/Yang Yoga. She has completed the teacher training courses through him and has attended workshops at Kripalu. Along with achieving better health for all, Debra is committed to having her life and teaching inspire the enlightened child within us all.

Web: www.elevenzees.com
Email: pilateswoman-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 847-337-9124
Studio: Temple Beautiful at Elevenzees
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Chuck Frenkel RYT    Chicago - Northfield

Chuck has studied Yin Yoga with Paul & Suzee Grilley and Paulie Zink. Chuck brings to his classes a feeling of spaciousness and lightness and offers the student the time to fully explore the inward journey during asana practice. He endeavors to uplift, inspire, and bring joy to the yoga experience. Chuck's background as an athlete brought him into contact with yoga a number of times during his life ? as an Olympic style archery competitor and as a competitive cyclist. But he truly opened and committed fully to the practice in order to help rehab from a serious cycling accident. Not only did yoga "bring him back" from a broken body, but also helped to heal his mind and spirit.

For Chuck, the inward journey during asana practice is a beautiful meditation which brings him fully into the here and now, accepting the present and all that it offers. Yoga is now a calling for Chuck and the more he practices the more he grows to love and embrace it.

Studio: North Shore Yoga
Email: cfyoga (@t) mindspring.com
Phone: 847.778.6531

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Ceily Levy Ceily Levy    Deerfield, Illinois

Ceily has been practicing and studying the art, science and philosophy of yoga since 1992. In addition to yin, she teaches hatha and restorative yoga, yoga nidra and meditation. She completed her hatha teacher training with Suddha Weixler of the Chicago Yoga Center, yin yoga teacher training with Paul Grilley, Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers and meditation with Elesa Commerse. She is co-director of Touching Earth in Evanston, Illinois.

Email: ceilylevy @ comcast.net
Studio: Touching Earth
Phone: 630-712-1207

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Bruce Symonds Bruce Symonds ERYT    Linconshire, Illinois

Bruce Symonds received his Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification in 1994. Bruce received most of his Yin Yoga Teacher Training from Josh Summers and along with a deep personal practice and workshops with Paulie Zinc and others, he finds Yin Yoga the perfect compliment to his more energetic hatha teaching and practice.

Email: Bruce -AT- lincolnshireyoga.com
Phone: 847-945-0808
Studio: Lincolnshire Yoga

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Laura Haehl Laura Haehl     Indianapolis

Laura is a 200hr RYT with a 50 hr Yin Yoga Certification from Biff Mithoefer. She's working toward her 300 hour certification in Taoist Yoga at You Do Yoga, Cincinnati. She enjoys teaching Yin Yoga workshops and trainings (with CEUs) on a variety of topics and teaches two weekly Yin Yoga classes.

Web: treehouseindy.com
Email: laura.e.haehl-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Tree House

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Candy Irven Candy Irven     Indianapolis

Candy is a 200hr RYT with a 50 hr Yin Yoga Certification from Biff Mithoefer and is working toward her 300 hour certification in Taoist Yoga at You Do Yoga, Cincinnati. She owns Tree House, a yoga refuge and soul sanctuary in downtown Indianapolis, where she enjoys teaching Yin yoga classes, workshops and trainings.

Web: treehouseindy.com
Email: candy-AT-treehouseindy.com
Studio: Tree House

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Michelle Finch Michelle Finch ERYT-500    Indianapolis

Michelle is a dedicated student of Yin & Vinyasa yoga as well as the teachings of meditation and mindfulness. She has devoted herself to absorbing the vast amount of knowledge from her many master teachers over the years. As a registered yoga teacher at the ERYT-500 hour level, she has completed over 700 hours of training in Yin & mediation with Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark & Jo Phee in addition to 700 hours in more vigorous forms of yoga with various esteemed teachers. Furthermore, Michelle lead's three unique 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training modules in Indianapolis.

Web: www.exaltyoga.com
Email: michelle-AT-exaltyoga.com
Phone: 317.432.7759
Studios: Invoke Studio

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Teresa Middleton Teresa Middleton     Greenwood

Teresa is a 200hr RYT with a 50 hr Yin Yoga Certification from Bernie Clark. In her former life, she was a full-time high school English teacher. She currently tutors part-time, designs malas, and teaches Yin, Hot Yin, and Prenatal yoga classes. She helps her students climb into Yin and deepen their practice by incorporating mindfulness meditation, pranayama, and poetry as tools to still the chattering mind.

Web: www.middlemoonmalas.com
Email: middlemoonmalas-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Evolutions Yoga

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Carol Reinhard    Des Moines

I am a 200 hour RYT, finishing my training the summer of 2009. I have practiced yoga for 4 years and yin for a year using Paul Grilley's videos and other sources to learn about yin including practice with a yin teacher. I am a retired school teacher-librarian who obviously loves to read, in addition to biking, exercising and traveling. I am also available for private or corporate instruction

I emphasizes both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga practice, beginning with centering and ending with savansana each with an inspiring quotation. I discovered yoga in the fall of 2005 as I was rediscovering my own body and its workings. Yoga covers so much of what we all need in today's hectic world: flexibility, strength, and stress reduction allowing practitioners to begin to discover their inner strengths and truth. As a retired teacher, I find yoga a way to stay involved, excited about and contributing to my community.

Studio: Firehouse Yoga Studio
2300 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Web: www.firehouseyoga.net
Email: cjreinhard1 (at) gmail.com

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Mary St. Onge     Des Moines

After 25 years in Corporate America, I attended a yoga class in an effort to reduce job related stress From the first class, I felt like I was "home". The classes not only reduced my stress level, but also changed how I breathed and provided a window in which to view how I was living my life and how I could live it more mindfully and healthfully. I knew that I wanted to share what I was experiencing through the study of yoga.

I received yoga teacher certification in Colorado in 2004. After teaching there for a year, I moved to Des Moines and began teaching at Fitness by Design in the fall/winter months and my Minnesota studio, Twin Pines Yoga in the summer. I studied therapeutic yoga at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara in 2007 and received my 500 hour yoga teacher and 300 hour yoga therapy certification from Ananda Seva in Santa Rosa, CA in 2009. My teaching style is healing and nurturing and the Yin Yoga practice informed by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers allows for a contemplative, surrendering practice designed to release connective tissue and support joints, energy channels, immune system and emotional well-being.

Email: styogamama (at) gmail.com
Studio: Fitness by Design
4715 Grand Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Phone: 515 277-9721
or 274-5071

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Kitty Ward Kitty Ward 200 ERYT    Lexington, Kentucky

I received my training with Lexington Healing Arts Academy. I have practiced yin yoga using Paul Grilley's videos and other sources to learn about yin including practice with a yin teacher. I am the owner of Ageless Yoga Studio and opened my studio in 2013, in honor of my daughter who passed away form cancer in 2010. I emphasize both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga practice, beginning with centering and ending with savansana each with an inspiring quotation. Yoga covers so much of what we all need in today's hectic world: flexibility, strength, and stress reduction allowing practitioners to begin to discover their inner strengths and truth. As a Yoga teacher, I find yoga a way to stay involved, excited about and contributing to my community. I am also a Thai Acupressure Bodyworker and Reiki Master and Certified Crystal Healer.

Web: www.agelessyogastudio.com
Email: info-AT-Agelessyogastudio.com
Phone: 859-351-9039
Studio: Ageless Yoga Studio
611 Winchester Rd,
Suite 200,
Lexington KY

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Michael Morton Michael Morton ERYT    Lafayette, Louisiana

Michael Morton is a long time practitioner of Hatha Yoga and completed his Teacher Training in 2006. He is registered through Yoga Alliance (ERYT) and maintains the Red Cross CPR certification. Michael studied and trained with Jonny Kest of Birmingham, MI. and studied Yin with Paul Grilley ( with a deep focus on anatomy and it's place in yoga asanas). He also received his certification in Anatomy Biomechanics from the Cooper Institutes of Aerobics Research. After retirement from Chrysler Corporation, he and his wife, Lydia Morton, an ERYT with Yoga Alliance opened the Lafayette Center for Yoga in Lafayette, LA. In addition to Yin, the center also has classes in Slow Flow, Astanga and Vinyasa.

Web: www.lafayettecenterforyoga.com
Email: michael(at)lafayettecenterforyoga.com
Phone: 337-654-4881
Studio: Lafayette Center for Yoga
315 Jefferson St,
Downtown Lafayette, LA 70501

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Sagel Urlacher Sagel Urlacher    Biddeford

As a lifelong educator and M.Ed., Sagel is passionate about teaching and believes anyone can do yoga and benefit from it. She teaches with the intention of empowering her students to be more at peace in their minds and at home in their bodies, and her hope is that they each experience the happiness they deserve. Sagel's meditative approach to Yin Yoga provides deeper access to both body and mind and enhances our physical and emotional attention and intention on and off the mat.

Sagel has completed two 200hr Vinyasa teacher trainings with Amy Figoli and Master Teacher Jacqui Bonwell. Her desire to offer a complete practice led her to practice and teach Yin yoga, and she has taken two Yin teacher trainings with Josh Summers. She has studied meditation with Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and enjoys sharing her studies with students, particularly around Mindfulness practices.

Web: www.sacrednatureyoga.com
Email: sagel-AT-sacrednatureyoga.com

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Sally Haggerty Sally Haggerty    Harpswell

Sally Haggerty, RYT, has been a yoga and meditation practitioner since 1990 and a Kripalu Certified Teacher since 2000. She has integrated Yin Yoga as taught by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers in her practice and teaching since 2003. She specializes in sessions to reduce stress, cultivate a meditative practice, to keep the body and mind supple - and to bring lightheartedness to the practice of yoga. Sally has had training in comparative anatomy, positional therapy, Phoenix Rising, yoga for children, and assorted other areas of yoga interest, and is a learner in Buddhist teachings and qi gong. She has offered classes since 2000 in Harpswell (near Brunswick and Bath), and continues teaching classes at her home and in the greater Brunswick area, as well as on Caye Caulker in Belize, Central America.

Web: www.greatislandyoga.com
Email: info(at)greatislandyoga.com

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Cathleen Wasielewski Cathleen Wasielewski   ERYT200/RYT500    Portland

I believe that the practice of yoga provides a means for everyone to powerfully access spiritual ways of being. I have come to know that yoga can enlighten our lives in the full spectrum of mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is a powerful tool for uncovering the unique gifts and divine light of our individual souls and each precious moment of lives. I teach from the grounded physicality of the earth and the body to the limitless possibility of the universe and back down again to the Self. I am a lover of the light and enjoy sharing the messages I am learning on this ongoing yogic journey.

Recent intensive studies in Yin Yoga are bringing me to see how we as teachers must bring yoga in an adaptable manner to each individual student, body and soul.

Facebook: Cathleen Wasielewski Yoga
Email: cwasiel1-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Niraj Yoga
648 Congress Street, Portland Maine,

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Donna Wiggins Donna Wiggins [RYT-500 & ERYT-200]    Annapolis

Donna has trained in Vinyasa & Yin yoga. Both are her passion! Leading a healthy life; physically, mentally and spiritually are important in all areas of Donna's life, on or off the matt! She loves the meditative aspect that yoga brings to herself and her clients - quieting the mind in this chaotic world is truly a gift.

Email: dwiggins822-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Evolutions Body Clinic

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Tina Lanzoni Tina Lanzoni E-RYT 500    Annapolis

Tina is a mother, teacher, wife, animal lover and devoted friend. Her teaching style is a collective expression of the many teachers with whom she has had the honor to study with, including, Beryl Bender Birch, Paul Grilley, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, Doug Swenson, Leslie Kaminoff, Cindi Lee, Rolf Gates Mukunda Stiles, Sarah Powers and Kim Manfredi. In her classes, she infuses meditation and pranayama into a flowing meditative vinyasa based practice. Her yin teacher training with Paul Grilley is incorporated into most of her classes, as she is passionate about the physical and meditative benefits of yin. She encourages others to go into their own experience of this ancient tradition and to feel as well as listen to their own inner guidance.

Email: tlanzoni-AT-verizon.net
Web yinyangyoga.org
Phone: 410-991-8386
Studio: Evolutions Body Clinic

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Lisa Wells Lisa Wells M.Ed., RY-200    Annapolis

Lisa's interest in yoga began over 15 years ago as a way to find some quiet space as a new mom. Over the years, her practice has evolved as her family has grown. Yoga has not only helped her manage her own chronic illness, but also live life in a more holistic way, allowing smoother navigation of the hectic and often complex paths of a working parent and caregiver. Lisa currently teacher yin and yin/yang classes at Shakti Studio on the Broadneck peninsula and small group classes at Evolutions. As an early childhood teacher and consultant, Lisa also uses yoga with her young students and with her teaching colleagues. When she is not practicing yoga, Lisa is keeping up with her two active teens, writing her blog/book, or finding time to be on the water or in the mountains.

Email: lisawellsyoga-AT-gmail.com
Web: www.lisawellsyoga.wordpress.com
Phone: 443-603-2380
Studios: Shakti Studio
530 East College Parkway
Suite E Annapolis, MD 21409
410-757-8272 and
Evolutions Body Clinic
1834 George St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Adele Muir Adele Muir     Annapolis

Adele Muir has been practicing Yoga since 2001. She completed her 200 Hour Level Yin Yang Yoga Teacher Training with Tina Lanzoni in 2011 and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She also completed an additional 50 hours of Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer in 2014 and trained with Sarah Powers in 2015. Adele teaches Yin Yang Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, pranayama (breathwork), meditation techniques, and methods of self-cultivation of Qi (Chi). She also studies Chinese Medicine and is in the process of earning her Master of Acupuncture degree at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Adele is passionate about wellness and holistic health care. She also loves cooking, travel, art, nature, hiking, jogging, music, and comedy. She lives in Annapolis with her husband Andrew and cat Lily.

Email: adele.cook-AT-gmail.com
Web: www.yogawithadele.weebly.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adeleyoga
Phone: (540) 220-6563
Studio: Prana Studio

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Machelle Lee Machelle Lee E-RYT 200, MA, CMT    Kensington & Silver Spring

Machelle is a certified and experienced registered yoga instructor, massage therapist, and has earned a masters degree in mythology and depth psychology. Since 1991 Machelle has led therapeutic movement demonstrating the complementary relationship between the yoga asana and Chinese meridian theory as a form of self-acu-pressure. Machelle weaves modern psychology, imagery, story-telling, and poetry through Yin Yoga in a creative and grounded approach to supporting body structure and psychological self-development.

Email: machellelee -at- hotmail.com
Web www.machellelee.com
Phone: 301-942-0110
Studios: Blue Heron Wellness
Newport Mill Middle School Dance Studio

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Erin LoPorto Erin LoPorto    Acton

Erin completed a two-year internship at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where she participated in over fifty educational and experiential workshops with subjects ranging from energy healing to trauma treatment on her way to obtaining a 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification. She is also a JourneyDance, Shake Your Soul, and Yin Yoga teacher. She loves sharing the healing power of yoga, dance and the mind-body-spirit connection through her yoga classes, private bodywork, life coaching and workshops. She created the website and blog TheYogaShift.com to help people find fuller expression in their lives using the principals of yoga.

Email: erin -at- theyogashift.com
Phone: 978-621-9591
Web: www.TheYogaShift.com
Studio: Revolution Community Yoga

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Margaret P Nunnelly    Amherst

Margaret enjoys the slower, introspective aspects of Yin asana as well as the energy benefits which result from an intense practice. She is certified by Paul and Suzee Grilley as a teacher of Yin Yoga. Margaret also teaches hatha yoga. She received her yoga teaching certification in 2007. Margaret?s classes are presented in an informal leadership style, and her teaching incorporates methodologies from several styles of hatha yoga. She uses myths, stories, anatomy and personal experience to explain postures in a way that is meant to be technical, historical, and entertaining.

Email: mnunnelly (at) hotmail.com
Web www.margaretnunnelly.com

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Ellen Miller-Grant    Amherst

I teach Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga classes. I love how Yin and Yang practices provide a complete yoga practice.

Web www.peacefuljourneysnh.com
Email: ermg -AT- tds.net
Studio: Peaceful Journeys Yoga Meditation & Massage Centre

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Maureen Maureen "Mo" Bruno Roy    Arlington

Mo has been working as a professional massage therapist for 14 years, specializing in deep tissue, sports massage, pre-natal massage and Thai Yoga massage. Mo began practicing yoga in 2001 with Ashtanga teacher and fellow bodyworker, Cary Perkins and fell in love with the practice. Being a competitive cyclist, her practice evolved to include more Vinyasa flow styles and Yin Yoga to compliment the intensity of year-round training and racing. She has studied Anusara-Inspired yoga intensively with with Lauren Worsh and Elizabeth Brown and Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and Carolyn Little.

Email: maureen.bruno.roy -at- gmail.com
Web: www.mmracing.org
Studio: Shanti Studio Muscular Therapy
742 Mass Ave, Arlington

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Josh Summers Josh Summers    Boston

Josh began studying Yin Yoga in the late nineties after a long training in Iyengar yoga. He is grateful to his teachers James Murphy, Patricia Walden, Sarah Powers, Sayadaw U Pandita and Ajahn Amaro. As his interest in vipassana, or insight meditation, has deepened, so too has his interest in more contemplative forms of asana practice. With a professional background as an acupuncturist and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of the two.

Email: moksaman(at)gmail.com
Web www.joshsummers.net
Phone: 617-629-2299
Studio Samara Yoga Studio
249 Elm Street
Davis Square
Somerville, Ma

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Girish Venkataramani Girish Venkataramani    Boston, Massachusetts

Girish stumbled across yin yoga in 2007 and found it to be a necessary and irresistible complement to his physical lifestyle. Since then, yin yoga has nurtured and balanced his growth in not just his yoga practice but also in life. He also has a deep interest in vipassana meditation and uses insight meditation as a tool to navigate yin yoga. Today, he teaches yin yoga as means to bring balance to one's physical, emotional and mental well-being. He is very grateful to his primary teacher, Josh Summers.

Email: girish.bhalu -at- gmail.com
Studio: The Humble Warrior
Phone: 617 756 5861

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Wendy Cook Wendy Cook    Boston, Massachusetts

Wendy fell in love with yoga during a 10-day silent Vipassana retreat in a forest monastery in Thailand in 1987. Already a teacher of Slow Flow Vinyasa since 2001, she trained in Yin with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers in 2005. Observing that most people's nervous systems are in overdrive and depleted, she has seen the balancing and rejuvenating effects of a Yin practice. She loves introducing Yin to yogis who have only practiced yang styles of yoga. She has seen many a person squirm, look restless and confused for the first 30 minutes of class, only to be blown away by the depth of their experience by the end. Wendy shares her curiosity around many themes including anatomy, breath, mindfulness, kinesthesia etc, yet her favorite theme, is encouraging students to be their own best friend. With a nursing degree from a lifetime ago, she is also a freshly trained Alexander Technique teacher.

Email: wendy [at] lamayeshe.com
Web: www.yesheyoga.com
Studio: Back Bay Yoga

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Joanna Barrett Joanna Barrett     Boston

Inspired by the healing benefits of yoga, Joanna welcomes the opportunity to be introspective and listen to the intuitive wisdom of her body on and off her mat. She came to yin yoga after developing a strong yang practice, and needed more balance in her life. She was drawn to yin yoga and has developed a passion for practicing and teaching it.

Joanna completed her yin yoga teacher training with Joshua Summers, her 200-hour teacher training at South Boston Yoga, and her restorative teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater. Joanna is eternally grateful for all the teachers who have been part of her journey.

Email: joannabarrettyoga (at) gmail.com
Web https://www.facebook.com/JoannaBarrettYoga
Phone: 609-468-0087
Studio: Healing Tree Yoga
605 Hancock Street
Quincy, Mass

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Chris Warner Chris Warner (M. Ed., CYT)    Boxford, Massachusetts

Chris has been practicing yoga and meditation since the mid-nineties, and was introduced to Yin Yoga in 1999, by her first yoga teacher, Janine Grillo-Marra. In 2007, she began teaching, having been inspired to do so by the recovery of her husband, Mike Maguire, from 3 strokes and brain surgery. She and Mike both know that it was through dedication to the practice of Yin and Mindfulness that he was able to heal, and regain his health-physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thus, Chris founded the studio now known as Santi Yoga, located on the North Shore of Boston in the small town of Boxford, Massachusetts, a space dedicated to sharing the benefits of the practice with students, with the community, and with the world.

Chris is particularly grateful to her teachers, Sarah Powers and Paulie Zink, without whom her love of Yin Yoga, and her dedication to the Dharma would not exist. Chris is also grateful to Thich Nhat Hanh, for his inspirational teachings and gentle spirit. Chris now teaches Yin Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, and Mindful Flow Yoga (a practice combining elements of Yin and Vinyasa flow with Buddhist wisdom and meditation), as well as workshops, retreats, and Chakra balancing, always, still, remaining a student herself, cultivating a beginner's mind. Chris dedicates any merit arising from her efforts to the benefit to all living beings, that all may feel peaceful, happy, and free from suffering.

Email: warnerch2003(at)gmail.com
Web www.santiyoga.org
Studio: Santi Yoga
10 Hoveys Pond Drive,
Boxford, MA 01921 Phone: 978-352-8787

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Liv Gold Liv Gold     Cambridge, Massachusetts

Liv teaches an inquiry-based style of vinyasa yoga that blends fluid posture sequences with meditation, breath work, and guided relaxation. She also teaches Yin classes that nurture the joints and connective tissue while facilitating deep release and quiet contemplation. Her practice is influenced by her cherished teachers, Patricia Walden, Elizabeth Brown, and Josh Summers (and many others!). Off the mat, Liv writes for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds degrees in journalism (M.S.) and environmental studies (B.A.).

Web Liv Gold Yoga
Email: liv @ yoga.livrachelle.com
Studio: Cambridge YMCA

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Lynne McCarty Lynne McCarty     Cohasset & Pembroke

Yin Yoga's introspective, meditative and receptive qualities were all that it took for Lynne to be hooked from the first class! Lynne completed Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings with Christine O'Shaunessy, Sarah Powers, and Josh Summers. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Diane Lagadec at Maha Yoga Center. She is immensely appreciative to all of her teachers for sharing their wisdom and guidance as she journeys along her Yogic path. Yin Yoga led Lynne to a deep interest in Vipassana meditation and a passion for studying and practicing the dharma, which she weaves into each class. Stressing that yoga is very personal and individual, she encourages students to listen deeply, understanding that our edges change constantly. By bringing kindness and acceptance to how things are for us in each class and developing mindfulness of body, heart, and mind, we encourage a deeper understanding and compassion for ourselves and the world around us, allowing the innate peace and wisdom within to shine!

Email: lynnemc1-AT-verizon.net
Studios: Cohasset Yoga Center;
The Healing Path in Pembroke

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Anne Dries Anne Dries E-RYT 200    Groton, Massachusetts

Anne Dries, founder and owner of Buddha Nest Yoga, first found her foundation in western roots with a degree in Cardiovascular Health and Exercise from Northeastern University and has worked as a Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Aerobics Director, Prenatal Fitness Coordinator and Fitness Center Director. After receiving a 200hr yoga certification in Pranavaya/Fluid Yoga she began focusing on integrating eastern philosophies into teaching mindful yoga classes, meditation, restorative yoga and yin yoga. She has completed intensive trainings in Restorative Yoga with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen and has completed in-depth trainings with Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga, a yin and yang practice emphasizing Tibetan Buddhist meditation and mindfulness training. Anne currently hosts and assists 200hr teacher trainings at her studio and offers a 15hr Yin Yoga Intensive training for teachers.

Web www.buddhanestyoga.com
Email: buddhanestyoga -AT- verizon.net
Phone: (978)302-8308
Studio: Buddha Nest Yoga
134 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450

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Lori Dougherty Lori Dougherty RYT    Hanover, Massachusetts

Through guidance, grounding and support from her teachers and the development of a consistent personal practice, Lori was inspired to share her knowledge with others - to create a safe class to unwind, find breath and feel good without judgment.

Lori is registered through Yoga Alliance and has completed a 200 hour teacher training program. She has completed additional trainings in Yin Yoga, chair, vinyasa and dance yoga and is a pretzel kid?s instructor and a Reiki practitioner. Come join Lori Dougherty at Willow Rock and explore the benefits and practice of Yin Yoga, a more meditative practice that stretches the connective tissue.

Email: Oceanfront2010 (at) comcast.net
Phone: 781-878-4111
Studio: Willow Rock
Natural Healing Center

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Kim Tompkins Kim Tompkins    Ipswich, Massachusetts

Kim Tompkins, M.A, R-DMT is a yoga and meditation instructor and Life Coach/Counselor who integrates Iyengar, Kundalini and Kripalu methods into her Yin approach to yoga practice. Individual and small group sessions promote self-knowledge, interconnection, expression and open inquiry to deepen the experience of life-long learning. She began her yoga studies in 1996 and journeyed through a variety of methods before landing her formal studies at Anahata Integrated Yoga Teacher Training. Kim holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Dance Movement therapy from Antioch University. She has 17 years of experience guiding people of all ages and abilities toward their own inner resources of wisdom, creativity and vitality.

Email: kdtwellness AT gmail.com
Phone: 978-312-1543
Studio:River Bridge Arts and Wellness Center
21 S. Main St.
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Kripalu Kripalu    Lenox, Massachusetts

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health?A world of yoga, holistic health, and self-discovery in breathtaking Lenox, Massachusetts. Kripalu Center is an institution where people can come to discover what it means to be fully human and fully alive through a nonsectarian and nondogmatic approach to yoga. We are dedicated to the honest and unfettered inquiry into, and pursuit of, all philosophies, techniques, and approaches that produce thriving in the individual, the family, the institution, the business, the community, the society, and the planet?all at the same time. Kripalu often has Yin Yoga programs and workshops offered by teachers such as Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. Check their web site for the latest schedule.

Email: guestservices(at)kripalu.org
Phone: 866-200-5203 toll-free
Lenox, Massachusetts

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Susan Moul Susan Moul    Lenox, Massachusetts

Susan Maier-Moul, MA, E-RYT500, IAYT, is a favorite Kripalu Yoga and meditation teacher. She lives, writes, and teaches in New York City and leads Healthy Living and Retreat and Renewal workshops, teaches yoga, and offers her own weekend programs at Kripalu Center. Her down-to-earth classes feature Kripalu, vinyasa, and yin styles of yoga as well as inspiration and techniques for home-based, personal practice. Susan's graduate work in the physiology of self informs her popular workshops on self-talk and self-experience, the nature of reality and perception, and the everyday benefits of yoga.

Email: susanmyoga(at)gmail.com
Web www.susanmyoga.com
Lenox, Massachusetts

Phone: 413-448-3152
toll-free 866-200-5203
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Ken Nelson Ken Nelson    Lenox, Massachusetts

Ken Nelson, PhD, is a senior program director at Kripalu Yoga Center and leads retreats internationally with his partner, Lesli Lang. Ken teaches Yin and Kripalu Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Shiatsu, Thai and Kripalu bodywork, as well as meditation (www.SacredHealingArts.net). Ken is grateful to Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Paulie Zink and Bernie Clark for inspiring his love for Yin. Ken's CD, Yin Yoga, is a Kripalu best-seller. His other passion is for preparing the next generation of experiential leaders (www.PowerfulWorkshops.com). Ken has many teaching awards and was supported by Kripalu as a Scholar-in-Residence. He is writing a book about tools that link the heart and mind, creating the conditions for group wisdom.

Yin Yoga CD Review: "Yin Yoga at it?s best. After taking a few of Ken?s classes at Kripalu and loving his approach, I was thrilled to find a CD of a guided Yin Yoga class. He is so knowledgeable and explains the postures, with alternatives, very clearly. Ken?s guided breathwork through the postures are so relaxing and healing. I whole-heartedly recommend this CD for anyone who wants to delve deep into the fascia and release bound energy and chronic tension. Fabulous!" - Lisa Zechiel

Email: Ken-Nelson(at)verizon.net
Web www.sacredhealingarts.net
Phone: 413-637-0012
Lenox, Massachusetts

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Donna Wingate Donna Wingate    Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

Donna is a 500 hour certified Kripalu Teacher who has been teaching for over 13 years. She is also trained to teach Yin Yoga through a certificate program with Josh Summers, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Jennifer Reis and Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky. Donna creates a safe supported space for her students to explore their body through postures that access their own healing powers. Donna offers individual private teaching and group classes.

Email: dbw711-AT-hotmail.com
Web: www.tri-townyoga.com
Studio: Life in balance yoga healing arts

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Heidrun Jacobi Heidrun Jacobi    Melrose, Massachusetts

Heidrun came to yoga in 2002 when she tried a yoga class just because there weren't any Pilates classes offered on that particular day, and, as has happened to so many before, she was hooked immediately. Initially feeling drawn towards more athletic yoga styles, her body started signaling her at some point that it was longing for a slower, more meditative practice where poses could be held for long periods of time and really taken in. At the beginning of 2011, as part of her 200 YTT training, she attended a Yin Yoga workshop - and knew this was it! She completed a Yin Yoga teacher training with the amazing Josh Summers in May of 2011, and has since embarked on a journey to learn more about Eastern and Western views of our bodies as well as meditation.

Email: heidrunusa -at- yahoo.com
Phone: 617-519-6788
Studio: B Yoga Center

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Georgiann Kristek Georgiann Kristek     Northampton, Mass.

I have been practicing yoga since 2007. I hold my certification through The Hard and the Soft Yoga Institute, and have completed Yin Yoga Teacher Training Level I and II with Josh Summers and Module I with Biff Mithoefer. I gratefully share the Yin Yoga practice at Ashtanga Yoga Northampton.

Email: yinyogawithgeorgiann@gmail.com
Studio: Ashtanga Yoga Northampton

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Janine Grillo Marra P.T.    Revere, Mass.

A licensed physical therapist (B.S. McGill University, 1983), Reiki practitioner, certified Shake Your Soul™ teacher and certified fitness trainer, Janine augments her classes with aspects of therapy, healing, and fitness for an integrated experience. Janine began her own yoga practice in 1992. Since then, she has participated in yoga teacher-training led by Sarah Powers in California and regularly enhances her practice with workshops, extended retreats and inner work. She teaches both a yin and yang style of yoga, as well as meditation. In 2009 Janine met Daniel Leven, founder of Shake Your Soul™ and the Leven Institute, and immediately knew that she wanted to offer another type of movement class focused on creativity, fun and great music. Shake Your Soul™ classes were the perfect fit.

Janine is committed to the path of healing and transformation in her own life and helps others through retreats, Reiki and private sessions.

Email: janinegm (at) yahoo.com
Studio: Tranquil Flame Yoga and Wellness
Point of Pines Yacht Club
28 Rice Ave
Revere, MA 02151

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Stacey Hugues Stacey Hugues     Scituate, Mass.

Stacey is a registered dietitian and yoga instructor with over 15 years of professional experience. Stacey's most recent trainings have included the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program at the B Yoga Center in Melrose, MA and specialty teacher trainings in the areas of prenatal yoga and yin yoga. In surprising contrast to a life of constant movement - a working mom with 2 young children, Stacey's personal yoga practice has gravitated towards yin which has been very balancing for her constitution. She currently teaches a gentle "yin flow" class at Coldbrooke Yoga Studio in Scituate, MA at 8pm on Wednesday evenings. The class takes a different meridian of focus each week, begins and ends with long-held yin asana and meditation, and follows a gentle cooling flow throughout the middle of class.

Web: www.thymetoshine.com
Email: stacey (@) thymetoshine.com
Studio: Coldbrooke Yoga Studio

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Char Willingham Char Willingham RYT    Shrewsbury, Mass.

Char is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master, Sound Healer and a Health, Wellness & Fitness Professional with a background in dance, fitness and competitive sports. In addition to teaching complementary and integrative therapies, she works in the fitness industry as an Education Specialist & National Master Trainer. Char has been a longtime practitioner of Hatha & Power Vinyasa Yoga and teaches both in neutral and heated rooms. She is also trained to teach Yin, Gentle and Restorative. As well as Yoga for Breast Cancer & Recovery, Chronic Pain and Chair Yoga. She has also trained to teach various forms of Pranayama, Mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Practices. Char's contemplative studies combined with her training in yoga have helped her to appreciate the beauty of stillness. This has helped her to easily transition into teaching Yin Yoga.

Web: www.CharYogaFitness.com
Email: Flow-AT-CharYogaFitness.com
Char Yoga Fitness & Intuitive Wellness
    Westborough & Worcester, MA

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Kari Jacobsen Kari Jacobsen     Somerville, Mass.

Kari incorporates her training in Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, CranioSacral Therapy, and Mechanical Engineering to teach her students how to find, listen and attend to their inner wisdom, facilitating a yoga practicing that is dynamic and healing.

Web: www.explodingsage.com
Email: kjacobsen (@) alumni.tufts.edu
Studio: Bow Street Yoga

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Malú Doherty Malú Doherty     Southboro, Mass.

Malú received her 200hr yoga teacher certification from The Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health under the guidance of Devarshi Steven Hartman and Suddha Carolyn Lundeen. She has continued her studies with Devarshi Steven Hartman and recently completed a year long intensive to become a yoga Acharya, one who teaches the deeper aspects of yoga from life experience. Through her studies she received her 500hr certification from Zen Spot Institute. Malú often assists programs at Kripalu and teacher trainings. As a Reiki master she often includes therapeutic touch in her yin classes while drawing on aspects of many wisdom and healing traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoist, and Shamanism. Expect to feel welcome, nurtured, and encouraged to self discover, in her compassionate approach to yin yoga.

Web: http://www.maludoherty.com
Email: maludoherty-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 508-922-1065
Malú Doherty Yoga
    Roots & Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
    Ambu Yoga

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Shari Solomon     Sudbury

Shari is a registered 200 hr yoga teacher with a specialty in Yin yoga. She received her 200 hrs through Yoga for Life with Abby Schwab and Yin Yoga with Josh Summers. In her class Shari emphasizes the meditative quality of yin yoga and creates a practice that renews the body.

Email: shari-AT-cocoaplumnutrition.com
Web: www.cocoaplumnutrition.com
Phone: 781-454-7960
Studio: H2K Fitness Studio

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Patty Whitelaw Drogue Patty Whitelaw Drogue     Whitman, Mass.

Patty received her 200 hour training through YogaSpirit, and completed two yin yoga teacher trainings with Christine O'Shaunnessy and with Josh Summers.

Patty leads a devoted group of "yin-ners" every week in yin yoga classes. In each class, participants explore a variety of yin poses. Patty encourages each participant to find their edges and then find a way to settle into them. The classes emphasize offering our bodies and minds time, patience and kindness, to allow ourselves to slowly open up, unwind and untangle from the inside out. It is a challenging, yet calming and meditative practice. Come join us!

Email: info -at- whitmanwellnesscenter.com
Phone: 781.447.3815
Studio: Whitman Wellness Center
7 Marble Street, #B12
Whitman, MA 02382

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Susie DeGregorio Susie DeGregorio     Winthrop, Mass.

Susie is extremely passionate about yoga, and is very excited about sharing its many gifts with children and grown ups. Susie completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at B Yoga Center in Melrose with Krista Basis. Additionally, she holds certificates in Children?s Yoga and Prenatal Yoga, through Finding Inner Peace Yoga School. She also holds a certificate in Yin Yoga from Josh Summers. Susie received a Bachelor?s Degree in Human Development from Boston College and a Master?s Degree in Special Education from Salem State College. In addition to teaching yoga, Susie is also a special education teacher and a certified spinning instructor. Susie offers weekly Yin Yoga classes for adults: check the web site for details.

Web: childrensyogawithsusie.com
Email: sooozee-AT-yahoo.com
Phone: 617-755-8599

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Shelley Boa Shelley Boa    Ann Arbor, Michigan

I have been practicing yoga daily practice 2002, mostly Vinyasa and Ashtanga, and later Yin. I received my certification in Canada, in June of 2008, and began teaching at local studios there. I now teach in Ann Arbor, Saline, and the surrounding areas, both private and public classes.

I came to Yin Yoga in 2008, when I spent a weekend studying with Paul Grilley and started to appreciate the benefits and possibilities for all types of students as I started to unwind old tightness in my body. Since then I practice Yin regularly to balance my 'Yang' activities . I love teaching Yin, as students have that 'aha' moment and start to appreciate for themselves how much they needed it and didnt realize it. My students also report sleeping like babies after an evening class. I am a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, and CPR/AED certified with American Red Cross. I am continually studying and looking for ways to expand my practice not only for myself but for my clients. I have studied with internationally renowned teachers including Paul Grilley.

Web: www.gooddog-yoga.com
Email: Kickingasana (@) gmail.com
Phone: 734-731-7070
Studio: The Phoenix Center
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Nicholas Nahat    Birmingham, Michigan

Nicholas Nahat is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. Formal training was completed through the Center for Yoga in Michigan. Much gratitude to Yin Yoga teachers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers for the development of this practice and their deep learning and sharing. Yin Yoga is a special discipline which opens the mind/body in unique ways over time; classes center on the use of this yoga to discover and support the deeper Self in its physical, mental, and spiritual aspects usually overlooked in the clamor of everyday life.

Yin Yoga and other yoga classes are currently offered in private sessions in Southeast Michigan.

Email: nnahat2(at)yahoo.com
Phone: 248-495-4428

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Nicole Castka Nicole Castka     Grosse Pointe Woods

Nicole Castka is a ERYT-200/RYT-500 certified yoga teacher trained in the vinyasa style of yoga through both the Yoga Shelter and Source Movement Yoga. She has been a voracious student of yoga since 2002 and has been teaching in the metro-Detroit area since 2011. Her teaching is specialized in the areas of Gentle Flow, Partner Yoga, Slow Flow, Family Yoga, VinYin, Yin and Yoga Nidra. Nicole creates a safe and comfortable space for her students through her unique use of humor, theme and music that allows her students to journey into realms of inward reflection, deep peace and renewal.

Email: nicolecastkayoga-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Full Lotus Yoga

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Allie Sherman Allie Sherman    Sault Ste. Marie

Allie brings her decade of yoga experience from New York, Boston and San Francisco, where she practiced a variety of hatha yoga styles, including Anusara, Restorative, PranaVayu, Forrest, and Vinyasa yoga. Recognizing an opportunity to develop a yoga practice in Sault Ste. Marie, Allie moved home to live closer to her family and offer yoga to the community. She launched Northern Life Yoga in March 2010..

Allie is pleased to serve the Sault Ste. Marie community with yoga classes to cater to a variety of levels. All of her classes are designed to be a challenging yet playful experience, as she strives to help students develop a strong body, peaceful mind, and healthy spirit.

Allie earned her 200-hour teacher training certification through Yoga Tree in San Francisco in 2010. In 2013, she also completed a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program with Bernie Clark at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has also started pursuing her 500-hour teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

Web: www.northernlifeyoga.com
Email: northernlifeyoga-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 906-253-YOGI
Studio: Northern Life Studio for Healing Arts

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Jill Carey Jill Carey    Eagan, Minnesota

Since August 2007 Jill has been teaching yoga. She completed Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste, received her 200-hour Teacher Certification (RYT) with TeriLeigh Schmidt, completed an intensive 35-hour Yoga Anatomy, Yin Yoga: Practice & Theory Teacher Training with Paul Grilley, and has completed a Taoist (Yin & Yang) Teacher Training program with founder of Yin Yoga, Paulie Zink. As an ongoing student of yoga, Jill has endless gratitude and appreciation for the many gifts from all her teachers on and off the mat. She attributes to her dedicated yoga practice her improved health and spiritual connectedness, as well as rediscovering that child like enthusiasm for life and living. It is her desire to support her students to go beyond their potential with commitment, dedication, and fun.

Web: www.nowyogamn.com
Email: info(at)nowyogamn.com
Studios: The YogaSoul Center
    1121 Town Centre Drive,
    Suite 100, Eagan
 and Green Lotus Yoga at
    18480 Kenyon Ave

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Judy Farniok Judy Farniok 500 RYT    Excelsior

I have been an active practitioner of YIN, Hatha and restorative yoga having revived my practice from many years ago. My teachers have included Paul Grilley, Doug Kellar, Camella Nair and Judith Lasater. I focus my teaching on the overall benefits a Yin practice can bring to a student's life focusing on the therapeutic aspects of yoga while exploring the connections between mind, body and spirit. My goal is to bring hope and inspiration to those who are searching for a yoga practice that will serve them. Recovering from bilateral knee replacements, my practice and teaching facilitated the process of my bodies ability to rebuild and heal. My students are generally amazed at my recovery, returning to active teaching just 10 weeks after surgery! My 500 Hour certification is through Spirit of the Lake focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. I recently completed the certification process to teach Aqua Yoga and regularly teach in warm water therapy pools.

Email: jafarniok -@- gmail.com
Phone: 612-267-4107
Studio: Spirit of the lake yoga
in Excelsior

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Shelly Shern Shelly Shern RYT    Minneapolis

Shelly's devotion to the yogic path began in 1995 after suffering a back injury. She realized profound benefits not only to the physical body but to the spiritual as well. This naturally led her to switch from "flying the friendly skies" to the more grounded calling of teaching yoga. Shelly trained at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis with Lisa Bergly in 2005-2006 and trained in Yoga Bonding Post-natal. This connection led her to the teachings of Kriya Yoga and Enoch Dasa Giri of the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago.

After shelly had asked as much from her yang vinyasa practice as she could, she was drawn to the deeper, more contemplative practice of yin yoga. It is yin yoga that balances a more active yang practice and enhances our well being. In the summer of 2010, Shelly traveled to Kripalu to study Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers. This continuing study of the energy body allows Shelly to share the calming, healing effects of yin yoga with her students. Her classes are a synthesis of flowing movement, breath awareness, and still contemplation.

Studios: Devanadi Yoga
in Minneapolis
Spirit of the lake yoga
in Excelsior
Email: Yogashelly (at) yahoo.com

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Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner    Minneapolis

Michelle is a certified Yoga Instructor & Yoga Therapist. She has studied Yin Yoga with both Paulie Zink and Paul Grilley. She offers pure Yin classes as well as Yin Yang combination classes combining the deep yielding of yin with the flowing movement of Yang (a gentle vinyasa). An emphasis on mindfulness, inward-looking, and taoist philosophy accompanies her teaching.

Web: www.omwithmichelle.com
Email: omwithmichelle -at- gmail.com
Phone: 612-817-5232
Studios: Yoga Center of Minneapolis,
Sigh Yoga,
taraNa Yoga,
Mind Body Solutions

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Jude Ortiz Jude Ortiz    Minneapolis

Jude Ortiz took his first Yin Yoga workshop with Tania Hughes in Chicago, IL, USA while completing his 200-hour yoga teacher training. He immediately fell in love with Yin as a way of deepening his yoga practice, particularly for acroyoga, and began immersing himself in Yin. He quickly discovered the physical, energetic, and emotional benefits of this practice. After moving to Minneapolis, MN, USA, he completed the Yin Yoga Teacher Levels 1 and 2 trainings with Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in April 2015. He teaches several yin classes each week and regularly offers yin yoga workshops.

Web: www.fullcircleasana.com
Facebook: fullcirclea
Instagram: fullcirclea
Twitter: fullcirclea
Email: full.circle.asana -at- gmail.com
Phone: 612-466-0770
Svasti Yoga
Yoga Sol

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Wendy Billie Wendy Billie    Perham, Fergus Falls, Battle Lake

Wendy brings a holistic approach to her teaching which has been influenced by 18 years of studying Hatha Yoga, Shamanism, Ayurveda, Reconnective Healing, Life and Spirit Coaching, & the beauty of Yin Yoga. Her teaching flourishes as she is a perpetual student in this spiritual world.

Having always been drawn to nature, Wendy's Yoga teacher training took place at an Ayurveda Center in the Himalayan Mountains of India, and it was there she saw clearly her past life as a yogi. Coupled with yin & yang yoga, she uses her gifts to help her students get unstuck and flow with nature's current. She leads workshops & retreats across the world taking her students on spiritual journeys to see the guru within each of us.

Web: www.wendybillie.com
Email: flow -@- wendybillie.com
Phone: 734-476-9884
Studios: See Wendy's Website

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Megan Hall Megan Hall    Columbia

My goal as a yoga teacher is to welcome people into a slow and mindful practice; to teach people to meet themselves where they are. My goal as a yoga student is to keep meeting myself where I am; to continue to grow in my knowledge, understanding and practice of yoga. My training includes a very relaxed introduction to yoga 15 years ago with an Ananda teacher, followed several years later by 72 hours of yin yoga teacher training, and finally making myself official in 2014 with a 200 hour yoga teacher training and certification at Yoga Sol. Look for me in yin yoga and foundations yoga classes.

Email: megan-AT-yogasol.org
Studio: Yoga Sol

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Kelly Cirone
Kelly Cirone    Kansas City

Kelly loves intelligent yoga from challenging vinyasa, to healing therapeutics, to nurturing Yin. She designs classes which layer a strong emphasis on alignment, breath, and clarity with her love of movement. Her teaching, from challenging to peaceful, is inspired by her own therapeutic practice which she has used to heal injuries and build energy.

Kelly was introduced to Yin Yoga by Gabriel Azoulay in 2011 and since then it has become an integral part of her yoga practice. She offers Yin classes at Inner Space Yoga and Yoga Patch and Yin workshops throughout the country.

Email: kellycironeyoga @ gmail.com
Phone: (816) 812-3483
Studios: Inner Space Yoga
Yoga Patch
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Martha Piersma Martha Piersma     Stevensville

The study and practice of yoga has been a part of my life since 2001 and has provided me with an incredible gift to support me during this journey of being a creative and joyful human being.

I am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom of my teachers. I received My 200 hour certification with YogaMotion in 2010. Additional certifications include Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark and Freedom Style Yoga with Erich Schiffmann. Master teacher Deepak Chopra solidified in me a deeper understanding of the healing power of meditation. I have been teaching group classes in a full time capacity since 2010 as well as workshops in meditation, asana and pranayama throughout the state of Montana and Alaska. I enjoy working one on one with my students and mentoring the beginning yoga instructor.

Email: martha-AT-redbirdyoga.org
Phone: 406-375-5764
Web: www.redbirdyoga.org

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Kerry Treichel Kerry Treichel     Las Vegas, Nevada

As a cancer survivor, Kerry realized the benefit of the power of the mind and the strength of a strong body. She loves the science part of yoga that offers evidence to how the practice works to heal the body, mind, and spirit. She is an avid cyclist (road and mountain) and loves spending time in nature.

She has been in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years teaching and practicing all modalities from strength classes to vinyasa flow to yin (her passion!). Her yoga training has come under Jonny Kest Life Power Yoga, 200 hour, Yoga Therapy through the Ananda Seva Mission, 500 Hour, and under the guidance, presence, and grace of Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga, Yin / Yang / Mindfulness / Eastern Philosophies 80 hour teacher training, Paul Grilley, and under the brilliance of Bernie Clark and Diana Batts, 50 hour Yin Teacher Training. She currently leads workshops and trainings for practitioners and teachers.

Web: soulyogatherapylv.wixsite.com/soulniqueyogalv
Email: ktrike-At-me.com
Phone: 702-580-2330
Life Time Athletic
Tru Yoga

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Iva Neveux Iva Neveux     Reno, Nevada

I became a student of yoga in my early twenties. When I began to notice the inner transformations that yoga had brought to my life, I decided to deepen and expand my understanding of this ancient art and science of living. I have studied with Kimberlee Orenstein, Paul & Suzee Grilley and others.

As a yoga instructor I encourage students to embrace the present moment and help them improve their body awareness and posture, as well as their quality of life through all that yoga has to offer. My effort in class is to encourage self awareness and personal growth and create a space where no one will ever feel intimidated, a space where everyone will feel nurtured, supported and respected.

Email: snowasana -AT- gmail.com
Yoga Loka
The Yoga Center

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Kelly Aguilera Kelly Aguilera     Reno

Kelly has studied yin yoga with Joe Barnett and loves sharing the practice of stillness with her students. She pairs yin yoga with Reiki healing for a blissful and relaxing experience.

Web: www.yinyangtravelingyoga.com
Email: spiritblooming-AT-gmail.com
The Studio Reno
Midtown Community Yoga

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New Hampshire

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Sheryl Gauthier Sheryl Gauthier    Gilford

From the first yoga class Sheryl took she was hooked. Being a person who finds it hard to sit still, yoga gave the gift of quiet stillness and a newfound relationship with herself. Sheryl teaches from her heart and believes that yoga is a personal experience for every student. Her role is to create a space for every student to find what is inside of them and express that through their practice. She loves watching her students grow physically and spiritually as they learn more about themselves through their yoga practices.

Sheryl completed her RYT-200 hour training with Maureen Miller, Yoga NH. Her training includes Yin Yoga training with Josh Summers, TIMBO training with Sue Jones of Yoga Hope & workshops with Beryl Binder Birch. She founded Yoga from the Heart to bring yoga to people in groups or in the privacy of ones own home.

Web: www.yogafromtheheartnh.com
Email: sheryl -@- yogafromtheheartnh.com
Studio: Yoga from the Heart

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Elizabeth Vlangas Elizabeth Vlangas    Hooksett

I teach a vinyasa style of yoga but fell in love with yin. I hired Noel Schroeder of Yinward Healing Practice to teacher train myself and the other teachers at my studio. I started by offering it once a week but we now offer it 3 times. My students love it as much as I do!

Email: riverflowyoga (at) comcast.net
Phone: 603-935-9822
Studio: River Flow Yoga
llc/ 198 Londonderry Turnpike
Hooksett, NH

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Stacey Doll Stacey Doll    Littleton

Stacey Doll is a yogi, environmentalist, and playful woman. Stacey will complete her Ashtanga 200 RYT with Maureen Miller of Yoga NH, and registered with Yoga Alliance in August. Stacey has recently studied with Marc St. Pierre and Beryl Birch, Sean Corne, Bo Forbes and Rodney Yee. Stacey has receiving her Yin Yoga teacher training certification with Josh Summers and teaches a Yin and Yang class weekly. Stacey also received her Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga training and incorporates Yin Yoga on the paddleboards. Stacey came to yoga by way of three plus years teaching in the fitness industry and found yoga to be the ?missing link? in her physical and emotional life. In addition to her yoga teachings, Stacey is an entrepreneur in permaculture design and environmental, sustainability planning.

Web: www.rootedbystacey.com
Email: stacey-AT-rootedbystacey.com
Phone: 603-726-0654
Studio: Little River Studio
40 Jodo Way, Bethlehem, NH

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Jessica Labbe Jessica Labbe     Manchester

Jessica Labbe's mission is to inspire people to slow down and chill out. At her studio, Jeca Yoga, she offers classes such as Yin Yoga to help others connect to their own peacefulness, and offers strategies to implement off the mat into every day life.

Web: jessicalabbe.com
Email: jessica -@- jecayoga.com
Studio: Jeca Yoga
Manchester, NH

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Katie O'Connell Katie O'Connell 500 E-RYT and RYS     North Sandwich

Katie is the owner and primary instructor at Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio & Retreat in North Sandwich, NH. She has been practicing for 20 years and teaching yoga to students of all ages and levels, including kids, seniors, athletes, and YTT students for over 14 years. Katie's classes are steeped in awareness of breath, the movement of Chi energy, her affection for anatomy and the subtle body, and her love of singing which is often shared with students as they slip off in savasana. Above all, Katie teaches compassion and love, welcoming students to the mat and asking them to meet themselves where they are each day. Styles taught at her studio include Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative, Gentle, Yoga Nidra, and Restorative Yoga & Reiki, as well as offering a 200-hr. Dragonfly Yoga YTT program she directs and teaches at Dragonfly Yoga Barn, Studio & Retreat Center.

Email: dragonflyoga (at) gmail.com
Phone: (603) 707-7529
Studios: Dragonfly Yoga Barn
Dragonfly Yoga & Ayurveda 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, RYS:

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Cassandra Sullivan Cassandra Sullivan     Peterborough

Cassandra found Yin Yoga as a balance to the active, yang energy and quick pace of her life living in New York City. She fell in love with the practice and connected with the opportunity to bring more mindfulness, compassion, and peace to her day. She completed her Yin Yoga training with Kate Kuss at Pure Yoga in NYC in March 2015, and loves to share this practice and a little bit of peace with her students in Southern New Hampshire.

Email: hello-AT-cassandrasullivanyoga.com
Web: cassandrasullivanyoga.com

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Shannon Sprague Shannon Sprague M.S.P.T.    Pelham

I provide an environment rich in opportunity for students to expand, grow, study and inquire within. I share yoga so that students can find the teacher within. My class is a slow, low pace holding poses for one to several minutes targeting the deeper structures of the body (ligaments, bones, joint spaces, etc.). Emphasis is on softening, patience, presence and inquiry. I also give hands on assistance that coordinate with the Chinese meridians that are being stretched thus deepening the experience at an energetic level. My class benefits include: greater quality of sleep, increased immunity, greater joint function, balanced energy.

Email: shannon -AT- yogacrab.com
Web: www.YogaCrab.com
Phone: 603-475-8791

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 Carol Castellan Carol Castellan     Portsmouth

I am a lover of all things yoga, teaching vinyasa flow for about 8 years and recently offering yin and yin/yang flows to my knowledge base. I have trained with Josh Summers and Bernie Clark and find myself continually dipping into the rich history of yin and energy work. I am so pleased to have found this healing modality and complement to yang yoga.

Email: olliviv-AT-yahoo.com
Phone: 603-205-2210
Empower Yoga Center Portsmouth NH
Yoga on York York Maine

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Jane McGrady Jane McGrady    Raymond

Yoga has been in Jane's life for 20 years. With certification in Svaroopa yoga and training with Josh Summers in Yin Yoga, Jane's primary interest in practicing and teaching is for quieting the mind. As a student of A Course in Miracles, she desires to extend what it teaches - peace of mind is no idle gift! Jane and her husband are usually on the road and yoga travels with her. She is available as a substitute teacher for your studio and can introduce your clients to YIN if you don't already have it on your schedule. Travels are primarily on the East coast so please drop an email if you are interested.

Email: janeyoga9-AT-gmail.com
Studio: On the road ...

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Jessica M. Lang Wright Jessica M. Lang Wright     Wilton

Jessica is the owner and primary teacher at Forever Yoga in Wilton, NH. Jessica received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in 2010 from Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ where she studied with Sheryl Edsall. Jessica has also completed certifications in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (2011), Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga with Sadie Nardini (2013) and in March 2014 she completed a weekend Yin Yoga teacher training intensive with Josh Summers. Yin Yoga classes have been part of the studio schedule since 2012 and are currently offered 3 times per week. Please visit our website for the current schedule of Yin Yoga and other offerings.

Email: foreveryoga2011-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 862-203-8151
Web: http://forever-yoga.com
Google+: plus.google.com/u/0/115083863082269920344/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/foreveryoganh
Twitter: @Foreveryoga
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/foreveryoga/

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New Jersey

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Cherilyn Hopkins Cherilyn Hopkins    Belvidere

Currently teaching at Prana for Peace in Stillwater, NJ a private studio in Belvidere, NJ, and adding other locations locally. Studied Yin Yoga at Omega in NY with Biff Mithoeffer in 2005. I became a certified Yoga Alliance instructor through the Hatha Yoga Method at Stillpoint Yoga studio in Blairstown. Fell in love with Yin Yoga in 2005 after my first practice opened a doorway to my inner self and allowed the expression of trauma to release from the body. Yin speaks to me on a deep level. We live in an extremely Yang society/world and then we exercise the body in a Yang (muscle- movement) manner. There is a great need to balance and anchor these abundant Yang energies with Yin practices such as Yin Yoga meditation. I layer aromatherapy and sound therapy into the practice to allow complete relaxation of the mind, body and spirit.

Email: Cheridalrymple-AT-yahoo.com
Phone: 908-581-4114
Studio: Prana for Peace in Stillwater, NJ

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Meg Zirm Meg Zirm    Cherry Hill & Margate

Meg is a classically trained ballet dancer, who has translated her love of movement into Classical & Yin Yoga. Introduced to yoga in high school, Meg has continued her practice for over 10 years. As her practice deepened she decided to venture off the corporate path in human resources and enrolled in YogaLife Institute?s 200 hour teacher training program with Dr. Bob Butera. When not teaching or practicing yoga, ballet or Pilates she enjoys traveling, photography, gardening and spending time outdoors.

Email: mbzirm(at)gmail.com
Phone: 518-828-2233
Web www.yogalina.wordpress.com
Studio: Pilates Core Center

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Stacy Nelson     Cherry Hill

I have been teaching since 2010. I am a graduate of the Living Yoga Program in Austin, TX and was trained at the Ancient Yoga Center at Radha Madhav Dham ashram. I am dedicated to lifelong studentship and believe in the power of yoga to heal the physical and emotional body. My classes are a unique blend of careful instruction and sensibility cues for the body, mind, and heart. I teach weekly yin yoga classes at the Yoga for Living Studio in Cherry Hill, NJ and conduct yin workshops throughout the South Jersey area.

Email: attentiontohealing-at-gmail.com
Studio: www.yogaforliving.net
1926 Greentree Road
Cherry Hill
Phone: 856-404-7287

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Rochelle Townsend Rochelle Townsend ERYT    Haddonfield

Rochelle's love of yoga has been apparent since her first yoga class more than 15 years ago. With the encouragement of her teacher she enrolled in a 250 hour Vinyasa YTT program at Wake Up Yoga, Philadelphia from where she received her first certification. Her initial training encompassed asana, pranayama, Sanskrit and anatomy. Further specialized training included Thai Yoga massage, Advanced Anatomy, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Scoliosis, Structural Yoga Therapy and Ballet Sculpt.

Rochelle is a Reiki Master. She has taught well over 10,000 hours of classes, private sessions, and workshops. Rochelle has also planned and taught three successful yoga teacher trainings at her studio. She has been blessed to study with many teachers like Mukunda Stiles, Gerard Arnaud and Dr Girish to name a few. She offers many thanks to all of those teachers who continue to inspire her love of this ancient practice.

Email: peakwellnessandnutrition -AT- live.com
Web: www.peakwellnessandnutrition.com Phone: 856-834-2843
Studio: Peak Wellness and Nutrition
  20 Warwick Rd
  Haddonfield, NJ

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Patricia Hudacsko Patricia Hudacsko E-RYT    Marlboro Township

Patricia has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2008. Her philosophy is that yoga is for everyone regardless of age or physical condition; that yoga is not so much about the pose as it is an internal inquiry that allows us to go deep within to connect to something greater than ourselves. By taking the patience, acceptance and perseverance we use on the mat into our daily lives we truly learn to live our yoga, enriching our lives and the lives of those around us.

Patricia felt an affinity for Yin Yoga from her very first class. She has 95 hours of Yin training with two teachers who have studied directly under Paul Grilley, Lynda Maguire and Corina Benner, and has taken numerous workshops with Sarah Powers.

Email: pathudacsko@aol.com
Phone: 732 687-5772

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Ryah Dekis Ryah Dekis RPYT, E-RYT 500, BA    Princeton

Ryah Dekis is both a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IYAT). With a personal yoga practice for over 18 years and a true passion for teaching since 2008- Ryah established "Ryahhh Yoga LLC." in 2009 - a lovingly created and nurtured practice. Ryahhh Yoga's Yin Workshops are filled with Pranyama, asana and mindfulness meditation.

Ryah has extensive training in many styles that include: Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Mom/Baby, Chakra Yoga, "Flying", Restorative and Meditation. Ryah feels that each and everyone can have a unique and positive relationship with yoga, by offering the true self, finding personal insight and creating sacred space through the practice--breath, mind, spirit and body.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ryahhh.Yoga
Email: One.Love.Ryahhhyoga -AT- Gmail.com
Phone: 201-988-9800

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Erik Marrero Erik Marrero    Sewell

Erik Marrero, RYT, MBSR Graduate. Yoga found Erik in the Spring of 2007. As a cancer patient, he enrolled in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, through the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson Hospital. Erik was suffering from the side-effects of his cancer therapies. With the first yoga practice, Erik felt great physically and very at peace. After graduating from the 8-week MBSR program, Erik continued his daily meditation practice and sought out yoga in a non-hospital environment.

Erik is a graduate of the Yogawood Yoga Teacher-Training program masterfully offered by Beth Filla and Jill Cummings. Erik strives to inspire his students to overcome obstacles, push their own limitations, move beyond the typical Hatha yoga realm, and to find mindfulness and ease-of-wellbeing with every breath, regardless of the pace, intensity, or complexity of the practice. Erik teaches Yin and Vinyasa Yoga.

Studio: Yogawood
Email: ejmarrero -@- comcast.net

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Debra Donnally Debra Donnally200 E-RYT    Summit

Debra is a welcoming, fun, and supportive teacher. As a lifelong athlete and student of the body, Deb loves teaching from that combined place of discovery and empowerment. Her students learn to move deeper into their bodies and minds through challenging and inspiring sessions that are alignment based. Deb completed trainings with Sarah Powers, Biff Mithoefer, Jack Kornfield and Baron Baptiste to further understand the balance of yin and yang yoga as well continuing to delve into the study of therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra and meditation.

Deb was educated at the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Nursing. In addition to yoga instruction, she is a practicing Bodytalk healer acknowledging the healing nature of the body. She leads 30 hour yin yoga teacher trainings and intensives, as well as workshops in meditation with her Yinside Yoga LLC partner, Crystal Paone. She loves Bernie Clark's books! Keep writing Bernie!

Web: www.yinsideyoga.com
Email: yinsideyoga-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Powerflow Yoga

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New Mexico

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Marisa Wolfe Marisa Wolfe     Lemitar

Lead instructor and owner of Yoga del Sol Studio and Santosha Yoga Retreats in central New Mexico, Marisa is an experienced Kripalu-certified teacher, leading classes in yoga and massage for all levels and abilities. Teaching since 2004, Marisa is a Kripalu teacher through-and-through, but heavy influences from the Pranakriya, Viniyoga and Yin traditions peek through in each class. Marisa is also a LMT and holds an advanced certification in Thai Yoga Massage from the Lotus Palm School. Marisa's classes incorporate her geeky love of anatomy, her belief in the power of personal experience and a light-hearted approach, even to the deeper aspects of yoga. Marisa leads classes of pure yin about once a month and often incorporates Yin Yoga into the rest of her classes.

Web: www.yogadelsolstudio.com
Email: info -AT- yogadelsolstudio.com
Studio: Yoga del Sol Studio

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Anjali Paige Anjali Paige     Santa Fe

I learned how to teach while living at an ashram in Yogaville, Virginia - an experience that changed the way I see the world and continues to affect my life. I am certified in Integral Yoga, which teaches us that: "truth is one, paths are many" - something I wholly believe. My goal is for each student to leave class with a calm, clear mind and a greater sense of the peace all of us hold within. My personal goal is to do as little harm to other beings as possible and to live with compassion. We are all one universal family.

I focus on verbal instruction and encourage my students to tune into their bodies to know what they need. Unless students request specific areas to work on, all of my classes are fully balanced. My yin classes often include a chakra clearing and always end with yoga nidra and meditation.

Email: paige.bolton -AT- gmail.com
Studio:Santa Fe Community Yoga Center

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New York

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Lisa Braun Lisa Braun     Baldwin

I began to practice as a way to maintain flexibility and strength. During my journey I discovered not just the physical but spiritual practice of Yoga. In 2008, I enrolled in the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program and received my certification in 2009 from the Yoga Polarity Center in Malverne, New York. I am now a student in the 500 Yoga Teacher Training program and I am participating in a mentor ship with my teacher, Mindy Frenkel.

My style is Hatha, and I like to keep the body moving with a Vinyasa Flow. I recently became certified in Yin Yoga and began incorporating it in my classes. I will begin teaching classes at local studios, gyms and private classes.

Email: lfabyoga @ gmail.com
Phone: 917-825-3998
Studio:Breathe N Flow Yoga
361 Atlantic Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520

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Desiree Joy Sparrow Desiree Joy Sparrow ERYT 500     Bellport, Long Island

Desiree is a 500hr E-RYT, RPYT and YACEP with thousands of hours of formal training in Yoga. She has been teaching yoga for over 16 years. She is also the Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer of The LI Kula Yoga School, where she currently teaches ongoing classes and leads the 200hr and 300hr Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs. Desiree has studied with many great teachers which include: John Friend, Doug Swenson, Zhenja LaRosa, Lois Neisbitt, Beryl Bender Birch and Pattabhi Jois. Desiree specializes in Yoga, Wellness, Mind-Body Fitness, Energy Medicine and Kinesiology as well as Reiki, Pranic Healing & Etheric Healing. Desiree has additionally been featured in The NY Times, Fitness and Essence Magazine as well as TLC's "A Baby Story." Desiree also specializes in yoga therapeutics and is happy to offer her students the healing benefits of Yin Yoga.

Email: desijoysparrow-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 631-295-6937
LI Kula Yoga
146 S country Rd, Bellport, NY 11713

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Leah Hartofelis Leah Hartofelis ERYT 200     Freeport

Leah Hartofelis, ERYT completed 200-hours of Vinyasa Yoga Certification through Sonic Yoga, NYC, with additional certifications in Prenatal Yoga through Barnes Method Yoga for Two as well as Ma Yoga, Restorative Yoga certified through Judith Lasater, Relax & Renew, Yin Yoga certified through Wake Up Yoga. Leah is currently attending the 500hr Teacher Training at Om Yoga Center in NYC with Cindi Lee. My intention is that through the practice and teaching of Yoga, I can bring Peace, Joy, and Balance into the lives of my students.

Email: leah -@- breathenflowyoga.com
Phone: 516-632-9626
Studio:Breathe N Flow Yoga
361 Atlantic Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520

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Angela R. Williams-Jones Angela R. William-Jones RYT    Greenlawn

Angela provides an authentic and fun-filled practice infusing the tremendous benefits of Yin Yoga in the style of Paul Grilley. Within each class, Angela provides a safe, nurturing & sacred environment that is coupled with pranayama, ambient sound, mantras, bells or singing crystal bowls. Angela always encourages her students to "go within" making each practice intrinsic, personal & increasingly enlightening with each breath. You will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of the true science of yin as you become more connected to yourself & your spirit, finding strength & higher levels of healing with each practice. Angela is a Duel Certified RYT-200 Yoga Instructor (400 hours), a Certified Reiki Master/Trainer & is Fully Licensed, Insured, CPR/First Aid Certified. Angela offers private, semi-private & open community classes throughout Long Island.

Email: Info (@) FlowerPowerYoga.org
Studio:Flower Power Yoga
Phone: 631-624-2651

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Linda Costello-Roth Linda Costello-Roth     Greenlawn

I have been a student of yoga for many years. I have studies formally at the Inspired Yoga and Healing Center under the tutelage of Dr. Dean Tolano, (Sukh Shabad Singh) (bio on this list). I am currently enrolled in the 500 hour yoga program at the center having completed the 200 hour teacher training; Yin Yoga, Levels 1 and 2; Reiki Master, Meditation Certification - Level 1 and also participate in Qigong and Gong Lessons with Sukh Shabad. I enjoy teaching privately and bringing yoga to the athletes (middle school, high school and social Olympics) I coach as an alternate means of body movement/connection.

Email: costelloroth-AT-hotmail.com

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Melinda Pizzano Melinda Pizzano LMT, RYT    Hudson

Melinda has been practicing yoga and holistic healing therapies for over 12 years. She is the owner and full time therapist at Bodhi Holistic Spa. Melinda fell in love with Yin Yoga after taking a week long retreat with Sarah Powers in 2005. She felt that this was what she was missing in her practice and needed to teach to others. Melinda integrates massage, breathwork, mantra and meditation in all of her classes.

Email: govindamelinda(at)gmail.com
Studio:Bodhi Holistic Spa
323 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-2233
Others: Evam Buddhist Institute
Karuna Shakti Center for Yoga & Meditation

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 Dean Telano Dean Telano ERYT 500     Huntington

Dean Telano, ND, PhD, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT: Founder of Rahini Yoga, Restorative Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master. Dr. Dean is registered as an E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. He also holds two specialty designations through Yoga Alliance: Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT). Although Dr. Dean has studied and trained in many styles of yoga, he has specific teacher certifications in Yin Yoga Level I & II (Certified by Corina Benner: Wake Up Yoga, as taught by Paul Grilley & Sarah Powers), Hatha, Raja, Tibetan, Taoist, and Therapeutic Yoga. Additionally, Dr. Dean has the honor of holding a Master of Yoga Education Degree. Dr. Dean has been initiated into the Taoist Dragon Gate Lineage and is currently pursuing advanced studies in Taoist Yoga and Medical Qigong Therapy and Healing, under the tutelage of Sifu Sat Cheun Hon.

Web: www.truelivingyoga.com
    and www.rahiniyoga.com
Email: truelivingyoga-AT-yahoo.com
Phone: (631) 486-3843
Studio: True Living Yoga Healing Center
   1740 East Jericho Turnpike
   Huntington, NY 11743

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Heidi Johnsen Heidi Johnsen ERYT500, CRYT500     Huntington

Heidi Johnsen, Yin Yoga Teacher, Rahini Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher; Director of Asana Training and Workshop Leader (for the Rahini School of Yoga and Meditation), Co-Owner of True Living Yoga/Inspired Yoga and Healing Center. Heidi is a Certified Rahini Yoga Teacher 500, Yoga Alliance registered. She has completed "Rahini Inspired" YIN YOGA Teacher Training Module 1: Foundation and Module 2: Integration, certified by Dr. Dean Telano (Yin Yoga Instructor, Founder and Director of the Rahini School of Yoga and Meditation). She has been a student of Dr. Dean Telano's since 2007 and continues her studies and training with him in the Rahini Yoga 800 Hour program, Yin Yoga, Advanced Reiki Master, Medical Qigong, Meditation, Restorative Yoga, and Gong and Sound Healing. Heidi's studies and training with Dr. Dean has led her to share the healings of yoga, meditation and more . . . with joyfulness, compassion and much love!

Web: www.truelivingyoga.com
    and www.rahiniyoga.com
Email: truelivingyoga-AT-yahoo.com
Phone: (631) 486-3843
Studio: True Living Yoga Healing Center
   1740 East Jericho Turnpike
   Huntington, NY 11743

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 Caryn Sahej Sheckler Caryn Sahej Sheckler     Ithaca

Certified to teach Yin Yoga (Bernie Clark, Vancouver), Kundalini Yoga (Hari Kaur/Gurudass, India), YogaWorks (Kristen Engles, Rochester, NY). Teaching since 2005, specializing in meeting the needs of older adults.

Web: SahejYoga.com
Email: carynsheckler-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 607-227-9919
Studio: Seneca Fitness Interlaken, NY

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Jackie Polisar Jackie Polisar     Kingston

It was love at first class when I entered Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre on East 24th Street in New York City in 1978. In 1979 I took my first 200 hour teachers training with Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin, Canada; took another one with a focus on Vinyasa Flow in the twenty-first century (giggle). Believing that variety is the spice of life I have studied and explored other Yoga lineages and styles; Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kundalini, Yin Yoga.... After experiencing the physical and spiritual benefits of Yin Yoga I was inspired to take the teachers training with Biff Mithoefer offered at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. I teach two Yin Yoga classes a week at MiBoSo Yoga Studio in Kingston, NY.

Email: info@MiBoSoYoga.net
Studio: MiBoSo Yoga Studio
77 Cornell Street, Suite 213
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 802 - 4070

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Joyce Cobb Joyce Cobb    Long Island

Joyce has been teaching Hatha, Restorative and Yin Yoga for more than eight years. Joyce has a background in therapeutic Shiatsu, having studied at the Ohashi Institute in New York City for two years, she loves to combine the therapeutic practices of Yin Yoga and Chinese medicine. Joyce offers classes, workshops and private sessions.

Web: www.Yinyogany.com
Email: freeyourjoints@gmail.com
Studio: North Shore Elite Yoga
In Roslyn New York
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Narisara Vanichanan Narisara Vanichanan    Manhasset

Narisara blends poetry, the visual arts, anatomy studies & dharma into her Yin Yoga classes. She gathers inspiration from everyday urban life. For Narisara, teaching yoga is an opportunity to help others, and she offers a creative but structured environment where the present moment is honored.

Web: www.narisara.org
Email: freeyourjoints -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 646-831-9561
Studio: Sacred Sounds Yoga
163 Bleecker St, 2ne Floor
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Jaymie Meyer Jaymie Meyer CWP, ERYT500    Manhattan

Jaymie Meyer is a wellness educator with certifications in stress management, bereavement counseling, yoga therapy and Ayurveda. She is also a Reiki Master. She has been delivering "Resilience for Life" workshops nationally for over 9 years at work sites and educational institutions and also works privately in NYC and CA. Her lineage includes multiple certifications at Integral Yoga Institute where she now teaches the Stress Management TT at the Yogaville Academy with Swami Ramananda and Swami Vidyananda. She regards Dr. David Frawley, Judith Lasater, Tao Porchon-Lynch, Leslie Kaminoff and Paul Grilley as her most influential and deeply respected teachers. Jaymie is a member of NWI, NSA, IYTA and IAYT.

Web: www.resilienceforlife.com
Email: Jaymie (at) resilienceforlife.com
Phone: 917-673-3803
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Joy Louise Farrar Joy Louise Farrar     Manhatten/NYC, Brooklyn & Queens,

Started her yoga journey at the turn of the century. Joy fell in love with Buddhism in 2005, although has dabbled in many philosophies and metaphysical studies since her late teens. Level II Reiki Practicioner with the Center of Living Light Reiki. In 2011, she completed her Yin Yoga Teacher Training at OM Yoga, with Corina Benner, owner of Wake Up Yoga located in Philadelphia, PA. Joy started her teacher training journey in the Summer of 2007 at Sonic Yoga, Manhattan, NY. At the start of of 2012 she completed her 500hr Advanced Teacher Training at OM Yoga, Manhattan, NY. She teaches a blend of Hatha, Yin, Chakra and Restorative yoga in Astoria, NY. She also attended Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Bec Conant in 2011. She has had some starts and stops along the way which only accentuates this humble and compassionate being of love and light.

Email: joy.louise.farrar -@- netzero.com
Phone: 917-753-4172

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Jennifer Azlant Jennifer Azlant    New York City

Jennifer Azlant first arrived to the mat in 2002 as an undergraduate in Boston. Eleven years later, she has completed her 200-hour certification at Kula Yoga Project, 30-hour Yin training with Josh Summers and teaches group and private yoga classes throughout New York City. Jennifer is perpetually mesmerized by the correlations, effects, and magic that weave together the body, mind, and breath, and aims to provide awareness in the body, inquisition in the mind, and a sense of ease and joy in the practice. Jennifer feels particularly grateful for the never-ending and non-linear study of yoga as well as all of the teachers with whom she has been fortunate to study: Josh Summers, Jen Guarnieri, Kevin Courtney, Nevine Michaan, and countless others along the way.

Web: www.jenniferazlant.com
Email: jazlant[at]gmail.com
Studio: Kula Yoga Project
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Kate Kuss Kate Kuss    New York City

Kate found yoga in her quest to find a balance to her demanding career in entertainment marketing. She has seen how the practice of yoga has led to health, happiness and compassion in her own life and enjoys helping her students create peace and space both on and off the mat. Her personal yoga practice continues to break emotional and physical barriers which Kate shares with her classes. Kate is deeply aware how this practice can change your life. Kate teaches Hot Power, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in New York City.

Web: www.kyriacouyoga.com
Email: kate-AT-kyriacouyoga.com
Studio: Pure Yoga
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Michele Sapanaro Michele Sapanaro    New York City

Michele Sapanaro was apprehensive before her first yin yoga class, but it had such a profound effect on her that she had to know more about it. She immersed herself in the practice. Now, she's been teaching yin yoga for over six years and it's become a huge part of her life, personally and professionally. Michele strongly believes that yin is essential for balancing and deepening yang practices like ashtanga and vinyasa. She teaches creative classes and workshops in the tri-state area, seamlessly fusing asana, pranayama and meditation for a full-body healing experience. She believes yin is essential to life, as it counteracts the effects of stress and brings the body into alignment through release of the muscles, fascia, and energetic body.

Michele has been teaching for 12 years and is also qualified in ashtanga, vinyasa, chair, and prenatal yoga. She holds a 500-hour yoga instructor certificate.

Web: www.shininglightyoga.net
Email: michelesapanaropress@gmail.com
Studio: Yoga Works

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Maria Elena Baez-Dominguez Maria Elena Baez-Dominguez     Hillsdale N.J.

Fate often has a way of intervening in our lives when we least expect it. Over Fourteen years ago, my son, a United States Marine was shot by a sniper and left paralyzed for life. Our lives changed their course of direction, which in turn, drastically, designed a new purpose of life, for us. A lot of good has happened since that sad day. One of the most important was completing my 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher training. Yoga has provided me with solace, a strong resolved heart and courage to face adversities. I serve from a Bhakti Yoga lineage, which includes, Yoga Nidra, Yoga for Trauma, The Yoga of Dance, Gentle-Restorative, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow.

Email: mariaelenadominguez24-AT-gmail.com
YogaTrail: Maria Baez-Dominguez
Facebook: Yoga Maria Elena Baez-Dominguez/@yogawithmariaelena
Instagram: Yogawithmariaelena
Phone: 201-774-7764
Studio: Juluka Yoga

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Lola Rephann Lola Rephann     New York City & Husdon County N.J.

Lola Rephann has been a student of yoga for over 15 years, and a teacher for nearly 5. Her practice is informed by Sivananda & Integral Yoga lineages, Forrest Yoga, alignment-based practices including Iyengar, Body-Mind Centering, and the work of Bernie Clark & Paul Grilley. Lola's teachers include Paula Tursi, Erica Mather, Ana Forrest, and Corinna Brenner.

Lola is an e-RYT at the 200 hour level, working towards her 500-hour certification. She teaches regularly in the New York City and Hudson County, NJ areas. She is also a Thai massage therapist and a shamanic Reiki practitioner and student. If you are interested in private sessions, please check her website.

Email: yoga-AT-dakinisbliss.com
Web: www.dakinisbliss.com
Facebook: Dakini's Bliss Yoga
Twitter: DakiniLola
Studio: Reflections Yoga
in Midtown NYC
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Aurora Bonchonsky Aurora Bonchonsky RYT500, CRYT500    Northport

Aurora has been practicing yoga for many years and has been fortunate to study under Dr Dean Telano (Sukh Shabad Sing) since 2010 and completed many of his programs at Inspired Yoga and Healing centre (True Living Yoga). She is a Yin Yoga teacher (mostly private classes), Module 1 (foundation) and Module 2 (Integration); a certified Rahini yoga teacher 500, Yoga Alliance registered; a Reiki Master; Meditation Teacher; a Rahini Workshop Leader (for the Rahini school of Yoga and Meditation) and currently enrolled in the 800 hour Rahini program. It is an honor for her to be able to teach and share the gift of Yoga with others, so they can experience a mental, emotional and physical harmony and transformation in their life.

Email: aboncho-AT-hotmail.com
Web: www.rahiniyoga.com
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Petrina Plecko Petrina Plecko    Nyack

Petrina was a professional modern dancer and choreographer. Her dancing carrier ended after a car accident. As part of her healing journey, she (re)discovered yoga (Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara), meditation (Shambhala and Vipassana), and healing arts. Before becoming a full time yoga teacher and therapist in the mid 90's she has studied and practiced shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine, and taught macrobiotics & oriental and western approach to nutrition. She is deeply grateful to her teacher Sarah Powers for weaving yoga, oriental healing arts and Insight Meditation so beautifully together and bringing her "back home".

Email: petrina(at)petrinayoga.com
Phone: 845-304-3574
Studio: Petrina's Place
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Adrienne Eppner Adrienne Eppner E-RYT200, RYT500    Putnam Valley

Adrienne discovered yoga "by accident" while on vacation in the early 1990's. That started her love affair with yoga and in 2008 began her journey to guide others through the benefits of a regular yoga practice. Yin yoga was a lovely surprise that complimented the vinyasa style of yoga she also teaches. She found that the two married together perfectly to create balance and unite the Yin & Yang energies.

Adrienne empowers her students to listen to their body, be in the moment and use their breath awareness to have a safe, fun and rejuvenating practice.

Email: adrienne -AT- ankurayoga.com
Phone: 914-844-9079
Web: Ankura Yoga
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Will LeBlanc    Rosendale, New York

I began my study of yoga after 15 years of professional classical ballet dancing to rehabilitate and heal. I have studied many styles of active yoga and was the owner/director of Bikram Yoga Amherst for several years. I have been practicing and teaching Yin Yoga for 8 years. I have a 500-hour YTT, and have completed Paul Grilley's 100-hour and Bernie Clark's 60-hour Yin Yoga teacher training.

Email: innercoach (at) hotmail.com
Web: www.yinyoganow.com
Phone: 845-245-8804
Studio: Yoga Yoga

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Tina Ramsden Tina Ramsden    Upstate New York

Tina has over 25 years experience teaching in the wellness/fitness field. Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, Trained in the Vinyasa Yoga tradition (under Shiva Rea); and trained Yin Yoga Tradition (under Sarah Powers); Certified Danskinetics Teacher (Kripalu Yoga Center); Certified Group Fitness Teacher under the American Council on Exercise; Certified Personal Trainer WITS at Onondaga Community College. B.S.E. Recreation Therapy & Health Education. Tina teaches Vinyasa Power Yoga, Yin Yoga and Meditation in Upstate New York at the Mirbeau Spa in Skaneateles, NY and The Wellness Center in Camillus, NY.

Web: tinasyoga.jimdo.com
or www.hoacny.com
Email: ramsden_tina(at)yahoo.com
Phone: (315) 673-1863
or (315) 234-4673
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Sarah Powers Sarah Powers    Westbury, NY

Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga and Buddhism into an integral practice to enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of long held poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with a flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, and Iyengar teachers.

Sarah feels that enlivening the physical and pranic bodies, as well as learning to open to our emotional blockages is paramount for preparing us to deepen and nourish insights into our essential nature--a natural state of awareness. She draws from her studies in Transpersonal Psychology, as well as her in-depth training in the Vipassana, Tantric and Dzogchen practices of Buddhism. She teaches trainings and silent retreats internationally with her husband Ty. For more information on her please see her dvds: Yoga, Yin and Vinyasa and Insight Yoga (see our Links page) and go to www.sarahpowers.com.

Web: www.sarahpowers.com
Email: insightyoga-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 1-516-672-2206
Mailing Address:
Insight Yoga Institute
1160 Sheldon Drive
NY 11590

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North Carolina

Contact Information
Tami Osiecki Tami Osiecki    Asheville, North Carolina

Tami has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1995. Her 1st class was at the Yoga Shakti Mission in Palm Bay, Fl. where she was introduced to yin, it was simply called yoga. After several years of practice, Tami became a Yoga Therapist with Next Step Institute of Integrated Medicine where she learned much about the healing potential of yin. She is grateful to have attended Yin Yoga Workshops with Paulie Zink and Shala Worsley and continues to study and learn about this most amazing practice. Tami Osiecki has a Masters Degree in Education and is registered with The Yoga Alliance.

Email: tami (at) tamisbliss.com
Phone: 828-707-0988
Web: www.tamisbliss.com
#320 - 70 Woodfin Place,
Asheville, 28801

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Asheville Yoga Center Asheville Yoga Center    Asheville, N Carolina

The Asheville Yoga Center is a community center dedicated to offering all styles of hatha yoga to the public. We have classes perfect for total beginner's through advanced. We have classes for those in rehabilitation, or those who have been away from their yoga practice for a while and need some inspiration. We have classes for pregnant women, children and really stressed out folks. All of our teachers teach with compassion and acceptance. Love is the aim of Yoga, and we at the Asheville Yoga Center strive to walk in that Love at all times. We have yoga for you! We offer both Yin Classes and occasionally Yin workshops.

Studio: Asheville Yoga Center
239 South Liberty Street
Asheville, NC
Email: aycnow-AT-gmail.com
Phone: (828) 254-0380

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Candace Seidl Candace Seidl    Cary, North Carolina

Candace discovered Yoga in 2004 and completed her 230-hour certification in 2007. She is inspired by Paul Grilley, Heather Tiddens, Sarah Powers, Paulie Zink, and many others. Yoga touches my heart, my soul, and my love of movement. Cougar Yoga is learning to love yourself and trust your power through the practice of yoga. Cougars take a leap of faith, and by so doing, find themselves flying towards their dreams.

Studio: Evolve Movement & Body Arts
Email: Cougar-Yoga (at) live.com
Phone: 919-622-9355

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Lisa Burke Lisa Burke    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Lisa Burke's teaching style is influenced by Sarah Powers, Maritza (Anusara), Paul Grilley, Ana Forrest, Judith Lasater and Bikram, all of whom she completed teacher trainings or intensives while living in California. Lisa emphasizes pranayama and deep core work in all her classes while also exploring or rediscovering one's authenticity. She encourages her students to share their yoga with all beings outside the yoga room; getting strong and centered but flowing with grace and ease and learning to deal with fear and daily struggle without anxiety...and most importantly, cultivating your practice to being a positive influence in your life and other peoples' lives every day.

Lisa is teaching yin classes at Triangle Yoga in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Sundays 6-7:30, Tuesday's 10:45 am, Tuesdays 5:45 p.m. and does Yin/Yang 3 hr. classes about once a month.

Web: www.triangleyoga.com
Email: lisafultonburke(at)gmail.com
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Joe Furman Joe Furman    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I started studying yoga in New York City in 1976 and I'm certified as an interdisciplinary yoga teacher. After being introduced to yoga, I quickly learned that the practice is a personal reflection of the inner-self, filled with energy, radiance and grace. In my teachings, I like to encourage others to project their inner-selves; to be a calm river flowing through mountains, a sun-star bringing color to darkness, an eagle soaring smoothly over ocean winds. Yoga helps us bring balance to the yin and yang energies of the universe and I'm honored to help others bring this balance into their lives.

Email: anandajala(at)gmail.com
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Elaine Parker Elaine Parker    Charlotte, North Carolina

Traditional Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Elaine Parker was introduced to Yin Yoga by Sarah Powers in 2008 at a weekend Yin/Yang Yoga Training. Elaine has been teaching Yin classes since 2008 at The Yoga Oasis.Elaine continued her study with Yoga Master/Qigong Master Paulie Zink in 2010. Continuing study in the Taoist Healing traditions with Dr.Nan Lu, Tai Chi Master and Doctor of Chinese Medicine in various programs of Qi Meridian Therapy and Qigong 2010-2012.

Email: TheYogaOasis -AT- carolina.rr.com
Web: The Yoga Oasis

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Allison Ford McGuigan Allison Ford McGuigan RYT500 (June/2015)    Charlotte, North Carolina

Allison Ford McGuigan is a Yin Yoga and Vinyasa teacher specializing in helping her students slow down through yoga to balance and restore energy and create ease in the body. She credits her ongoing studies in Yin Yoga and functional anatomy with helping her better understand how different every person's body is and teach in a way that suits each individual. Allison currently has 200 hours studying Yin Yoga, Anatomy, Chakras, and Meridians with Paul and Suzee Grilley. In addition, Allison had the opportunity to study and obtain certifications with: Sarah Powers - Yin Yoga, Dolly Stavros - Vinyasa Yoga, Heather Till - Prenatal Yoga, Heather Tiddens - Yin and Yang Yoga, and David Keil - Yoga Anatomy. She also has a BA in Arts Management.

Allison is a strong believer is creating practices to suit the individual and in balancing the yin and yang of life through yoga.

Email: arrivalgateyoga -AT- gmail.com
Web: arrivalgateyoga.com

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Lisa McCaskill Lisa McCaskill    Durham, North Carolina

Lisa McCaskill has been practicing yoga since 2001. She discovered Yin Yoga in 2006 and immediately fell in love with the practice for its quiet, meditative aspects. She delved deeper into the practice as she worked to recover from Adrenal Fatigue and has found the practice provides an important balance to a very Yang lifestyle. Lisa received her certification to teach Yin Yoga in 2010 and is excited at the opportunity to share this practice with others. Her practice is largely influenced by Paul Grilley.

Email: lisa -@- yinwithlisa.com
Website: www.yinwithlisa.com

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Tina Newell Tina Newell    Fort Bragg & Southern Pines

We all are on a journey and every body has a story to tell. Yoga means to me to meet people where they are in their body, in their life, on their journey. My practice has become a gentle reminder of who I truly am. My teaching is filled with gratitude and compassion for those who share their practice with me. In March 2013, I received my 200 RYT training and certification with Yax Yoga Concepts for Hot Yoga and Hot Vinyasa; in 2014 I was certified in Yin Yoga (Shala Worsley), Therapeutic Yoga (Joe Taft), and Senior Yoga (Libbey Hinsley). Remembering who we are will help us to find stillness and peace within.

Email: tinanewell -AT- hotmail.com
Phone: 910.585.2120
Studio: Hot Asana Studio

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Andrea Dyer Andrea Dyer E-RYT    Greensboro, North Carolina

Andrea Dyer, RYT 500, is a self-described "yoga-mutt," took her first yoga class in college and became a serious student of multiple yoga styles in the mid-90's. A dedicated teacher, Andrea finds bliss in sharing yoga and is inspired by everyone she meets on her yogic path. Andrea?s classes reflect her passion for sharing yoga and her authentic, warm and light-hearted spirit. Andrea has been trained by world class teachers, including - Stephanie Keach, David Williams, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Doug Keller, Scott Blossom, Baxter Bell, Nicholai Bachman, Cora Wen, Shala Worsley, Heather Tiddens, and David Keil. Andrea and her husband, Jon, own and operate mind|body|fitness yoga and look forward to many happy yoga practices with you.

Web: www.mindbodyfitnessyoga.com
Email: Andrea(at)mindbodyfitnessyoga.com
Phone: 336.392.9224
Studio:mind|body|fitness yoga
2949 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27408

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Tricia Bouzigard Tricia Bouzigard RYT500    Raleigh, North Carolina

Tricia started practicing yoga in 1999 and it was while living in Southern California, she fell in love with both Power Vinyasa and Yin. It was then that she found sitting still harder than standing on her head and her drive to learn more about Yin and meditation began.

Tricia received her RYT500 with Jonny Kest's LifePower Yoga, an Ashtanga-based, Power Vinyasa curriculum, and completed her 50-hours of formal Yin training with Bernie Clark in Vancouver. Teaching since 2014, Tricia is a strong advocate for inclusive yoga that is accessible to everyone. Tricia offers weekly Vinyasa and Yin classes. With a passion for Yin Yoga, Tricia is available for private sessions in the Triangle area. Off the mat, Tricia holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked in I.T. for over 20 years.

Email: triciab.yoga-AT-gmail.com
Studio: LifePower Yoga @ Life Time Athletic
8515 Falls of Neuse Rd,
Raleigh, NC 27615

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 Laura Frey Laura Frey     Raleigh, North Carolina

Laura has spent a lifetime involved in health and the betterment of herself and others. After discovering Yin Yoga several years ago she knew she had to bring this to everyone. She went to the world's best Yin Guru, Bernie Clark and attended his teacher training. Since then she has opened a Yin and Hot Yoga studio in her hometown with Susan Heller. She looks forward to introducing you to the Yin side of things.

Web: www.raleighyogacompany.com
Email: raleighyogacompany-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 919-273-6494
Studio: Raleigh Yoga Company

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Susan Heller Susan Heller     Raleigh, North Carolina

Susan began her yoga teaching career as a Bikram hot yoga teacher. Several years into her passion of hot yoga she discovered Yin Yoga. The practice completely changed her life and body. Soon after, she attended Bernie Clark's teacher training in Vancouver, Canada. She attended teacher training with the now co-owner of her yoga studio, Laura Frey. Susan and Laura almost immediately opened Raleigh Yoga Company to bring yoga to everyone. She looks forward to guiding you through a practice that will undoubtedly change your life.

Web: www.raleighyogacompany.com
Email: raleighyogacompany-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 540-354-6765
Studio: Raleigh Yoga Company

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Matt Eshleman    Cincinnati, Ohio

Matt has been practicing and teaching Yin yoga since 2004, and has trained with Paul Grilley and Paulie Zink. Matt incorporates physical and subtle Anatomy, Philosophy, and Mindfullness Meditation into his Yin Yoga classes.

Email: mail(at) youdoyoga.com
Studio:You Do Yoga
1319 Main Street
Cincinnati Ohio 45205

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Marcia Camino Marcia Camino E-RYT    Cleveland, Ohio

Marcia Camino, founder and director of Pink Lotus Yoga in Lakewood, Ohio, has practiced yoga for ten years and has studied under masters Amrit Desai, Rodney Yee, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, and Paul and Suzee Grilley. Marcia has taught over 6,000 hours of yoga since becoming certified in 2004 and is the designer and director of her studio's Professional Yoga and Teacher Training program, which offers education in Amrit Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yang Yoga, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Special Populations Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. She uses Paul Grilley's Anatomy for Yoga lectures, Grilley and Bernie Clark's books on Yin Yoga, and Clark's From the Gita to the Grail when training others in Yin. One-third of the classes at Pink Lotus are Yin Yoga or Yin Yoga blended with other yoga practices. Marcia is a writer of poetry and prose and plans to publish her books about yoga.

Web: Pink Lotus Yoga
Email: marciacamino-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 216-632-0816

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Lee Massoud Lee Massoud    Dayton, Ohio

A mindful and compassionate yoga instructor, Lee trusts her instincts and follows her heart as she shares the teachings that have come from a life lived fully, openly and consciously. Always a seeker of balance and meaning, Lee has explored numerous styles of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices for over 25 years.

Lee is grounded in a deep wisdom that allows her to integrate many influences from her own yogic and spiritual experiences into unique teachings and insights that can be applied on and off the yoga mat. Always open to discovery, Lee's yoga and meditation classes provide a safe haven for self-inquiry and exploration.

Email: leemassoud -AT- cs.com
Phone: 937-673-6724
Day Yoga Studio
Indigo Yoga Studio

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Laurie Schoonmaker Laurie Schoonmaker     Toledo

Laurie taught various types of group fitness classes since she was 16 years old. She first attended a yoga class at the suggestion of a very special and unique teacher in 1998. It was the first time in a group exercise setting that Laurie was not watching the clock and was completely in the present moment! She also immediately knew she had been called to "bridge the gap" from the gym mat to the yoga mat for her loyal group of fitness followers. Laurie has since heard the remarkable statement "this has changed my life" several times validating how significant her yoga teachings were for her students. Laurie received her 200RYT through the Yoga Alliance in 2009. An avid Crossfit athlete, Laurie found Yin Yoga in 2014 and believes it is the perfect "yin" to her Crossfit "yang". She has brought the benefits of Yin to many of her Crossfit athletes.

Email: LaurieSchoonmaker -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 419-277-0457
     Toledo Yoga

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Anne Gourley Anne Gourley     Albany, Oregon

Anne believes yin yoga is one of the most nourishing yoga styles available to the body. She has used her degree in Social Science for the last 23 years to serve special population needs, most recently the last 16 in community mental health. She has a complete understanding of the need to quiet the mind and practice in a way to release the body gently and with compassion. Since completing her 200 hour teacher training she has attended workshops and trainings to certify her to specialize in serving those with mobility and mental challenges. She also teaches at a local fitness center, through Parks and Recreation and privately in her home studio. Her yin teaching is influenced by Paul and Suzee Grilley, Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers and Biff Mithoefer. Anne is currently enrolled in the advanced yoga teacher studies program at The Bhaktishop in Portland, Oregon.

Web: www.breathebeautifulyoga.com
Email: breathebeautifulyoga-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 541-905-1727
Studios: Breath Beautiful Yoga
    Albany Parks and Recreation
    Swanson Center

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Paul Grilley Paul Grilley    Ashland, Oregon

Paul Grilley has been teaching Yoga since 1980 and his special interest is the teaching of Anatomy. He practices Yoga postures in the style of Paulie Zink and patterns his philosophy on the writings and researches of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama ?a Yogi and scientist from Tokyo, Japan. This philosophy integrates the Taoist Meridian and Acupuncture theories of China with the Yogic and Tantric theories of India. Paul lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Suzee.

Web: www.paulgrilley.com
Email: paul-AT-paulgrilley.com
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Suzee Grilley Suzee Grilley    Ashland

Suzee Grilley, choreographer, performer and educator, has studied and taught yoga since 1980 and credits Yin Yoga for longevity in her athletic career as well as peace and patience in her mental attitude. With her husband, Paul Grilley, she presents anatomically based Teacher Training programs all over the world.

Web: www.paulgrilley.com
Email: suzee-AT-paulgrilley.com
Studio: Rasa Center for Yoga and Wellness

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Cynde Gragert    Ashland

I am a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and licensed massage therapist who has been studying and teaching yoga since 1985. I was introduced to yin yoga through Paul Grilley in 1995 and have integrated yin yoga into all my classes. I teach vinyasa and yin classes with an emphasis on mindfulness, deep understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, and use yin yoga methods and effects to help with injury rehabilitation and the unwinding of neuromuscular patterns for a more balanced body. My practice has been influenced by the many skillful teachers I have been blessed to study with (Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Kira Ryder, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sean Corn, James Bailey) as well as my own practice and inquiry into Buddhism, Ayurveda, holistic nutrition, bodywork modalities.

Email: adeepertruerlife -at- gmail.com
Phone: 541-821-7683
Studio: Rasa Center for Yoga and Wellness

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Angelica Rose    Eugene, Corvallis & Salem

Angelica Rose, a national gifted essence training specialist since 1984 specializes in relaxation movement: expanded consciousness, heart-full living, basic yoga-stretches, as well as heart centered communication and listening, & business development. Author of Living life as you always dreamed, Secrets to running a successful business, 3 relaxation CD's and inspirational messages.

Web www.heartofmotivation.webs.com
Email: angelica1rose (at) yahoo.com
Studio: The Heart Of Motivation

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Cinza Wilson     Eugene

Cinza and has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. She was certified by Kundalini Research Institute/Yoga Alliance and has done her Yin teacher training with the Grilleys. Cinza is on faculty at the University of Oregon's Mind/Body department. She has volunteered to lead the early morning sadhana practices of reading, yoga and meditation in an ashram for several years and studies Soto Zen Meditation, has a Masters in Psychology.

Cinza sees the path of Yin as a way to find alignment with one's most unique self and needs on the mat or as we move about in our lives and a wonderful way to develop one's own personal practice. She is available for small private groups or individual Yin practice and as a resource with body workers, fitness and medical professionals assisting their clients to gain or regain mobility using Yin techniques.

Email: cinza (at) aol.com
Phone: 541-337-4004

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Carole Cotten-Figueiredo Carole Cotten-Figueiredo    Hillsboro

Carole began teaching yoga as a volunteer at City View Charter School in 2008 when her son was in first grade there. She has shared yoga with students from Kindergarten through Eighth grade from 2008-2016. Carole is trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga, Vinyasa, and most recently Yin yoga. She is completely enamored of Yin, and finds ways to fit a taste of it into every class she teaches. The power of yoga to facilitate healing of body/mind/spirit is something that Carole brings awareness of to all of her students. She loves sharing yoga with people of all ages.

Email: stillness_within-AT-yahoo.com
Phone: 971-246-1405
Studio: Yoga Hillsboro & The Stress Reduction Clinic

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Christine Binnendyk Christine Binnendyk    Portland, Oregon

Christine teaches an uplifting style of Yin yoga, with meditative aspects drawn from spiritual traditions from across the globe. Participants are left with a new appreciation of their spiritual significance, and an awe of the grand-scale of existence and non-existence. She was named a Mind-Body expert to the National Institutes of Health (NIH,) and will present Yin yoga at the NIH Mind-Body conference in Sept. 2009.

Web www.EffortlessMovement.com
Email: Christine(at)binnendyk.com
Phone: 503-789-5833
Studios: ClubSport Tigard, Oregon and
Nike World Headquarters www.clubsports.com

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E.B. Ferdig RYT500    Portland, Oregon

E.B. is a yoga teacher and Integrated Movement Therapy Practitioner in Portland, Oregon. She is a 500-hr RYT, having trained with Molly Lannon Kenny & Stephanie Sisson of the Samarya Center. She has also completed anatomy training with Paul Grilley. Her classes include Yin/Yang and gentle yoga and yoga for chronic pain. Mindfulness training is an emphasized component of all her classes.

Web www.bigyogayoga.com and
Email: ebferdig (at) gmail.com
Studios: Big Yoga Yoga
5220 SE 42nd Avenue,
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 333-5484

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Leigh Drake Leigh Drake RYT500    Portland, Oregon

Leigh has been practicing Yin Yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2009. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT500, with 100 hour of additional training in Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley. In her Yin classes, Leigh generally takes a meditative/contemplative approach to the poses, as the long holds provide an opportunity to practice inhabiting our bodies, feeling our emotions, and noticing our thoughts. Along with the stretching of the fascia during the practice, the insights gained on the mat add flexibility to the way we handles ourselves in the world

Web: www.leighdrakeyoga.com
Email: leigh (@) leighdrakeyoga.com
Studios: Yoga Bhoga and
Montavilla Wellenss Center

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Alexis Reale Alexis Reale     Portland, Oregon

Alexis has been dancing for 22 years and practicing yoga for 6, but it wasn't until her first yin class two years ago that she started to feel the space and awareness of her body that can only be described as a feeling of finally feeling at home in her body. Alexis never felt like she had so many options and the permission to explore in a yoga class that she knew she needed to pass this feeling onto others. Alexis also teaches bellydance and is a member of Sundari Dance Troupe.

In her class she teaches others to try and tune in, to cultivate stillness without holding and to explore and play with their edges in the poses. Props are strongly encouraged as well is the freedom to experience the pose in a new way each time.

Email: reale.alexis-@-gmail.com
Phone: 603-707-0796
Studios: Vibrant Studios

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Amy Harris Amy Harris [RYT200]     Portland, Oregon

Amy has been a certified yoga teacher since 1999. Amy is passionate about sharing the therapeutic benefits of yin yoga, since incorporating yin into her own yoga practice and witnessing the improved mobility and level of physical comfort yin yoga provides. Coming from a background in education and science, Amy particularly enjoys teaching anatomy and sharing the benefits of each yin pose so students fully appreciate the value of the asanas they are participating in. In her own yin/yang practice, she is grateful for the benefits yin yoga provides in enhancing and balancing out a demanding yang practice - which she has seen advance dramatically as a result. Amy's intention is to cultivate a yoga experience that is enjoyable, respects individuality, instills peace and contentment. Her teaching style is heavily inspired by Paul Grilley and Bernie Clark.

Email: RYTyoga-AT-gmail.com
Web: Amyyoga.weebly.com
Phone: 503-372-9825
Santosha for Everybody Yoga Studio

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Michelle Helman Michelle Helman    Portland, Oregon

Michelle offers dynamic learning opportunities for students as she incorporates her experience as a bilingual yoga teacher in English and Spanish, an international group facilitator, and a program development specialist. She is passionate about incorporating Yin Yoga into her work both on and off the mat. Ultimately, she aims to help people learn how to listen in, meet their edge, and become more empowered to live fully with an open heart. Michelle is based in Portland, Oregon and teaches classes at Sungate Studio, hosts workshops in the community, and is available for 1:1 consults. She is available to connect via her website for current updates and inquiries.

Web: www.enactyourvision.org
Email: michelle[at]enactyourvision.org

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Quinn Shuff Quinn Shuff RYT200     Portland, Oregon

I was drawn to Yin through Sarah Powers' book Insight Yoga during a period of quiet contemplation in my life and took on the practice for two hours daily, six months straight. Through Yin I found the transformation I was seeking - a shift from an assertive, powerful yang lifestyle to one of more balance. I teach a meditative, holistic body/mind yin practice. The focus of our practice together is on experiencing the changing sensation you feel within your body and quieting your thinking mind. In class, we practice deep, rhythmic breathing, honoring time, and staying present. Students are always encouraged to find positions that feel most productive in their bodies, and 1:1 guidance is offered throughout class.

Email: quinn -AT- openawarenessyoga.com
Web: openawarenessyoga.com
Phone: 503-893-9563
Shine Yoga
The Float Shoppe

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Melina Donalson Melina Donalson ERYT     Portland, Oregon

I began studying and practicing Yin Yoga after teaching in a very yang style for many years. Pain, injury and illness are what initially led me to explore a yin practice. Then, I fell in love with the slower, deeper inquiry that the practice offers. I began studying with a longtime student of Paul Grilley's and have had many opportunities to study with so many amazing Yin Teachers over the the years. In addition to teaching yoga, I am also an Energy Medicine Practitioner, and have found its techniques and use of energy systems such as the meridians and 5 Rhythms, blend wonderfully with Yin Yoga. My complete bio and more information can be found on my website.

Web: www.yogameli.com
Email: mndyoga-AT-gmail.com
Studio: The People's Yoga

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Anna Kidney Anna Kidney     Portland, Oregon

As an Oregon native, avid outdoors woman, and certified yoga instructor, I bring my passion for nature to the mat. I found Yin yoga immediately after completed my 200-hour training and have been in love with it since. The beauty of leading students to gaze inward through breath work, sacred space, and patience has allowed me to continue following the Yin side of yoga. I enjoy guiding people of all ages and levels, bringing a higher sense of comfort and connection with my students. Being guided with compassion and humor, my focus is derived from the understanding that all human bodies and life experiences are unique, which allows me to unfold from each individual within my classes. My current class schedule is listed on my website and I also provide private instruction with Yoga To You, which includes Yin style classes and Vinyasa flow.

Web: www.aakyoga.weebly.com
Email: Anna-AT-yoga2you.guru
Phone: 503-593-5510

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Daniel Shankin Daniel Shankin    Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Daniel?s yoga resonates through the entire being of the practitioner. A fascinating, miraculous blend of mysticism, devotion, fluid movement, and grounded shape, this yoga has the ability to appropriately challenge any level of practitioner in a myriad of ways. His classes dedicate practices which allow one to learn how to climb into the body, to be in the body, to compassionately embrace places of limitation, and to celebrate places of spaciousness and vibrancy. Eschewing dogma, Daniel offers myth, poetry, and simple principles discovered by ancient yogis so his students can explore the depths of their own minds, and be guided, rather than force fed as they open toward deeper meaning. His teachers both too numerous and too mysterious to name, Daniel recognizes he would have not had the opportunity to meet any of them had it not been for the kindness extended to him by the parents who gave him birth. He divides his time between teaching, directing Main Line Yoga School in Ardmore, Pa, practicing Thai Massage, sitting on his mat, and opening his hips really, really wide.

Email: yoga(at)mainlineyoga.com
Studio:Mainline Yoga
66 Rittenhouse Place
Ardmore, PA 19003

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Rachel Cook Rachel Cook MSIOP, BSP, RYT200     Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Rachel came to yoga as a way to heal from an injury and began a regular practice for the profound inner peace and stillness she found. She completed teacher training at River Yoga in Suffolk, VA under the guidance of Sue Blei and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She teaches Yin, Vinyasa, and Hatha styles of yoga. Rachel's intention is to cultivate a safe, enjoyable, and unique yoga experience where students can find their own inner peace, love, and light. Along with her certification, Rachel holds a Masters of Science in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She has spent the past 10 years working in the social services field.

Email: Rachel-AT-c2cyoga.com
Studio: Just Plain Yoga

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Vicki Ayer Vicki Ayer     Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

I have been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. I became a yoga teacher in 2012, while on the mend from a shoulder injury. When yin yoga was introduced in the teacher training and I learned of its therapeutic and healing attributes, I was intrigued. I became a certified yin yoga instructor in 2013. I have taught yin yoga at a number of studios and offer it at my house.

My passion is to educate students how to move safely in their bodes therapeutically in a manner that best restores strength and joint integrity, while creating space in their bodies and minds to be filled with light, love and healing. My style of teaching is inspired from vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, gentle yoga, and ammayanni therapeutics. I have completed more than 400 hours of yoga training that include therapeutic massage, polarity therapy and positional therapy. I am Yoga Alliance registered.

Email: ayer.vicki-AT-gmail.com
Phone: (267) 216-5966
Studio: Teaches from her home studio

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Michelle Supsic Michelle Supsic     Glenside, Pennsylvania

Michelle has practiced yoga for more than 10 years. She was introduced to Yin Yoga in 2011 and began teaching Yin shortly thereafter. Yin is an important part of her personal yoga practice, and her goal is to create a space where others can experience it's transformational power. In her classes, she brings a calm energy and encourages her students to be introspective and mindful of-and present in-mind, body and spirit. She teaches weekly classes as well as Yin Yoga workshops.

Michelle has completed more than 500 hours of yoga teacher training. Her studies include a 100-hour in-depth focus on Yin: anatomy, physiology, energy, philosophy and teaching. Her training also includes introductions to therapeutic massage and polarity therapy. Michelle is registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Email: michelleyinyoga -at- gmail.com
Studio: Amma Yanni Yoga Center
Phone: 215-572-9881
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Liz Chesla Liz Chesla     Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Liz teaches Yin, Yin-Yang, and Slow Flow yoga classes and works privately with survivors of injury, illness, and trauma. She believes deeply in the healing powers of Yin yoga and offers a unique combination of movement, stillness, and story to empower students to be agents of their own physical and emotional healing.

Liz received her 200-hour certification in 2010 and is certified in Yin, prenatal yoga, trauma-sensitive yoga, and Reiki I. A co-teacher in Anahata Yoga's teacher training program, Liz also has an MA in English and is a co-founder of the TaLK Project (TaLKProject.net), an online resource for survivors of abuse and addiction. After teaching writing for over 15 years and publishing multiple study guides, she is now working on a novel and online yoga and writing courses.

Web: Body-Language.co
Email: liz-AT-body-language.co
Phone: 917-405-8031
Body Language;
Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center

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Michele Zerbey Michele Zerbey    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Michele began teaching yoga in 2001. She discovered Yin Yoga in 2005 and has been hooked ever since. As an ongoing student of Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley in 2008 she seriously began studying and deepening her understanding of the purpose, method and effects of this contemplative practice in the body, heart and mind. She has also taken Yin Yoga from Paulie Zink. Michele has completed her Level II Insight Yoga - Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with Sarah Powers.

Email: mrz568-AT-aol.com
Studio: The Yoga Room
at Lancaster General Hospital
Phone: 717-824-4746
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Corina Benner    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Corina Benner, took her first yoga class in 1992 (although she spent much of her childhood standing on her head!), and has been teaching yoga since 1999. Viewing asana practice as an entry-point to self-study, Corina weaves the ancient tenets of yoga philosophy into her teaching, inspiring students to discover how this ancient practice remains relevant today in their own lives both on and off the mat. Her positive vibrations and contagious optimism empower students of all levels to practice with enthusiasm, while her detailed instruction and intelligent sequencing create a safe space for students to explore the landscapes of their body, mind, heart and soul. Certified to teach by Cyndi Lee at OM Yoga Center in NYC, Corina has been strongly influenced by the precision of Rodney Yee?s teaching, the inspiration and heart-centeredness of Shiva Rea, and the profound importance of the bones and breath taught by Paul Grilley.

Web www.CorinaBenner.com
Email: Corina (at) WakeUpYoga.com
Studio: Wake Up Yoga
Phone: 215-235-1228
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Felicia Graham Felicia Graham Comisar    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Felicia began practicing Yin Yoga in 2008 and found it to be a connection to her Self on a physical, emotional and mental level. Drawn to the balancing aspect of this practice to all the other activity in her life, she became certified to teach by studying with Corina Benner at Wake Up Yoga. In teaching yin for over 4 years she has come to love sharing this deep transformative practice with others. She is in awe of Yin Yoga's ability to open us up on so many levels as the physical practice opens the shoulders, spine and hips. Her classes combine the long held deep shapes with the wisdom of her teachers and her own blend of joy and humor. Currently certified in teaching vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga, Felicia share this practice with students at Wake Up Yoga and the Sporting Club at the Bellevue.

Email: flea523 -@- yahoo.com
Studio: Wake Up Yoga
Phone: 267-974-1553

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Katrin Elia Katrin Elia    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Katrin received her first teacher training in Vinyasa Yoga (former Main Line Yoga, Ardmore, PA) before she decided to take her first Yin Yoga training (Wake Up Yoga, Philadelphia). Right here her love of combining both energies (Yin & Yang) in class was born. In 2009, Katrin completed Erich Schiffmann's Yoga Teacher Training in LA. She took several workshops with Pauli ZInk before she completed 2011 Bernie Clark's Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver, and 2012 her Anatomy Yin Teacher Training (Paul and Suzee Grilley).

Besides teaching Yin and Vinyasa Yoga, she teaches privates and small groups on the Yoga Wall. In 2010 Katrin received her Hormone Yoga Therapy Certification (I, II, III) in Montreal by Dinah Rodriques. In 2013 she completed her 500 hour course as an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor (by the American Institute of Vedic Studied). She studies regularly with Joan White in Philadelphia and opened her yoga studio (with mainly Yin Yoga classes on the schedule) in March 2013 in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Web www.katrineliayoga.com
Email: katrin -@- katrineliayoga.com
Studio: Katrin Elia Yoga,
Bala Cynwyd

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Susan E. Bertolino Susan E. Bertolino RYT 500    Philadelphia

I teach yin yoga as a long term healing solution to joint injuries, anxiety, trauma and tension. I incorporate somatic release for emotional memories stored in the deep tissue. Presently, my work with yin yoga involves Reiki energy in which I give short Reiki treatments while students adapt themselves to the yin shapes. I use restorative practices as an adjunct to yin postures as needed. My original teaching training began at Yoga on Main in which I trained under Shiva Das and Ed Zadlo for my 200 and 500 certification, specializing in ayurvedic therapeutics for yoga. I continued to study ayurveda for self care with Ed Zadlo. I also am certified with Street Yoga to work with homeless and traumatized youth. I am grateful to my teachers, Corina Brenner, who trained me in Yin Yoga, Karen Safire, who trained me in Restorative Yoga , Ed Zadlo, who taught me everything I know about Ayurveda and Sean Jacobs, who taught me Reiki as a healing modality for the yogic path.

Web Searching For the Blind Urban Mellow
Email: blindurbanmellow-AT-gmail.com
Studios: Hawthorne Yoga and Reiki;
The Rebirthing Center

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Sally Miller E-RYT 500    Langhorne, New Hope, Ottsville

Sally Miller is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Meditation Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher and dedicated student of Tantric Yogini Adept Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati. She infuses her classes with holistic medicine, yoga philosophy and meditation, and finds that yin yoga is a powerful vehicle for healing all levels of the mind/body. Sally's teaching incorporates the style and sequencing of Sarah Powers with the Kashmirian Shaivist lineage of embodying Shakti (divine feminine energy). Sally has a private practice integrating yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic healing arts in the hills of Ottsville, PA. She teaches workshops and teacher trainings in the greater Philadelphia area.

Web: www.sallymilleryoga.com
Email: info(at)sallymilleryoga.com
Phone: 215-862-2770
Studios: The Treehouse at Cornerstone
and Medicine in Balance

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Richard Gartner Richard Gartner    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Richard Gartner, RYT, continues the movement of independent yoga thinking, inspired by teachers like Tias Little, Max Strom and Paul Grilley, who introduced him to the Yin Yoga philosophy. His teaching fuses traditional asana and breathwork with contemporary anatomy and bodywork. It draws from many styles of yoga without sacrificing the spirit of the practices. His practice and instruction draw from Ayurveda, massage and trigger-point therapies, pilates, and body alignment techniques.

Web www.rgyoga.com
Email: richard(at)rgyoga.com
Studio: schoolhouse yoga www.schoolhouseyoga.com
Phone: 412-401-4444
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Jennifer Ryan Jennifer Ryan RYT/RN    Skippack, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Ryan is a Piscean punch of fun-love based near Philadelphia. Her main passions include outdoor things, audio delights, written self-expression, practicing yoga and unadulterated laughter or any combination herein. She has had the privilege to teach yin yoga in India and Costa Rica and other disciplines at a local studio for 4 years. One of her main goals is to alchemize Western conventional medicine practices with Eastern preventative philosophy while traveling the world to alleviate human suffering through various healing modalities.

Email: samadhi.sez-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Moyo Yoga
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Kristen Butera    Wayne, Pennsylvania

Kristen is the Owner/Manager of the YogaLife Institute as well as the Editor of Yoga Living magazine. A heart centered bhakti (devotional) yogini, she has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching and serving the PA Yoga community full-time since 2006. Kristen's 200 hour certification is in Kripalu Yoga, with an additional 500 hours of training in Classical Yoga and 300 hours of training with Integrative Yoga Therapy. She has studied Yin Yoga in-depth with Paul Grilley and has attended a variety of workshops and intensive programs with Sarah Powers and Paulie Zink. She offers a variety of weekly Yoga classes, Weekend Intensives, Seminars and Teacher Training Programs at the YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA along with her husband Dr. Bob Butera.

Web www.yogalifeinstitute.com
Email: yogalifeinstitute (at) verizon.net
Studio: YogaLife Institute
Phone: 610.688.7030
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Alicia Barry Alicia Barry 200E-RYT    Middletown

Alicia Barry is a certified 200-hour E-RYT with the Yoga Alliance specializing in different therapeutic modalities of yoga. She teaches weekly Yin Yoga classes as well as offering yin workshops in many studios. Alicia completed both level one and two of Yin certification under the guidance of Sarah Powers and has also trained with Jo Phee. Offering her students a practice blended from several wisdom teachings Alicia weaves yoga asana, meridian theory and Buddhist mindfulness practice into each of her classes.

She teaches in Rhode Island and is excited to have you join her on this wonderful journey down the yin river. Alicia has over 1000 hours continuing Education and 1000 hours of teaching in the therapeutic application of yoga and meditation as a healing modality. She also teaches privately.

Web: aliciabarry.com
Email: bija54 (at) aol.com

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Barbara Gee Barbara Gee    Portsmouth & Jamestown

Barbara?s yoga journey began more than 30 years ago. Over the years she has learned from many traditions including Buddhism, Zazen, Shiatsu, Transcendental Meditation, Aikido, and Pilates. Her study of meridian theory and Shiatsu in the school of Ohashi now informs her Yin Yoga practice. As well as Yin Yoga, she teaches Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, and Meditation. She is completing her 500-hour teacher training in Prana Flow with Coral Brown, and Ayurveda & Yoga certification with Jessica Ferrol.

Born and raised in London, Barbara has traveled and worked internationally. Her work in television and writing has always been about communicating, and now she chooses to communicate her love of yoga: "Yoga answers all my questions, and then presents me with more. I?m entranced by it all."

Web: www.KumbhakYoga.com
Email: Barbara (at) KumbhakYoga.com
Studios: Tenth Gate Center for Yoga and Meditation
Glen View
1046 East Main Road
RI 02871 401-683-9642

The Island Heron
42 Narragansett Avenue

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South Carolina

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Kimberley Puryear Kimberley Puryear    Columbia

Kimberley Puryear, RYT received her teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC under the direction of Stephanie Keach. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level completing over 350 hours to date.

Kimberley's personal practice began in 2003 and quickly became a life changing passion. Her love of meditation, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga and Vinyasa have inspired her to share Yoga with others. She is passionate about helping students make connections between practice on the mat and in their everyday lives. Through breath awareness and meditation, Kimberley strives to help students let go of resistance and open up more fully to life. She has studied anatomy and Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley and Yoga Therapy with Doug Keller. Kimberley is currently working towards her 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification. Kimberley is the owner of Amsa Yoga.

Web www.amsayoga.com
Email: amsayogasc(at)yahoo.com
Snail Mail: 140 Pelham Drive, Woodhill Plaza,
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 695-0031

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South Dakota

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Milidi Dickenson Milidi Dickenson     Rapid City

Milidi has completed 200 hour Integrative Yoga training with Shilpa Ghatalia at Yogshakti in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has completed 100 hour Yin Yoga training with Sebastian and Murielle of With-Yin Yoga. She believes the practice of yoga is a tool for embodiment and a path home to our true nature. Milidi is currently based in Rapid City, South Dakota and sometimes in her yoga home city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Instagram milidiyoga
Email: milidiyoga-AT-outlook.com

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Leah Wallin Meulemans Leah Wallin Meulemans    Chattanooga, Tennessee

I only began practicing yoga in 2008, but quickly realized that it would become a very important part of my life. After less than a year into my own practice, I completed my RYT with Marianne Wells at Samasati in Costa Rica. I continued my yin teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina, and have been teaching Yin Yoga classes since the fall of 2009. I often feel as if I have had a massage after a great yin class, and hope that my students feel the same. My focus is on relaxing the body and mind while bringing out a more peaceful and balanced state of mind. I love the therapeutic side of yoga and will often focus on specific areas of the body, frequently at the request of my students. All body types are successful in these classes and I strive to ensure that all students leave feeling relaxed, restored, and renewed.

Email: leahmeulemans (at) gmail.com
Studios:Yoga East and
North Shore Yoga

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Elisabeth Townsend Elisabeth Townsend    Chattanooga, Tennessee

I began practicing yoga wholeheartedly in 2005. Inspired by the many benefits of the practice and with a focus on Yin Yoga, I began my yoga studies at Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. With a calming presence, I am enthusiastic to share all the many benefits that yoga has to offer. With focus on alignment and awareness, I invite you to stretch, strengthen, move energy, release tension and cultivate peace within. Breath control and relaxation techniques are coupled with focused asana to bring students into a state of mindfulness and relaxation in their practice that will branch out into their everyday lives. Yin can leave one feeling as if they just finished getting a massage. With the belief that yoga can help every individual lead a fuller and more satisfying life, I warmly welcome students of any and all levels and abilities to my classes.

Email: nicetown54 -AT- yahoo.com
Phone: 239-207-2177
Studio: ClearSpring Yoga Studio
 105 N. Market Street, Chattanooga

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Carolyn Fitz    Sewanee, Tennessee

I began practicing yoga 22 years ago. In 2009 I completed 230 hours of RYT training with the Asheville Yoga Center, Asheville, NC. In 2009 I began studying Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley. As of August, 2014 I have completed the 300 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Paul and Suzee Grilley. I began teaching yoga in 2005 and currently teach two Yin Yoga classes each week. I have attended workshops with numerous notable instructors, in particular Sarah Powers, Anodea Judith and Erich Schiffman. I am particularly grateful to my first yoga teachers, Johnny Johns and Jan Campbell, who taught in the Iyengar tradition. My Iyengar training has enhanced my appreciation for Yin Yoga practices. I am a retired high school chemistry teacher and enjoy Bernie Clark's scientific approach to Yin Yoga.

Email: cfitz-AT-sewanee.edu
Studio: Sewanee Community Center

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Lori Spielman Lori Spielman    Allen, Texas

A little bit about me. I began my own personal yoga practice in the late 90's and now have completed my 200 hour RYT and have studied with Josh Summers to complete my Yin certification. I teach Yin at Yoga Tree Plano and offer private sessions in my home studio, I am a Reiki Master and incorporate my energy work into my classes. My Yin focus is on mindfulness. Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes to access a safe and positive 'stress' on the deep layers of connective tissue. Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system. This practice emphasizes stillness and silence and prepares the body and mind for meditation.

Web www.reikibylori.com
Email: info -AT- reikibylori.com
Phone: 972-359-9831
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Natalie Hankins Natalie Hankins    Allen, Texas

In 1999 Natalie Hankins took her first yoga class. Candlelight yoga helped her to let go of the stresses encountered though out the day. It ignited a fire in her and she has been exploring different styles of yoga ever sense. In 2012 Natalie received her 200 RYT through Purple Lotus specializing in Hatha/Vinyasa and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance. She also received a Yin Yoga Certification in 2012 with Josh Summers. Natalie's classes are designed to increase energy/chi flow, and her focus is to guide students into mindfully finding their individual alignment using intuition.

In addition, Natalie has a Bachelors in Art from The University of Arkansas and a Secondary Art Teacher Certification.

Phone: 214-850-2905
Email: natalie.hankins (AT) gmail.com
Studio: Yoga Tree Plano

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Everitt Allen Everitt Allen    Austin, Texas

I teach Restorative, Yin, iRest/Yoga Nidra and Kundalini Yoga at Yoga Yoga studios. I also have a Seva Senior Chair class at a community Center, I have taught over 9 years. I believe that yoga can be practiced at any age, and welcome students of all ages to my classes. I also provide Sound Healing sessions with Tibetan Singing Bowls. I have completed 500 Hours in both Hatha and Kundalini Teacher training and registered though Yoga Alliance. I have been teaching Yin Yoga for about 3 years with most of my training from Bernie Clark's YinSights and The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, also completed a training with Jenn Wooten, who has been teaching Yin for several years.

Web yogaforallages.vpweb.com
Email: yogaforallages -AT- hotmail.com
Phone: 512-426-9568
Studio: Yoga Yoga

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Cynthia Ward Cooper Cynthia Ward Cooper     Austin, Texas

I fell in love with Yin Yoga during a weekend workshop, and knew I had to teach it. I've had 44 hours of Yin classroom training, and will be taking a 15-hour workshop in June that focuses on meridians. I love how Yin allows you to truly know your body. It's so wonderful to see how it makes people feel. I'm passionate about teaching this amazing kind of yoga!

Web http://www.shiningstaryoga.net
Email: shiningstarwellness -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 512-632-2383
Facebook www.facebook.com/shiningstarwellness
Twitter twitter.com/freeformyogini
Studio: OM Yoga

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Hillary Arrieta Hillary Arrieta RMT    Dallas, Texas

Hillary began her yoga practice in 2005 as a way to repair her own body from chronic overuse injuries as a result of her busy massage therapy practice. She soon met her teacher, Michelle Andre and completed her 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training at Priya yoga. Hillary has studied with teachers such as Bernie Clark and Dr. Richard Miller of integrative restoration institute. She has also trained with Warriors at Ease for trauma sensitive yoga and meditation.

She offers classes in iRest Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, and Hatha yoga as well as private iRest yoga nidra dyads. Hillary's mission is to help people improve their lives by offering holistic solutions to ease pain, reduce stress, and inspire self care practices. In addition to Hillary's yoga classes, she has carefully selected the best massage, bodywork, and aromatherapy to offer at her wellness studio, Gaia Bodywork located near Dallas, Texas.

Web www.gaiabodywork.com
Email: gaiabodywork-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 214-709-6394

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Aprille Walker Aprille Walker     Fate, Texas

I am a 200 RYT yoga instructor practicing yoga for 9 years and teaching for over 5. I have been teaching Yin for over 4 years and am trained/certified by Carole Westerman. I was drawn to Yin after practicing Power Vinyasa for several years and found yin to be a beautifully supportive and compassionate journey of a lifetime. That is what I offer my students both online and locally - a space to experience yoga for themselves and feel comfortable experimenting, a community of support and camaraderie, and a compassionate environment to explore their bodies and minds fully.

Web www.theyogaranger.com
Email: theyogaranger-AT-outlook.com
Phone: 206-779-3043
The Yoga Ranger Studio

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Kathryn Vega Kathryn Vega     Harlingen, Texas

Kathryn fell in love with the meditative stillness of the yin practice while studying Hatha Yoga through The Yoga Connection in Tucson, AZ. Having been inspired by Pam Ronstadt, Priscilla Potter, and Joe Barnett, she continues the exploration of physical anatomy and Chinese meridians via Yin Yoga. She is always striving to gain broader awareness of the inter-connectivity of the mind, body, and spirit. As a RYT200 Certified Teacher, Kathryn shares the practice of Yin, as well as Unnata Aerial, Vinyasa, and Gentle Flow with the local community.

Email: kjv608-AT-gmail.com
Whole Life Wellness Center & Aum Yoga Studio

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Leila Cranford Leila Cranford     Highland Village, Texas

I have been teaching since 2007, with a particular focus on Yin and meditation since 2011, with a particular affinity for working with beginners and those managing illness or injury. I primarily aim to cultivate mindfulness, discipline and a light heart. My teaching is also informed by studies of the philosophy, literature and history of yoga and other Eastern traditions. I am a primary instructor for Inspire Yoga's 500hr training program, and offer workshops in Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Working with Beginners and more.

Email: leilacranford-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 972-505-9764
Studio: Inspire Yoga

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Anyel T. Gornik Anyel T. Gornik 200RYT    Roanoke, Texas

Anyel believes in cultivating the art of deep presence, focused awareness and conscious breath within each asana. In this world of changes and transformations, our ability to connect deeply with ourselves shapes our sense of harmony with our surroundings.

After 20 years in Corporate America as a Marketing & Communications Officer, Anyel became a Certified Fitness Trainer. But her quest to harmonize body, mind, and spirit led her to Yoga. Anyel has trained under Arpita Shah - NAMA Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, E-RYT 500 & Nutritionist in Texas, Bernie Clark - Yoga and Meditation Teacher and author of the Complete Guide of Yin Yoga, and Diana Batts in Canada, and Rod Striker - founder of ParaYoga, preeminent lecturer, Yoga and Meditation Teacher.

Anyel's classes provide the space and the opportunity to bring out the inner wisdom that shine within each individual.

Email: any.gornik-AT-att.net
Phone: 817-455-3645
Studio: Studio SAMADHI

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Deborah Charnes Deborah Charnes    San Antonio, Texas

Deborah Charnes was trained in Ayurvedic massage therapy, Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, and personalized Ayurvedic treatment plans at Sivananda Ashram in India. In addition to the Ayurveda certification, she holds certification in Yin Therapy, Restorative Yoga Therapy and Yoga Nidra Therapy, Acupressure and Reiki. She completed her 700 hour Yoga Therapy coursework in accordance with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She blends her love for Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine with the latest from Western integrative health specialists. Through adherence to the multiple branches of ashtanga yoga Deborah has reduced her own blood sugar level and nearly eradicated decades of chronic GI and lower back pain.

Facebook: TheNamasteCounsel
Email: deborah.charnes -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 210-381-1846
Web: www.TheNamasteCounsel.com

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Andy Gadre     The Woodlands, Texas

Andy has been practicing yoga for several years. He got his 200 hour yoga teacher training with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhna Samsthna in Houston. Andy believes yoga to be not just a physical practice, and incorporates deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practice) and meditation into his teaching and practice. He likes to balance dynamic Ashtanga and Hatha yoga with yin yoga and yoga nidra to achieve a balanced mind, body, and spirit.

Email: InnerBlissTX-AT-gmail.com

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Beth Iglecia Beth Iglecia    Salt Lake City & Park City

Beth Iglecia integrates her experiences with Yin Yoga, Yang practices, Integrative Nutrition and Conscious Evolution studies to help open people to making healthy and conscious choices from within. Her passion for yoga and living consciously comes from having turned her own life around, having once suffered from ulcers, poor eating habits and numerous sicknesses at a young age. Beth lives to share, learn, serve, and explore the depths of experience possible through the balancing practice of Yin, living deeply, and appreciates working with people who feel the same.

Beth is certified by Yoga Works and has had the great fortune to deepen her studies with many remarkable teachers in the yoga field.

Web www.holifit.net
Email: beth(at)holifit.net
Phone: 781-608-8513 Snail Mail: 831 Westminster, Salt Lake City

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Sarah Elizabeth Levitt Sarah Elizabeth Levitt eRYT, CQI     Salt Lake City

Sarah Elizabeth Levitt, a theatre, music and dance enthusiast, has always had a deep appreciation of movement, which led her to fall in love with yoga. Having found her niche, Sarah Elizabeth's yogic path led to Yoga teaching certification with Dana Baptiste, Qigong certification with Jesse Tsao and training in Street Yoga and Mindful Schools to serve youth with yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices. When Sarah Elizabeth discovered Yin Yoga, it was like coming home.

Sarah Elizabeth teaches Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Qigong for Centered City Yoga, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Primary Children's Hospital and Intermountain Healthcare, specializing in yoga for cancer patients, care providers and healthcare staff. Sarah Elizabeth is also a faculty member at InBody Academy, a yoga teacher certification program. She has been practicing yoga since 1994, teaching since 2007, and is a strong advocate for accessible yoga that can benefit people of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities.

Web www.centeredcityyoga.com
Email: loveyourbodyyoga -@- yahoo.com
Phone: 801-953-5806
Studio: Centered City Yoga

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Damon Honeycutt Damon Honeycutt    Brattleboro, Vermont

Damon Honeycutt is a transdisciplinary artist whose work involves the cohesion of many traditions. He holds an MA in Conscious Evolution from The Graduate Institute and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts in Music Composition.Starting his training in martial arts and meditation at the age of 11, he sought out and learned under teachers, masters and institutions that would help him understand how to bring together the nature of tradition and integrate it with contemporary modalities.

His teachers include, Daoist master Paulie Zink, Paul and Suzee Grilley, Sifu Michael Boyce, Shihan Larry Nolte, Shifu Hu Jianqiang, Laoshi Qi Jianguo, Zheng Yu Heng, Prof. Allan Combs, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Jenny Wade Ph.d, F. David Pete.

Damon's journey has been a tempering of experience and cultivation within the artistic, intellectual and physical arts and has afforded him to work with many diverse groups from all around the globe including, Pilobolus and many others. Damon now wanders the nation teaching his personal evolution of Daoist yoga and Kung Fu.

Email: damonomad5 -AT- gmail.com
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Karen Dalury Karen Dalury E-RYT500     Killington , Vermont

Karen Dalury, director of Killington Yoga has been teaching yoga for over 25 years. Her first teacher was Al Ellis in the Kundalini Yoga. Formal teacher training began in the 90's taking an immersion with senior Iyengar teacher Mary Dunn. She has studied Ashtanga and Power Yoga with Nancy Gilgoff, Richard Freeman and Beryl Bender Birch and Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer and Joe Barnett. She has trained extensively in Anusara Yoga with founder John Friend, Deb Neubauer, Desiree Rumbaugh and many others. She appreciates the need for personal balance and teaches alignment-based yoga, restorative yoga, vinyasa flow and Yin Yoga.

Email: kyoga -AT- vermontel.net
Phone: (802) 422-4500
Studio: Killington Yoga

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Jen Grant Jen Grant BS, RYT     Lyndonville, Vermont

Jen Grant, born and raised in Vermont, discovered yoga and through her compassion and commitment to movement and the spiritual benefits of yoga, completing her teacher training inspired by Anusara Yoga. Jen has expanded her education and training, expanding her offerings to also include Yin Yoga. Jen's classes are inspired by her love for nature and outdoor activities, as well as her inquiry into personal growth and evolution through the practice of Yoga and Meditation. Jen's passion for the outdoors and this authentic connection to nature and movement led her to offer yoga experiences outside, honoring nature through her popular outdoor sessions. Her sessions are both grounding and uplifting, guiding students to safely deepen their practice and open their hearts. Relaxation to reduce stress is a focal point as well as helping cultivate mind/body awareness. Her intention is to connect to living healthy and active lives for as long as possible.

Email: info-AT-jengrantyoga.com
Phone: (802) 535-4069
Studio: Trail2Wellness
    83 Kirby Road;
    East Burke, VT

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Stephanie Alice Jones Stephanie Alice Jones E-RYT     Rutland, Vermont

Stephanie Alice Jones first discovered yoga in 1994, and began to practice seriously in 2004. In 2006, Stephanie completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through Integrative Yoga Therapy. In addition, Stephanie has over 200 additional hours of yoga training spanning a wide range of specialties including yin and restorative yoga, yoga for children, trauma-sensitive yoga and yoga for mental health, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, and yoga dance.

Stephanie loves to share her passion for yoga with others, and strives to constantly grow as a student and teacher through daily practice. She is also an avid dancer, primarily focusing on modern dance, belly dance, and conscious dance practices. When she is not practicing yoga or dancing, you can usually find Stephanie in a garden, in the water, spending time with her partner George and their cats, reading, or knitting. Stephanie teaches Integrative, Yin, and Restorative Yoga classes, as well as private sessions and workshops.

Web: www.sajyoga.weebly.com
Email: sajyoga -AT- gmail.com
Phone: (802) 773-6419
Studio: Therapydia Rutland

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Jennifer O'Sullivan Jennifer O'Sullivan RYT500     Alexandria, Virginia

Jennifer's teaching style is an eclectic blend of foundational practices like Ashtanga Vinyasa and free-form expressions of meditation in motion. She draws inspiration from the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and she encourages her students to abide in the breath through the ups and downs of practice and life. Jennifer enjoys practicing and teaching Yin Yoga for the opportunity to inquire into the nature of stillness in the body and mind.

Jennifer holds yoga teaching certifications from Pure Prana Yoga Studio in Alexandria, Virginia (RYT 200); the Nosara Yoga Institute (Self-Awakening Yoga & RYT 500); Manju Jois (Ashtanga Vinyasa); and Biff Mithoefer (Yin Yoga). She is also a certified Pranassage and Thai Massage practitioner, receiving certifications from the Nosara Yoga Institute and the Thai Institute of Healing Arts respectively. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. Jennifer is also the Assistant Director of Pure Prana Yoga Studio's Holistic Yoga Teacher Training in Alexandria, Virginia.

Web: www.be-sati.com
Email: jen (at) be-sati.com
Studio: Pure Prana Yoga Studio
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Veronica LaChapelle Veronica LaChapelle ND, PhD(c), RYT-200    Charlottesville

I have been in natural health care for over 30 yrs. My specialties are health through detoxing, good nutrition and exercise. I practiced yoga for many years and recommended it to my clients. After a serious car accident Yoga became my method of self healing. I made good progress and then I discovered Yin Yoga. It transformed my body and mind!

Email: drveronica65 -AT- gmail.com
Phone: 512-350-1016
ACAC Mind Body Studio in Charlottesville
4025 Yoga in Richmond

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Pat Pao Patricia Pao    Leesburg & Fairfax, Virginia

I have been teaching Yin Yoga for the past year at various yoga studios in the Northern Virginia area. I started teaching workshops, followed by a weekly Yin class. My current yin class is in Herndon, Virginia at Health Advantage yoga and devote one yin session per year at Anahata Yoga in Leesburg, Va. I incorporate the yin practice in my classes at Sun and Moon in Fairfax, Virginia and in my corporate classes at EDS.

Patricia Pao (RYT 200) teaches from the heart and emphasizes opening up to the total experience of yoga. She is a former professional dancer and ballet teacher. Pat has worked the last 20 years as a movie casting director and loves traveling, reading and movies.

Web: homepage.mac.com/patpao
Email: patpao(at)adelphia.net
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Susan Kilday Susan Kilday RYT200, YT50    Oakton & Reston

Susan received her RYT200 with Jonny Kest's LifePower Yoga, an Ashtanga-based, Power Vinyasa curriculum, and posses 50-hours of formal Yin training with Bernie Clark. Susan offers weekly Hot Vinyasa and Yin classes. With a passion for Yin Yoga, Susan is available for in-home private sessions in the DC Metropolitan area.

Email: skilday22030 -AT- gmail.com
Studio: Lifetime Athletic in Reston

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Michelle Mixell Michelle Mixell RYT500, CYT    Leesburg, Virginia

In 2009 Michelle Mixell, owner of Yin Yoga Works, had the great fortune of studying yin yoga and anatomy with Paul Grilley - an event that forever changed her approach to practicing and teaching yoga! She is so grateful for having found this amazing practice called Yin Yoga.

Recognizing that the healing potential of Yin Yoga was quite significant based on her own personal experience and the testimonials of her clients/students, Michelle teamed with Dr. Troy Allam, D.C., of Craig Ranch Chiropractic, McKinney, TX, in March of 2010, to evaluate the efficacy of yin yoga to treat chronic low back pain.

Michelle is excited to share the benefits of this quiet, calm and very accessible form of yoga! Her goal is to bring Yin Yoga into the mainstream as a commonly accepted complimentary treatment for chronic low back pain and other stress related pain.

Web: www.yinyogaworks.com
Email:michellemixell (@) yinyogaworks.com
Phone: 412.303.1444
Advanced Corrective Chiropractic,
Lansdowne, VA

Ida Lee Recreation Center, Leesburg, VA

Life Time Fitness, Loudoun County, Sterling, VA

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MaryAnne Hägglund MaryAnne Hägglund    Richmond & Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

MaryAnne believes the practice of yoga has expanded her life in ways she never imagined. She completed the first Yoga Source Teacher Training Program (Richmond, VA) in 2003 under the direction of Sandra Pleasants and Jennifer Elliott and is certified with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. After studying the more Yang styles of yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar) she was drawn to the Yin style because of its simple yet sophisticated nature and its ability to compliment and balance our masculine and feminine sides. She is grateful to have attended workshops presented by Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley.

MaryAnne brings humor and compassion to her classes and feels that the "real" yoga happens once we step off the mat and into our daily lives. She incorporates Taoist, Zen and Buddhist wisdom via poetry, prose and quiet space into her teaching style. Her hope is to inspire those who practice with her to move through the world with an awareness that leaves it better than the way we found it. "Everything we do is sacred."

Email: mariandl(at)comcast.net
Studio: Deep Run Hunt Club
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Susan Sandlin Susan C. Sandlin, L.Ac.    Richmond, Virginia

Susan has practiced a variety of yoga forms since 1987, has been teaching since 1992 and was certified in 1996. A practitioner of Chinese Medicine and an energy healer, Susan practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina Chinese clinical massage, and nutritional and lifestyle consultation, at her healing center. See www.westendeasternmedicine.com for more information.

Susan teaches weekly Yin classes at Yoga Source and studied with both Paul and Suzee Grilley and Sarah Powers. Since 2002, she has continued to discover subtleties of the practice and has conducted many workshops and retreats, as well as participated in Teacher Trainings. Susan's unique yogic voice speaks to the creation of sacred space and gratitude. She infuses her classes with a deep respect for the ever changing rhythms of nature and challenges students to simultaneously explore the vibration of the moment and the nature of impermanence.

Web: www.yogarichmond.com
Phone: (804) 359-YOGA (359-9642)
Studio: Yoga Source
Suite 220 - 3122 W. Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia

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Natalie Schimick    Richmond, Virginia

Natalie?s passion for yoga was born out of a desire to learn and to understand how to utilize the physical body to improve one?s overall health and well being. Her background and experience as a certified fitness instructor provided the groundwork for her inquiry into yoga. Having practiced yoga for over ten years, Natalie earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification through Alignment Yoga in Madison, Wisconsin and will complete her 500-hour training in October, 2010. Understanding that every body is unique, Natalie focuses on the internal workings of the body through a grounded approach, letting the breath and the body?s intuitive nature be the guide.

Inquisition into a balanced mind-body led Natalie towards the practice of Yin Yoga . Natalie has considerable training and experience practicing and teaching Yin Yoga having studied with both Paul Grilley and extensively with Sarah Powers.

Web: www.yogarichmond.com
Email:schimick (at) verizon.net
Phone: (804) 740-4017
Studio: Yoga Source
Suite 220 - 3122 W. Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia

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Candy Evans    Richmond & Midlothian

Candy Evans, ERYT/RYT500 has been studying the wisdom tradition of yoga and practicing mediation and Tai Chi for more than 20 years. She completed the 230-hour teacher training program at the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina under the direction of Stephanie Keach in 2007 and the Advanced Studies program in 2009. She has studied with many great and inspiring teachers from far and wide and loves and appreciates them all. She has worked as a trainer and teacher for more than 15 years. She enjoys bringing the practice of yoga to all people regardless of age, life circumstance, perceived ability, or experience.

Candy enjoys bringing yoga outdoors and nature indoors. Her most dominant sources of inspiration both in life and in her classes include: Momma Earth, Buddhist mindfulness practices, quantum physics, and Native American wisdom traditions. Candy's classes are a celebration of body and breath infused with a playful spirit, some poetry and prose, loads of practical bits of data, along with some laughter, which hopefully all combine to allow each student to connect with their own Infinite Source of inspiration and creativity both on and off the mat.

Web: www.yogacandy.com
Studios: Yoga Source
Suite 220 - 3122 W. Cary St
in Richmond and at
Journey Home Yoga
in Midlothian

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Meg Garofola Meg Garofola    Richmond, Virginia

Meg started her journey into yoga in 2007, where she studied Hatha yoga at Allegheny College in northwest PA for 4 years. Focusing on Dance and Movement studies, her studies in yoga have always focused on how the breath is a tool of and for movement. She went on to take her 200-hour teacher training in Pittsburgh, in 2010, as well as study at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Meg's focus is on how you feel in the pose, rather than aesthetics. Her goal is to empower people to feel good in their bodies and hearts, as well as to create a community. Meg has taught Hatha, Hatha Flow, Chair, Yin, Yin & Yang, and yoga for children at many large fitness centers, corporations, and schools. Meg currently teaches Yin, Hatha, and Yoga-Dance in Richmond Virginia, where she is also an elementary school teacher.

ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center
Studio D Yoga

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Debbie Stevens Debbie Stevens RYT 500    Roanoke, Virginia

Debbie is a certified yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. She has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years. Her first love is Kripalu Yoga, where she was first certified to teach yoga. A few years ago, Yin Yoga caught her eye. She has studied with Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley. Debbie teaches Yin Yoga regularly at The Yoga Center on Monday nights. She appreciates the balance of Yin Yoga with our usual Yang style of practice.

Web: www.theyogacenterinc.com
Phone: (540) 345-4090
Studio: The Yoga Center
1316 B Grandin Road SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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Kate Deriso Kate Deriso ERYT    Sterling, Virginia

I teach private yoga classes for 1-3 students at my office in Sterling and teach a larger group yin class at Beloved Yoga in Great Falls, VA. My love for yoga comes from a a deep desire and passion to facilitate the body's innate ability to heal itself. The yoga of my personal life began to bleed into my professional life when I was working at a Rehab Hospital as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I found myself using yoga with my patients in one way or another, every day. This led me to become a yoga instructor and I have been teaching since 2000.

My trainings and teachers include Liz Koch of Core Awareness, Max Strom, Paulie Zink, Joe Barnett (Senior Teacher with Paul Grilley), Baron Baptiste, and Shiva Rae.

Email:kate (AT) katederiso.com
Phone: (703) 728-3421
Studio: Integrated Healing Studio

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Amber Shakti Amber Shakti    Sterling & Ashburn

Ongoing and intense study of anatomy, kinesiology, neuroscience, and relaxation techniques keep Amber Shakti inspired. 6500 hours of teaching experience provided a background for her to branch out into Yin Yoga in 2008. People were stressed. With an intense passion for neuroscience, Amber began to create environments and used the Yin platform of deep stretching to combine, Gentle, Yin and some restorative poses, all designed to address the Parasympathetic Nervous System, the rest, digest and repair neurology of the human body. Classes were upwards of 70 people and had a waiting list. Amber realized and identified the need for a quieter practice. She is well known throughout the Northern Virginia area for her teaching style of Yin Yoga. In 2013, she designed and developed her own Yin Yoga (Yinoga) teacher training program.

Web: www.loveyogawithamber.com
Phone: 877-248-7109
Studio: Roots Yoga Studio

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Melissa Hunter Melissa Hunter    Virginia Beach

While a student at Virginia Wesleyan College I was introduced to Integral Yoga in 1994. It was during those first yoga classes in 1994, that I knew my heart had found a home. After graduation I went on to be certified at Kripalu Yoga Center in Chakra Yoga by Todd Norian and to travel the country attending various workshops, gratefully learning the style of Yin Yoga from Sarah Powers in 2000. I am now honored to be a part of renowned Master Yoga Teacher Rolf Gates 500 Advanced Yoga Teacher's Training Program. I now teach Yin and Vinyasa Yoga classes at Oceanfront Yoga in Virginia Beach, believing the marriage of Yin and Vinyasa styles honors the mind and body in the most complete way.

Loving yoga since 1994 and blessed to teach since 1999, I know it is a sacred honor to share this path with others and believe we do our best when we bring our own truth and essence to our mats. My mission is to simply help others shine and become their own teachers by helping others to live and embrace their truth and beauty.

Web: www.melissahunteryoga.com
Email:melissahunteryoga (@)cox.net
Phone: 757-633-8850
Studio: Oceanfront Yoga

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Emily Sorensen    St John, Virgin Islands

Emily began her journey as a Taoist Arts practitioner in 1993 with Internal Martial arts and Qi Gong. This path led her to the discovery of yoga in 1996. Her yogic background includes study in Meditation, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga. She is a certified Yin Yoga teacher and recieved her training from Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley in 2005. Emily has been teaching Qi Gong,Internal Arts and Yoga since 2004. Her classes provide deep awareness and discovery of the self in a nurturing yet challenging environment.

Emily has recently been certified in Qi Gong Massage and Tuning the body. Her zest for life and loving nature allow a gentle unfolding for the recipient. Emily teaches at the Self Center at Caneel and Cinnamon Bay campground on Sunny St. John.

Phone: 340-514-2734
Email: sv.inspiration(at)gmail.com
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Washington, D.C.

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kimberly wilson Kimberly Wilson    Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Wilson, creative director and founder of Tranquil Space yoga, built a socially conscious and blissful business in her living room in her mid-20s. Seeking a nurturing, community-focused and creative haven, she created the modern day Tranquil Space. Kimberly has completed teacher trainings with Sarah Powers, ashtangi David Swenson and vinyasa teachers Cyndi Lee, Baron Baptiste, and Shiva Rea. She brings a well-rounded approach to her students, and is known for her inspirational and empowering style. Kimberly incorporates Yin Yoga into a lot of her work.

Email: kimberly(at)tranquilspace.com
Phone: (202) 223.yoga (9642)
Studio: tranquil space
2024 p street, nw
washington, dc 20036

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Danielle Polen Danielle Polen    Washington, D.C.

Danielle, a native of texas, initially sought out yoga as a means of recovery from recurring dance-related injuries, but quickly found that the effects of her practice reached far deeper than the major muscle groups. While Danielle currently earns her livelihood as an immigration attorney, she views the role of teacher as a great privilege, and has enjoyed teaching a variety of movement, writing, and law courses over the years. She completed the 200-hour teacher training at Tranquil Space, and her classes reflect her solid grounding in both the iyengar and anusara traditions coupled with the vinyasa flow. In addition, both her respect for yoga and her interdisciplinary teaching style continue to be informed by ongoing studies with Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee and Sarah Powers, among others. Danielle teaches Yin Yoga every Saturday at 3pm at Tranquil Space.

Web: www.tranquilspace.com
Email: info(at)tranquilspace.com
Phone: (202) 223.yoga (9642)
Studio: tranquil space
2024 p street, nw
washington, dc 20036

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Yael Flusberg Yael Flusberg ERYT-500    Washington, D.C.

Yael Flusberg has taught Yin Yoga since 2007. She spent more than 200 hours studying with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. Her personal experience with Yin Yoga as it helped to alleviate physical and psychological trauma inspired her to become an Integrative Yoga Therapist (800 hours). In addition to group yoga classes, she offers workshops, retreats, and private yoga therapy sessions, particularly around times of transition, stress and loss. Yael's teaching incorporates other healing modalities, including biofeedback, energy healing, coaching, and poetry.

Web: www.yaelflusberg.com
Email: yaelflusberg-at-gmail.com
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Mary Oscategui Mary Oscategui    Washington, D.C.

Mary Oscategui has been trained and currently teaches the wisdom teachings and philosophies of Buddhism, Yoga, Tantra, Reiki, Theosophy, Taoism, and Vipassana meditation. Her studies also include Living Foods at the Ann Wigmore Institute, and she is currently training in Acupressure and Holistic Nutrition. Her passion is to inspire, motivate, and teach people how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She specializes in Yin Yoga along with various other healing modalities in order to provide an enviornment that can awaken others to live to the immeasurable beauty of their divine potential. Formally a manager for the Fitness industry, she successfully ran both a Group Exercise and a Fitness department at The SCLA clubs and is also a certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Public Speaker, Writer, and Wellness/Nutrition coach.

Mary is conducting a number of Yin Yoga workshops in the Washington, D.C. area. Check out her web page for details.

Phone: 202-210-6826

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Manisha Tare Manisha Tare    Washington, D.C.

Manisha has been a long time student of yoga exploring various styles of asana, meditation and chanting over the years. She appreciates active, expansive practices, though her heart truly lies in the more restorative, meditative, and yin aspects of yoga that bring a sense of perspective, energetic balance to the body and mind, and an experience of the expansion of time. Her receptive presence creates a safe environment for students to access their bodies, explore their minds, and enter into the wisdom space of their own hearts. Manisha is also an occupational therapist who works with children with special needs and adults with a variety of chronic conditions and acute injuries. She has an interest in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and is trained in craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute. She has completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, in the hatha and vinyasa flow styles. She studies, practices, and teaches in Washington DC

Web: fallingleafwellness.net
Email: manisha(at)fallingleafwellness.net
Phone: 202-525-6072
Flow Yoga Center
1450 P street
Washington, dc 20005

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Washington State

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Nancey Cohen Nancey Cohen     Seattle

Nancey Cohen studies, practices and teaches Yoga at The Samarya Center in Seattle's Central District. Her classes consist of Yoga philosophy, Yin, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra & Meditation. She has been studying with Paul & Suzee Grilley since 2010 and has completed over 200 hours of training with them since that time.

Email: nanceycohen-AT-gmail.com
Studio: The Samarya Center

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Leah Adams Leah Adams     Seattle

Leah classes create an environment where people can direct their energy and attention within, to connect with their bodies' innate intelligence. Leah's belief is that every choice, every day, in every way, can add restored vitality and mind-body balance into our lives. She has taken some 1000 cumulative hours of yoga and ayurveda training courses with Master Teachers. Leah is deeply grateful for the practice of yin yoga and for the opportunity to be an ongoing student of Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers.

Web: somayinyoga.com
Email: hello-AT-somayinyoga.com
  Private Lessons,
  Dayaalu Center,
  shefayoga, Roosevelt

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Nicole Scott Nicole Scott RYT-500     Seattle

As a child Nicole could not touch her toes. As an adult she began her own journey toward mental and emotional health, through the practice of ahimsa. Nicole teaches yoga to strengthen health and resiliency, and to live with ease, not just on the physical level. She loves to take yoga outdoors and has been practicing since 2005. RYT-500 through Yoga Alliance.

Email: nicolescottyoga-AT-gmail.com
Web: www.ecoyogagardens.org
Studio: Hopelandic Yoga

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Jim Booth Jim Booth     Seattle

Despite the misnomer "Bad Jimmy", Jim teaches yoga, and yin yoga in particular. He especially enjoys bringing yoga to people and places that yoga might not typically be associated with. Think homeless shelters/ kickboxing studios/etc.). He particularly enjoys teaching yin yoga to high intensity athletes such as kick boxers, competitive cyclists, runners and soccer players, not only for the benefits of rejuvenation, but also mindfulness, focus, and concentration. Jim has been practicing yoga for over a dozen years, and received his RYT200 in 2014.

Email: boothjt -AT- gmail.com
Web: www.sutra1yoga.com
Phone: 206-310-6621
Studio: 2.0 Fit

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Jennifer Isaacson Jennifer Isaacson     Seattle

Thanks to the diversity of a liberal arts education, in 1997 Jennifer discovered Iyengar yoga in college. Jennifer has received teacher-training certificates from Kim King-Zamoff (2002), Kathleen Hunt of Samadhi Yoga (2006), Shiva Rea's Prana Flow (2004-2009), Next Generation Yoga for Children (2012), Bernie Clark's Yin Yoga (2015), and is inspired by Andrey Lappa's Universal Yoga. Join Jennifer in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico or Bali and honor nature's rhythm and yoga as a way of life.

Email: jennifer -AT- jenniferisaacson.com
Web: www.jenniferisaacson.com
Phone: 206.853.0825
Bala Yoga
Ritual House

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Laura Culberg Laura Culberg     Seattle

Laura has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching, primarily Bikram style, since 2001. In the past few years, she's greatly expanded her interests and studio offerings. The SweatBox now offers Bikram, Vinyasa, Yin and some creative combinations.

Web: www.sweatboxyoga.com
Email: contact-At-sweatboxyoga.com
Phone: 206-860-9642
Studio: The SweatBox

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 Jo Parsons Engel Jo Parsons Engel     Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell

Jo has been practicing yoga since 2002, and she started teaching yoga full time after completing her Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in 2006. She also completed an extensive course on giving hands-on adjustments called Teacher Assistant Program (T.A.P.) at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga with Master Baptiste Teacher Lisa Black. Her new love is Yin Yoga and she completed her Yin Yoga certification with Bernie Clark November 2015. Jo's ability to connect with her students and understand their suffering, and their triumphs (emotional, physical, and spiritual) is as unique as she is. Jo always stands in her truth and encourages those who take her classes to do the same. Her classes have been described as authentic, inspirational, fun, challenging yet soothing, and most of all loving.

Wix: joparsonsengelyoga
Email: luvberd-AT-aol.com
Phone: 206 602-4931
     Firehouse Hot Yoga
     Lakeview Yoga

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Inga Rouches Inga Rouches RYT    Issaquah

I've been practicing yoga most of my life - I was lucky enough to have a mother who practiced and taught yoga. I got my 200 hour certification in 2010 and have been teaching ever since. I enjoy making yoga accessible to people of all levels and ages. I encourage people to go inside and listen to their bodies. Yoga is a moving mediation. By focusing on our breath and body we can draw our attention inside and discover the inner landscape.

Web: www.rivertreeyoga.com
Email: irouches-AT-gmail.com

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Alicia Barrett Alicia Barrett     Lakewood

Alicia Barrett has been practicing yoga for 8 years. She is someone that has benefited from the transformational and healing power of yoga and wants to share her passion with her community. Her path to yoga is not a traditional one. She received her BA in Psychology and Anthropology from Western Washington University in 1998. She soon fell into her first business role and spent the next 16 years working in Corporate America. In 2014 while living in Vancouver BC on international assignment, she received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training certificate through Semperviva Yoga and she continues to enrich her studies by pursuing her 500 hour certification. Alicia teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles of Yoga.

Web: www.Tuladharayoga.com
Email: info-AT-tuladharayoga.com
Phone: 253-355-4838
Studio: I am currently teaching at the Lakewood YMCA, but will be opening my own studio in January.

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Joanna Dunn Joanna Dunn RYT     Leavenworth

Joanna has been teaching since 2000 when she began training under Lynn Kingston of Northampton, Massachusetts. With Lynn, she studied Vinyasa as well as Yin Yoga. Joanna also became certified by Kripalu in 2001. She is currently teaching in various locations in Leavenworth, Washington. Joanna offers vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga classes. She is studying nutrition and plans to offer nutrition counseling services in the near future. She is driven to teach by her belief that many people living in discomfort, alienated from their bodies can find healing and peace through yoga, movement and delicious, good food.

Web: www.joannadunn.com
Phone: 509-548-7804
Email: jojo(at)joannadunn.com

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Caitlyn Placek Caitlyn Placek     Pullman

In 2008 Caity decided to pursue her 200 RYT in integrative hatha flow yoga at the Om Place in Winchester, Kentucky. Since this training, Caity has shared her gift of teaching with a variety of students, ranging from teenagers in alternative school to small children with disabilities in South India. She has taught both intense core-focused classes and gentle flow yoga. She currently focuses on teaching a dynamic yin class that combines deep stretching, meditation, and relaxation. In Caity's personal life, yoga has become an essential component to help maintain balance in a flurry of continuous travel and hard-work as she moves toward completion of a Ph.D in evolutionary anthropology.

Email: caitlyn.placek -AT- gmail.com
Sanctuary Yoga
Nourish Yoga

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Shelley Stratton Shelley Stratton     Sequim

Shelley Stratton has been teaching yoga for 8 years and has recently completed her Yin training with Bernie Clark. Her yin classes will be the perfect complement to the physically dynamic styles of yoga that her students are use to practicing. Shelley is a member of Yoga Alliance and is a registered nurse with a back ground in orthopedics, neurology and psychiatry. She recently started her own studio in which she introduced yoga to cancer patients after her training as a Cancer Exercised Specialist. It is important to her to work within her community and practice her yoga principals off the mat.

Shelley motivates through movement and variety to challenge the body and mind. Her intention is for people of all walks of life to join and enjoy this yoga journey! The best way to reach her is through her web page.

Web: www.bodhitreeyoga.org
Studio: www.bodhitreeyoga.org

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Barbara Boekelheide Barbara Boekelheide E-RYT    Sequim

I teach hatha, restorative and Yin Yoga. I find that the many benefits of yoga are worth sharing and I love to do so. I have been an Experienced-Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher since 2006.

Web: www.bodhitreeyoga.org
Studio: www.bodhitreeyoga.org

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 Laura Hahn Laura Hahn     Stanwood

In January 2011 I completed a Yin Yoga Teacher Training, taught by Paul Grilley. I instruct Yin Yoga whenever and wherever the opportunity to do so arises! I am very faithful to this practice and all the amazing benefits it has to offer, and I instruct a very traditional Yin yoga class. The teachers I choose to learn from and bring their teachings into my class are Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Bernie Clark.

In April 2016 I moved from Brisbane CA to Stanwood, WA! As much as I loved my busy schedule of instructing classes in the SF Bay Area, I am so enjoying the slower pace of the great Northwest. I currently instruct classes in Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Integral Yoga Institute's Hatha Yoga class, and thrilled to be in the process of submitting my application with the IAYT Yoga Therapist Certification program!

Email: laura.onetaste-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 415-309-2448
     Z's Body & Soul
     Crescent Moon Yoga

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Shari Larson title= Shari Larson     Tacoma

Shari discovered in 2002 that yoga helped with chronic back and neck issues including headaches. Originally only practicing Bikram yoga but eventually moving into Vinyasa and then finally Hatha, Kundalini and Yin. She entered teacher training in 2015 completely both her 200hr and a 50 hr Yin training. In 2017 she added another 50 hr Yin training this time with Bernie Clark. She primarily teaches Yin and other slow practices that allow students to explore how their bodies feel in the postures and to notice what comes up for them emotionally and mentally. Aging gracefully and natural movement are other areas of interest and she follows the work of Katie Bowman.

Web: www.sharilarson.com
Email: swlarson24-AT-gmail.com
Studio: Samdhana-Karana Yoga

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Michele McGinnis Michele McGinnis     Yakima

Michele discovered the practice of Yin Yoga through the writings of Sarah Powers. She subsequently was introduced to the work of Paul Grilley and Bernie Clark. She dedicates an hour each morning to this quiet practice. She introduced well received Yin classes to both the yoga studio and fitness club where she teaches. Already passionate about safe alignment, Yin has instilled a necessary understanding of skeletal variation and compassionate acceptance for the infinite diversity of her students' anatomy. Michele received her RYT 200 hour certification in May 2011. Her non-Yin classes are Iyengar influenced and focus on nuanced alignment.

Email: infoscigal-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 865-235-8278
Studios: Premier Pilates + Yoga
Yakima Athletic Club

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West Virginia

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Melita Mollohan Melita Mollohan RBP, LMT, RYT    Morgantown

I'm a motorcycle riding yogini that has been dabbling in yoga before I realized it was called "yoga." I began my first yoga teacher training in 2009 to be able to share the transformation that was happening within me with others. I have learned that our greatest teacher is within but in order to hear the teacher within us, we have to learn how to be still and listen. I teach Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. The two dovetail perfectly with each other as both are needed for a complete practice. In my classes you can expect to be challenged and nurtured, sweat and take rest, and learn to find your inner voice and strength. I teach from the heart because that is where yoga resides. Please contact me for more information about my yoga classes or workshops.

Web: www.zenfromwithin.com
Web: Facebook Page
Email: zenfromwithin-AT-gmail.com
Studio: BlissBlissBliss

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Chris Zimonick    Green Bay & Door County

Chris has been exploring her own practice of yoga since 1995. She is certified to teach Yin Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and is a registered Sound Massage Therapist. She is co-founder of The Sound of Yin Yoga. She also uses her expertise in these three areas to lead Yoga Nidra Meditations and perform Gong and Sound Concerts. Her work focuses on balancing the energies of the body in relationship to traumatic events, limiting thoughts and negative emotions that may be interfering with optimal well-being. She teaches weekly in Door County and Green Bay Wisconsin, has been leading group classes, meditations, private sessions, retreats throughout the Midwest with plans to offer retreats around the world.

~ 60-hour Yin Yoga teacher training with Bernie Clark, Vancouver, Canada
~ 200-hour RYT with Shraddha at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ
~ Certified Sound Massage Therapist Peter Hess Institut, Uenzen, Germany

The High Heart Project
The Sound of Yin
Phone: 920.819.1341
Email: chris-AT-highheartproject.com

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Peter Marnocha Peter Marnocha    Madison

I am a continuing student and teacher of Yoga. My Yoga teaching and practice is heavily influenced by the Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika. I strive to practice, teach, and live inspired by the eight limbs of classical, or Raja Yoga and other spiritual paths.

In addition to teaching and practicing traditional Hatha Yoga, I teach a "YinFusion Yoga" class heavily influenced by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. This practice is primarily Yin Yoga with a blending of Yang postures and concepts.

Web: www.p2myoga.com
Phone: 608.239.3280
Email: peter(at)p2myoga.com
Studio: Body in Balance

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Valerie Hesslink Valerie Hesslink     Madison

I came back to a regular yoga practice in 2010. I had constant low back pain and was experiencing a great sense of discord from my body. Yoga helped with the physical issues and provided a road to body acceptance, but what kept bringing me back to my mat were the deeper divine connections and energetic experiences. Wholeheartedly I appreciate many aspects of yoga - beyond the asana. I gravitate toward Yin Yoga for deep breath work and discovering all the in-between moments in subtle movement. I started teaching a Yin style yoga class in April of 2013, and now I am a full time yoga teacher offering many Yin classes a week. I am a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and certified in "Yoga for All" and Pilates. I am currently working on my 500 hour training.

Web: www.valeriehesslink.yoga
Email: valeriehesslink-AT-gmail.com
    Harbor Wellness Studios,
    Bliss Flow Yoga,
    Sapphire Yoga,
    Z. Bella Boutique

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Darlene Vander Hoop Darlene Vander Hoop     Madison

A veteran yoga teacher, I began my practice in 1977 in Los Angeles, CA. with Bikram Choudhury, and at the Yoga Tantra Institute with Alan Finger. I have a 200-hour Vinyasa Certificate, a Bikram Yoga certification, and 50-hour Yin Training with Bernie Clark. My B.S. Degree is from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Dance/Movement Therapy.

Practicing and teaching for almost 40 years, I travel internationally training teachers in hot yoga, Vinyasa, and my specialty and love: Yin Yoga. I have trained over 250 students in Yin and offer a Part 1 and a Part 2, 30 hrs. total. Details are on my website. Blessings!

Web: www.darvanderhoop.com
Email: darvanderhoop-AT-gmail.com
Phone: 608-886-5534
Studios: Inner Fire Yoga

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Paula Tillen Paula Tillen     Milwaukee

Freelance artist and yoga teacher, specializing in Yin Yoga; RYT 200 since 2014, 50 hour certification in Yin from Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver, BC, CA

Phone: 312-622-8087
Email: ptillen-AT-gmail.com
Reaching Treetops Yoga
Perfect Fit in Mukwonago

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