Libby Volckening, E-RYT 500, Director (413-834-4524 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Victoria Ahresndorf (413-563-7553 or email@example.com)
James Daikan Bastien, LICSW (413-687-7844 or Jim@ZenPeacemakers.com) is an iRest Level II Yoga Nidra teacher and a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience providing dharma-based human services to alleviate the suffering of children, youth, individuals, and families. He currently works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) where he administers the Suicide Prevention Program for the VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System. Jim also provides individual and group psychotherapy for individuals and families at ServiceNet, a community outpatient mental health clinic in Greenfield, MA. In addition, Jim is a Sensei (Zen teacher) and dharma successor of Roshi Bernard Tetsugen Glassman, founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order. Daikan Sensei is a member of the White Plum Asanga, an international association of Zen Teachers in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi Abbot and founder of the Zen Center of Los Angeles.
Megan Bathory-Peeler (413-772-0078 or firstname.lastname@example.org) is a life-long lover of movement, consciousness, connection, and communication. She began her career as a Movement Artist and Choreographer with degrees from Smith College in Dance and Body-Based Systems of Communication. Since 1993, Megan has also been Nationally Certified as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist integrating her work as a Certified Practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, Matrix Repatterning, CranioSacral Therapy, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, and Pre- and Peri-natal, Birth and Attachment Therapy. Now as an Authorized Continuum Movement Teacher and Wellsprings Practitioner, Megan creates a context in her classes and personal sessions that allow people to return home to their selves in order to reclaim the power of their own creativity and innate wisdom of their bodies.
Rosemary Christoph, Ph.D. (413-625-0275 or email@example.com) received her B.A. in Psychology from the University Without Walls/Berkeley, CA, her M.A. in Counseling from Antioch/New England Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in Education & Social Change from the Western Institute of Social Research. For ten years while in Berkeley, she taught violin, flute and piano in her own music school. A psychotherapist, teacher and family counselor, Rosemary has been a student of the Gurdjieff/ Ouspensky work for over 45 years, alongside journeys into Native American traditions, Siddha Yoga and Buddhism. She lives in Shelburne Falls with her dog Eli and three cats, Poppins, Cosmo and Samar.
Gail Connor (413-522-0417 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Gail has been a resident of Western Massachusetts since 1975, living in Greenfield for over ten years. She is now retired from teaching English, Art and Theater in local public schools and has been volunteering for See Hear Feel Film at the Amherst Cinema, working with third graders. Most recently Gail graduated from the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, Massachusetts, one of six sexagenarians taking the program. Gail is proud to bring her perspective, along with 25 years studying with various yoga teachers around the Valley, to her 50+ Yoga and Yoga for Educators classes.
Katherine Golub (413-362-9122 or email@example.com) completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training with world-renowned teacher, Ana Forrest, in 2009 and went on to become certified as a Forrest Yoga teacher. In 2009, she also completed advanced training as a Prenatal Yoga teacher and Itsy Bitsy Yoga® Tots and Tykes Yoga Teacher. Katherine has completed Craniosacral Therapy I and II and Somato-Emotional Release I with the Upledger Institute, and she has also undertaken advanced coursework as an infant craniosacral therapist with midwife Carol Gray and participated in an independent mentorship program with renowned therapist Don Ash. She is an advanced Birthing From Within® mentor, certified doula, and certified Simplicity Parenting Facilitator. Katherine is currently training as a Holistic Health Counselor with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Women’s Herbal Educator with Aviva Jill Romm. To receive a free craniosacral therapy session, a free health consultation, or to learn more about her vision and work, please visit Katherine's website www.greenfieldfamilywellness.com.
Jeanie Erlbaum, M.S. (413-230-1518 or firstname.lastname@example.org) A 500-hour Yoga Alliance registered master instructor teaching in the Pioneer Valley since 1972, Jeanie served as co-director Green River Yoga from 1997 - 2011. Jeanie has an M.S. in Education and holds certificates in Integral and Atma Hatha Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, and Psychosynthesis Counseling. In addition, she was trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the UMass Medical School, Worcester. Jeanie's yoga classes, which she offers as a meditation through movement, invite deep relaxation through gentle stretches and yogic breathing. Jeanie also has practiced meditation for over thirty years. A long-time zen practitioner, Jeanie recently been designated as a Senior Dharma Teacher under the auspices of Boundless Way Zen.
Jeanie Erlbaum has released two audio CDs: one is a yoga CD called Yoga For Relaxation offering two 35 minute gentle yoga classes including yogic breathing and deep relaxation; the other is titled Womancraft, a 40 minute deep relaxation and self healing meditation. Both make a wonderful gifts! Contact Jeanie for more info.
Zayne Marston (413-624-9605 or email@example.com) has taught Qigong classes sponsored by Green Fields Market for many years. He is a seeker of vibrant health and vitality who knows that we each have the power to transform our mind-bodies if only we only commit ourselves. "It is never too late." Inspired by the transformative results he has received from practicing qigong since 1991, Zayne has studied with a variety of Qigong masters, teachers and instructors and delights in sharing his discoveries with fellow seekers, offering individual and group instruction. Since 1999 he has directed the Energy Cultivation Program for the School of the Golden Discs in Shelburne Falls. For more information, visit Zayne's website at www.transformationaltimes.com/qigong.html.
Nancy Rothenberg (413-585-1661 or firstname.lastname@example.org) has been the director and head instructor of Spirit of the Heart in Northampton since 1993. In addition to teaching at her own studio, Nancy also instructs classes at Smith College and Holyoke Community College, as well as for the Hilltown Charter School and Bridge Street School. Nancy is thrilled to be offering her YES! Youth Empowerment & Safety Kung-Fu Program in Greenfield. She hopes to inspire self-esteem in every child through the practices of meditation, movement, self-defense, assertiveness training and martial arts.
Kelly Savitri (email@example.com) creates her life, her practice, and her teaching as a synthesis of science and spirit. Her classes combine breath-centered joyful movement with an invitation for deepening individual awareness. Often conveying anatomical knowledge as well yogic philosophy, she teaches precise alignment principles from a whole-body perspective to help students find a deeper sense of integration, connection, and personal strength. Kelly’s yogic path led her all the way to India, and then brought her back again to the Pioneer Valley, where she has studied with Patty Townsend of Yoga Center Amherst since 2005. She obtained her 200- and 500-hour certifications through YogaCenterAmherst's embodyoga™ Teacher Training programs, and continues to assist Patty in those trainings. Her fascination with health and her thirst for knowledge led her to the COMTA-accredited Stillpoint Massage Therapy Program at Greenfield Community College, after which she obtained her license as a massage therapist and went on to earn an additional certification in Pre- and Perinatal massage. The joy of supporting mothers and their babies through pregnancy and childbirth inspired Kelly to also become a birth doula, where all of her skills combine to support new life entering the world as peacefully as possible. In addition to her group yoga classes, massage therapy practice, and doula services, Kelly also offers private yoga instruction. For more information, visit her website www.injoywellness.net.
Moti Zemelman, MFA (413-475-2651 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Moti began practicing Contact Improv Dance 24 years ago. Over the past 17 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-9 he taught as Dance Professor at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been both a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA, and he was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Company (Holyoke, MA, USA). As a musician, Moti plays vocal-electronic music for Contact Jams, and in 2007 he released his debut CD, Doorwaves. He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com. In addition, Moti is a professional photographer. His latest project "The Dancer's Tarot" is a photographic tarot deck, using dancers as models to embody the traditional Tarot archetypes.
Green River Yoga
& Movement Arts, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-772-2050 or info@GreenRiverYoga.com
Last updated 5.4.2013 eav