Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Senior Teacher Trainer of Prana Flow® Yoga Coral Brown draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the processes of healing and transformation. Her integrative yet lighthearted approach invites students to unite mind, body, and spirit to transcend physical asana and create space for a conscious evolution that aligns with their own natural rhythms. Coral is a licensed mental health counselor, senior teacher of Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga, the director of 200- and 500-hour teacher training programs, and the founder of Turnagain Wellness, a holistic healing collaborative. She leads retreats and workshops worldwide. Coral is a contributor to Yoga Journal and a featured teacher on Yoga Vibes and OneOEight Tv. Visit Coral's website for more information.

Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski, MA, speaker, life coach trainer, yoga and meditation educator. Faculty for the Kripalu School of Yoga, has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Yoga + Health, and was named “one of the seven yoga teachers who have changed the practice [of yoga].” Creator of Karma Yoga Leadership Intensive, Souluna Life Coach Certification, Lahari YTT, Quarter-Life Calling: Creating an Extraordinary Life in Your 20s, and is a trainer for Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training. Visit Coby's website for more information.

Todd Norian

Todd Norian

Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, teaches yoga with the heartfelt intention to awaken others to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Founder of Ashaya Yoga®, Todd's style is one of precise therapeutic alignment infused with heart. He excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. With warmth and humor, Todd creates a sanctuary of sublime transformation in which students step into the power of their own heart. A student of yoga since 1980, Todd studied many styles of heart-centered and alignment-based yoga. He continues to study extensively with several Tantric scholars, including Paul Muller-Ortega and Professor Douglas Brooks. Todd teaches workshops and trainings internationally and is a talented musician who has created several CDs of music for yoga. Visit Todd's website for more information.

Michael Lee

Michael Lee

MA, Dip.Soc.Sci, Dip.T., E-RYT 500, Founder and Dean of PRYT Michael is a master educator with 49 years of teaching experience. He founded Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 1985 after many years of deep yoga practice and work in the areas of personal growth and transformation. Michael is the author of two books Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy—Bridge from Body to Soul and Turn Stress Into Bliss. He is also a contributing author to the American Psychological Association published book Beyond Talk therapy: Using movement and expressive techniques in clinical practice. He has led workshops and training programs and presented at conferences worldwide for the past thirty years. Visit Michael's website for more information.

Allison Bransfield Morse

Allison Bransfield Morse

Allison Bransfield Morse is an Ayurvedic Practitioner with 18 years of experience and specializes in Panchakarma (dexotification programs); she is also certified in massage and yoga therapy. Allison spent five years at The Ayurvedic Institute under the direct guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad, which included a four year apprenticeship in his Panchakarma clinic, as well as clinical study in Pune, India. In 2006, she founded The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont and has guided thousands of clients from around the world in Ayurvedic therapies. As a National Ayurvedic Medicine Association (NAMA) Certified Practitioner, Allison currently serves on a committee for NAMA that is defining Ayurvedic treatments in the United States. She is experienced in applying herbal medicine, holistic nutrition and Ayurvedic remedies to a variety of clinical disorders including cancer, hypertension, musculoskeletal disorders, digestive disorders, weight-loss, depression, anxiety, insomnia and women‘s health issues. Visit Allison's website for more information.

Satta Sound

Satta Sound

This Sound blends 'Ital Music' coming from the Virgin Islands, Trinidad, Jamaica, Africa, Europe, NYC, Cali, VT and Conscious Artists Worldwide! Each tune is selected, mixed and Dubbed by Machu with an aim to Cultivate a Global Unity through Word, Sound & Power... bringing each member of our audience to new heights. Alongside Machu are his family of SATTA SOUND singers, who chant and freestyle over the tracks, providing the audience with live, exclusive, never been heard before sounds! Recently Satta Sound has been performing with live African Drums, Melodica and Bass. Horns have also been used to give the audience the full treatment. SATTA SOUND is a mobile force of Jah Works... Internationally INI Ready for Battle .. And RastafarI Music is our Weapon! Visit Satta Sound's website for more information.

Kathy McNames

Kathy McNames

Kathy McNames has been practicing, teaching and playing with Yoga since 1983. “I find Yoga to be a very personal effort toward Peace and equanimity. There are many, many practices to help this come about. Revisiting meaningful and lifelong philosophies is my main focus, while Ashtanga Yoga, Vedic Chanting and standing on my hands, all tie for second.” Visit Kathy's website for more information.

Sukhpran Kaur Khalsa

Sukhpran Kaur Khalsa

Sukhpran Kaur is an artist, KRI certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher, and staff member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association. Sukhpran is committed to a rigorous personal practice that includes a daily sadhana, and continuing to train nationally and internationally with Kundalini lead teachers. She is currently near completion of her 500hr Level 2 Kundalini Yoga teaching certification and level 1 Sat Nam Rasayan certification (a healing tradition using the meditative mind in Silence). Sukhpran shares her experience in classes and workshops that delve into the vast teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, creating a safe, sensitive and intuitive space where each student can tap into subtle self awareness and expansion, health, happiness, peace and wholeness. Offerings include healing classes, workshops, retreats, cleanses and private consultation. Visit Sukhpran's website for more information.

Hedi Mizouni

Hedi Mizouni

Hédi Mizouni was born in Tunisia and after his university studies in the US and Canada (he received a Master’s degree) he attended the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course in Val Morin, Quebec .He spent a summer with Swami Vishnu Devananda. He studied and practiced Asanas ( yogis postures)_, Pranayama (breathing techniques) ,Mantra and Japa Yoga (Sanscrit sound energies chanted daily),Kriyas ( cleansing exercises to purify the body), Bhagavad Gita ( ancient scripture as a spiritual base for Yoga),Vedanta (ancient system of the perception of life), Karma Yoga (selfless service). Swami Vishnu was sent to the West by his teacher and master Swami Sivananda who had an ashram in Richikesh, Himalayas, with the words “ People are waiting”. Hédi was eventually initiated by Swami Vishnu in 1989. Years later he began the study of “The Course In Miracles”, a self-study program of spiritual awakening which presents universal spiritual themes with healing as a return to love. He was profoundly influenced by the statement of the Course:” Nothing real can be threatened, Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” Hedi continued his journey and met Sufi leader Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. Sufism is a path of devotion similar to Bhakthi yoga and he was initiated by Pir Vilayat in 1998. Teaching Hatha Yoga, as part of Raja Yoga ,is a labor of love for Hédi. It is centered around five points taught by Swami Vishnu: Proper exercise (asanas), proper breathing (pranayama), proper relaxation (nature’s way of recharging the body),proper diet (vegetarianism for optimum utilization of food, air, water, sunshine), and meditation as a foundation for inner peace. Visit Hedi's website for more information.

Cilla Rybicki

Cilla Rybicki

Cilla (E-RYT 500hour) is one of the founders and instructors of Sukha Yoga on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. She is a long-time resident of Burlington and a lifelong student of the mind and body. She’s been practicing yoga since 2001 and strongly believes that as a teacher, one should always continue to practice and learn. She started her continuing education at the University of Vermont where she earned a bachelors Degree in Psychology. When she began her college career she was unsure of the future but knew one thing: she wanted to help others. Through schooling and self study she realized the important link between the mind and the body and decided to attend Touchstone Healing Arts. This school provided an in depth training in anatomy, alignment, and holistic health to become a massage therapist. Over the years she furthered her education in body work with continuing education and certifications in Thai massage, Balinese massage, Lymphatic massage, Hot Stone massage as well as Ayurvedic massage and body treatments. It was during these years in her youth that she discovered yoga. She turned to her yoga practice initially for relief due to the constant pain of scoliosis and physically demanding work. Once she began, she couldn’t stop. She realized that yoga not only relieved her aches and pains by making her stronger and more open, but it also broadened her mindfulness and awareness. She was able to work through deep physical and emotional scarring and become a much healthier and happier person. She realized the impact her practice had on her own well being and wanted to share this powerful practice with others to help them overcome suffering and lead a more happy and balanced life. She completed her 200 hour teacher training locally (Burlington, VT) and spent several years assisting 200 hour teacher trainings. She then moved on to complete her 500 hour Advanced training of Hatha Yoga, under the Tantric Tradition, in Indonesia. Here she was able to dive deeper into the practice, and take it far beyond asana and pranayama. Always a student, Cilla has received continuing education and holds certifications in Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. With a strong desire to help others, Sukha Yoga offers several donation based classes a year to help raise money for different local charities. Cilla continues to learn and grow by inviting guest teachers to the studio for workshops and offering comprehensive 200 Hour Teacher Trainings. Visit Cilla's website for more information.

Melia Marzollo

Melia Marzollo

Melia is owner of SkyBaby Studio and Cold Spring Pilates in Cold Spring, New York. She holds certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Yamuna Body Rolling, StandUp Paddleboard and Holistic Nutrition. She is constantly inspired by the thread of connection between the forementioned modalities and so many more, as she continues to explore these ever-evolving studies. Melia is also one of the creators of MAYfest, a vision to stitch together amazing teachers, musicians and artists from near and far in the Valley she loves so dearly. Look for her on the water! Visit Melia's website for more information.

Gillian Kapteyn Comstock

Gillian Kapteyn Comstock

Gillian Kapteyn Comstock, Co-Director of Metta Earth Institute, Inc., is dedicated to creating sanctuaries for others to experience vibrant presence. With a passion for discovering the wild in mind, body, and earth, she has led yoga retreats, wilderness quests, and trainings in nature sanctuaries around the world. A yoga practitioner for more than 30 years and long time yoga guide, she is certified in Kripalu, Jivamukti, and Advanced Interdisciplinary Yoga. She is a founding member of the Green Yoga Association and serves on the Green Yoga Council. As a holistic psychotherapist in private practice for nearly 20 years, Gillian also offers mentoring, quest guiding, and leadership trainings. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and a BA in Human Ecology, and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder. Inspired by wholesome service, her teaching is infused with ways to find balance and a deepening quietude. For nearly two decades she has been a participant in the Assisi Institute community, which engages in a highly dynamic interdisciplinary investigation of Jungian psychology, creative process, mythology, and the new sciences. She is a mother of three grown sons, weaving family and community sustainability with the contemplative path. Visit Gillian's website for more information.

Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio

RYT 500, Yoga + Meditation Dawn has a playful and dynamic approach that draws from her deep experience in both yoga and Vipassana meditation. She teaches in a variety of settings around Montreal, and continues to sit silent retreats, study with senior teachers, practice daily, and laugh regularly. Off the mat and cushion, Dawn is a passionate crusader for all things healthy and integrative to such a lifestyle. Visit Dawn's website for more information.

Emily Garrett

Emily Garrett

Founder, Laughing River Yoga Emily taught her first class to a group of homeless women in 1999. Immediately, she recognized the power of sharing yoga which she has continued to this day. Emily’s classes emphasize that through yoga and meditation practice we can learn to be present in our lives. Emily is the owner of Laughing River Yoga where she co-directs the Laughing River Yoga Teacher Training. Her studies include work with Jill Satterfield, Tias Little, Jon Fabbro and Leslie Howard, with whom she received her certification as a Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher. She has a committed meditation practice in the Shambala tradition and learns the big practice of presence through being a mom to two beautiful children. Grounded and warm, Emily brings to her classes a thorough understanding of alignment, patience, and an invitation to compassionately explore one’s self. It is the deep inner stillness she hopes to share with her students, the sense that they are perfect as they are. Visit Emily's website for more information.

Ina Filip

Ina Filip

Ina Filip is a singer, composer and voice coach originally from Brazil. In addition to doing her music studies at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) and different specializations in ethnic sacred chants, she has been travelling frequently to India the last several years to study under the guidance of her teachers and mentors the Gundecha brothers, the world’s foremost exponents of Dhrupad. When she is not living and studying in India, or sharing music abroad through concerts and workshops, Ina’s principal base is Montréal, where she works with musical collaborators on a variety of projects. Visit Ina's website for more information.

John Smrtic

John Smrtic

John believes in the possibility that a single yoga class has the power to transform one's mind and heart, and inspired and blessed by the mercy and grace of his Holy Teachers and the One, approaches and prepares each class as more than just a well-balanced, intelligently sequenced asana practice, but as an experience. He crafts each Bhakti Groove music mix like a DJ, carefully selecting the soundtrack in keeping with the theme and bhava (divine mood) of each class. The title Bhakti Groove refers to Johns belief that there is no yoga without devotion, and that groove, the timeless state where nothing is missing, can be reached through yoga asana with lively music and elevated intention. While the playlists have become reggae and Krishna heavy over the years, you may hear the Grateful Dead, hip hop, electronic, dub, bluegrass and particularly bhajan. All of these elements creatively commingle, facilitating a global vibratory shift toward love, unity, devotion and groove. Visit John's website for more information.

Janet Carscadden

Janet Carscadden

Janet Carscadden graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1995. She completed her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals. Dr. Carscadden has been a certified yoga instructor since 2006 and has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She integrates yoga into her physical therapy sessions and teaches therapeutic yoga workshops. She is the owner of Evolution PT and Yoga in Burlington VT. Dr.Carscadden lectures throughout New England on the Science of Yoga, and trains healthcare providers in the therapeutic benefits of yoga. For more information about her practice visit Janet's website.

Jane Lanza

Jane Lanza

Co-founder of Burlington Yoga Conference, Liberate Music & Yoga Festival, + Laughing River Yoga Studio: Jane Lanza E-RYT, primary faculty of Liberate School of Yoga, began to devotedly study yoga and Buddhism in 2003 following a trip to Northern India. She was asked to teach yoga and meditation by one of her teachers in 2005, before being certified by Kripalu Center in 2006.  Jane served as a teaching assistant at Kripalu Center for various YTT programs. In 2011, Jane was initiated into the Babaji's Kriya Yoga lineage. Visit Jane's website for more information. 

Julia Howe Sullivan

Julia Howe Sullivan

Julia Howe Sullivan is a certified Jivamukti and Kripalu Yoga teacher who has been benefiting from the boundless gifts of the practice for over ten years. She took her first yoga class at age sixteen, and since then has been a devoted and humble student of the many lessons that yoga has to offer. This ancient science planted the initial seed on Julia’s journey toward self-discovery, love, and compassion. Her classes emphasize a deep appreciation for all that we are, both as individuals and as a collective consciousness. Through a rigorous asana practice, she aims to ignite and nourish self-inquiry, acceptance, and love as students move through a flow of postures linked to breath and intention. Students are encouraged to tap into their own, unique body wisdom as they allow the mind to quiet and the heart to open. Whether it’s your first time stepping onto the mat or something you do daily, Julia’s priority is to create a safe and sacred space for your practice. Julia is on the faculty of Laughing River Yoga's 200-hr teacher training, leads workshops and retreats in the states and abroad, and is an active member of Off The Mat Into The World. Visit Julia's website for more information.

Alexandra Martin

Alexandra Martin

Since youth, Alexandra has been inspired by movement; an interest which has provided her with a deep passion for body awareness and mindfulness. She began teaching yoga in Nicaragua and then proceeded to bring her practice to Vermont. When not offering retreats in Canada, Bali and elsewhere she teaches weekly classes and at Yoga Festivals throughout the U.S and has deep roots in Vermont. A createress, a singer, dancer and earth worshiper. Alexandra walks the world with an open heart and open mind, always playing the role as a student, gathering information to pass on. She lives with the aim to inspire others through song, embodiment, creativity, balance, travel and trust. Alexandra is the owner of The Gypsy Trove (www.The-GypsyTrove.com), an import business that collects unique goods from around the world. She is also the creator of LoveLali, a radical women's clothing line. She strives to empower women by providing a line of Goddess wear, clothing they can feel radiant in (or none at all). Alexandra calls her practice Universal Yoga. This combines Vinyasa and Hatha components with Kundalini elements of mantra and song. She approaches yoga as medicine. Bringing playfulness, intuition and grace to the practice, Alexandra works with her students to cultivate a deeply cleansing and powerful experience. Visit Alexandra's website for more information.

Candace Taylor

Candace Taylor

Candace is an intuitive healer and passionate teacher and activist dedicated to using her studies and experiences to provide a sacred space for transformational healing. Candace creates an environment where those guided to her can show up to midwife (be with) themselves wholly in a way that is authentic, nurturing and in rhythm with nature. Candace’s passions for holistic healing, social and environmental justice have led her on a radical journey that began as a child, in the kitchen, by her mother and grandmother’s sides. She learned all about her Caribbean ancestral and cultural herbal healing practices and the use of food, roots, fermentation and herbs as medicine. Candace feels her grandmother’s hands guiding hers every time she connects to the Earth while gardening, prepares food for cooking or remedies for healing. She uses this ancestral wisdom each day in her personal life and her work with clients as a Holistic Health Coach & Chef and Wellness Educator at her business Healin Irie. Always a student first, Candace has spent her life seeking guidance and wisdom from the old ways; the ways of our ancestors. Listening to that inner drive has and continues to guide Candace exactly where shes needed to be to receive the tools she's needed as a healer and teacher in this life, on this Earth Walk. Candace is a labor & birth doula, a student and practitioner of Healing Touch, Reiki and Yoga. Candace's studies and practices have been both deepened and enriched by her personal work with shamans both in Vermont and Guatamala as well as her immersion in a womyn's circle dedicated to studying and practicing women's sacred indigenous rites of passage. Visit Candace's website for more information.

Kali Brgant

Kali Brgant

Kali is a trained counselor and a long time yoga and mindfulness practitioner. Kali holds a Master of the Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and has various yoga training certificates from Kripalu, Tantra Vinyasa and Partner Yoga with many hours of teaching. She is an experienced-registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Kali has also spent ample time practicing meditation, living at a meditation center and attending silent retreats. Since Kali was young she found herself curious about the inner depths of the human experience. Her training in counseling, yoga, and mindfulness intertwine perfectly to help others with inner exploration. She believes that you are your own greatest teacher and she helps you to quiet the outer world in order to tune into your inner world. Kali has traveled and taught around the globe, from Thailand to New Zealand to Europe. Kali is passionate about her work and also enjoys photography, hiking, biking, camping, laughing with friends, and dancing. Kali's dream of combining integrative counseling and yoga to aid in healing and tuning in to a deeper sense of self has finally come to fruition. Visit Kali's website for more information.

Sarajean Rudman

Sarajean Rudman

Sarajean Rudman is passionate and dedicated to health and wellness for all. She holds an MS in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health and a post-baccalaureate diploma in Health and Wellness coaching and is finishing her second Master's of the ARts in Health and Wellness Coaching. Her Western accreditations are integrated with her accomplishments and practice in traditional Eastern arts. She is an E-RYT 500-hour Kripalu-trained Yoga Teacher, Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, and Ayurvedic Practitioner. Additionally, Sarajean is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Kickboxing Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, a hiker, a runner, and the founder of Bala Strong and co-founder of RunYogi.run. When she isn't cooking, blogging, vlogging and jogging, SJ is probably deep in the woods with her pups, Charlie and Jai Jai Ram. You can find Sarajean teaching at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA; in her hometown of Glastonbury, CT; and throughout the country where she leads 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings, Ayurvedic immersions, and more. Visit Sarajean's website for more information.

Lakshmi Plasha

Lakshmi Plasha

Lakshmi was led to hatha yoga in 2003 in search of a quieter mind. In the summer of 2010 she moved to the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, CA where she served her Guru, Swami Sitaramananda, and taught traditional Hatha yoga, over the next 10 months. Upon leaving the ashram she settled back in her roots of the Pacific Northwest where she taught and studied restorative and vinyasa yoga. Lakshmi moved to Vermont in the spring of 2012; it was then she began to recognize her calling in the therapeutic yoga realm; Lakshmi now specializes in meditation and yoga for both teen and adult Eating Disorders, Addiction, and Anxiety. In each of Lakshmi’s classes or individual sessions, she emphasizes breath-based movement from within the subtle body, the energetic core or center space; through instruction in rooting, core integration and energetic expansion each of Lakshmi’s students are able to explore their own union with gravities pull and the strength of their own bodies. Meditative and investigative stillness, along with slow, steady, rhythmic vinyasa awaken us to breath, body, the inherent web of love, and our own essential emptiness. Visit Lakshmi's website for more information.

Yogiraj Prem Prakash

Yogiraj Prem Prakash

Prem Prakash was born and raised in Philadelphia and, like most young men, spent his youth thinking about little more than sports and sex. Through the guidance of his gurus, he has bumbled blindly backwards into some degree of spiritual development. Prem Prakash has had a daily practice of meditation and yoga since 1979. In 1990, his yoga guru, Baba Hari dass, gave him permission to teach others. In 1991, Prem Prakash established the Green Mountain School of Yoga, based in Middlebury, VT. Prem Prakash was initated by his yoga guru and has studied formally with several other teachers in authentic lineages. In 2007, Prem Prakash was recognized by The Institute of the Himalayan Tradition as a “Yogi Raj,” a Master of Yoga. He is one of only a few Americans to be so acknowledged. In 2008, The Institute honored him with their Annual Award for Service to Humanity. Prem Prakash is the author of numerous essays and poems, and has four critically acclaimed books in print. These include, “The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion,” which has been translated into German; “Yoga American Style,” which won an Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence; "Three Paths of Devotion: Goddess, God and Guru,” and “The Universal Yoga: The Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times.” Visit Prem Prakash's website for more information.

Melissa French

Melissa French

"I was captivated by yoga after my first kundalini class in 1999. My passion for soccer, cycling, and long-distance running quenched my thirst to perform; photography allowed me to explore my vision and creativity; however, yoga piqued my imagination on a deeper level. I continued exploring multiple styles of yoga for over a decade eventually training to teach. I found my yoga home when I discovered the measure and metaphors of Katonah Yoga taught by Nevine Michaan and Abbie Galvin. Learning a new way of practicing and teaching yoga at Katonah informed my own journey towards reformation, transformation, and transcendence." Visit Melissa's website for more information.

Melinda Kinzie

Melinda Kinzie

Melinda Kinzie has been a student of energy medicine and spirituality her whole life. She grew up in the mountains of Vermont and later lived in NYC for 20 years working as a recording and performance artist. With over 25 years of training in transformational work, she has most recently completed a rigorous 3 year study of Sound Healing & Shamanism with Zacciah Blackburn at the Center of Light, 2 years of Aura Soma Color Therapy training & is currently training with Anaiya Sophia in the Sacred Temple Arts of the Holy Sophia. She is delighted to be working as a Sound Healer, Frequency Channel & Energy Medicine Practitioner in pure service to all of creation and facilitates workshops, classes, group & private sound healing sessions, childrens programs & all manner of sacred business.Nada Brahma~All Is Sound. Visit Melinda's website for more information.
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