Madeleine is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), and a 2006 graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s 500 hour teacher training program. After training with and assisting Elise Browning Miller in her Back-Care classes and Yoga for Scoliosis workshops for many years, Madeleine completed the requirements to become an Elise Browning Miller Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer in 2012. In preparation for Iyengar certification, Madeleine trained with Patricia Walden. Madeleine continues to take classes with Patricia Walden and other Iyengar teachers. In addition to Madeleine’s training, she brings more than 35 years of personal yoga practice to her teaching; and she has been teaching yoga since 2002. Madeleine teaches yoga because she wants to share her love of yoga and the benefits she finds through yoga with others. Madeleine adapts her instruction to each student’s age and fitness level. Madeleine lives in West Hartford, CT; her website is www.mhyoga.net
Jean is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) at the Junior I level. She has assisted and mentored with Senior teachers Patricia Walden and Jarvis Chen for many years. She is the current New England representative to the Iyengar Association of the United States (IYNAUS). Jean will be subbing and offering special Iyengar series this Fall as she settles into her new home in Westhampton. Students will enjoy her warmth and precision as she shares her extensive knowledge and love of the Iyengar method.
Mariah is the studio’s Administrative Assistant and she teaches classes on Mindfulness. Her 14-year career as a kindergarten-sixth grade teacher gave her the opportunity to develop her skills as an organized leader and clear communicator. Mariah’s interest in mindfulness and meditation began at a young age when she watched a Bill Moyers’ documentary about healing and the mind. Her personal commitment to studying and practicing mindfulness began in earnest 12 years ago and followed her into the classroom, where she brought mindfulness to her students, colleagues and administrators. Mariah practices in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and is a recent graduate of the Engaged Mindfulness Institute’s teacher certification program. Mariah believes that the way to world peace is by first finding peace within ourselves and she is inspired to spend the rest of her life helping others remember the way to this possibility.