October 7, 2015

Our Staff

Yoga of Energy Flow – Yoga Teacher Training Staff


Daniel Orlansky, E-RYT 500, Director 

Daniel has been a yoga teacher for since 1992. Certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga and Kundalini Yoga, he is the originator of Meridian Yoga. He holds a masters degree in Expressive Art Therapy/Dance Therapy from Lesley University, has been a visiting lecturer in movement studies at Tufts University, and teaches in many locations, including the Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute, where he has been Core Yoga Faculty for 12 years. He conducts workshops and 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher certifications in America and Europe and has co-directed two yoga DVDs: Hands-On! Skillful Assists for Yoga Asana  & Yoga and Vision Improvement.

 


Liz Owen, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Liz Owen Healthy BackLiz Owen, is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher and therapist. She combines physical and energetic alignments with meditative action to create an innovative and transformative yoga experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. Liz has studied various methods of classical hatha yoga and meditation for over 30 years with masters of many traditions. She is co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back (Shambhala Publications) and of two NIH-funded studies at Boston University School of Medicine studying yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety. Liz presents her work at in the U.S. and internationally, and she absolutely loves working with yoga teachers in training. Visit Liz at www.lizowenyoga.com                                                                          


Sara 2reSara Davidson Flanders, E-RYT 500

Sara began her study of yoga and meditation in 1992 and started teaching yoga in 1997. Her extensive asana training includes alignment-based flow, vinyasa, therapeutics, prenatal, and more. In 2007 she became a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher. Sara teaches a method of artful movement informed by intelligent and graceful sequencing, biomechanics, alignment, and a strong foundation of philosophy and meditation. She teaches group classes, private sessions, workshops, anatomy and teacher trainings, and practices as a yoga therapist. She has lived residentially at 2 different meditation centers, and is presently studying and practicing meditation from the non-dual Tantric yoga lineage.  Visit Sara at www.fullradiance.com
 


Chip Hartranft, E-RYT 200

Chip Hartranft’s work bridges the traditions of yoga and Buddhism. He is the founding director of The Arlington Center, uniting yoga and dharma practice, and has taught an integration of yoga movement & meditation in the Boston area since 1978. An independent scholar of early Indian Buddhism and yoga, Chip is the author of two books, The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Publications), and the forthcoming How The Buddha Taught Meditation.  www.arlingtoncenter.org
 
  
 


Carrie Tyler, E-RYT 500, PYT

Carrie is a twenty plus year veteran of teaching movement. Owner and director of Rasamaya Movement Centers, with four locations in New England, she is known for her playful style of teaching and her strong knowledge of anatomy and alignment. She holds certificates in Pilates, Thai Bodywork, and Reiki and is also the Northeast Teacher Trainer for Pfilates (pelvic floor Pilates). She specializes in women’s body language, chronic structural pain and pelvic health in her private practice.    www.rasamaya.com
 
  
 


toddheadshot-200x300Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, PYT

Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, teaches yoga with the heartfelt intention to awaken others to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. A student of yoga since 1980, Todd studied Iyengar Yoga for three years; lived, studied, and became a yoga teacher-trainer at Kripalu Center over a span of 13 years; and taught Anusara Yoga internationally for 15 years. Cofounder of Ashaya Yoga, Todd’s style is one of precise biomechanical alignment infused with heart. He excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. With warmth and humor, Todd creates a space of sublime transformation in which students can step into the power of their own heart and spirit.   www.ashayayoga.com
 
 


Doug Keller, E-RYT 500

Doug received intensive training in the Iyengar system in New York City, practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in India, and became one of the first certified Anusara Yoga teachers worldwide. He has produced three highly respected books on asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy, and for three years he has been a regular columnist for Yoga+ Magazine, writing the ‘Asana Solutions’ column that addresses specific therapeutic problems. www.doyoga.com
 
  
 
 


Jennifer Yarro, E-RYT 500

Jennifer Yarro joyously shares the practices of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, AcroYoga, Meridian Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. Founder of the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage and owner of Frog Lotus Yoga, in North Adams, MA, she directs 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher trainings in the US and internationally. In addition, Jennifer serves as adjunct faculty in numerous programs, sharing advanced skills in anatomy, assisting asana, and Thai Yoga Massage. Visit Jennifer at www.jenniferyarro.com
 
 
 


Jennifer ReisJennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

Jennifer Reis is a Senior Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Professional Integrative Yoga Therapist, Master Yoga Nidra Teacher, LMT, and Shiatsu and Ayurvedic therapist. Jennifer has developed both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Five Element Yoga. She has been leading yoga, meditation retreats and professional trainings since 1996. Her Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra CDs are the two top-selling CDs at Kripalu Center where she has been on faculty for over eleven years. Jennifer has a gift for creating sacred space to journey into realms of deep peace and renewal; with her creative and inspired guidance, your whole being becomes nourished and alive.   www.jenniferreisyoga.com
 
  


Billie Jo Joy, E-RYT 500

Billie Jo Joy, R.Y.T., Ed.M. is co-founder and co-manager of Art & Soul, a studio in Cambridge, MA, dedicated to the contemplative and expressive arts. She is an Iyengar trained, Kripalu certified yoga teacher (500-hour level) with over 20 years of teaching experience. Her instruction is ornamented with yogic philosophy, experiential anatomy, and poetry. In addition Billie Jo is an accomplished theater and film artist. She has taught at Salem State College, Emerson College and The Boston Conservatory; students have called her an “exceptional and knowledgeable teacher.”     www.artsoulyoga.com
 
  
 
 


j.summers-80 - Version 2Josh Summers

Josh teaches Yin Yoga trainings and workshops throughout the United States and Europe. He maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston, Ma, and recently co-founded the metaMind Institute, a mindfulness-based strategy firm. Josh co-wrote “The Buddha’s Playbook: Strategies for Enlightened Living.“ Josh spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he has studied both yoga and meditation. His yoga and meditation classes emphasize safe alignment, the cultivation of moment-to-moment awareness and the potential for freedom in the here and now.         www.joshsummers.net
 
  


Malaika Tabors, RYT 200

Malaika Tabors has studied various forms of yoga (Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin, Kundalini) since 1997, and has a lifelong history of movement practices. She has also been a dedicated Insight Meditation practitioner with her teacher Larry Rosenberg since 2005, including many periods of silent retreat. After an apprenticeship with her husband in Mindful Yoga (based on teachings he received in Madras, India from TKV Desikachar), in 2013 she became a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra leader, and completed her RYT 200 training with Daniel Orlansky. Malaika is also a physical therapist, a craniosacral therapist, and an acupuncturist, with private practices in Cambridge and Newburyport.