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My Teachers

My Life Teachers on the Yoga Journey

The concept of Lavender Om Wellness is dedicated to my earliest teachers, Mary and Harry Le Fever, my Mom and Dad, who both introduced me to Yoga and returned me to Yoga.

Pierce Bailey, my husband, who reminds me daily to breathe.

Sue King and Hemitra Crecraft who introduced me to an alternative, empowered view of life through their 9 month Women’s Wisdom Training. Through them I was introduced to Anodea Judith (chakra theory) and Cynthia Joba (Energy work and Guided Meditation).

Rixie Dennison, who re-introduced my older body to yoga in her weekly classes. She helped me to de-stress from a busy life and worked wonders on my problematic feet with her magical reflexology work.

Judi Eskovitz, co-creator of CHILLAXATION, Restorative Yoga Workshops, who was a generous sounding board along my “Senior- Years” Yoga Journey.  Her caring, creative, positive, “can do” approach to life kept me motivated to keep learning and to eventually teach.

Mei McConnell, Yoga study buddy and Reiki Master who lured me into exploring the world of Reiki.

And last, but certainly not least, yoga students, you inspire me daily!

My Yoga Teachers

Dawn Curtis and Ladan Judge who guided me through 500 hours of Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training.

Joan and Jim Ryan who transformed my interest in the therapeutic benefits of yoga in their certification in 200 Hour Integrated Yoga Therapy teacher training.

Judith Hanson Lasater who taught me the power of Restorative Yoga in her Relax and Renew Restorative Teacher Certification.

Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carsen (with adjunct professors from Duke Medical School) who made me realize my intuitive interest in Yoga’s benefits was not age limited. Their Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors program at Duke University Integrative Medicine made it clear to me that Yoga’s healing benefits went beyond the physical and could be deeply healing to an aging population with unique needs.

Nischala Joy Devi who facilitated my learning about the benefits of Yoga in Cardiac Recovery through her Yoga of the Heart Certification for Cardiac and Cancer.

Bob and Kristen Butera, Erin Byron, Jen Hilbert and Staffan Elgelid who have been leading my discovery of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy at the YogaLife Institute which will result in a 1000 hour certification in June 2017.