Linda has taken
her passion for yoga and created a healing space where people
can go deeper into their practice. Trained as a massage therapist,
she intimately understands asanas in relationship to individual
anatomy. Linda was originally certified by Bikram Choudhury,
and continues to study with other Hatha yoga teachers, such
as Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. Formerly a leader in wilderness
expeditions, she uses her knowledge, honesty, and humor to
help lead students to their uncharted edges and back again.
Jeni brings strong compassion and a deep
insight into human nature to all of her classes. She knows
what an important personal journey a committed yoga practice
is both physically and emotionally. Certified by Bikram
Choudhury, Jeni continues to study with other teachers, such
as Anna Forrest, adding an eclectic blend to her teaching.
Also an organic market gardener deeply connected with nature,
is grounded, kind, and encourages deep work at many levels.
Lisa Levangie is a certified Hot Yoga (R.Y.T)
instructor who trained with Jimmy Barkan from the Yoga College
of India. Yoga came into Lisa's life more than 15 years ago
and was led to hot yoga for health reasons. "Yoga
brings my physical, mental and spiritual health into balance
and keeps me centered on and off the mat." Lisa started
practicing Bikram yoga with Linda at Geezum
Crow and after a few years moved to Bennington
where she discovered right away there was no hot yoga.
Lisa went and trained with Jimmy Barkan and came back to teach
in Bennington for the past five years. Lisa's passion for yoga
has grown over the years as she has trained with
Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, and Todd Norian. She continues to train
with Jimmy Barkan when she can and explores the Eight Limb
Path in her own practice. Lisa recently moved back to the area
and is excited to have the opportunity to continue her teaching
Anna Van Fleet
Anna first discovered yoga in 2000 with the Supple Body books. The quiet and calm of purposeful stretching inspired an introspective mental state that felt like home. Anna practiced in New York, NY at various studios, in various styles, including vinyasa, anusara, and iyengar yoga. Practicing Bikram yoga deepened her passion as she began working with what Bikram calls the "cosmic mirror" of the Bikram practice. Her qualities of mindfulness and self-acceptance blossomed and she decided to follow her dream of teaching yoga. Anna hopes to continue as both a student and teacher, broadening in scope to include viniyoga, anusara yoga, and meditation.
Hanna received her Vinyassa yoga certification from Laughing Lotus, one of the most vibrant, joyful studios in San Francisco. She has been dancing and moving for over 15 years, with training from teachers in Brazil, Africa and throughout the US. She holds a Dance Therapy concentration from Goucher College, where she majored in Dance and Psychology, and finds great satisfaction in reaching out to others through use of the body. Yoga came into her path several years ago, as a way to cope from the stresses of transitioning from student to professional. Yoga has helped her in almost every chaotic situation since. Hanna's classes focus on the intricacies in our anatomical structure, how breath can give energy, and how strength can combat mental and physical illness. Her classes emphasize the importance of balancing strength and flexibility, both in character and physical form, and her intention is to promote an inner sense of both stability as well as peace.
Katy is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Professional Integrative Yoga Therapist, and Bodywork Practitioner. Katy has accumulated over 1600 hours of training which include: The Universal Institute of the Healing Arts, Associate in Science Degree in Bodywork, and certified as a Reike Master, Yoga Teacher, Professional Yoga Therapist. Katy's teaching career began in 1992 and has focused on Yoga since 2004. She started her journey at the age of 12. A disciplined and dedicated Martial Artist, receiving her 3rd degree black belt by the age of 20. She has been practicing meditation, pranayama and asana for 21 years and teaching yoga for 7 years. She teaches all levels and many styles of classes; Yin, Kripalu Yoga, Vigorous Vinyasa Flows, Yoga for the aging Body, and Yoga Nidra. Katy's eclectic background and motivation for learning brings a freshness to all her classes. Katy's approach to all yoga is therapeutic and includes use of: asana in healing musculoskeletal injuries, pranayama for balancing the body's energy, mudras for encouraging right thought, evaluation techniques for assessing imbalances at the physical, energetic, psychological, and spiritual levels, and techniques for supporting clients with stress management, relaxation, concentration, and meditation.
Alex simply loves yoga and is thrilled to share it with
others. She received her teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga
and Health, where value is placed on cultivating physical as well as
emotional well-being through yoga. Alex has also been trained in
hands-on, restorative assisting at Prana Power Yoga, and has trained
others in this approach as well.
When not in the yoga studio, Alex can be found frolicking around
Montpelier with her wife and working at Center for Whole Communities
in Waitsfield, where she manages leadership development programming
for social and environmental leaders. Follow Alex's updates on class
offerings at intrayoga.blogspot.com