Low Back

Becky Michalski

Becky Michalski

Anchorage, Alaska
United States

Becky strives to teach in a way that honors each individual’s needs and shares the simple and profound ways to take care of our body, mind, and spirit. She specializes in teaching yoga to those with underlying medical conditions, including back pain, cancer, and cardiac diseases. Becky is currently teaching Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Healthy Heart classes and working as a nurse in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Anchorage, Alaska.
Caroline Avant

Caroline Avant

Nellysford, Virginia
United States

Gail Pickens-Barger

Gail Pickens-Barger

Nederland, Texas
United States

I teach strength based mobility & stress management to high stress professionals (and retirees) in a one-on-one basis. Additionally I teach Gentle Yoga for Low Back care. Many of my clients deal with neck & back pain & I work with them to relieve & reduce their pain. Two Beginners public classes and private sessions available. (New Veterans Yoga coming soon!) You Don’t Have to Bend Like a Pretzel or Touch Your Toes to Do...
Assia  Kojo

Assia Kojo

Miami, Florida
United States

My love and dedication to the practice of Yoga revealed my true course; to spend my time serving community by promoting and teaching the healing benefits that Yoga has on the mind and body. I specialize in assisting people living with heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening diseases as well as general health and prevention through Yoga-based stress management techniques. My specialties also include spinal disc injuries, hip and knee therapy, and aging gracefully.
Pam Chin

Pam Chin

Sarnia, Ontario, Florida
Canada

I started my career as an exercise physiologist in human kinetics and geriatric therapy, working in stroke recovery and reduced mobility movement. In 1973 I started practicing Yoga, and then began teaching in 1979. I have been teaching Gentle and Restorative Yoga and Stretch Classes for the past 10 years.  
Susan  Martin

Susan Martin

Oceanside, California
United States

Marilyn Melendez

Marilyn Melendez

Crotonville, New York
United States

Laura Defendini

Laura Defendini

Riverdale, New York
United States

Beverly Davis-Baird

Beverly Davis-Baird

Little Silver, New Jersey
United States

Beverly Davis-Baird, MAT, C-IAYT took her first yoga class about 30 years ago and has been practicing ever since. She is an experienced Yoga Alliance certified teacher (E-RYT200/RYT 500) and certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. A elementary classroom teacher for 20 years, Beverly specializes in making yoga accessible for individuals of all ages and abilities and has taught students ranging in age from 3 to 95! With over 800 hours...
Dawn Deratany

Dawn Deratany

San Diego, California
United States

Dawn has been practicing yoga for over a decade and shares her passion of yoga with others in both group and private classes.  Her classes are slower paced and focus on self-care, mindfulness, and bringing balance to life both on and off the mat.  She is a lifelong student and is currently studying Yoga Therapy at the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas along with balancing her corporate career.
Betsy Laban

Betsy Laban

Duarte, California
United States

When I developed fibromyalgia I decided to alter my way of teaching to be of service to those experiencing changes in their lives due to aging bodies or special health issues that require modification in their practice and poses. My passion lead me to learn more. I obtained my 500 hour cert, a POLY500, Yoga Nidra Guide cert. and am a certified Reiki Master/Energy Healer. It is my pleasure to serve those who need my...
Angie Zuliani Pedote

Angie Zuliani Pedote

Oceanside, California
United States

Karen Naids

Karen Naids

Concord, Maine
United States

I have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Penn State University, and I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for the past 33 years. I have had many jobs in my extensive nursing career ranging from working in the hospital as a floor nurse and nursing supervisor to working as a visiting/homecare nurse when I was raising my family. There are too many jobs to mention. I loved being a nurse but the...
Susan High

Susan High

Buckeye, Arizona
United States

Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a faculty member at a large community college in Glendale, Arizona. She recently completed training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, and she has strong interest and expertise in stress management and wellness. Susan encourages her yoga students to be intentional about their practice both on and off the mat. Her classes are focused on individualism, alignment and safety.
Gina Thrane

Gina Thrane

Monrovia, California
United States

Elisabeth Sherine Ahlby

Elisabeth Sherine Ahlby

Horten, California
Norway

I am a certified yoga teacher and former nurse. I offer adapted, gentle yoga in small groups to people who, for medical or other reasons, find regular classes too challenging. I also teach Kundaliniyoga, MediYoga® and Yoga Flow.
Kerry Cannell

Kerry Cannell

Upland, California
United States

I started yoga in October 2012 after a friend told me how she had started going to yoga classes and felt so much better.  I’d really been struggling to keep up with a fitness regime that included 3-5 mile runs at least 3 times a week.  For several months I had been experiencing joint pain and very sore muscles after every run.  I loved exercise and particularly running.  I’d ran three marathons and even completed...
Bill Miller

Bill Miller

Wausau, Wisconsin
United States

My study and practice of yoga has led to a meditation practice and a spirituality of greater depth. I have lived a successful life because others took the time to recognize me as a person with a name and lend a helping hand. It is my intention to do the same for those whom I teach.
Gerry Hurtig

Gerry Hurtig

Parrish, Florida
United States

“Karma” introduced me to yoga or perhaps it was yoga to me.  While sitting at a café in 2012 with my wife, we were talking about ways to help reduce my stress brought on by the daily demands of the corporate world.  As I glanced over my shoulder I saw a sign advertising a yoga basics class starting later in the week.  I signed up immediately and never looked back as I found my life...
Donna Wasneski

Donna Wasneski

Grand Junction, Colorado
United States

BS Biology, MA Special Education, additional PhD work University of Colorado Denver.
John Conroy

John Conroy

Ennis, Colorado
Republic of Ireland

John teaches to groups of Seniors throughout Ireland ages ranging from 64 -92. This is currently my weeks schedule , fitness4fun.ie presently exercises: 1 disability group – 20 Students 1 men”s shed Group – 20 Students 15 Senior Groups – 320 Students I don’t have a gym of my own so I travel throughout the County on a daily basis to rural areas with low levels of population to Community Halls where Students come once...
Karen Langevin

Karen Langevin

Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Colorado
Canada

Since becoming a 200 ­hour certified yoga teacher (CYT) with Yoga Ink in 2014, I have been offering gentle Hatha yoga classes in both English and French. I have also been teaching chair yoga along with Christian meditation since 2015. I am thrilled to be able to offer Hatha, chair and gentle yoga for « every­body ».
Nelda Eserin

Nelda Eserin

Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Nelda is a Nurse and pursued her Chair Yoga Teaching credential to supplement her medical training.
Justine Shelton

Justine Shelton

Pahoa, Hawaii
United States

Justine Shelton, C-IAYT is a Certified Viniyoga Therapist, graduate of the American Viniyoga Institute under the direction of Gary Kraftsow. She is the Co-Founder of the Yoga Vista Academy and author of their ‘Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care’ specialty certification program. Justine specializes in structural yoga therapy, specifically spinal disc injuries, back pain management, as well as joint therapy – including prehab and rehab for replacements. Her passion is working with people who have different...
Corey Stiles

Corey Stiles

Thornton, Colorado
United States

Corey is the creator of the successful Yoga Vista Academy Online Mentor Program which empowers teachers to fast track their certification with the support of an online community.