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Bethany Seib

Bethany

Bethany Seib

Bethany Seib is a self-taught hoop dancer with over eight years experience performing and teaching. Ten years ago she picked up a hoop at a festival and began traditional hula hooping for fun. Throughout the years she has taught herself new moves or “tricks” from watching others and began combining it with her love of dance. What started out as a fun hobby has grown into a form of art. Bethany enjoys exploring the possibilities of the hoop and believes the flow of the practice allows her to express herself with the benefit of physical and spiritual health. She believes that everyone can hoOp dance with the right hula hoop and attitude. As an instructor she strives to create a comfortable environment that encourages exploration of the mind and body.

Justine Andronici

Justine Andronici

Justine Andronici

Instructor Justine Andronici is a certified TriYoga® instructor in yogaflow® (movement), and Prana Vidya – concentration practices (dharana), conscious rhythmic breathing sequences (prāṇāyāma) and meditation practices (dhyana). At Path to Calm, a private instruction studio space, Justine offers individual instruction in TriYoga conscious movement, breathing and meditation practices to students interested in developing a personal yoga practice tailored to their lives and needs.

2017: Breath, Prana & Place Workshop

2018:

Erica Kaufman

Erica Kaufman

Erica Kaufman

Erica Kaufman, MFA, E-RYT 500, is the founder of Lila Yoga and owner of the Lila Yoga Studio. Her teaching has been recognized by Yoga Journal with its signature karma credit. Erica grew up practicing yoga since the age of nine, and enjoys sharing her respect and love for the great science of yoga with others through her community classes, private sessions, and teacher trainings. She spends approximately three months a year in India where she offers Lila Yoga Retreats, and teaches at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh. Her biggest pride and joy is her beautiful family that she shares her life with.

Douglas W Hayward

Douglas W Hayward

Douglas W Hayward

Doug Hayward has was introduced to Yoga thru a Philosophy course at Millersville University as an undergraduate in the early 70’s. However, that exposure simply turned out to be a seed that didn’t blossom until the mid 90’s when he went to a Bikram class in West Reading Pennsylvania. Under the tutelage of Sarita Rocco, Doe Wails, Maryann Blefko, Joel Pier, JoAnn Morrell, Bikram, Jimmy Barkam, Eric Schiffman, Rama Berch and Bri Maya Tiwari he was introduced to the wonderful world of Asana and self discoverable meditation. His journey continued over a couple of years of practice till he became one of the first members of Yoga Alliance when their headquarters was in West Reading, PA. He went on from there on a trip to State College, PA to teach Yoga at a local Massage School and the Pennsylvania State University. Those opportunities continue to flourish to this day while at the same time he opened a small studio called Yoga in State College. Being an avid reader of antiquated Yoga Books, Doug helped to establish Yoga in State College as a portal of Yoga education for thousands of students thru the help of over 20 other teachers either living in the area or acquiring the knowledge of Yoga at the studio itself. He continues a tradition of Free Yoga Classes at Berks County’s Heritage Center ~ every Sunday at 11:00 am from May to September.

Gabby Orcutt

Gabby Orcutt

Gabby Orcutt

Gabby found Buti Yoga when it was introduced to her from her college friend, Jennifer Treece. After practicing Buti Yoga for 2 years and dropping all postpartum pregnancy weight, she went to the closest certification in 2016. Since becoming certified, Gabby has added 200 hour RYT, Advanced Buti, Prenatal, Buti DEEP yoga and Kidding Around Yoga certifications to round out her skillset. It is Gabby’s life mission to lead women on the path to self love and acceptance. To learn to love the body parts she once hated, to drop the lies from body dysmorphia and step into her power to rise up and live in her truth, unapologetically, everyday. Gabby has shared her message at Yoga in the Wilds Festival, Yoga Fest State College, Boxcar Brew Works, Girl Scouts, Summer Souls*tice Retreat and Visions & Vinyasa. A landlocked mermaid, Gabby lives in DuBois, PA with her husband, two children and their two kitty companions. She currently teaches at SoL Wellness & Gathering Space in DuBois, PA and Organic Mechanics in St. Marys, PA.

Meghan Kazanski

Meghan Kazanski

Meghan Kazanski is a trainer and graduate student in Biomechanics. With experience in martial arts, dance, acrobatics and AcroYoga, Meghan helps individuals establish fundamental movement capacities as part of a conscious, joyful, pain-free lifestyle. Meghan highly regards group and partnership-based practices as fulfilling a critical social component of movement. For this reason, Meghan uses partnership practices to develop elements of trust, enriching connection and non-verbal communication as part of a holistic regard for individual growth.

Meghan will be assisted by Azad Chahal. Azad is a graduate student in Bioengineering. To him, AcroYoga provides balance and conditioning complementary to his academic life. Community and connection continue to motivate Azad to share his love for this practice with others. Meghan and Azad have enjoyed teaching regular AcroYoga classes at Lila Yoga, and support a community of AcroYoga practitioners with scheduled and spontaneous ‘jams’ on Old Main and all around town!

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Meghan Kazanski is an instructor, trainer, and student. She relocated to State College from Austin, TX to continue pursuing her Ph.D. in Biomechanics at PSU. With experience in martial arts, dance, acrobatics, AcroYoga, and general strength and mobility principles, Meghan is most interested in helping individuals establish fundamental movement capacities as part of a conscious, joyful, pain-free. While in Austin, Meghan started a group called ‘Austin Movement Meet-up.’ This group consists of health and wellness professionals, as well as those looking to develop an individual practice,meeting weekly to share approaches to integrating elements of play, creativity and movement diversity to improve patient, client, and personal outcomes. Meghan highly regards group and partnership-based movement practices as fulfilling a critical social component of movement. For this reason, Meghan has intensively studied many dance styles, as well as partnered acrobatics and AcroYoga to render elements of trust, connection and non-verbal communication to her students and clients. Currently, Meghan co-teaches AcroYoga at Lila Yoga with Azad Chahal. Her unique approach to her instruction of AcroYoga draws upon these concepts from many practices to facilitate enriching connections and a holistic regard for individual growth.

Beginner AcroYoga: Poses and Flows with Meghan Kazanski

Workshop Description:

Harness the power of partnership to expand both individual and collective practices. We will expand our skills in communication, connection, and weight-sharing, as partnerships work together to construct shapes and move dynamically between poses. Calibration exercises and foundational poses will utilize the capacities of partners to develop trust, strength, coordination, and increased mobility in both partners. The proper alignment and technique for calibrations and poses will be emphasized.

Fundamental roles of base, flyer, and spotter will be introduced, with emphasis on how each is performed effectively, and how each is essential to the practice of AcroYoga.

Concepts of counterbalance and L-base poses will be explored. Dynamic transitions linking these static poses will be introduced, using mechanical principles of force and momentum to establish elegance and flow. We will begin to dynamically engage with our partners to promote synergy with each other and our environment.

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 3:30 – 4:10pm

 

Meghan Kazanski

Meghan Kazanski is an instructor, trainer, and student. She recently relocated from Austin, TX to continue pursuing her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at PSU. With experience in martial arts, dance, acrobatics, AcroYoga, and general strength and mobility principles, Meghan is most interested in developing fundamental movement capacities within her clients (perhaps a ‘jack of all trades’ approach). She believe that this contributes to joyful, pain-free and enriching freedom in movement applicable to any need, sport, or modality.While in Austin, Meghan started a group called ‘Austin Movement Meet-up.’ This group consists of health and wellness professionals, as well as those looking to develop an individual practice, meeting weekly to share approaches to integrating elements of play, creativity and movement diversity to improve patient, client, and personal outcomes. Meghan is passionate about connecting wellness practitioners to get people moving better and moving more.

Meghan highly regards group and partnership-based movement practices as fulfilling a critical social component of movement. For this reason, Meghan has intensively studied many dance styles, as well as partnered acrobatics and AcroYoga to render elements of trust, connection and non-verbal communication to her students and clients. Meghan has a unique approach to her instruction of AcroYoga, as she draws upon these concepts from many practices to facilitate enriching connections and a holistic regard for individual growth.

AcroYoga Foundations: Trust, Connection and Weight-sharing with Meghan Kazanski

Workshop Description:

Yoga invokes elements of introspection, awareness and exploration of self. Can these elements be maintained (dare I say, enhanced) when we accept a partnership into our practice?

AcroYoga surfaces an entirely new set of vulnerabilities and uncertainties within us. All of which, necessitate acceptance, trust, communication, and connection for us to harness the power of partnership and contribute to each other’s individual growth.

Using exercises that encourage partnership, play and exploration, the weight and strength of a partner will be used to challenge gravity, and allow gravity to bring us together. We will develop trust — towards our partners, who will support our bodies, and in ourselves, that we are strong and powerful enough to support others. We will develop individual and collective proprioception — such that we may be airborne, but feel safe and grounded. We will develop connection — finding structural balance to achieve comfort, responsiveness, and synergy. These will culminate throughout the workshop to a series of counterbalance poses, where we will explore weight-sharing roles to elegantly form shapes and negotiate space in ways that are only achieved with the capabilities of partnered bodies.  No previous AcroYoga experience is required. No partner required.

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 2:30 – 3:10pm

 

Meghan Kazanski

Meghan Kazanski is an instructor, trainer, and student. She recently relocated from Austin, TX to continue pursuing her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at PSU. With experience in martial arts, dance, acrobatics, AcroYoga, and general strength and mobility principles, Meghan is most interested in developing fundamental movement capacities within her clients (perhaps a ‘jack of all trades’ approach). She believe that this contributes to joyful, pain-free and enriching freedom in movement applicable to any need, sport, or modality.While in Austin, Meghan started a group called ‘Austin Movement Meet-up.’ This group consists of health and wellness professionals, as well as those looking to develop an individual practice, meeting weekly to share approaches to integrating elements of play, creativity and movement diversity to improve patient, client, and personal outcomes. Meghan is passionate about connecting wellness practitioners to get people moving better and moving more.

Meghan highly regards group and partnership-based movement practices as fulfilling a critical social component of movement. For this reason, Meghan has intensively studied many dance styles, as well as partnered acrobatics and AcroYoga to render elements of trust, connection and non-verbal communication to her students and clients. Meghan has a unique approach to her instruction of AcroYoga, as she draws upon these concepts from many practices to facilitate enriching connections and a holistic regard for individual growth.

Transformational Drumming with Matt Price

Workshop Description:

Is it possible to transform our mood, energy and vitality just by hitting some drums?…
Can we elevate our state of mindfulness, joy and presence just by synchronizing our movements with sound and vibration?…
Can we grow communities of creativity and consciousness through the simple act of group drumming?…
As it it turns out the answer to all of these questions is a resounding YES…

Join Matt for a chance to experience the transformational power of group drumming. This workshop is designed to introduce people from all walks of life to music by focusing on empowering & inspiring individuals to express themselves authentically through group music making. Anyone can participate! All you need is a willingness to give it a try. The workshop will focus on Intention, Presence and Awareness through breath work, drumming and chanting.

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 3:30 – 4:10pm

 

Matt Price – Berklee College of Music graduate and drum circle facilitator 

Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2009 Matt has gained a reputation as a knowledgable, diverse and exciting music educator. Specializing in drum circle facilitation, private & group lessons, as well as band coaching Matt has the ability to help you realize your full musical potential. Matt teaches at Centre Learning Community Charter School, Robert M. Sides Family Music Center and as part of the State College Area School District C.E.E.L. Program.

 
 
 

Kerri Zelman, certified TriYoga®Instructor

We are uber excited to have Kerri Zelman, a TriYoga® Instructor, as one of the AMAZING yoga teachers leading our HUGE Community Yoga Class at Yoga Fest State College 2017!

Kerri’s journey on the path of yoga began in 2005. She is a certified TriYoga® instructor and has been teaching with TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania since 2011. The TriYoga® method of practice focuses on slow movement sequences and traditional asana practice integrated with breath awareness, mudra and meditation. Kerri is also an experienced massage therapist in practice for over 10 years. During that time working with hundreds of clients and students she has witnessed many of the challenges life presents to our bodies and minds, as well as the joy and wisdom that is to be discovered as these challenges are reframed and overcome. Kerri’s knowledge and skills in the world of therapeutic bodywork are based mainly in her studies of myofascial bodywork and Thai massage, which complement her interest in helping others deepen and expand into the healing potential of conscious movement and breath through yoga. She also specializes in prenatal massage and bodywork for women’s health. You can find her at the TriYoga Boalsburg studio where she has her massage practice and teaches workshops and weekly classes in an environment of relaxation, focus and fun!

https://www.pennsylvaniayoga.com/teachers/kerri-zelman

https://www.facebook.com/Kerri-Zelman-Yoga-Massage-Therapy

Kerri is a massage therapist and TriYoga® teacher practicing out of Roaring Run Studio, her home studio in Shingletown. You can also find her teaching weekly yoga classes at TriYoga Boalsburg. Kerri is also a practitioner of Traditional Thai Massage and is continually deepening her study of Traditional Thai Medicine, including bodywork, medicinal herbs and Thai Spirit Medicine. As a woman and mother, Kerri has always had a special interest in women’s wisdom traditions and specializes in applying her skills to yoga & bodywork for women’s health including pre- and post-natal massage & yoga and working towards certification as a Pelvic Floor Yoga® specialist.