Meet Our Practice Channel Instructors

Choose among Practices with sought-after Yoga Teachers like Judith Hanson Lasater, Doug Keller, Julie Gudmestad,

Cyndi Lee, Natasha Rizoupolous and so many more

Ellen Huang-Saltarelli
Yoga Teacher
In 2007, Ellen received her 200-hour Teacher Training from acclaimed Alison West of Yoga Union in NYC, focusing on anatomy, structural alignment and yoga for scoliosis. She later received her 300-hour certification.
Ana Forrest
Yoga teacher, Author, Founder of Forrest Yoga
Ana T. Forrest is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. She is the creator of Forrest Yoga—a unique fusion of traditional yoga, new sequences, Eastern wisdom, and Native American medicine.
Baxter Bell
Medical Doctor, Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500
Baxter Bell, MD, E-RYT 500 fell in love with yoga in 1993 while he was working full-time as a family physician. He has great appreciation for the potential of yoga for fostering health, healing, and equanimity.
Carrie Owerko
Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for many years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family.
Chrys Kub
Yoga Educator, Yoga Therapist, Physical Therapist
Chrys Kub, PT, E-RYT 500 received her Masters in Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California. She is an integrative physical therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience.
Claire Mark
Claire Mark has been practicing yoga since 1996 and teaching yoga since 1999. She has studied many different types of yoga; Jivamukti, Bikram, Ashtanga, Anusara, Vinyasa, and Iyengar, taking in the best of the various styles.
Claudine Beeson
Claudine is the owner and director of Living Yoga in Aurora. She is a certified yoga instructor through the Kriya Yoga Temple in Chicago, and is also a certified cancer exercise specialist.
Cyndi Lee
Yoga Teacher, OM Yoga
Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s influential OM yoga Center, Cyndi now leads workshops & Teacher Trainings.
Deborah Marcia Rubin
Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Meditation Instructor
Deborah is a certified Wellness Educator, Buteyko Breathing Educator, Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Meditation Instructor, Vitality & Health Tips Content Creator, Workshop Leader, Speaker and designer of the Clarity Process.
Doug Keller
Yoga As Therapy, E-RYT 500
Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga. He spent a total of 14 years doing service, practicing, and teaching yoga. 
Douglass Stewart
Yoga Teacher, ISHTA Yoga
Douglass Stewart has been teaching yoga for nearly 15 years. He was a featured yoga teacher on the TV show Yoga Zone hosted by Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA Center, filmed in Jamaica.
Ellen Saltonstall
Yoga for Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Back Health, and Arthritis
Ellen Saltonstall (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT) is a yoga instructor & body therapist based in New York with extensive training in the Iyengar & Anusara methods. She has been a practitioner of yoga & meditation for over 40 years.
Eva Norlyk Smith PhD and Terry Smith PhD
Eva Norlyk Smith is a co-founder of YogaUOnline & creator of Healthy Back, Healthy Body, a series of therapeutic yoga courses. Terrance R. Smith, Ph.D., RYT 200 has extensive training in bodywork and myofasical release.
Gabriel Halpern
Yoga Teacher, Yoga Circle
Gabriel Halpern holds degrees in philosophy and health psychology and is a long time member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. In 1985 he founded the Yoga Circle in Chicago which he still directs.
Giulia Pline
Yoga and Mobility Specialist
As a Yoga and Mobility Specialist, Giulia integrates multidisciplinary methods of movement and yoga + science to educate, optimize, enhance & inspire physical well-being. Her teaching integrates yoga & mobility practices.
Jasmine Punzalan
While initially being drawn to the steady breath based practice of Ashtanga yoga, Jasmine appreciates the precision and alignment of the Iyengar method. Her teaching style reflects the best qualities of both methods.
Jean Koerner
Jean Koerner has been teaching yoga for over 22 years. She is a teacher of ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda). Her inspiring, well rounded classes are open to students of all levels.
Judith Hanson Lasater
Restorative Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, Kinesiology
The practice of yoga is fundamentally an act of kindness toward oneself. This idea is often forgotten, but not by Judith, whose approach is warm, non-judgmental and responsive to individual differences and needs.
Julie Gudmestad
Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Physical Therapist
Julie has devoted her professional life to integrating the healing benefits of yoga with her medical training as a physical therapist. She has integrated decades of patient care experience with 40 years of yoga teaching.
Karen Fuhrman
500 hour RYT
Karen completed her 200 hour teacher training through YogaWorks in February of 2012 and received her 500 hour RYT in December 2015, studying under world-renowned yoga instructor Natasha Rizopoulos.
Kate Heffernan
Kate Heffernan is a Boston-based Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor.  As a teacher, Kate is known for her ability to weave together an intelligent and well-crafted sequence that builds on a specific theme.
Kate ODonnell
Kate O'Donnell began yoga by accident in South India at age 20. After 17 years of daily practice and semi-annual trips to the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, she is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher.
Katie Silcox
Yoga Teacher, Author
Katie Silcox is the New York Times best-selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also a nationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, & writer for Yoga Journal.
Kristin Olson
Kristin Olson, E-RYT 500 is the owner of HOME Yoga in Andover, Mass., and has been teaching yoga since 2007 when she graduated from the prestigious YogaWorks teacher training under Natasha Rizopoulos’ tutelage.
Lizzie Lasater
Lizzie Lasater believes that we are all already Buddhas, we just don’t know it yet. She learned yoga from her mother, Restorative yoga pioneer and Yoga Journal magazine co-founder, Judith Hanson Lasater.
Marlysa Sullivan
MPT, E-RYT 500
Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT 500 is an Assistant Professor at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) where she teaches in the integrative science and yoga therapy departments. Marlysa has developed many courses.
Melina Meza
BS Nutrition, Ayurvedic Health Educator, 500-ERYT
Melina Meza has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 20 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, a multi-disciplined approach to well-being.
Natasha Rizopoulos
Yoga Teacher, Writer, Teacher of Teachers
As a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner for many years, Natasha is equally captivated by the precision of the Iyengar system. These two traditions inform her teaching, creating a mindful and dynamic blend of Vinyasa Flow.
Puy Navarro
Born in Spain, Puy has been an actress and a producer of theater about Social Issues and Human Rights in NYC since 2005. Since September 2009 she has been teaching Yoga for Executives at the US/Spain Chamber of Commerce.
Rhoda Miriam
Rhoda created Yoga for Slow Living™ as a mindful approach to mind and body wellness. Her specialties include facilitating techniques to help manage daily stress, boost the immune system and cope with issues such as PTSD.
Richard Miller
Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Richard C. Miller, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher, whose teachings integrate the wisdom of Eastern and Western spirituality, psychology and philosophy.
Sarah Bell
Yoga Teacher, ERYT-500, YACEP
Sarah Bell (ERYT-500, YACEP) has been teaching yoga for more than twenty-five years. She was on the faculty of the Yoga Works Teacher Training Program for fifteen years, having trained hundreds of teachers.
Sarah Finger
Yoga Teacher, Cofounder of ISHTA Yoga
Sarah co-founded ISHTA Yoga, LLC with her husband, Alan Finger, in May 2008. As the Teacher Training Director, Sarah helped to develop one of the most renowned Teacher Training programs in New York City.
Tamara Hickey
YogaWorks 200 HR
Tamara was introduced to yoga through the Ashtanga system which she studied for ten years. She decided to deepen her understanding of the practice by enrolling in a YogaWorks 200 HR Teacher Training under Natasha Rizopoulos.
Tias Little
Yoga Teacher, Author, Therapeutic Yoga
Tias Little synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and studying with Pattabhi Jois in 1989.