Your 200 Hour TT Faculty
Trained in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Forrest yoga, Peter is a protege of Barbara Benagh. Renowned for his deliberate placement, intentional pacing and authenticity, Peter's sequencing embodies years of anatomical study and encourages a level of inquiry that goes much deeper than choreography or chasing shapes. As the lead Anatomy teacher, Peter takes you on an interactive exploration of all the major muscles and systems of the body. In a kinesthetic learning environment, you’ll identify each muscle in your own body, experience its role in your asana and learn to apply that knowledge in your teaching. Through lecture, demonstration and small group practice sessions, Peter hones your knowledge so that you are equipped to answer all the daily questions teachers may encounter. Peter also teaches injury assessment and the ethical and philosophical guidelines necessary to teach well.
has taught for over 40 years. Yoga Journal describes her as "one of the most intelligent and insightful teachers around" and “one of yoga’s most compelling and distinctive voices.” Known for her brilliant sequencing, expert therapeutics and wonderful stories, Barbara shares a life’s work on seeing bodies and understanding alignment. She begins by teaching philosophy and history of yoga as the foundation for all you will learn in the training. Barbara also instructs Continuing Education and the Subtle Body. Famed for her profound and creative commentaries, Barbara guides you in creating a safe space for your students, teaching multiple levels and developing a teaching style that reflects your own practice, personality and values.
Angelina Hawley-Dolan, a competitive swimmer for most of her life, was drawn at first, like many athletes to the physical practice of asana. As she began her Graduate studies in Developmental Psychology at Boston College she realized that there was more to yoga than just the physical practice. She turned to yoga to not only calm her body, but also her mind. She began to appreciate the fact that yoga can begin anytime, anywhere-on or off the mat.
She is certified through YogaWorks and worked under the beautiful instruction of Natasha Rizopoulos, by whom she is ever inspired. In her classes, Angelina focuses on detailed alignment but also allows room for creative and powerful sequencing that blends breath and movement. She strives to offer a fun, dynamic and challenging experience for all levels. Off the mat Angelina has a Ph.D in Developmental Psychology and researches the intersection of the visual arts and psychology.
Director of the Ashtanga and Ayurveda Schools, leads in-depth studies into Ashtanga yoga, the origin of modern Vinyasa flow. You'll learn primary series, master correct Sanskrit pronunciation, explore the dynamics of breath, bandha and rhythmic cueing and build a relationship with an authorized Ashtanga teacher in the lineage of Pattabhi Jois and R Sharath Jois. Kate's Subtle Body module leaves you well-versed in the nadis, koshas, marmas and chakras and her proficiency in Ayurveda will give you a repertoire of basic nutritional principles to explore through cleanses and diet.
David Runkle began practicing yoga while teaching high school math in North Carolina. The first physical activity he had enjoyed since childhood, yoga helped him reconnect with his body and become stronger and more stable. Linking movement to conscious breathing helped him quiet his mind and focus on the present moment. The acceptance and contentment David found on his yoga mat began to spread to other areas of his life, and he seeks to help his students develop their own sense of well-being through their yoga practice.
David completed his 200-hour teacher training at HeartWork Studio in Northfield, Minnesota in 2011 and his 300-hour training at the Lotus Pond Center for Yoga and Health in Tampa, Florida in 2014. His classes weave together yoga postures, breath work, and philosophy in a compassionate, thoughtful, and empowering experience. David invites students to adapt the postures and practices to meet their own unique needs so that they can skillfully use the tools of yoga to support their physical, mental and emotional wellness.