Our Teachers

 
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Deborah Prema Ford ATR - BC, LMHC, RYT

Deborah Prema Ford (Prema DevInderjeet Kaur) is a KRI Certified, Yoga Alliance Registered 200hrRYT Kundalini yoga teacher and Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist. She has completed several advanced Kundalini yoga trainings towards 500hr RYT certification, as well as, Level Three Art and Yoga Teacher Training with her revered teacher and mentor, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa. She is also a board Certified, Registered Art Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with many years experience of integrating Therapeutic art and Yoga.

Prema utilizes a heart centered, therapeutic and creative approach to teaching yoga, integrating her experience in Expressive Arts Therapies with the sacred, spiritual, deep healing practices of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. She holds a deep belief in the power of the practice to dissolve mental and emotional blocks that keep us stuck in negative patterns, so we can come into internal alignment with our own best self, cultivate resilience and strength so we can choose to have more love and peace in our lives!


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Teresa Lorenco RYT 500

Yoga has been part of Teresa’s life since childhood. Her father was an active practitioner, and shared many of the yogic principles with her as a child. After trying many different styles of yoga, Teresa found Embodyoga® at her local YMCA. A year later she signed up for teacher training, graduating with her 200 hour certification in 2015 and her 500 hour certification in 2017 from the Embodyoga® trainings at Yoga Center Amherst.


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LivAvtar Lisa Haskin OTR/L, RYT

Liv Avtar Kaur (Lisa Haskin) has been dedicated to her yoga practice for nearly 30 years. She has explored many styles of yoga and meditation including Iyangar, Vinyasa Yoga and Vipassana (mindfulness meditation). Liv Avtar became a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor in 1997 and taught for many years in the Seacoast NH area. Most recently, Liv Avtar has been exploring the beautiful practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. In 2011, she became a certified K.R.I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and taught at Kundalini Yoga Boston. Liv Avtar recently relocated to the Valley and is excited to share her practice at Solstice Yoga.


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Patrick Crowley

Patrick Crowley has been a yogi since 1982. Having trained in Hatha, Kundalini, and Iyengar yoga, his most influential teachers include Carolyn Shakti Sadeh, Nirinjin Kaur Khalsa, and Angela Farmer. Patrick brings a philosophical aspect to his teaching influenced by theYoga Sūtras of Patañjali. He has taught at numerous centers and schools, including the Cambridge YMCA, Dance Complex, Cambridge School of Weston, Boston University, Shelburne Falls Yoga, Wild Life Sanctuary, Yoga Sanctuary, and Upstairs Studio.


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Pamela Burris RYT 500

Pamela has practiced yoga for the past 25 years in the traditions of Ashtanga, Anusara, Shri, and EmbodyYoga. She obtained her RYT 200 hr training from Shri Yoga taught by Kellie Finn and Michele George, and completed an additional 300 hr training taught by Patty Townsend at EmbodyYoga in Amherst. Pamela is a holistic nurse with training and experience in energy healing, meditation, nutrition, botanicals, and life and wellness coaching, which inform her teaching and practice of yoga.

Pamela’s is guided by the belief that we are all vibrant beings connected through unified consciousness, manifested in the gift of our unique selves. She integrates this belief in her teaching of yoga by encouraging students to move with conscious awareness, engaging breath, inner and outer supports, and an attitude of playful inquiry. Illuminate awesome possibilities through loving presence!


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Vickie Healy, RN, BSN, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Alliance RYT 500

Vickie is a Registered Nurse with extensive knowledge and experience related to health and wellness, Yoga and Ayurveda. She has 40 years of nursing experience helping people in their healing journey. Taking care of the whole person by nurturing mind, body, heart and soul is the foundation of her practice. She was drawn to Kundalini Yoga when she attended a professional training in SuperHealth, a Kundalini specialty practice for the treatment of habit behaviors and substance addictions. Her spiritual name is Amrit Sadhana Kaur. For more information, visit her website VickieHealyRN.com