Laine has an authentic, non-judgemental teaching style, and has a passion for helping people find their best selves through yoga. She is certified in trauma-informed yoga practices with an emphasis on guiding students to find peace through self-reflective meditation while encouraging growth of the physical and spiritual self. Laine has been practicing yoga her entire adult life and was introduced to yoga instruction through the Prison Yoga project in 2016. She lives in central VT with her family and their naughty little dog. Laine’s background is in nursing and healthcare administration.
Lori began teaching step aerobics in 1992 while living in Texas. She is excited to bring step aerobics back into the mainstream again. As a licensed nurse practitioner APRN she is vigilant in helping others toward a healthy lifestyle and finding the fun in working out. She also has advanced certification in yoga instruction and enjoys biking, hiking and spending time with her husband and their 2 beautiful Belgian Tervuren dogs.
(Lori has a passion for functional medicine and will be involved in the Learning Kitchen as that unfolds. Please review “workshops” for a greater description)
Diane teaches SHiNE Dance Fitness
Diane has a lifetime love of VT’s northeast Kingdom, the arts and humanities. She believes in nurturing the music within, and that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. When she isn’t busy with Creative Healing & Fitness, she works as a licensed nurse practitioner APRN and looks forward to time spent with her family, friends, and her lovable mutt Matilda.
Linda teaches Afro Caribbean Dance and Circle Drumming
Linda has been studying Cuban and Haitian drumming, dance and song for 25 years and has been teaching for about 20. She’s had the chance to study with musicians in Cuba and with many teachers here in the United States. She is skilled at working with groups of people at all levels of ability, and teaches ensemble playing. Linda has gained experience by playing for Cuban and Haitian dance classes, and you may have seen her playing in many local bands on the trumpet, guitar, drum set, and conga. When Linda isn’t performing, she can often be found working in her garden.