Katie teaches a grounding and meditative yoga class that is suitable for all levels. She studied Hatha Yoga in Sonora, CA and has a BA in Human Rights from UC Davis. She is interested in herbal medicine and loves gardening, foraging and cooking/baking. Having embraced VT as home now, she continues on a holistic wellness journey that includes sharing her yoga practice with others.
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.
Kiley grew up in this community and continues to live here and be involved in many fitness venues. Her enthusiasm and high energy is apparent in all of the classes that she teaches, as well as her generosity and caring. After many years of struggling with weight issues and trying to find her own path to healthy living, she is quick to boost your confidence and to let you know that “it can be done”. With a smile and a set of drumsticks, she will soon have you laughing and sweating along with her as you jam to the next beat.
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.