Liz Heffernan, MA, PYT-1000, E-RYT 500
Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) Primary Faculty Member_
Liz is a certified IYT Therapist and an experienced yoga instructor of over 17 years. She brings a passion for therapeutics and extensive experience in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara (certified Anusara-Inspired™). Her vision is to inspire teachers to share the healing practices of yoga with those motivated to seek a path of self-discovery and self-care. Over the years many, many wonderful yoga teachers have inspired Liz’s path these include Integrative Yoga Therapy’s Joseph and Lillian Le Page; Anusara Yoga’s Jim & Ruthie Bernaert, Desiree Rumbaugh; Ashtanga Yoga’s Tim Miller, and yoga philosophers and scholars Douglas Brooks and Carlos Pomeda. Through a comprehensive application of bio-mechanical principles of alignment for deep therapeutic work, a strong focus on the breath and a heart expanding philosophy, she inspires her students toward greater degrees of freedom in body, mind and in spirit.
Molly Masaoka, E-RYT, Owner Yoga Centered
Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Innately perceptive, wise beyond her years and wildly passionate about, well, every little thing that crosses her path, Molly is a force to be reckoned with. Spend a few minutes with this dynamic woman and it makes perfect sense that she should be the owner of a yoga studio and boutique at an age when most of us are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we grow up. In 2007, while simultaneously managing Yoga Centered under the previous owner, she received her yoga teacher certification through the Nosara Yoga Institute with Don and Amba Stapelton from the Kripalu Institute. She has studied intensely with Chuck Miller and most recently completed an additional 200-hour and is currently nearing completion of her 500-hour Smart Flow teacher training with “teachers’ teacher” Annie Carpenter. Her flow classes are strong, alignment based methodical, with purpose, and truly a balance of effort and surrender. She has also immersed herself in the study and practice of meditation, yin, and restorative yoga and enjoys practicing and teaching the softer side of yoga as well. Her Relax Deeply classes are well…exactly that! Her path to becoming an influential teacher and dynamic businesswoman has been green lit all the way and she is so grateful to her many teachers and students around the world. http://yogacentered.com/
Dr. Craig Zion Cain, DC
Anatomy & Physiology YTT Faculty
Dr. Craig Zion Cain, DC, Anatomy and Physiology Faculty, is the author of the Secrets of Healing Back Pain, The Kiso Diet and four manuals on the Kiso Method. A chiropractor and the founder of the Kiso Method, a non-force/force method of adjusting the spine and influencing the nervous system and cranio-sacral system. His system is taught to chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and physical therapists. He is also a faculty member at the Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine. http://www.kisomethod.com/
David Omkar Webster, MA, E-RYT
Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Omkar has been inspired by yoga ever since his grandmother introduced him to it in the early 70’s. In the mid-90’s yoga helped him overcome debilitating back problems caused by stress. After retiring from corporate America in 1997, yoga became an integral part of his daily life. He completed his Yoga Alliance certified Sivananda teacher training in 2005. In 2006 & 2007 he made pilgrimages to India to expand and intensify his knowledge of yoga. He teaches Kundalini, Restorative, Yin, and Alignment-based Hatha yoga practices. Presently, he is studying the Anusara Yoga Universal Principles of Alignment and associated Kashmir Shaivism Tantric philosophies. He loves all types of yoga. http://yogawithomkar.com/.
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