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Category Archives: Student Feature

Student Highlight: Betsy Critchfield

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? For me, yoga is a practice that gently cycles my awareness from mind to body to breath and back again. 2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA? I first found yoga in 6th grade when a teacher used it as a classroom management tool. As a competitiveContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Campbell Badger

Campbell is an attorney living in Portland, Maine.  He has represented public and private employers in labor law and labor relations for over 15 years.  In particular, Campbell represents school districts and public entities across Maine in labor negotiations, labor arbitrations, and personnel matters.  At the national level, Campbell represents Indian tribal enterprises in addressing unionContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Martha Vrana-Bossart

How would you describe yoga? My professional training is nursing, and as a nurse and educator of future nurses, I emphasize the holistic aspect of the profession which emphasizes patient response to something. The word “something” could be in the category of wellness, illness, movement, environment, society, medication, diet, etc.  Yoga mirrors (for me) thatContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Margo Keeley

How would you describe yoga? Yoga is my saving grace. It has kept me healthy, happy, and vibrant for the last twenty years. How would you describe yoga? I turned to yoga when I realized weight training, and various forms of aerobic exercise, popular at the time, were not what my body desired. What areContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Chelsea Beliveau

  How did you find your way to yoga? I was first introduced to yoga during a P.E. class my junior year of high school. The teacher led us through some simple postures then put on a CD of guided meditation. At the time I was recovering from a yearlong battle with anorexia that ledContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Shawn Peterson

How did you find your way to yoga? Through friends in college who invited me to an Iyengar class one day. That was it-I knew I’d never stop practicing.  2. What do you do for a living? I organize HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis testing events in York and Cumberland counties. In addition, I educateContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Laurie Fisher

1. How did you find your way to yoga? Yoga sort of found me. At a time in my life about 11 years ago, when I was going through some tough personal transitions and heartache, I was mostly numb and maxing myself out to keep the stress and sorrow at bay.  Somehow I ended upContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Bruce Kaplan

1. How did you find your way to yoga?A life changing experience, basically a kick in the butt put me on my path to stay with my pain and find awareness on the other side. Yoga reminds me of this one asana at a time. 2. What do you do for a living? I movedContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Kate Wallace

How did you find your way to yoga? Initially I got into yoga to relieve stress. I was working as an EMT at the time and was exposed to many real and horrible things, life and death. There is a culture within that profession to suppress a lot of the hard feelings. Yoga was aContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Sam Herr

1. How did you find your way to yoga? As a senior in high school I started to read about Buddhist meditation. I took a meditation class and found it extremely difficult to sit still. My mind was insanely hyper-active at that time in my life. Someone in the class mentioned this thing called yoga,Continue Reading