Authors

  • Beth Triano
    Beth Triano

    Beth Triano is the director of programs for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. She also has a private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Kinesiology, and she specializes in teaching pre- and post-natal hatha yoga.

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  • Bev Johnson
    Bev Johnson

    Bev is certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therpay as a practitioner, yoga teacher, and group facilitator. She owns Cultivate Harmony Yoga in Montpelier, Va., where she helps her clients and students find relief from suffering caused by stress and stress-related conditions. Bev also co-facilitates Phoenix Rising workshops in venues throughout the northeastern United States with Phoenix Rising founder Michael Lee. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in business and 25 years of corporate experience managing people, processes, communications, results…and stress.

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  • Carol Capper
    Carol Capper

    Carol Capper MS, OTR/L is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner and yoga teacher. She has been Assistant Program Manager for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy since 2006. Carol has 30 plus years of experience in the field of mental health as a therapist, educator, and administrator. Much of the focus throughout her career has been using yoga and mindfulness techniques to support clients, students, and colleagues. Her most recent passion is blogging about yoga, yoga therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. She lives by the beach in New York City.

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  • Daniela Menardi
    Daniela Menardi

    Daniela is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, Phoenix Rising yoga teacher, and group facilitator. Originally from Italy, she has over 20 years of experience in the field of Addiction and Mental Health treatment. She is currently participating in a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy pilot program to implement a Therapeutic Mentoring process, which will become one of the newest Phoenix Rising certification programs. Daniela currently lives, works, and plays in Key West, Florida.

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  • Elissa Cobb
    Elissa Cobb

    Elissa brings more than 25 years of combined practice and teaching experience in bodymind practices, yoga, and yoga therapy to her writings, including her experience as the former Director of Training Programs with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. She holds a Master’s degree in Embodiment Studies, has developed many of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training programs, and has trained hundreds of students. Elissa is the author of The Forgotten Body: A Way of Knowing and Understanding Self. She is a life-long resident of Vermont.

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  • Elizabeth Wyatt
    Elizabeth Wyatt

    Elizabeth is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner and mentor. She has worked in the areas of pulmonary care, critical care, and sleep medicine for the last 34 years. Elizabeth complements the standard medical model with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy when treating her sleep patients. Recently she began a program teaching sleep technology and is looking forward to participating in a project with naturopathic physician Dr. Gouin-Young and cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra to train internal medicine residents in providing alternative care to their patients.

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  • Jaunie Federowicz
    Jaunie Federowicz

    Jaunie Federowicz is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therpay practitioner, yoga teacher, group facilitator, and mentor to students in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training programs. From her studio (California Yoga Therapy), located in Napa, Ca., Jaunie works with individuals interested in getting to know themselves better through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Living in the canyons, she enjoys hiking, running, and being in nature. Her current passion is in learning how to become a better sailor!

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  • Jennifer Munyer
    Jennifer Munyer

    Jennifer is a dedicated yogini with more than a decade of practice experience. She became Assistant Program Director of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 2010 and is also Co-Director of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Teacher Training Program. She holds an MA in Health Arts and Sciences, a BS in Psychology, and has taught applied yoga philosophy at the university level. In 2012, Jennifer will be bringing her applied yoga philosophy course to the Phoenix Rising curriculim: Experiential Applied Yoga Philosophy I.

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  • Maria Sorbara Mora
    Maria Sorbara Mora

    Maria Sorbara Mora is a registered dietitian, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, Phoenix Rising registered yoga teacher, and certified Phoenix Rising group facilitator. She founded Body Connection, LLC, a nutrition and yoga practice in New York City devoted to eating disorder treatment, and The Center For Connection, the only yoga studio in New York City that provides yoga therapy, both individual and group sessions, for those with eating and body image issues. Maria has treated eating disordered individuals for over 10 years and has empowered her patients to heal symptoms through body awareness.

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  • Nick Beem
    Nick Beem

    Nick graduated from Brown University with a BA in – of all things – computer science. Today Nick considers himself a yogi-of‐all‐trades. He is a Phoenix Rising faculty member, yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, Phoenix Rising Group Facilitator, and occasionally a web designer, graphic artist, and writer. He owns Grateful Yoga in Evanston, Illinois with his wife Lela. Nick believes that yoga is too important to be taken “seriously” and strives to follow suit by remembering to take himself lightly whenever possible.

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  • Neil Pearson
    Neil Pearson

    Neil Pearson is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, and a clinical assistant professor and completed Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training in 2003. He works exclusively with people who have complex pain problems, seeing them both in one-on-one settings and in therapeutic yoga classes. Neil has developed many resources for people in pain, including a DVD titled Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga and Overcome Pain yoga retreats. When he is not travelling and teaching health care professionals or in yoga therapy programs, he resides in the interior of British Columbia, Canada.

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  • Renee Dumouchel
    Renee Dumouchel

    Renée Dumouchel is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy individual practitioner, yoga teacher, and group facilitator, with over 8 years of combined practice and teaching experience. She also has over 15 years of dance, choreography, and movement studies training and is an active performer in New York City. Renée earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art and English literature from Williams College and is a graduate of Jacob’s Pillow and ADF. She is also the Associate Director of External Affairs for the Guggenheim museum.

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