Simply Yoga Staff Teachers

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Carol Cook

Carol Cook
Carol Cook, Ph.D., E-RYT, received her teacher training from Bobbi Goldin in 2001. She received additional ... (more)

Heather Ciociola

Heather Ciociola
Heather has been practicing yoga for over 12 years. Inspired by her first teacher, Joanne Carter, she ... (more)

Jimmy Richardson

Jimmy Richardson
James Richardson is a Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach. He received his training from the Institute ... (more)

Nagisa Manabe

Nagisa Manabe
Nagisa, ERYT-200 and RYT 500, is a co-owner of Simply Yoga. She first experienced yoga in 2002 when she ... (more)

David Thurn

David Thurn
David Thurn, Ph.D.,LCSW-R, E-RYT, began his study of yoga with T.K.V. Desikachar. He began his teacher ... (more)

Jane Doran
Jane’s interest in yoga developed after the birth of her second child in 2002. She has been practicing ... (more)

Catharine Vaucher
Catharine Vaucher, RYT, began practicing yoga and meditation in 2000. She completed Simply Yoga’s 200-hour ... (more)

Zulema Vincens-Mortman

Zulema Vincens-Mortman
Zulema Vicens-Mortman Zulema completed her 200-hour RYT training at Simply Yoga with Carol Cook, David ... (more)

Elizabeth Choy-Moorman

Elizabeth Choy-Moorman
Elizabeth Choy Moorman came to a serious practice of yoga in 1993. She first took teacher training in ... (more)

Deb Vari

Deb Vari
Deb Vari, E-RYT 200, started practicing yoga initially as a way to increase her body's flexibility. She ... (more)


Jane’s interest in yoga developed after the birth of her second child in 2002. She has been practicing ... (more)

Susan  Finegold

Susan Finegold
Susan Finegold (right) took many kinds of yoga classes while teaching English Literature in England ... (more)

Debra Keller

Debra Keller
Debra fell in love with yoga in 1970 when she took her first class. The peace and calm it brought prompted ... (more)

Greg Hamm
Greg Hamm has been practicing yoga since 2007. He trained as a teacher under Carol Cook and David Thurn ... (more)

Lori Josso-Martin

Lori Josso-Martin
Lori Josso-Martin began practicing alignment-baded yoga in the early 2000s in order to try to correct ... (more)

Carol  Salus

Carol Salus
Carol first became interested in yoga in the 1970's. She went to the library and found Light on Yoga. ... (more)

Maya Castellon
Maya has practiced Iyengar Yoga since 2007 and has traveled to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute ... (more)

Pinki Patel
Pinki Patel discovered yoga in India as a teenager. She began her formal study of yoga under the guidance ... (more)

Heather  Fraunberger

Heather Fraunberger
Heather Fraunberger, E-RYT, began her yoga journey in 2001. After trying many styles and studios, she ... (more)