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Teacher Training Bios


David Kresner

Caroline Kelley
Caroline Kelley has been teaching yoga since 2000.   She was originally certified with The British Wheel of Yoga and followed with six months of immersed studies in Mysore, India.   Her most influential teacher is Richard Freeman, a renowned Ashtangi, with whom she has completed in-depth studies.   In her classes she blends Iyengar and Ashtanga principles offering a fluid, breath-focused practice with an emphasis on healthy alignment.

Caroline is also a practicing and certified body-worker as well as an anatomy teacher.   She threads her extensive knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology into her teaching and offers safe and progressive classes for everyone.

Caroline is co-directing The Mindful Body's 2012 Intensive Studies/Teacher Training along with fellow TMB teacher, Maile Sivert.

Maile Sivert
Maile became captivated by yoga in 1996.   Since then she has completed four teacher trainings, three with her primary teacher Richard Freeman, with whom she continues to study annually.     She has traveled to India multiple times for extended yoga & Buddhism exploration.

Maile teaches yoga in an exploratory way, encouraging the cultivation of intuition as a guide. While rooted in the tradition of Ashtanga, her practice has been nourished by many lineages. She is inspired by the connection between breath and movement and teaches precision in alignment. Her classes are an active, yet nurturing synthesis of flowing postures, breath awareness and yogic philosophy.   Maile will be co-leading the teacher training program.

Maile Sivert
. Kari Marble

Kari Marble
Kari Marble is a mother of two and a certified yoga teacher, massage therapist, infant massage instructor and birth educator with a passionate and extensive specialization in the childbearing year and healthy family living. Her classes are highly regarded for their revitalizing and centering practice, educational content, and warm, nurturing community. Kari's vision through yoga is to support women in their physical, emotional and spiritual journey into motherhood. To support this vision, she weaves into classes the opportunity to share openly, to discuss aspects of birth preparation and parenting, to practice techniques for deep breathing and relaxation, and to meditate, deepening inner awareness, connection to baby, trust in the body, and appreciation of the sacred. Kari designs prenatal classes to increase comfort and fluidity in the rapidly changing pregnant body, enabling women to feel a greater sense of strength, vitality, grace, calm, confidence, and playfulness. Postnatal classes include songs and poses with baby along with a focus on yoga poses to help moms feel restored, energized, strong, open and ready for the joys and challenges each day brings. Kari also teaches workshops for expectant couples in yoga and massage for labor and in Calm Birth childbirth meditation. Her classes and workshops have been featured in  Babies by the Bay , 2nd Edition (Council Oak Books 2005) and on ABC7's View from the Bay. Kari began teaching yoga in 2000 and has taught prenatal and postnatal yoga modules for six teacher trainings. She is a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

Ravi Nathwani
Ravi Nathwani was born in East Africa and raised in India in the Vaishnav Hindu tradition, in which Hindu rituals were integrated into daily life from a very young age. He has become a modern-day messenger of a variety of Vedic studies through his lectures and workshops. Since 1998, Ravi has been teaching at Tufts University and teaches Wisdom Yoga and Buddhist meditation at JFK University in California . In the Bay Area , Ravi leads satsangs and meditation groups and teaches the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. He recently co-edited a book of sacred poetry, Mala of the Heart.  Ravi has an MBA from Boston University.

Catherine Shaddix

Catherine Shaddix
Catherine began her intertwined studies of hatha yoga and Buddhist meditation and philosophy in 1990, and has devoted her life to the exploration of each of these since. She began studying traditional Ashtanga yoga in 1993, and has since studied intensively with Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty, and her main teacher in America, Richard Freeman. Since 2000, she has also practiced under the guidance of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy, with annual trips to the AYI Shala in Mysore, South India.



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