Jackie is a Mindfulness meditation instructor in the Buddhist Shamatha tradition. She has also studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and is certified to teach mindfulness techniques to children k-12. As a member of the Healing Arts Collective of Rye, she is part of a group of health and wellness professionals dedicated to helping community members manage stress, foster resilience and nurture well-being. Through the HAC, she has facilitated guided walking meditations for Rye teachers and residents. Mindfulness meditation has and continues to deeply enrich her life and Jackie is passionate about sharing this practice with others so they too can experience the fruits that mindfulness has to offer. www.jackiefrederick-berner.com
Dana McAvity has been practicing and studying QiGong for 13 years. She received her teaching certification from Lee Holden and has also studied intensively with various Masters, including Yang Yang, Mingtong Gu, Robert Peng, and Kenneth Cohen. She sits on the board of the Global Lyme Alliance and the Hyde School in Bath, Maine.
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I call myself a yogi with both feet on the ground. My classes are accessable to all and taught in a clear and thoughtful way. Each class is carefully crafted so that the most important muscles and joints are properly warmed up before moving on to more difficult postures. What sets me apart from other yoga teachers is my ability to address the personal needs of each and every student in the room. Having studied many different styles of yoga, I am able to offer a unique blend of sequencing, modifications and adjustments to satisfy everyone!
After a career in finance and the birth of her children, Iekelien was drawn to the power of yoga. She is a 500+ YTT, having completed the Hatha Yoga teacher training at Samsara in the Netherlands, the Power yoga teacher training at the Dasra Center for a greater physical challenge. In addition, she has completed specialized trainings for Children's Yoga, Yoga for the pelvic floor and muscle chains, and Critical Alignment Yoga training by Gert van Leeuwen.
Ann has been leading parenting courses and workshops since 2008. She trained and worked with the Parent Practice in London until 2013 when she moved to Rye. She has since taught the Positive Parenting Course and workshops in NYC, and in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She co-founded The Parent Team in 2021. She holds a BA in Japanese Language & Literature and Spanish Studies from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Canada’s Richard Ivey School of Business. She previously served on the Heard in Rye committee and is the Vice President of the 5 Steps to Five Board, where she also volunteers her time teaching parenting in Port Chester. She has been on the Wainwright Board since 2022.