Local & Visiting Teachers
who offer classes & workshops at Lakshmi
Denise is a Certified Anusara® Yoga teacher, E-RYT 500, with an education in mind sciences. She specializes in yoga, bio mechanical alignment, rehab and yoga therapeutics, as well as mental focus for sports performance, and performance in general. Bringing mind science and movement together, Denise harnesses the power of the mind and heart and weaves it into the body.Denise has studied and taught in the fields of exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and mind sciences since 1980.
Denise teaches at Athletes Performance Institute where she works with MLB players, US soccer team, NFL,motorsports, and pro golfers. Yoga Sports Performance offers teacher trainings specific to performance.
Sara’s mother introduced her to yoga when she was in high school and it has been an important part of her life ever since. As a guiding practice it has helped her tap into her heart’s desire and stay limber while doing physical work in agriculture. Sara enjoys working with students of all abilities who want to go deeper into the natural world through experiencing their own body, mind, and breath in relationship to the environment around them.
Sara, RYT is a certified Restorative and Anusara Elements Yoga Teacher. She teaches monthly Restorative classes at Rasa Spa and a Wednesday morning class at Lakshmi Living Arts in Trumansburg. She offers also offers seasonally themed workshops and Restorative Therapeutic private sessions. Sara enjoys working with students of all abilities who want to go deeper into the natural world through experiencing their own body, mind, and breath in relationship to the environment around them.
Anne Sierigk has been a shamanic practitioner for over 16 years. Being very connected to the natural world Anne found that shamanic work came easily to her. She has studied various other forms of energy healing as well and incorporates her shamanic gifts with these modalities, like Reiki, into her work. Anne has also studied reading the Akashic Records and received certification to read the records for others in 2017 from Akashic Records International in New York. Anne has a private healing practice outside of Trumansburg, NY doing shamanic journey work or Akashic Record Readings for clients. She also hosts a shamanic journey circle every month that is open to the public.
Shamanic healing takes places at the soul level – beyond ordinary understanding and consciousness. The results are deep changes which manifest over time.
Hilary was brought to yoga by her mother and grandmother when she was ten. These women and her teachers Amy Abelson, Rachel Bush and Denise Hatch inspire her to offer yoga as a liberation practice. Hilary began her formal training in the Sivananda tradition and has since become a licensed Anusara Elements Teacher. She completed her Anusara Teacher Training and Immersion at Lakshmi Living Arts. Her classes invite awe at the complexity and beauty of the human body and softness in the seat of the heart. Poetry and science inform her understanding of spirit. Hilary has worked for the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga organizing their annual Yoga Conference/Festival, Samavesha, an international gathering of the ASHY community, for the last two years.
I fell in love with the path of yoga when I was introduced to Anusara Yoga – being a heart centered path, it hooked me and showed me the depth to which yoga will take you and be there for you through life’s winding journey. I was lucky to do the Anusara Immersions and teacher training at The Yoga Loft and Lakshmi Living Arts with Rachel Bush, Amy Abelson and Denise Hatch as my teachers, they continue to be my teachers today. I am currently an Anusara Elements teacher. I also am a Moondancer and a practitioner of Tensegrity which keep me connected to our energetic selves, the elements and the 4 directions and how we can play with, interweave and learn from this intelligence on and off our mats.I love yoga because it will keep me learning and moving for the rest of my days.
Kelly was introduced to Yoga and Pilates as a complement to competitive tennis and running. While in recovery from illness and injury, her practice deepened and she was able to invite a more conscious awareness to the healing properties of Yoga and Pilates. As her mind, body, and spirit grew stronger, she wanted to share that deep healing connection with others. Her classes are both challenging and nurturing, while fostering a holistic awareness and appreciation for the meditative flow of Yoga. Kelly completed Shiva Rea’s Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training program, along with Power Pilates Mat Certification in New York City, Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in Washington, D.C., and Children’s Yoga training in Baltimore, Maryland and Alexandria, VA. Kelly teaches Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal Yoga, Power Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Mat Pilates and Children’s Yoga.
Daniel began practicing yoga regularly with his sister Elaine in January 2010. Initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits, he quickly realized a much deeper experience was to be found in this practice. Daniel now practices yoga to explore and enhance the connection between mind, body, and spirit. He completed his 200 hour teacher training in August 2015 at Lakshmi Living Arts with his teachers Rachel Bush, Amy Abelson, and Denise Hatch. Daniel finds Anusara Yoga to be an incredibly rich style of yoga to practice and teach, and feels he is just brushing the surface of its potential as he is in the process of acquiring the Anusara Elements Certification. In his own practice Daniel loves to be challenged and find his edges. As a teacher, he intends to offer his students the experience of finding their edges and being supported in growing beyond them!
Jaclyn Loberg has been practicing and studying energy healing modalities for 14 years with an emphasis on the clearing and healing of imbalances in the physical body and chakras. Initially trained as a massage therapist at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ, she continued her energy studies at the Pennsylvania School of Spiritual Healing. She has studied shamanism and plant spirit medicine in Ecuador and is a Certified Herbalists studying under 7song and Rosemary Gladstar. She now has a private practice in Lodi, NY doing energy healing for clients and teaching energy and chakra workshops for beginners and more advanced students who wish to incorporate energy healing into their work. Her commitment is to help people align more fully, body and soul, and manifest their true path on this planet.
Helen Tseng, BA, LMT, graduate of Finger Lakes School of Massage, began her studies in Thai Yoga Massage at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY. She studied in depth in Thailand with Mr. Therdchai Chumphonpong (Mac) and in the States with Jonas Westring of Shantaya Yoga and Bodywork. Because of her love of the work, she began almost immediately to teach it and has taught for over 10 years. She also enjoys tablework, Qi-gong, Healing and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in her private practice.
Rebecca is a registered yoga teacher, artist, author, storyteller and consultant. Her short stories and essays have appeared in national publications including The New York Times Book Review, O Magazine, Glamour, Saveur, The Washington Post Magazine, Tin House, Ploughshares One Story, The American Travel Essays, and The Best New American Voices. Her first book, Later, at the Bar, (Simon & Schuster) was a New York Times Notable Book, Editor’s Choice, and short-listed for the Story Prize. Her memoir Recipes for a Beautiful Life (also S&S) was a “best book of the month” pick in Redbook, The New York Times Motherlode, and Bookriot.
She is also the co-founder and creative director of the green-living magazine Fresh Dirt Ithaca. Her yogic and creative philosophies are heavily influenced by the Siddha, Buddhist, and Tantric traditions, as well as the Quakerism she was raised with. She has been using and reading tarot cards for nearly a decade.