Arlene took her first yoga class over 40 years ago with Irene Beer. Then when she began to have health issues in her 30’s it was not surprising that she found her way back to yoga. She was introduced to the teachings of Swami Radha by Jeannie Guillet and as a result spent time at Yasodhara Ashram where she obtained her teaching certification.
With a background in Social Services and Pain Management it was not a huge leap for her to further explore Yoga from a therapeutic perspective. So, in 2003 she took her first class with Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu. Since then she has completed her 500 hr Integrative Yoga Therapy program and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapist, attending their conferences as often as possible. She has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn and studied with Ray Long, Bo Forbes, Cindi Lee, Leslie Kaminoff and Nischala Joy Devi to name a few. Her 25+ years of leading groups using a life skills and expressive arts format make her classes and workshops informative, fun and experiential.