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Owner M.Ed Master Yoga Instructor
Sue Parsley is the owner of Lenox Yoga and a long time educator. She is a certified master yoga instructor specializing in Corporate Wellness, and has trained with many amazing people over the years. Her practice and teaching is most influenced by David Swenson and his Ashtanga Roots. In addition to teaching and lecturing at many WORLD CLASS facilities including Canyon Ranch Lenox , Club Westmoor in Nantucket and Equinox in Vermont. Sue also serves as the Wellness Director at The Center for Motivation and Change in the Berkshires. As a former athlete and coach, Sue quickly found her way to the forefront of yoga teachers. With the precise instruction and athletic edge she adds to each of her classes, it makes them palatable to both the seasoned practitioner and the weekend athlete. Sue works with many celebrities and high profile clients sculpting their bodies naturally.and her approach has landed her respective Awards for Outstanding Guest Service at Canyon Ranch for 10 years in a row. In 2015 and 2016 Sue was named Ambassador to The Canyon Ranch Institute, an honor reserved for those who embody the highest standards of wellness, both personally and professionally. She brings a light , fun and creative energy to every class she teaches.
From her work as a landscape and floral artist, Sue has fine tuned her craft in a way that weaves her love of earth, air, water and essence into her practice of yoga. Utilizing every sense, she teaches in a nurturing way to help you find the same warm connection to mother earth in every pose.
Sue has been a yoga practitioner for more than 18 years, influenced initially by Rodney Yee. She immersed herself in workshops and teacher trainings throughout the Berkshires. A graduate of the Yoga Institute of the Berkshires and a Yoga Alliance member, Sue recommitted herself three years ago to teaching and practicing full time, and now offers classes at Lenox Yoga. Those who practice with Sue find that she offers clear direction and encourages long, deep poses to achieve a sense of tranquility.
Laura Wentzel received her 200-hour yoga certification from Alchemy of Yoga and is pursuing her 500-hour certification through Asheville Yoga Center. She has taken additional training to provide yoga for people experiencing the physical and mental manifestations of trauma and PTSD, and has a background in public health, nutrition, and disaster response. Laura is also a 6-time marathon runner based in the Berkshire mountains in western MA where she can often be found hiking, running, snowboarding, and enjoying the outdoors.
Janet Lee has worked as a health and wellness instructor for over 30 years. She holds a Master's Degree in Sports and Fitness Management and is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor in multiple modalities including yoga, Pilates, aquatics and dance. During the pandemic, Janet continued to teach online mat pilates classes but is excited to be back in the studio. She has taught classes at Canyon Ranch, the Kilpatrick Center at Simon's Rock, Berkshire South Community Center and many other facilities around Berkshire County. Janet's philosophy is that exercise and wellness are essential for a strong mind and body and should be accessible to everyone. Safety, proper alignment and mindfulness are the keys to an effective program. She also believes that exercise should be fun! Join Janet on Thursday mornings at 9 am for a mat pilates class to improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body. With elements drawn from both pilates and yoga, this class will emphasize proper alignment, breathing, core strength and joint mobility. It will also help improve coordination and balance.
Brandon Daniels is a 200 hr certified yoga instructor, who loves teaching and practicing vinyasa. Brandon is passionate about active and limit pushing vinyasas that focus on breath work and mental/physical release. Yoga has become a passion of his and through his classes would like to pass the beautiful benefits of it to all who step into them. Brandon is also a conservation worker and works for MA DCR at Mount Washington State Forest. When he isn’t working or teaching he enjoys running and hiking. Brandon lives in Washington with his 2 young children who keep him very busy.
Sara Flynn Gosselin
I found yoga when I was feeling really lost in life. Having played competitive sports my entire life, I craved a movement practice and sense of community that yoga was able to provide. It has fostered physical strength & flexibility, stillness in my overactive mind, & a reconnection with my soul. Over the past 10 years, my practice has helped me heal stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic health issues, & my relationship with my body.
I grew up in Pittsfield, then spent 14 years living in Boston before moving back to the area in 2020. In 2019, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Erica Bornstein, Catie Macken, & Jess Ray at the Essence of Yoga School in Boston, MA. I am a Reiki Master Healer (Holy Fire® through the International Center for Reiki Training), Integrative Health Practitioner, and pharmacist who is passionate about helping others heal on all levels - physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually.
My classes offer a warm & welcoming environment & all-levels experience. By sharing this practice, I hope to inspire others to find their light through the transformative process that is available to us all.
Nora Fenner is a 500hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Yoga Health Coach and Energy Healer. She leads dynamic yoga classes and supports a community that studies habits over ten weeks to improve sleep, digestion, and overall better health. She supports habit evolution on and off the yoga mat by leading one-on-one and group sessions with like-minded participants. Her sessions foster an environment where all participants feel supported to meet their body, mind and spirit goals. She brings an authentic, grounded and light cheer to her classes. Nora feels the practice guides her to inner peace and strength, which she shares through yoga and coaching. Visit noraleighyoga.com to connect and learn more.
Ph.D. Master Yoga Instructor and Teacher Trainer
Mary Keator, Ph.D., RYTA-500, E-RYT 500, and a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider (YACEP), which recognizes her as an expert in one or more Yoga Alliance educational categories.
She has been teaching yoga for over 25 years and sees yoga as a practice of self-discipline to: heal the body, train the mind, embody compassion, and build healthy communities. One of Mary’s many gifts is her ability to guide you towards deeper alignment—body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Mary has studied in the US and India and has taught yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings both nationally and internationally. Her training includes Hatha, Iyengar, and Anusara yoga. She is a member of Contemplative Mind in Society and Spiritual Directors International, and is also trained in Reiki. Mary’s new book titled, The Soul of Learning is now available through Routledge Press The Soul of Learning: rituals of awakening, magnetic pedagogy, and liv (routledge.com)
Mary is also the founder of Healthy Integrated Living (Healthy Integrated Living | Mary Keator, Ph.D. | Wellness Consultant | Lenox). Although a native to Lenox, Mary has spent much of her time living and teaching in Texas and in Mexico. She has two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Madeleine.
For more information you can email her at email@example.com or visit her Instagram Mary Keator, Ph.D (@healthy_integrated_living) • Instagram photos and videos
Terri Flynn is a certified AFFA group instructor , Nasm Personal trainer, 200 hour yoga instructor, and Certified Stott Pilates instructor. Terri has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and is known for her hard work ethic and compassionate approach to her clients. She has formerly worked at Canyon Ranch in The Berkshire for over 20, training with the best and pushing herself outside the box when it come to movement. She earned an award for exceptional customer service while working there. With over 15 years of Pilates mat and private appartus classes her mission and passion is to provide clients with proper knowledge of the body and movement. She resides in the beautiful Berkshires and loves all things outdoor. Family time include her partner and 2 adult children, along with her granddaughter and one on the way.
A passion for yoga with a background in nursing, Pam’s focus is to incorporate brain and spinal
cord health-boosting elements that promote neuroplasticity during every practice. She is
dedicated to helping others achieve their goals and reach their full potential by including
components of neurological rehabilitation into each session, enhancing the brain-body
connection and neurological wellness. Pam has been a practitioner of yoga for over 15 years
taking classes in Bikram, Hatha and Vinyasa throughout New York City and The Berkshires.
She received her yoga teacher training in Great Barrington, MA.
A veteran primary and middle school educator, as well as a trained writing specialist from The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College at Columbia University (grades k-12) ,
Christine has been a yoga practitioner for twenty years. She brings to Lenox Yoga her love and understanding of children’s varied learning styles, their ability and need to use yoga poses to calm and focus mind and body, and explore movement for wellness. Earning her certification from Karma Kids in New York City, Christine’s goal is to inspire a continued and developing understanding for the rewards of the body-mind connection for each of her students.
Christine and her husband Gary have happily made the Berkshires their first home , after being their second home through both of their childhoods.
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