Our Faculty

DSC_2456.jpg

Sue Parsley

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.
42951813_434593010399069_302451557900117

Sue Shook

Instructor

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.
IMG_1542.jpeg

Laura Wentzel

Instructor

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.
 
email:laura.wentzel@gmail.com 
LENOXYOGA_final-logo_color_SM-300x269_ed

Janet Lee

 Instructor

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.[9] 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. 
BA Bio pic.jpg

Brian Allison 

 Instructor

Brian Allison 
IMG_2001.jpg

Nora Fenner

Instructor 

Nora Fenner is a 500hr Kripalu Yoga teacher, Reiki attuned and shamanic energy healer. She has attended workshops with Manju Jois, David Swenson, Angela Farmer, Bryan Kest, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Ray Crist and others. Nora works at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for over 10 years. She brings a light cheer, peace and a well-balanced physical and mental practice to her classes. She feels the practice guides her to inner peace and strength, which she offers to her classes.
Mary Keator, Ph.D. (3).jpg

Mary Keator

Ph.D. Master Yoga Instructor and Teacher Trainer 

Mary Keator, Ph.D. (RYTA-500 and E-RYT 500) is also 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 and spirit—through yoga, mindful breathing, and meditation.

 

Mary has studied both 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 (for which she was the first certified teacher). She is a member of RYTA - 500 level), Contemplative Mind in Society and Spiritual Directors International, and is also trained in Reiki.

 

Mary is the founder of Vita Theoria (www.vitatheoria.com). A native to Lenox, Mary spent her young adult life raising her two daughters (Sophia and Madeleine), while living and teaching in Texas and Mexico. In addition to her public classes and workshops, Mary also offers private sessions—located within Lenox Yoga or in the comfort of your own home. For more information email her at vitatheoria@gmail.com.

IMG_6302.jpg

Terri Flynn

 Instructor

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. 
Megan-headshot.jpeg

Megan Reisel

 Instructor

Megan Reisel has been a teacher and student of various movement forms since 1971 and thus has developed an expertise in corrective movement therapy. She holds two degrees in Dance, both in choreography and pedagogy, advanced degrees in martial arts, certification and post-graduate degrees in Laban Movement Analysis, Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis®, and is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist. Her 40+ years of teaching guide her to give you an effective and enjoyable study of your own movement capacity and potential.